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

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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.

This little English bulldog puppy is blowing up social media right now thanks to an unexpected rescue by the people at Fetching Fidos Dog Rescue.

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

Is he dreamy because of the dog rescue, the lighting, or both? You decide.

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

“We didn’t know for sure if he was a bulldog until we got there,” Maldonado told we are mitú. In fact, all Maldonado and his team knew was there was dog that had been found in a dumpster behind a restaurant.

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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

“It was a surprise,” Maldonado said. “When I got there the people who found him said he was missing a leg and they said, ‘We’re not sure you want to take him.'”

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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

“He is doing very well,” Maldonado said about Sherlock’s recovery. “He’s infection is much better.”

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

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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

“I’ve grown really attached to him,” Maldonado said about Sherlock’s future. “He’ll need a lot of special and medical attention, so it’ll be a few months before we know if he can be adopted or if we are going to keep him.”

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

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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.

A Virus in Latin America is having a Serious Effect on Unborn Babies

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A Virus in Latin America is having a Serious Effect on Unborn Babies

A virus, which has serious effects on pregnant women, is spreading throughout Latin America and the Caribbean Islands. While the virus is not fatal to pregnant women, unborn children are developing birth defects and, in some cases, dying right after birth or in the womb.

The Zika virus is causing chaos for pregnant women in Latin America, especially Brazil.

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The virus, like dengue fever, is transmitted by mosquitos, not person-to-person contact.

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Symptoms usually include a low fever, an itchy rash that form all over the body, pain behind the eyes, headaches and joint pains. Symptoms can take up to 10 days to show. If you’re not pregnant, the virus usually doesn’t have any serious effects.

The Zika virus is a nightmare for unborn babies. If a pregnant woman is infected with Zika, her fetus may develop microcephaly.

Brazil saw a jump in cases of this rare neurological condition from 147 cases in 2014 to more than 2,400 cases in 2015, prompting the government to (unofficially) advise Brazilian families to hold off on pregnancies.

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Microcephaly is a condition which causes incomplete brain growth in the womb.

In December 2015, 900 cases of microcephaly were reported in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, setting off a state of emergency. “Here in [the Brazilian state of] Pernambuco, we’re talking about a generation of babies that’s going to be affected,” Angela Rocha, a pediatric infectologist at Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz, told CNN.

Children born with microcephaly have one thing in common: their heads are smaller than healthy children.

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The Washington Post reported that 29 babies in Brazil died from the microcephaly in 2015. Autopsies performed on some of the babies proved the link of the Zika virus and microcephaly.

The first transmission case in Puerto Rico was reported in December 2015, bringing the virus closer to the US and proving that it can spread.

There have been reported cases of the virus, like in Houston, Texas and Oahu, Hawaii, but those infections were acquired abroad and brought back.

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The first case of a child born with the microcephaly in the US was reported in Hawaii this week.

But the Zika virus was contracted when the baby’s mother was still pregnant and living in Brazil at the start of the outbreak in May 2015. “There’s no indication at this point that there’s any Zika virus circulating in Hawaii,” CDC spokesman Tom Skinner told Reuters. “But I think its important for us to understand that there are going to be imported cases of Zika to the United States and we won’t be surprised if we start to see some local transmission of the virus.”

There have been no local transmissions of the virus in Hawaii or the US, but experts are mindful of the warmer months in tropical areas like Florida and Hawaii.

The mosquito that carries the dengue fever is the same mosquito to carry the Zika virus. Hawaii is currently grappling with a dengue outbreak.

The fast spread of the virus led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue travel alerts to all people traveling to Mexico, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands.

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The travel alerts are at level 2 out of 3, urging travelers to take extra precaution when visiting any of the affected countries.

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