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Columbo was rescued from a near-death experience by two good samaritans in Georgia. Jarrett Little was out for an average Tuesday bike ride when he came across an injured pup, crawling out of the woods. “They say the odds of winning the lottery are one in a million,” Jarrett Little posted on his Facebook page “This pup was the winner this week.” “We stopped to regroup and he came out of the woods to greet us. He was really thin, ribs showing and had a lot of road rash and a broken leg,” Little told CBS News.

Baloo was found abandoned in the forest – he was starving, sporting the saddest eyes in the world and a bad case of mange. Animal control officers brought him into the Hernando County Animal Services in Florida. Someone had been abusing him so badly that shelter workers couldn’t get near him.

A baby chimp born at the Detroit Zoo is named after the scientist Jane Goodall. Th chimp was born on Wold Chimpanzee Day. Her namesake Jane Goodall was an English primatologist from 1960 who studied the social interactions of wild chimpanzees.

Bennie’s a black lab lookin’ for love. The black lab was found abandoned and paralyzed in the streets of China. He was found by rescuers who brought him to safety and provided him with life-saving surgery.

The Little People, Big World stars Tori and Zach Roloff recently adopted a puppy, and the cute-factor is off the charts. Murphy is a Burmese Mountain Dog, he was bought shortly after the Roloff’s beloved family dog, Inspector Sullivan (Sully, for short) passed away. The TLC reality TV show, Little People, Big World showcased the daily lives of the Roloff family. “

A baby sea otter is left orphaned after a shark attack. Langly is a tiny sea otter who overcame tragedy. She was found next to her mother on the coast who was bleeding out from a shark attack.

Leaf, a mini-horse living in Japan, was found on top of a residential roof following record-breaking floods. Rescuers searched for Leaf for three full days before finding the mini-horse perched on a rooftop. Japan’s floods have reached devastating heights, the death count’s now well over 200.

Baidianr was your average museum cat, chasing mice and living the good life. The kitty would have stayed relatively unknown if it wasn’t for some of the Beijing Palace Museum staff being soccer (or football for those of you in the UK) fans. Staff soon discovered the cat had some amazing psychic abilities.

World Cup fever is going strong, especially for countries that advanced though. Unfortunately, there are always some terrible human fans that ruin the fun. Some are specifically located in Dorset, England.

One arctic fox was lucky enough to be saved from starvation. Mallory Harrigan, partner Cliff Russell and his son Alan Russell were crabbing off the coast of Labrador. The Canadians were off to a late start that day when thought they saw a stranded baby seal on an ice float.