You don’t have to be a human to be grateful! These animals seem to display their thanks to their rescuers. They usually reward their rescuers with sincere hugs and a grateful look.
These are 12 stories of caring people who saved animals that illustrate the fact that animals (no matter if they are wild or house pets) understand what happens and are grateful for our kindness.
After this dog got injured, his family took him to the vet to be treated. The dog was in so much pain and afraid so the vet and his staff were very careful and gentle. When he was no longer in pain, the dog showed the vet how grateful he was.
This swan was stuck in a fence. However, these birds don’t have a good reputation and are famous for being aggressive and hostile, Richard Weeze wasn’t too scared to help a bird that needed help. The wounded swan after many years met Richard and hugged him and put its neck around his. This is how the bird tries to say “Thank you.”
In 2009, a family found a squirrel who was wounded. They cared for the squirrel and treated him for 5 months. After that, it was time to say goodbye, and they let him go back to his home in nature. However, this grateful squirrel didn’t forget their kindness and has been visiting the family every day for 8 years.
This dog named Marvin was lucky to be saved from an animal shelter. Now he is living happily with his owner. You can tell that he is so grateful and happy in this picture.
This dog survived abuse from her previous owners. They treated her very bad that “Nora” is now scared of all people. Now, she the only she trusts is a one-year-old boy named Archie. She was taken from an animal shelter and now the two of them are inseparable.
This wild deer was saved by this family from hunters a few years ago. Now the lovely deer visits the family to show its gratitude. He comes to the window and waits for everyone to wake up and greet him, then, he goes back to the woods.
There was once a storm outside, and this deer sneaked into a girl’s house through the back door that she had forgotten to lock, and he was lying comfortably on the floor. The girl couldn’t make him leave the house, and so she let him wait until the weather was better. She got a thousand kisses in thanks.
A baby kangaroo was saved and transported to the Alice Springs Reserve in Australia when she was only 5 months old. Every day, she shows her gratitude to the people’s kindness with hugs.
A farmer from Lithuania, was outside one day when he found a baby moose standing by his barn. The moose was orphaned, so Plucas decided to raise her until she was old enough to join another moose. Once she was ready, “Emma” finally returned to the forest, but she visits her rescuer every day.
This small jaguar was found by the soldiers of the Brazilian army. He was barely alive in the Amazon rainforest. They took good care of him. This Jaguar was not accustomed to living in the wild, which is why the local government let the soldiers keep the animal. Now “Jiquitaia” (the name the jaguar was given) is alive and well, and he is so grateful to the people who rescued him.
A brave puppy named “Jake” who was trapped in a burning barn. He was in a severe condition with 75% of his body was burned. His owners left him in the vet clinic, so William Linder, the firefighter that saved this dog’s life adopted him. Now the dog has a loving owner and a firefighter badge.
“Rademenesa” the name of the cat that was 2 months old when it got to the animal shelter with a very serious condition: respiratory inflammation. Since then, this cat has been very helpful and took care of other sick animals with love.