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2-Legged Vato Finds 3-Legged Puppy, Falls in Love

Richard Maldonado is a tough looking dude on a mission to save abandoned dogs and cats. So far in 2016, he’s pulled off an adorable and heartwarming rescue of this little puppy.

Everybody, say hola to Sherlock.

Sherlock was recently rescued by this Richard Maldonado, aka @lilshyboy661.

On Jan. 4, Richard Maldonado was told there was a pup in need of help and he responded.

It wasn’t until Maldonado arrived at the scene that he learned that one of the pup’s legs was torn, or maybe chewed.

Sherlock's leg was very infected #FetchingFidos #FetchingFidosDogRescue #Rescue #Adopt #SaveALife #AdoptADog #SquishyFaceCrew #BulldogProblems

A photo posted by Sherlock – Tripod Bulldog Pup (@fetching.sherlock) on

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Pobrecito. The infection was so bad that they have to wait for it to heal before they can amputate what is left of his leg.

But don’t get too sad! Little dude is still full of life and spirit despite having to live at the vet’s office since being rescued. #makingthebestofit

And it seems like Sherlock is winning over hearts everywhere he goes.

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Credit: Courtesy of Richard Maldonado

Who WOULDN’T want to adopt this little guy?

So, are Maldonado and Fetching Fidos Dog Rescue going to keep little Sherlock?

Kissy face #FetchingFidos #FetchingFidosDogRescue #Rescue #Adopt #SaveALife #AdoptADog #SquishyFaceCrew #BulldogProblems

A video posted by Sherlock – Tripod Bulldog Pup (@fetching.sherlock) on

So. Frickin’. Cute. Would you want to let him go?

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Credit: Courtesy of Richard Maldonado

Didn’t think so.

Way to go Maldonado! Sherlock is one lucky pup.

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Credit: Steve Harvey / CBS / Steve Harvey TV / Giphy

We all wish him a speedy and safe recovery.

Isn’t Sherlock just the cutest little puppy you’ve ever seen? Share this story with your friends and remember to call animal rescues like Fetching Fidos Dog Rescue if you see a fur baby in need.

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Uplifting News: Mexican Man Used His Home to Shelter 300 Dogs From Hurricane Delta

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Uplifting News: Mexican Man Used His Home to Shelter 300 Dogs From Hurricane Delta

Photo: Tierra de Animales/Facebook

In some uplifting news, a Mexican man has gone viral for housing stray dogs in need of shelter before Hurricane Delta hit the Yucatan peninsula in early October. Ricardo Pimentel of Cancun, Mexico, wrote on Facebook that he had boarded up his home’s windows and was currently housing 300 rescue dogs before the storm hit.

As background, Hurricane Delta touched down in Cozumel and Cancun and was reported to have winds up to 110 mph. The storm caused power outages, fallen trees, and the destruction of buildings and businesses. Luckily, Pimentel decided to get creative when it came to protecting his helpless four-legged friends from the ravages of the outdoors.

Photo: tierradeanimales/Instagram

Pimentel already owns an animal sanctuary called Tierra de Animales, but he decided to open up his home to the homeless dogs. Naturally, he need all the help he could get to take care of the canine creatures. He took to his Facebook page to ask for donations.

“If I lived alone or nothing else with about 10 or 20 dogs, I would not worry much,” wrote Pimentel on his Facebook page. “But here are hundreds of animals and we can not afford to not have enough food stored.” According to Pimentel, he was worried about there being food shortages at the grocery stores in the aftermath of the unpredictable storm.

The post was accompanied by a a jaw-dropping photo of Pimentel surrounded by a sea of dogs packed into his home. The call-to-action quickly took off and Pimentel was soon receiving thousands of dollars in donations.

At first, Pimentel was distracted by the storm and wasn’t initially aware of how deeply he touched people. When he finally saw how people had rallied to support him and his sanctuary, he was humbled.

Photo: Tierra de Animales/Facebook

“Your support at this time has been invaluable, we deeply appreciate all your messages, calls, and shows of affection,” he wrote on Facebook. “Thank you on behalf of all the animals in the sanctuary!”

According to Pimentel, many of the dogs he’s rescued on his sanctuary have been saved from dog-fighting rings and abusive homes where they’ve been badly beaten. He founded Tierra de Animales around 20 years ago as a place where dogs and other animals (including cats, bunnies, and sheep) can be safe and live a good life.

He says that his animals have been adopted by homes in Mexico, Canada and the United States. He hopes that the attention that the rescue dogs got from his viral post will encourage people to adopt them.

“We would like to think that thanks to all this attention, somebody would like to be part of the story and say: ‘I adopted a dog saved from that famous Hurricane Delta,” he told The Associated Press.

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Mexican Couple Hailed As Heroes For Saving 10 Dogs From Flooding Caused By Hurricane Hanna

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Mexican Couple Hailed As Heroes For Saving 10 Dogs From Flooding Caused By Hurricane Hanna

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Hurricane Hanna slammed into Texas and Mexico on July 26 as a Category 1 hurricane. Yet, the most resilient story to come from Mexico is that of a couple who rescued some sweet puppies. Their ingenuity is something that will make every Mexican proud.

This is one of the most touching moments from Hurrican Hanna.

Mis papás perdieron todo… pero lograron sacar sus bebés 😭

Posted by Betty Vaquera Escandón on Sunday, July 26, 2020

That’s right. Those sweet puppies owe it all to the loving couple who took them into their bucket and rescued them. We have seen so many heartbreaking images over the years of animals abandoned to die when places flood during hurricanes.

The videos, posted by the couple’s daughter, is being accepted with so much love and excitement.

This is a fact. These people are some of the most compassionate people by saving these puppies. Who wouldn’t want to take the time to make sure that their furbabies are okay?

She posted a follow up live video when the flooding subsided to show just how damaging it was.

Posted by Betty Vaquera Escandón on Monday, July 27, 2020

The storm dropped 18 inches of rain on southern Texas and northern Mexico. The video shows damage throughout the couple’s home and the daughter was there to document it all for them. It is clear from the level of the water that there was nothing else that could have bee done to protect these little puppies.

They did another follow up just to thank everyone.

Posted by Betty Vaquera Escandón on Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Just like any good Latino couple, they thanked everyone who has reached out to them. It is truly such a sweet and wonderful story. We will forever keep this couple in our hearts because of everything they did.

Tbh, it would be so hard not to protect these angels.

Mi antidepresivo 🐶🐶🥰💕 #Elmilaneso

Posted by Betty Vaquera Escandón on Friday, July 10, 2020

We can only hope to be as selfless and important as this couple.

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