Rescue Labrador Retriever Adopts Orphaned Kittens

Good News Notes: “A rescue dog is paid it forward by looking after a litter of orphaned kittens. According to a release from the U.K. animal rescue charity Battersea, Bertie, a one-year-old Labrador retriever, is helped the Battersea shelter that found him a forever home raise a group of kittens. Bertie started looking after the seven kittens…

Downtown San Antonio hotel transitioning into new home to the homeless

Good News Notes: “Members of San Antonio’s unhoused population will soon be able to seek shelter at a former Days Inn hotel on East Houston Street. On Thursday, June 17, City Council approved a Department of Human Services pilot project that seeks to serve as a bridge for those chronically experiencing homelessness to permanent housing. …

Chicago non-profit gifts apartment home to veteran

Good News Notes: “A Chicago veteran can now call his new apartment home after a group of volunteers with a non-profit spent hours decorating it. ‘Humble Design’ decorated William Wade’s apartment in a new beginning that’s long overdue for the U.S. Marine Corps veteran. “It feels much like home now. I’ve had obstacles keeping work,”…

Duluth animal shelter learns positive lessons from pandemic

Good News Notes: “Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth has had to make some changes over the last year. “Right now with the pandemic, things look a little different.  We are closed to the public which means no browsing and very few volunteers and a lot less of humane education,” said Emily Spurgeon, Animal Allies’…

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…

Chicago weather hits freezing temperatures as Chi-Care volunteers continue to provide warmth, food for homeless across city

Good News Notes:  “As cold temperatures continue through Sunday, tens of thousands around the city remain without shelter. Volunteers looked to help those in need of warmth and food. ‘You need more food, you need a jacket or anything else?’ asked Farhan Ahmed, Chi-Care volunteer. Ahmed and his group of Chi-Care volunteers spend every weekend in Chicago…