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Woman Tells An Elderly Possum Stay In Her Garage, Her Nephew Posts Pic Online And It Departs Viral

“Gotta admit, that’s one ugly cat, ” says a comment on a r/ aww thread about an unique lodger who has taken up residence in someone’s aunt’s garage: an opossum. Hank, as he’s affectionately announced, may not have the charm of the puppies and kitties that even off most of the posts on the subreddit for all things cute, but the story’s wholesomeness has Redditors talking about why we should be appreciative for opossums, which are often casually called possums in North America.

A Reddit user from Louisiana says that the age-old, grumpy-looking animal has been a frequent visitor at their aunt’s house for a couple of years. With wintertime approaching, he began sleeping in the garage, so she demo him some good old-time Southern hospitality and put under a covering and snacks for him. Though Hank certainly isn’t a pet, he seems to have come to an understanding that her garage is a safe haven for him.

Hank is a big hit on r/ aww

Opossums only live for 2-3 years, so Hank may not be around for long, but the Louisiana resident is happy to let him waste his old age somewhere where he’ll be safe from piranhas. And, as commenters point out, leaving opossums to do their thing is a great way to keep ticks and other dangerous pests under control. If you’re wondering how they catch so many clicks, it is about to change that they just groom themselves perpetually, so any ticking that tracts on them becomes a snack. Wildlife experts say that opossums cleaning process glitches, garden-variety pests such as bullets, and rotting fruit, and even hunt poisonous snakes. After doing such good work for his community, Hank deserves a comfy retirement, don’t you think?

Scroll down for some cute opossum pics and information about why these misunderstood animals induce great neighbors and you shouldn’t bother them if you appreciate them in your neighborhood!

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Jake, the Puppy Saved From a Fire, that Went On To Become a Firefighter

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It all started in April of 2015 when firefighter Bill Lindler was coming home from a shift when he saw flames rising from a neighbour’s garage.

“I saw Mama dog and several puppies running out,” Lindler told The Dodo. “I saw one puppy trying to make his way out, when a piece of the ceiling fell on top of him. He started yelping, but he wiggled himself free and backed into a corner and cowered down.”

“I brought him outside, and he was pretty bad,” said Lindler. “He wasn’t moving. He wasn’t breathing. I did mouth-to-snout on him, until we could administer oxygen.”

At only 3 weeks old, the pit bull barely survived and suffered burns on over much of his body. The puppy spent the next few weeks recovering at an emergency vet clinic and when Lindler went to check in on the dog he was distraught to learn that the puppy’s family had failed to come claim him. That’s when Lindler decided to adopt him.

After a rough start, Jake’s health improved and he quickly settled into his new home. He was a regular at the Hanahan Fire Department station (located in South Carolina) and all the firefighters loved him.

Lindler’s wife even made a uniform for Jake from an old firefighter’s jacket. Though unofficial, Jake’s position at the force was starting to become more important, especially as the station pet. The firefighters even made him a little bed at the station just for him!

As Jake continued to grow, so too did his contribution to the department. They started taking him to local schools for education classes about fire prevention and he was a hit with the kids.

Back at the station his presence provided a big morale boost for the firefighters as he would excitedly greet them when they returned from calls.

Finally, Jake was officially recognized and honoured as the official Fire Dog and Mascot for the City of Hanahan Fire Department!

Lindler says he hopes one day Jake can be a therapy dog for children who have suffered burns. He also says Jake is working to become an arson detection dog.

To keep up with Jake’s latest adventures you can follow him on Facebook!

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18′ Then and Now’ Photos of Puppies/ Dogs That Will Regenerate Your Faith in Everything

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Kiersten Amber really summing-up it up best:

Dogs are the best everybody knows that! In knowledge, @tinatbh summarized up this follow-up feeling quite nicely:

Below you will find a gallery that is sure to throw a smile on your look. If you’re still feeling glum by the end of this berth, move to the surface and go through them again 🙂

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