17 years ago Nick Burchill made the mistake of leaving his hotel room window open. What followed was a string of unfortunate events earning him to a lifetime ban from The Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC. Nick Burchill is a simple man from Nova Scotia.
Sometimes shelter pups are up against insurmountable odds. One Australian photographer is doing her part to help out the underdog. Alex Cearns was a cop for almost 14 years before she decided to quit and pursue her dream of being a photographer.
Joy, an Asiatic black bear, is finally free after spending 15 years behind bars. The black bear was kept as a pet during her cubhood, then cruelly locked in a cage by her owners when she got to be too big for them. Asiatic black bears are known to make friends in captivity and typically live 25-30 years.
An orange tabby was reunited with his cat-dad 14 long years after being separated. Thomas Jr. was adopted in 2002 by Perry Martin.
Not all heroes wear capes. Some have fluffy golden coats and are made of happiness. Rosco’s a year old golden retriever with an important job.
Hamlet is one tabby cat with a penchant for business. This kitty mogul runs New York City’s Algonquin Hotel. He’s the 12th cat to be employed by the hotel, dating all the way back to 1930.
Today in celebrity news, Hilary Duff and partner musician Matthew Koma have adopted a senior dog. The pooch was named Eloise originally but rumours suspect Duff has changed it to Lucy. Either way, she couldn’t be happier to have found her furever home.
On top of being an Olympic silver medal winner and an absolute babe, Gus Kenworthy is also a dog-rescuing hero. Kenworthy and his partner recently adopted a tiny fluff ball from the dog meat trade in South Korea. The athlete explains his thoughts on the matter in the Instagram post below.
Valerie Taylor is a famous diver and underwater photographer and videographer, known for being a shark expert with an impressive underwater career going back to the 1960s. On top of tons of documentaries and work, she also helped with Hollywood movies such as JAWS and The Blue Lagoon. While she is in her 80s and doesn’t dive anymore, one of her more unique experiences was befriending a moray eel she named “Honey”.
Jabba the sloth was set up on a blind date by the Beardsley Zoo, and sparks flew. The two-toed sloths were introduced early in February. They took things slow at first, but eventually realized the love is real.