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The 54 Most Uplifting And Inspiring Animal Stories That Happened In 2014

As we close in on 2015 and say goodbye to 2014, we looked back and noticed what an amazing year animals have had. From feathers to fur, so many stories of hope, survival, and happiness have spread from across the world.

These rescues, unlikely best friendships, and all-around happy animals are the stars of the stories that inspired and touched our hearts in 2014.

1. This man who rescued a duckling using his beard.

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2. This moment between Jane Goodall and a very special old friend.

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3. This young man who saved a fawn from floods in the Philippines.

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4. Tara, the hero cat who rescued her owner”s son from an aggressive dog and is now doing quite well for herself.

Tara, the hero cat who rescued her owner

5. The retired guard dog who adopted an abandoned kitten.

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6. This brave boxer who gets around with only two legs.

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7. This man who saved a tranquilized bear from drowning.

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8. This poor eagle who was rescued at sea.

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9. This formerly blind pup who was very happy to see his family for the first time.

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10. This little cat and big cat who are unlikely best friends.

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11. This cat who jumped with joy when his owner returned from service.

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12. This community who came together to save a dog trapped in a well.

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13. This incredible program that allows office workers to walk adoptable dogs on their lunch break.

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14. This slightly spazzy pup who was so excited to see his sailor owner return home.

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15. This distressed fawn who was rescued from a gate and returned to her mom.

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16. Joanie and Chachi, two abandoned dogs who never left each other”s side.

Joanie and Chachi, two abandoned dogs who <a href="http://www.viralnova.com/joanie-loves-chachi/" target="_blank">never left each other

17. This shelter dog who received a life changing makeover.

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18. The woman who shares her home with 200 displaced sloths.

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19. This formerly aggressive pup whose life was saved by the love of a goose.

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20. These rescued lab beagles who felt grass for the first time in their lives.

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21. These adorable corgi pups who invaded a college campus.

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22. Bentley, the corgi cutie whose owners created this customized set of wheels.

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23. This excited husky who gently greeted her new baby sister.

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24. Maya, the pit bull rescued from life confined to a crate and given a second chance.

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25. This dog who overcame a diminutive birth defect to live a happy, healthy life.

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26. This nurse in Peru who lives with and cares for 175 cats who all suffer from feline leukemia.

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27. This adorable dog who got so excited about his owner coming home, she fainted.

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Don”t stop here – there are way more heartwarming stories on the next page!

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