Dog saved new owner’s life after he had a stroke

Good News Notes: “Brian Myers knew he was in trouble when he fell to the floor. He had no feeling on his left side and couldn’t stand up in the crawl space between his bed and the wall. “It was really frightening — I couldn’t get up and I didn’t realize at that moment that…

Pittsburgh nonprofit rescuing puppies from Texas after devastating storms

Good News Notes: “A Pittsburgh nonprofit is heading down to Texas to rescue puppies from across Texas after devastating winter storms and widespread blackouts swept the state recently. “No Dog Left Behind,” an organization that provides air and ground transportation for at-risk animals, is rescuing at least 15 dogs — bringing them from Houston to…

Middletown Firefighter Rescues Woman Trapped in Blaze

Good News Notes: “Without any proper gear or back-up, an off-duty township firefighter ran inside a burning house in North Middletown to rescue a senior resident trapped inside. A call came in to the fire department in the morning hours of Jan. 29 for a reported dryer fire, according to John Waltz, first assistant fire…

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…