Owner of dog rescued from Pima County cliff speaks

Good News Notes: “It’s been a rough few days for 3-year-old Scout. The terrier mix is dealing with damaged paws and wounds from cactus spines that were in his body. That’s because he was trapped on a cliff along Blackett’s Ridge Trail at Sabino Canyon over the weekend.” “Scout disappeared on Saturday and crews found…

Natalie Portman Rescues Prison Dog

Good News Notes: “The 38-year-old actress shared an adorable photo of her new rescue pup named Sunday, who she rescued earlier this month from Paws for Life K9 Rescue.” “The organization takes dogs from city and county shelters in California that need to be trained or need socialization, and places the pooches with trainers who are incarcerated throughout…

NYPD divers rescue stranded kite surfer in Queens

Good News Notes: “NYPD divers rescued a 59-year-old kitesurfer tangled in his own netting — and struggling in the ocean Saturday afternoon in Queens, police said.” “The man was spotted by a passerby who saw him flailing in the waters near Breezy Point in Rockaway at about 1:30 p.m. and called 911, police said.” “‘He…

Charleston County emergency crews rescue boater with medical issue

 Good News Notes: “The Charleston County Volunteer Rescue Squad responded to a call in the Awendaw area Saturday night.” “They received a report that a person was experiencing a medical issue and was unable to drive their own boat back to shore.” “Squad Chief Hinton says they launched their landing craft vessel from the Garris…

NYPD officers climb fire escape, rescue dog from Washington Heights fire

Good News Notes: “The flames broke out in an apartment building on Fort George Avenue in Washington Heights around 5 a.m” “Police say the officers, identified only by their last names — Torres and Harrington — climbed up the fire escape and banged on windows to tell residents to get out.” “Then, the officers came…

Kauai firefighters rescue hiker who fell about 30 feet

Good News Notes: “Kauai firefighters rescued a 35-year-old man who fell about 30 feet from a cliff while hiking near Polihale State Park, firefighters said.” “Firefighters climbed up the mountain to the man, who had serious injuries to his leg, chest, and back. Firefighters secured him to a backboard and placed him in a net…

Firefighter saves unconscious cat from Kirkdale warehouse blaze

Good News Notes: “Crews from Merseyside Fire and Rescue were called to a waste disposal site on Foster Street, Kirkdale, on 6 October.” “While tackling the blaze, firefighter Stuart Watterson spotted the unconscious feline and cut it free.” “An RSPCA officer then rushed the cat, which was later named Smokie, to Alder Veterinary Hospital for…