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Officer Kevin Sweet is a sweetheart when it comes to protecting and serving in Hudson, New York. Sweet was visiting his mother when he noticed a deer in trouble in the snow. The animal got tangled in Christmas lights and Sweet rushed to its rescue. He removed the lights from the animal's neck and arms with a knife. He also gave the deer some apples to eat.
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The five members of a family were swept into deep waters off the coast of São Paulo, Brazil. They were all drowning. That is, until a firefighter sped into action on the back of a jet ski and came to the rescue.
These videos show cats failing to avoid losing. In clip one, a kitten decided to take residence in a car engine in Weston, Florida. Unfortunately for the feline, the residency became a bit too permanent and the animal needed help from local firefighters to get out. In clip two, a face-off between cats and a raccoon featured the quest for food. The cats showed little fight as a raccoon reached from outside of a window to steal their snacks.
Rescue crews in the air, on land, and in the water were having difficulty rescuing a woman from the River Shannon in Limerick, Ireland. The water was moving swiftly and the woman was drowning. So, without hesitation, fireman Eli Brace jumped into the water, grabbed ahold of the woman, and brought her safely into a boat. The woman was not seriously injured and Brace says he was just doing his job, but he has received a bravery award nomination for his actions that day.
When a woman took in a baby horse for the night, it almost immediately became best friends with her four-year-old daughter. Cuteness factor for this one is off the scale. And to make it even better, the horse was eventually reunited with its mother.
Bigbird the pelican lost his parents and flock before he learned to fly. But thanks to a group of people flapping their wings arms, this pelican took to the sky with his very own GoPro "pelicam." And over in the Bahamas, a whale decided to race a speedy sailboat, but soon realized this sailboat wasn't fast enough, so it just swam off.
Lifeguards in Bombinhas, Brazil were forced into action after a 12-year-old boy got stuck in a rip current. One of the heroes wore a GoPro camera on his head to document the rescue. Luckily, the crew was able to find the boy very quickly and save him.
A boy in China slipped out of a window and was forced to hold on to the bars of a cage that protects the glass. The five-story fall would have been a tragedy, but luckily a special cutter was used to free the boy from this near-death experience.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare went on a mission to save elephants in the Ivory Coast. They were able to move the animlas 300 miles to avoid bad blood with locals. The IFAW likely saved the elephants' lives, despite the manner in which they went about capturing them.
The Humane Society of the United States rehabilitated a snowy owl after it was found with a broken wing in New England. Once the owl was ready to go, the HSUS released it on a pretty beach where it could fly freely and safely.
Well, you definitely don't see this every day. A Swedish sailor rescued a cat from under a ferry shortly before it set sail. How the cat got into the HSC Gotlandia II remains unclear and also very odd. What makes this rescue even more bizarre but interesting is that the hero used himself as a floatation device as he swam the feline back to shore and tossed him up onto the pier.
Scientists believe there are only about 1,500 Grey Nurse sharks left in the waters surrounding Australia. So when they discovered one was caught in what was essentially a plastic noose, they needed to act quickly. Now, this endangered shark will swim freely, with nothing but a huge scar around its gills.