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Prisoners Are Finding Purpose–and Rehabilitation–By Caring for Lambs for Drought-Stricken Farmers

Not only does the program help to alleviate stress for struggling farmers, it also teaches Australian inmates about agriculture and livestock.

Woman Who Lives With 27 Sick Dogs Dubbed ‘Miracle Worker’ After Getting Paralyzed Pups to Walk Again

No matter their disability or demands, Claire-Louise Nixon will not turn down a dog who is in need of her miracle-working physical therapy and love.

After Squirrel Stopped a Woman in the Woods, She Found It Was Asking Her to Help Its Injured Baby

A mother squirrel and its injured baby are safe and sound thanks to one woman who decided to listen to their pleas for help.

Father Uses Scuba Therapy to Restore His Paralyzed Son’s Motor Function—And Now It’s Doing the Same for Others

After David Lawrence Jr. became paralyzed from the neck down, his father found an unlikely therapy to help him regain his motor function.

Female Inmates Are Helping to Save Endangered Butterfly Species From Behind Prison Walls

More than 1,200 of the endangered Taylor's checkerspot butterfly have been raised and released through the prison's conservation program.

Firefighters Spend 2 Hours Freeing Hapless Raccoon From Sewer Grate: ‘We rescue citizens both big and small’

When a civilian found a distressed raccoon lodged in a sewage grate, a team of determined firefighters spent two hours trying to free it.

Pawn Shop Owner Gives Motorized Wheelchairs to 580 People –Some Who Haven’t Been Outside in Years

An astonishing 580 people got their freedom back, thanks to a Connecticut businessman's passion and determination to repair and donate motorized wheelchairs.

Too Drunk to Drive, Man Saves Baby Bird’s Life By Paying Uber to Bring it to a Rescue Center

When a responsible party-goer had already had too many drinks to bring a baby bird to a rescue center, he simply called an Uber for the feathery passenger.

Minutes Before Going into Work, Nursing Home Staffer Dives into River to Save Driver From Sinking Car

If 52-year-old Andrew Dunn had not been walking into work on Tuesday afternoon, this injured driver might quickly have been submerged in deep trouble.

Young Man Rebuilding His Life Receives Guidance and Friendship From the Very Cop Who Arrested Him

After being released from prison, this young man found an unlikely ally on his road to rehabilitation by befriending the very cop who arrested him.

Canada Bans the Captivity and Breeding of Dolphins and Whales for Entertainment Purposes

The Canadian House of Commons has just approved a ban on the captivity of cetaceans for any purpose other than rescue, rehabilitation, or research.

Instead of Getting Married Without Her Ailing Mom, She Takes the Wedding to Nursing Home Bedside for a Surprise

Jane Hartstein has been hooked up to a ventilator in a respiratory care unit for more than three years, but she’s never been more...

After Being Told He Would Never Recover From Injury, Man is Now Traveling 2,300 Miles in a Wheelchair

Despite doctors giving him a grim prognosis following his accident, this guy is now traveling across the United States to continue proving them wrong.

Judge Sentences Teen Vandals to Reading Books About Racism – and It Apparently Worked

Rather than punishing a group of juveniles for a racist act of vandalism, this compassionate judge wanted them to understand the error of their...

When Bird Rescuers Ask for Help During Nesting Season, Thousands of People Donate Hand-Knitted Nests

When bird rescuers were scrambling to take care of all their feathered patients, thousands of people came together to help.

Once Living On the Streets, the Love and Support of 250 Seniors Made Her Sober—and an Award-Winning Caregiver

There are many paths people take to find their purpose – and as fate would have it, Patricia Murray’s path started on the streets...

We May Soon Be Able to Build Houses Out of the Byproducts From Our Bathroom Breaks

Australian scientists have come up with an ingeniously “crappy” way to recycle treated sewage sludge and turn it into bricks. Biosolids are leftovers from the...

Matches Made in Heaven (and Jail): Look at the Troubled Dogs Saved From Euthanasia by Doting Inmates

This program saves rescue dogs from euthanizaton by pairing them with inmates who find rehabilitation in working with the troubled pups.

Acupuncture Could Be a Non-Pharmaceutical Source of Pain Relief for Those Resisting Opioids

As WHO is set to recognize traditional Chinese medicine, these organizations are pushing for acupuncture as a form of pain relief for recovering addicts.

She Went From a Champion to Being Unable to Walk – Then Returned to Shatter a National Record

This 26-year-old athlete thought her career was over after doctors found an extra bone in her ankle – but she refused to give up on running.