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Can't talk right now… too buy crying while I stroll through Richard Phibbs' Instagram account.

This famous fashion photographer's latest project is snapping amazing pictures of abandoned dogs, in the hope that it will help them find "forever homes".

The results are… literally the sweetest thing on EARTH! 

Richard's photographs are far more than simple portraits of cute animals… they are heartwarming stories for animal lovers across the globe. 

 

This sweet special dog is homeless. Of the hundreds of dogs I have photographed there are a few that have deeply touched my heart. This is one of them. Christopher is a 12-year-old toy poodle whose history we are not quite sure of but what we do know is that he has been severely neglected. The good news is that he is now in the loving arms of the angels of the HSNY. He is blind and deaf and had to have one eye removed due to an untreated infection. He is just now beginning to put on weight. What is so inspiring and moving about Christopher is the love and light that this beautiful being radiates. To be in his presence feels like a special honor. The inspiring president of the HSNY, Virginia Chipurnoi, when speaking about Christopher says "…that sweet boy…so from another world." To meet Christopher contact @humanesocietyny #adoptdontshop #bekindtoanimals #RescueMeTheBook "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched–they must be felt with the heart."–Helen Keller

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Richard volunteered his services to the Humane Society of New York,  where hundreds of homeless animals are housed.

 This amazing photographer has also released a book of his work with these abandoned dogs, which includes the back stories of these poor pups. 

If your not weeping looking at this… SHAME ON YOU.

#mansbestfriend 

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OK, we adore puppies and kittens as much as the next normal human, but there are some other really amazing baby animals out there who deserve recognition. 

Just because we can't own a platypus or a sloth does not mean we cannot enjoy them from afar. 

So, if you're sitting in on a dreary Saturday night, check these little cuties out:

Baby sloth

Can we have one? PLEASE though.

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Baby platypus

Wrinkly little babies!

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Baby meerkat

Look at that little grump face.

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Baby alpaca

It's SO fluffy!

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Baby hedgehog

I literally cannot begin to cope.

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Baby orangutan

We just want to friends with this smiley little fella. 

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Baby turtle

Nothing to see here, just a little turtle eating a strawberry.

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Baby koala

A real life teddy bear… CAN I HAVE HIM? 

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Baby flying squirrel

LOOK at those big eyes. 

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You're welcome.

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She has a trio of Italian greyhounds, and a long-haired dachshund as well as sharing a rare-breed bulldog (reportedly worth tens of thousands) with her on-off rapper beau Tyga.

But it seems that Kylie Jenner is happy to add to her pack: she's just been given ANOTHER new pup.

Turning 19 next week, it is believed that the small tri-colour pooch is a birthday present from her BFF Jordyn Woods.

Her current crop of greyhounds are christened Sophia, Norman, and Bambi. Then her dachshund is called Odie, and the bulldog named Rolly.

This time, Kylie has settled on Penny as the moniker for her latest canine.

Unsurprisingly, the reality TV star has been posting numerous Snapchats of Penny… all of which we have to say are SERIOUSLY cute.

The almost 19-year-old (her birthday is on August 10) regularly reveals on social media that she misses her animals when she's away travelling and certainly she's known as a major animal-lover.

Earlier this year – while responding to suggestions of animal cruelty by online observers – Ms Jenner gave insight into the pampered lives her dogs lead.

Posting a two-minute video entitled K-9 Care to her website, she revealed that her pets eat a purely organic diet, drink only filtered water, have two walks a day, regular pamper sessions and constant human companionship.

Kylie furthermore has an adopted rabbit named Bruce.

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Music manager by day, animal rights activist by night?

He might be best known for working alongside Simon Cowell on The X Factor, but Louis Walsh is also an animal rights campaigner.

The former Westlife manager has written to the government asking for the use of wild animals in Irish circuses to be banned.

In the letter – which was sent with the help of animal rights groups PETA and ARAN – Louis claims circus animals perform because they are afraid of being beaten.

He wrote: “My career has given me a deep appreciation for the determination and talents of human performers. "

"They do what they do because they love to entertain, and the joy it gives them is apparent the minute they come on stage. That is not true for animals who are used in circuses.”

“They don’t stand on their heads, ride bicycles or perform other demeaning, often painful tricks willingly.  They do so because if they don’t, they will be whipped, beaten with a steel-tipped bullhook or shocked with an electric prod,” he said.

The letter asks Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to ban the use of wild animals in circuses as has been done in a number of other European countries.

Walsh says not banning these performances is “like putting out a welcome mat for animal abusers”.

We wonder what the response will be…

 

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Boo, Tuna, Doug the Pug… we love a good Insta-famous dog over here at SHEmazing. So we were downright starstruck to hear that a pup who just so happens to have 2.2m followers on Instagram has graced our captial city with his presence.

Jiff, an adorable fluffy Pomeranian, is currently on a whistle-stop tour of Dublin, and has been documenting his adventures on Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter.

If you're quick enough, you might just catch him for a selfie, like these lucky fans:

As well as generally being the cutest thing on the planet, Jiff has made something of a name for himself over in the US, where he has worked on campaigns for Target, hung out with countless celebs and even appeared in a Katy Perry video.

Yup, that's him and KP chilling like old friends after a day of filming.

For now though, Jiff's happy to take in the sights and sounds of Dublin, and here's where he's been so far.

Trinity College

Murphy's Ice Cream Parlour

Bruxelles for St Patricks Day

And of course, Starbucks

If you're quick, you'll catch him before he goes – keep updated via Snapchat (@jiffpom).

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We don't know about you but we think this dog has a serious pregnancy glow about her. 

Lilica the dog may have been expecting a litter of five pups, but that didn't stop her from absolutely slaying this photoshoot. 

Lilica's owner asked Brazilian photographer Ana Paula Grilla to take pics of the dog in her heavily pregnant state and well, if these snaps don't put a smile on your face then we don't know what will. 

"It was amazing, I felt like I understood her completely,” said Ana on taking the snaps. 

“She made sensational poses!"

And it seems that the internet agrees as the shoot is quickly going viral. 

Oh and the best part? Lilica gave birth to five healthy pups just the next day. 

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While we're so happy this little pup has been given a happy ending, she literally had to go through hell to get there.

Chi Chi landed in Arizona yesterday to be united with her new forever home and thankfully has a happy, normal life to look forward to. 

The Labrador pup was bred in South Korea for human consumption (yes, to EAT) as dog meat is considered a delicacy in certain parts of the world. 

And according to ARME, the shelter that found Chi Chi and rehabilitated her, her story is a truly horrific one. (And we mean truly so you may wanna skip over this next bit if you are sensitive to animal cruetly). 

A spokesperson for ARME revealed that the gorgeous pooch was kept in horrendous conditions as she was prepared for the meat trade. 

"During this time her flesh was believed to become more tender, by binding her legs together and hanging her upside down while being tortured day in and day out. All this was done in darkness. She was beaten and felt nothing but extreme pain and terror.

"She was hung by her legs for so long and so tight that the binding starting entering her flesh. Her legs became so badly infected that her flesh rotted off her bones.

At which she was no longer of use as 'meat,' because her 'meat' had been rotting, and therefore she was thrown away in a trash bag and left to die."

It was then that the pup was found and treated though a vet had to remove her paws as they were so severely damaged.

Thankfully that's where Chi Chi's old life ended and her new, and happier one begins. 

The dogs Facebook page saw thousands of donations and words of support allowing her to find her way to her new forever home. And we couldn't be happier for her. 

Watch her incredible story below (but maybe find somewhere where you can cry in solitude first): 

 

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This video of a veterinary assistant comforting a dog after surgery has been spreading good vibes across this internet this week and it is also kind of making us want to change profession. 

This footage shows Dennis Moses, a staff member at the BARCS Animal Shelter in Baltimore, giving much-needed cuddles to terrified pup Meesha who had just come out of surgery. 

Baby Meesha was coming off her anesthesia and was a little scared because her body felt so weird. BARCS Surgical Assistant Dennis Moses took her out into the quiet hallway to comfort her. One of our awesome volunteers just happened to be walking by to capture this sweet moment. Thank you to Dennis and all the staff who work long, tireless hours in the background of our shelter—saving lives and loving the animals. (Turn on the sound, it will melt your heart!)

Posted by BARCS Animal Shelter on Thursday, February 25, 2016

"BARCS Surgical Assistant Dennis Moses took her out into the quiet hallway to comfort her. One of our awesome volunteers just happened to be walking by to capture this sweet moment."

And it seems that the internet is totally enamoured by the duo as the video has raked up over ten million views. 

And there was good news for the pup as the shelter shared an image of the adorable rescue dog settling into her new home. 

Yay for happy endings! 

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If your general mood is a bit 'meh' right now, worry not, because we have just the solution.

What's better than a video of a sleeping puppy waking up from his nap, you ask? A video of EIGHTEEN sleeping puppies waking up.

This Instagram vid has gone viral since it was shared by Australian Shepherd breeders Jeff and Emily Mabey last week, and we can see why. Just look at the little fluffballs, all grumpy and sleepy as Emily wakes them up:

If cute animals and general fluffiness is your thing (of course it is), then we highly recommend following Jeff and Emily's account, Green Valley Aussies.

Why? Well, they share snaps like this on a daily basis:

Oh, and this:

And this… enough said.

You're welcome.

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It's Monday. And Mondays are crap. But, your day doesn't have to be all-bad. Just grab some coffee, sit back (without your boss noticing), and take a look at these adorable Insta-pets.

From raccoons to cats, and pigs and hedgehogs, these animals are their funny poses will cheer you right up.

Toffee and Pumpkin

 

Kylo Ren a.k.a the Adam Driver cat

 

Nala The Cat 

 

Priscilla and Poppleton

 

Tuna (looking like us all today)

 

The Hedgehographer

 

Marnie The Dog

 

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So two baby meerkats were born in Australia last month and the Taronga Zoo were quick to show them off on social media. 

And we can understand why. 

Meerkats in general are cute but baby meerkats are simply another level. 

And there is a significance to the baby siblings' birth as they mark the first meerkat babies to be born in the Sydney zoo in almost seven years. 

Cheers all round! 

The babies were born on January 7 and in the last few weeks have been very busy exploring their surroundings. 

Though zoo officials don't know the sex of the babies officially yet (that will be determined in a health check up later this week), they reckon one is a girl and one is a boy. 

What a precious pair. 

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While these types of videos are hard to watch, we reckon they have to be seen in order to see the amazing work done by rescue centres in Ireland. 

While this rescue dog had a happy ending, not all of them do. 

A video released by PAWS Animal Rescue Ireland showed the terrible state of a rescue dog that had been abandoned on a roadside in Kilkenny last summer. 

The dog was so scared and traumatised that he could do nothing but cower against a wall as a rescuer attempted to comfort him. 

WHAT had made her like this ??? There are some nasty evil Bas***ds out there

Posted by PAWS Animal Rescue Ireland on Thursday, July 23, 2015

"It was clear that whatever had happened to her in her short lived life, had so badly traumatised her, she couldn’t even bare to move or look at her surroundings," read the strongly-worded caption to the video posted on Facebook.

Thankfully though, the female dog named Cara was adopted and swiftly began to regain her confidence and trust in humans. 

She even made a doggy friend in her new home and this 'after' video shows all the progress she has made. 

Shy?? Not anymore Cara (Angel)

Posted by PAWS Animal Rescue Ireland on Saturday, January 30, 2016

"We have been sent this fantastic video of Cara," says the new proud owners. 

"From the nervous wreck she was in the first video to now. It makes us so very happy."

It makes us super happy too. 

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