RACC Credits Pandemic For Empty Cages

Good News Notes:  “Richmond Animal Care and Control (RACC) is reporting a staggering decrease in the amount of animals they’ve taken in and high adoption rates at the same time. In turn, cages that normally would be full are empty. The city-run organization will use the extra space to save animals from around the country….

Stunning footage shows firefighter rescue dog from burning barn

Good News Notes: “Lucky dog. Dramatic first-person footage shows the moment a firefighter broke down a window to save an adorable pooch from a burning barn in Pennsylvania. In the daring rescue Saturday, firefighter Ryan Balmer’s helmet camera captures the dog — which appears to be a black lab — frantically barking and trapped in…

Police rescue toddler from San Diego house fire

Good News Notes: “Police officers rescued a woman and a toddler from a house fire in San Diego, California, on December 30, officials said. San Diego resident Vero Larios, who called the police and captured the rescue on camera, told Storyful: ‘I was grateful that they showed up so fast. I didn’t think anyone was…

Cheektowaga Police officers rescue dog clinging to tree in creek

Good News Notes: “Cheektowaga Police officers waded into a freezing creek to rescue a dog that was clinging to a tree in the middle of the water. Police were called to an area off Genesee Street around 3:20 Wednesday afternoon, after someone spotted a dog in a creek. Just before that, the dog’s owners were…

Manchester Police Rescue Deer Entangled In a Soccer Net

Good News Notes: “Typically you see an animal rescue from a dangerous entanglement, such as a barbed-wire fence, discarded plastic in our waters, or from an animal trap of some kind. A soccer net is another story, and that’s exactly what happened to a poor deer up in Manchester this past Sunday, November 1, 2020….

Montclair Police Honor a Seven-Year-Old Girl for Heroic Rescue

Good News Notes: “A seven-year-old girl has been recognized by the Montclair Police Department after jumping into the pool and dragging her sister to safety. Last week, Chief Conforti, accompanied by Deputy Mayor Hurlock and the men and women of his department, honored Ruby at her home. Ruby realized her younger sister was in distress…

Heroic stranger pulls driver from flaming car in dramatic video

Good News Notes: “A Missouri man is being commended on his courage after bravely rescuing a driver who was trapped in a burning vehicle. A Twitter video of the dramatic moment, captioned “This black man is a hero,” has garnered over 800,000 views since it was uploaded on Wednesday night. The selfless act occurred Tuesday evening…

New Jersey police officer in kayak rescues dog trapped in muddy pond, video shows

Good News Notes: “Washington Township officers responded to a dog in distress and found Akela, a gray boxer/mastiff, struggling in the water, the department  said Wednesday on Facebook.” “Officer John Kuligowski commandeered a nearby kayak and paddled out to Akela. Video footage shows Kuligowski trying to position the kayak next to Akela and pull her…