Videos: Heartwarming PETA Animal Rescue Stories From 2018

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Together, PETA and our supporters rescue countless animals from abuse and neglect every year. Here are just some of those rescued by PETA this year who will now have the opportunity to experience joy in 2019. Take a look:

And that’s not all:

Meet Mayflower, a baby turkey who was found at a Pennsylvania auction, about to be carted off to slaughter and destined to become a sad Thanksgiving centerpiece. In a stroke of luck, a PETA staffer and Long Island Orchestrating for Nature—an animal-advocacy organization—helped rescue him and a dozen other sickly baby turkeys and ducklings, saving them from miserable deaths.

Five American black bears are now free from their abusive exhibitor and are happily making themselves at home at the beautiful Keepers of the Wild sanctuary in Arizona. PETA has been vigorously campaigning for their release from The Great Bear Show and its owner, Bob Steele III, for years. Now, this cruel traveling act is shut down, and with the help of PETA’s funding, all five bears—Andy, Cindi, Brock, Bucky, and Barney—have been moved to a spacious, lush new habitat. As this sweet video shows, they’re already acting as bears should: swimming in their pool, nesting in their cozy dens, foraging, and catching afternoon naps under shady trees.

Could you say “no” to this face? Neither could Doris and Nile Gomez, who saw Buster’s photo, along with a story about his rescue by PETA, in their local Virginia newspaper. It was love at first sight of those big, brown eyes, and they knew at that moment that they just had to be the ones to give the little black dog a safe, happy home where he would, as Nile puts it, “share the joys and the love of family.”

When a local boy in a 4-H program approached PETA supporter Diane Warren on the street and begged for her help in saving the lamb he loved and was raising in the “youth development” organization from slaughter, the legendary songwriter knew that she was facing an uphill battle. So she secretly outbid butchers at the Santa Barbara County Fair to win the animal’s freedom.

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