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Harry Potter

This is a picture taken just before Harry Potter (horse) was put down due to age complications. His companion Willow (greyhound) was saying goodbye. Animals understand so much more than we do and are much more sensitive than a lot of people would like to believe!

Police in Warwickshire

Police in Warwickshire, opened a garden shed and found a whimpering, cowering dog. The dog had been locked in the shed and abandoned. It was dirty and malnourished, and had quite clearly been abused.

In an act of kindness, the police took the dog, which was a female greyhound, to the Nuneaton Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary, which is run by a man named Geoff Grewcock, and known as a haven for animals abandoned, orphaned, or otherwise in need.

Geoff and the other sanctuary staff went to work with two aims: to restore the dog to full health, and to win her trust. It took several weeks, but eventually both goals were achieved. They named her Jasmine, and they started to think about finding her an adoptive home.

Jasmine, however, had other ideas. No one quite remembers how it came about, but Jasmine started welcoming all animal arrivals at the sanctuary. It would not matter if it were a puppy, a fox cub, a rabbit or any other lost or hurting animal. Jasmine would just peer into the box or cage and, when and where possible, deliver a welcoming lick.

Geoff relates one of the early incidents. “We had two puppies that had been abandoned by a nearby railway line. One was a Lakeland Terrier cross and another was a Jack Russell Doberman cross. They were tiny when they arrived at the center, and Jasmine approached them and grabbed one by the scruff of the neck in her mouth and put him on the settee. Then she fetched the other one and sat down with them, cuddling them.”

“But she is like that with all of our animals, even the rabbits. She takes all the stress out of them, and it helps them to not only feel close to her, but to settle into their new surroundings.

She has done the same with the fox and badger cubs, she licks the rabbits and guinea pigs, and even lets the birds perch on the bridge of her nose.”

Jasmine, the timid, abused, deserted waif, became the animal sanctuary’s resident surrogate mother, a role for which she might have been born. The list of orphaned and abandoned youngsters she has cared for comprises five fox cubs, four badger cubs, fifteen chicks, eight guinea pigs, two stray puppies and fifteen rabbits – and one roe deer fawn. Tiny Bramble, eleven weeks old, was found semi-conscious in a field. Upon arrival at the sanctuary, Jasmine cuddled up to her to keep her warm, and then went into the full foster-mum role. Jasmine, the greyhound, showers Bramble, the roe deer, with affection and makes sure nothing is matted.

“They are inseparable,” says Geoff. “Bramble walks between her legs, and they keep kissing each other. They walk together round the sanctuary. It’s a real treat to see them.”
Pictured from the left are: “Toby,” a stray Lakeland dog; “Bramble,” orphaned roe deer; “Buster,” a stray Jack Russell; a dumped rabbit; “Sky,” an injured barn owl; and “Jasmine,” with a mother’s heart doing best what a caring mother would do…and such is the order of God’s Creation…

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BLT – No, it is not a sandwich!

Who would have thought that this would have lasted?

Baloo, the Black Bear
Leo, the African Lion
Shere, the Bengal Tiger


The threesome were rescued as babies from the basement of an Atlanta drug dealers home when it was raided by authorities.




They were starving, traumatized and had bacterial infections.



Since then, they were brought to Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary.



Where they have lived in the same habitat together for 13 years.


The only time the three were separated was when Baloo was sent to surgery. [While at the drug dealers home, Baloo had been mistreated so profoundly that the harness that was put on him had grown into his skin.]



The two cats were distraught and cried for the bear’s return when he was at the vets. Since then no one has separated the group.



They clearly bonded during their earliest memories and never wanted to be apart.



Now they live together as if they were brothers of the same species.



They play together, nuzzle one another and are extremely affectionate.



The threesome are the only lion, tiger and bear living together in the world.





They are just that exceptional.



Humans could really learn from the bond that these three have.



No one ever told them they could not love one another, so they did just that.


And now, even all these years later, they continue to do so.

The trio are affectionately referred to as BLT, standing for bear, lion, and tiger. They might just be the most adorable sandwich ever!