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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

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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.

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

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

Credit: Courtesy of Richard Maldonado

Didn’t think so.

Way to go Maldonado! Sherlock is one lucky pup.

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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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This French Bulldog Disappeared From His California Home and Was Found Weeks Later in Tijuana

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This French Bulldog Disappeared From His California Home and Was Found Weeks Later in Tijuana

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Looks like French bulldogs just can’t stay out of the headlines! Following Lady Gaga’s harrowing dog-napping ordeal, another dramatic dog fiasco has recently made the news.

Recently, a Bay Area woman was reunited with her French bulldog, Brody, after he had been found 600 miles away…in Tijuana, Mexico.

According to Brody’s owner, Debbie Campbell, she had been frantically searching for her emotional support dog for weeks after he “wandered away” from her front yard on February 3rd.

Immediately after Brody’s disappearance, Campbell and her family launched an intense search party. They posted flyers around town and posted on social media to find her beloved Brody, but no luck. Just when the Campbells thought they would never see Brody again, they received a mysterious message from Mexico.

A man named Benjamin Gonzalez contacted the family on Facebook and told them he had bought Brody a few weeks prior, on the streets of Tijuana.

By an odd twist of fate, Gonzalez had previously lived in the Bay Area himself before being deported to Mexico two years prior. Since he had lived in the Bay Area since he was a baby, his entire family still lived there.

When Gonzalez showed his new dog to his American family, they recognized Brody from social media posts and told him that Brody looked like a local missing dog. They told him to contact Debbie Campbell.

When Gonzalez contacted her, Campbell asked him to send her a picture of Brody’s tattoo for proof. “And the minute he did I knew it was my dog,” Campbell told KGO reporters.

Gonzalez said he can relate to the dog’s situation. Gonzalez told reporters that it made sense that Brody was far from home, because the dog seemed depressed.

“I’m deported myself, and you know I’m out here by myself, so we could relate,” Gonzalez said. “He doesn’t have family here…I don’t have family here, I’m out here by myself, so you know I was like, man, if I can return him I’m going to do the right thing.”

Within 24 hours, Debbie Campbell was reunited with Brody. She was overjoyed to be with her emotional support dog again. Campbell recounted the emotional situation through tears: “When he video called us to show us the dog, that took my breath away,” Campbell said KGO. “It’s a blessing that that man called, because otherwise there’s no way we could have gotten him back.”

According to The San Francisco Chronicle, thieves have been targeting French bulldogs more and more recently due to their popularity.

A police spokesperson referred to them as a French bulldogs are considered “a high-value ticket item.” Dog-nappers can make $1,500 to $6,000 reselling the pups on the black market.

“Frenchies are ‘in’ right now,” San Francisco SPCA president Dr. Jennifer told the Chronicle. “If I had a Frenchie, I wouldn’t let it out of my sight right now.”

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They Survived 33 Days On A Deserted Island Thanks To Coconuts And Rats Before Being Rescued By The Coast Guard

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They Survived 33 Days On A Deserted Island Thanks To Coconuts And Rats Before Being Rescued By The Coast Guard

Fleeing your home country and leaving everything you hold dear behind you is one of the biggest sacrifices that many migrants and refugees make in their journey to a better life.

However, for a trio of Cubans fleeing their homes on the island, things took an even darker turn when their boat capsized in the middle of the Caribbean and they were forced to swim to a deserted island. It would be weeks before they would be rescued and they were forced to find a way to survive off of what little the island provided in terms of food and shelter. Their story is one of incredible survival.

U.S. Coast Guard rescued three Cuban migrants from a deserted island.

While doing routine patrols earlier in the week, an aircrew of the U.S. Coast Guard spotted two men and a woman waving makeshift flags on a deserted island between the Lower Florida Keys and Cuba. The Coast Guard dropped down a radio, food, and water to the trio on Monday and rescued them off the island on Tuesday.

“It was incredible. I don’t know how they did it. I was amazed they were in as good as shape as they were,” Lt. Justin Dougherty told CNN affiliate WPLG.

According to the rescued migrants, their boat had capsized in rough waters about five weeks ago and they were forced to swim to the island.

The trio did all they could to survive on the deserted island for 33 days.

According to the Florida Sun Sentinel, the group lived off coconuts, conches and rats while on the island. The group had also built themselves a temporary shelter, a coast guard official said.

“Being out in those harsh elements for a long period of time, they were very happy to see us,” helicopter pilot Mike Allert told ABC’s Good Morning America. “I cannot recall a time that we saved people who were stranded for over a month on an island. That is a new one for me.”

They were taken to the Lower Keys medical center, where none appeared to have serious injuries. And by Wednesday, they were in federal custody after being moved to an immigration facility in Pompano Beach, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

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