Fair warning: Chelsea Handler’s story about adopting a senior dog will make you cry

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Hello. Get ready to cry!

Saturday marked the third annual Clear the Shelters event, a day when animal shelters nationwide waive or lower adoption fees in hopes that as many pets will find homes as possible. 

To encourage others to participate, Chelsea Handler posted a video relaying one of her own adoption stories. (Handler has adopted two dogs from local shelters.) 

“I went into the [Long Beach] pound,” she says, “and I found the ugliest-looking dog I could find. And that was Tammy.”

Handler goes on to describe how Tammy, a senior dog, “blossomed” under her care, becoming the very good girl fans saw on her exquisitely-run Instagram page. Tammy passed away last week after a bout of illness, but Handler says she’s just glad Tammy was able to enjoy her final two years. Read more…

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Kitty without ears will purr her way into your heart and hopefully your home

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An adorable kitty in Yorkshire, England, is looking for a new home. She comes with love, snuggles, and probably her own toys, but there’s just one thing missing…

Hi, I love you.

Hi, I love you.

Image: SWNS

She doesn’t have ears!

Stella the 12-year-old Turkish Angora cat was unfortunately abandoned by her owners, but thankfully rescued by Blue Cross Cattery in Yorkshire, England

Little Stella had her ears cut off after a scary bout of skin cancer. But now she’s healthy and happy and looking for a new family to love her.

Hannah Coggin, a volunteer at the cattery, said that Stella is as spry and playful as ever, even though she’s a little mature Read more…

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Behold South Korea’s adorable new First Dog

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Dear internet — please welcome your newest First Dog.

South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in has officially adopted Tory, the shelter dog he promised to take in during his presidential campaign. 

On Wednesday, he welcomed the little pooch into the country’s presidential mansion:

 

Tory, a four-year-old black mixed breed dog, was introduced to the Blue House alongside Moon’s other two pets — Maroo, a dog; and Jjing-jjing, a cat.

Meet President Moon Jae-in’s newly adopted dog Tory, who was earlier rescued from an abusive owner and given refuge in a shelter. #dogs pic.twitter.com/DNb4U5w1AO

— LIM Yun Suk (@yunsukCNA) July 26, 2017 Read more…

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John Oliver has been offically inducted in Stephen Colbert’s ‘Trump attacked me on Twitter’ Hall of Fame

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There’s a new hall of fame in town and honestly, it might be the most relevant award ceremony we have these days.

Stephen Colbert’s “Trump Attacked Me on Twitter” Hall of Fame is officially a thing, and the first inductees are none other than national heroes John Oliver, Joe Scarborough, and Mika Brzezinksi. 

“I just wanted to say a kind of thank you—that’s a thank you with an inflection up at the end because it doesn’t feel like an honor—for putting me in the “Trump Attacked me on Twitter Hall of Fame,” Oliver explained in a video posted by The Late Show.  

Oliver, who had forgotten that Trump had even attacked him in the first place, was joined by inductees (and first members of the Hall of Fame) Brzezinksi and Scarborough—Morning Joe hosts who were on the receiving end of bizarre tweets from the president.  Read more…

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Hodor and Amy fall in love in this Sodastream advert that takes place in a post-plastic universe

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We’re here for this. 

Sodastream has enlisted the talents of Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik and Game of Thrones actor Kristian Nairn to tell the story of The Lost Tribe of the Homoschlepiens who had running water all around them, but could only drink out of plastic bottles.

In Bialik’s idealized, post-plastic universe, everyone would have a Sodastream. 

Fizzy water for everyone. Read more…

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