Medical workers are moved with compassion as they view the horrible state of dogs taken from a puppy mill in Wisconsin.
A cat under anethesia is shaved to prepare for neuter surgery at the Spay Neuter clinic of Pico Rivera, CA.
Cats and dogs under anesthesia are covered to keep warm as they recover after surgery at a spay neuter clinic in Pico Rivera, CA.
A vet does an initial exam on a cat at a makeshift exam center, created at the site of a cat hoarding situation in Florida.
An ASPCA worker puts gathers cats into carriers at an Elk. Co. PA hoarder site. "This was one of the worst cases of animal hoarding this area has seen," says Tim Rickey, ASPCA Senior Director of Field Investigations and Response. "With such a large number of rescued animals, it is critical that we find them loving homes as soon as possible."
A vet receives lots of affection while gathering cats from a hoarder situation. The cats, numbering over 400, were starving for attention.
A kitten taken from a hoarder situation gets some nourishment from a volunteer worker. The malnourished kitten was eaten raw with fleas, revealing a swollen red belly.
An American Humane Society worker transports pets after a rescue.
After losing all her earthly possessions in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Shanna Nevarez, hugs her dog Pedro for comfort. She chose to stay in an abandoned homeless shelter ( which was reopened after the hurricanes), instead of going to a hotel the city would provide, but wouldn't allow pets. Nevarez literally saved Pedro's life when he was slated to be used as bait in a New York City dog fighting ring.
Hundreds of rescued puppy mill dogs await treatment at a triage and housing area in Clarksville, Arkansas.
PetSmart Charities volunteers build crates to house animals at a rescue triage location.
More than 400 cats fill a warehouse, rescued from of a cat harding situation in Elk Co., PA. The cats were stacked in crates, waiting for medical treatment and health reviews.
A scarred dog in triage after being rescued from a puppy mill in Wisconsin.
Dogs rescued from severe flooding situation in Memphis, TN. ( Photo from USA Today).
A long haired dachshund is given vet care after being rescued from a puppy mill in Arkansas.
A feral cat being released after being spayed through the Albuquerque Community Cats program.