Stories and Updates

Mutual Rescue stories, announcements, media, profiles, recognition, commentary, and more

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Calvin & Henry

By Finnegan Dowling
That kitten saw something in me that I didn’t know was there. God put him there. I wouldn’t have found my purpose without him.
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Nhut & Dogs of Pawsitive Change

By Finnegan Dowling
Working with animals can transform you. In learning to express empathy with animals, I learned to express it with people. And I learned how much I had to offer. I learned to love myself as well.
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Ethan & Life’s Impermanence

By Finnegan Dowling
Rock climber Ethan Pringle knows that, in the end, what matters most is love—loving those around you, loving your life, and showing love to those who need it most.  
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Alexandra & Animals of Romania & Ukraine

By Finnegan Dowling
The Ukrainians Alexandra Sava meets in Romania tell her stories, so many stories. People who refused to leave Ukraine without their pets. Those forced to flee without them, begging her to find help for their animals back in Ukraine.
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Mike & The Animals Left Behind

By Finnegan Dowling
Tight situations and evaluating risk are something Mike Merrill is accustomed to—from his ten years in the Army and decades in Silicon Valley startups to his work evacuating animals from natural disasters, and now from a war zone.
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Silent Paws

By Gabriel Spera
Gabriel Spera’s poem from the perspective of a cat spirit comforting people in mourning, for Mutual Rescue’s memorial montage “Silent Paws.”
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Scott & Crackle

By Scott A.
I made my way to the little blue “cat house” in Chicago’s Bowmanville neighborhood. As I walked in, a couple of dozen cats came racing to the door to greet me. One of these cats was Crackle. Little did I know this sweet little boy would become my best friend in time.
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Quincy & Sunny

By Christopher Briscoe
As Sunny licked Quincy’s happy face, I knew something amazing and wonderful had just occurred in my boy’s life—something that he and I would never forget.
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