This Poor Pup's Former Family Showed Up To Her Shelter To Adopt A Different Dog

Usually, pet adoption stories are the kind of news that brighten your day and remind you that there’s still some good left in this world. Unfortunately, the most recent news in the realm of rescue dogs is about as heartbreaking as it gets. 

Meet Zuzu, a 2-year-old German Shepherd currently residing in the Downey Animal Care Center in California.

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Shelter volunteers describe the pup as “beautiful and loving” and “amazing” — which is evident from her sweet profile photos on ShelterMe, a site dedicated to matching prospective pet owners with shelter pets. 

Unfortunately, Zuzu’s life hasn’t been easy, thus far. According to her former owners, she “cried” constantly after her father passed away. Eventually, the distressed doggo jumped the fence into a neighbor’s yard and the neighbors called animal control.

Shelter volunteers had previously assumed Zuzu was a stray — until her former owners showed up at the shelter and Zuzu couldn’t contain her excitement. 

“Doing dog intros we got interrupted by a distracted and overly excited Zuzu,” shelter volunteer Desi Lara wrote on Facebook. “With her fast wagging tail seeing her owners Zuzu lite up like a Christmas Tree. She looked like the happiest dog. Yeah, she’s going home.”

In a heartbreaking turn of events, though, Zuzu did not go home with her former family. In fact, they were at the shelter TO ADOPT ANOTHER DOG INSTEAD. 

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“Their reason was because she was crying and sad since her father passed away. She wasn’t a happy dog anymore,” Desi wrote. “Their solution for her unhappiness was just leaving her here. And [to] go get another dog.”

Obviously, people are outraged by poor Zuzu’s situation and calling for her former owners to be banned from taking another dog. 

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Most importantly, though, people are sharing the video to make sure Zuzu gets adopted by a deserving family.

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“Let’s get her into the perfect home please,” Desi requested. 

While Zuzu’s story is heartbreaking, we should be glad that she’s being taken in by a shelter that will find her a good forever home. 

“[I was] honestly sad but glad,” Desit told Buzzfeed of Zuzu’s situation. “I knew the rescues who come to [the shelter] would find her a good home where she would be a family member.”

We can’t wait to see Zuzu go home to a family that loves and appreciates her! (h/t buzzfeed)

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Britain's New Bank Note Contains Animal Fat And Vegans Aren't Happy

The United Kingdom recently released a new £5 note with new security measures to try and put a stop to counterfeiters. But recently, a rumor started that the polymer of the note contained traces of tallow, a hard fatty substance made from rendered animal fat, often used in candles and soap. 

The Bank of England, the UK’s central bank, confirmed the suspicions on Twitter when asked by a vegan if the claims were accurate. 

And this realization hasn’t gone down well with the vegans of Twitter.

While others were quick to criticize those that were outraged.

A petition calling on the Bank of England to come up with a new design that doesn’t contain tallow has so far attracted 55,000 signatures.

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The petition, started by Doug Maw, reads:

“The new £5 notes contain animal fat in the form of tallow. This is unacceptable to millions of vegans, vegetarians, Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and others in the U.K.” 

“We demand that you cease to use animal products in the production of currency that we have to use.” 

What do you think should happen? 

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This Japanese 'Library Hotel' Is Every Book Lover's Dream

I’ve never stayed in a themed-hotel, but I think it would be pretty dope to stay in a hotel that caters to something you especially love, like this Spongebob Squarepants vacation home.

But if Bikini Bottom isn’t necessarily your scene, you could always stay at this library hotel in Japan.


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Book and Bed is a hostel that’s designed to look exactly like an old-timey library and has been attracting traveling bibliophiles since it opened last year.


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It originally opened in Tokyo, but its surge in popularity led its owners to create a second book-hotel in Kyoto.


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Bunks are under $ 50 a night and come with a lamp, an outlet, a privacy curtain, and storage space for your personal belongings.


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You also have access to a huge selection of books in both English and Japanese, a communal living space, robes, and free WiFi.


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There’s also a cool bar where weary traveler’s can booze up while reading a good book.


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The Tokyo location only offers up 12 beds, while the Kyoto hostel, which opens on December 2nd, provides up to 20.


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If you’re a book-loving traveler or just want a quiet, homey single-bunk hostel experience on the cheap, you should definitely check it out next time you’re in Japan. (h/t mymodernnet)

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Girl Accidentally Spends $733 At Sephora On Her Mom's Credit Card And It's Hilarious

My Amazon basket is currently full of items that I want but can’t afford. Chances are, you’re exactly the same. For Twitter user Alex Dello, she had a Sephora basket full to the brim with makeup worth $ 733. Which like the rest of us, she wants but can’t afford. 

So when she recently entered an old gift card to see how much was on it, she was surprised to see that the order went through for some reason. Her reaction was pretty special…

According to Dello, her mom eventually stopped trying to get a refund and is going to give it to her for Christmas.

Twitter was shocked by just how generous the mother had decided to be…

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This Blind Goat With Anxiety Is Only Calm When She's In Her Duck Onesie

Polly is a rescue goat who lives with Leanne Lauricella of Goats of Anarchy, a sanctuary that looks after goats with special needs. Polly has a laundry list of quirks, suffering from anxiety as well as blindness and neurological problems. 

One day, Leanne was shopping around Halloween-time and spotted a child’s duck costume. Since Polly is only calm when she’s wrapped in a blanket, she figured it might be an easier way to comfort her. It was. 

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After the duck costume worked like a charm, she decided to buy her a few others too…

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This is honestly the greatest thing i’ve ever witnessed. 

AND JUST LOOK AT ALL HER FRIENDS

If you want to keep Polly in onesies as she grows up, you can donate to Goats of Anarchy here.

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Here's How The World Reacted To The Death Of Cuban Leader Fidel Castro

Ask a dozen people who Fidel Castro was, and you’ll get a dozen different answers. To many, he was a revolutionary who gave Cuba back to the people following his coup in 1959. To others, he was a dictator who oppressed his people and nearly plunged the world into nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis only a few years later. 

It’s understandable then that reactions have been so mixed since his brother, Raul Castro, announced that the 90-year-old had died early this morning. 

In Cuba itself, a period of mourning has been announced on the island until 4 December, when his ashes will be laid to rest in Santiago.

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While in Miami, Florida, Cuban Americans who fled Castro’s oppressive regime celebrated his death in the streets by banging pans and drinking champagne. 

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Members of Leftists organizations in India organized a remembrance rally in Kolkata.

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While flowers littered the Cuban embassy in Moscow, Russia.

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President Obama, who ended the United State’s embargo of Cuba, said in a statement that “history will judge the enormous impact” of Cuba’s late leader on the world. While president-elect Donald Trump was far less diplomatic in his reaction. 

Reactions on social media have seen just as mixed.

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21 Perfect Gifts For The Whiskey Drinker In Your Life

As the temperature continues to drop this winter, why not keep warm with America’s greatest beverage — whiskey?

This holiday season, avoid discussing politics or getting trampled in Black Friday stampedes for Apple products… Go with the classic gifts that any whiskey drinker will love. 

Needing some inspiration? Behold:

  1. Whiskey-Infused Coffee

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    Why not combine your two favorite things?

  2. Helpful Socks

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    Who wouldn’t want socks that can verbalize what we struggle to say out loud?

  3. A Mini Whiskey Making Kit

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    If you want something done right, do it yourself. Surely, this applies to alcohol?

  4. Irish Whiskey Barrel Wooden Cufflinks

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    Wear your heart (and your interests) on your sleeve.

  5. Whiskey-Scented Candles

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    Your kitchen never smelled better (or more like a bar).

  6. Whiskey Stones

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    Real whiskey drinkers skip don’t do ice cubes.

  7. Whiskey Candy

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    Just keep them away from the kids.

  8. Scotch Lip Balm

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    Soothing and… hydrating?

  9. Whiskey-Flavored Toothpicks

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    If you’re going to indulge in the disgusting habit of tooth-picking, might as well make it taste good. 

  10. Fireball LED Bar Lamps

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    The ultimate college throwback.

  11. A Whiskey Advent Calendar

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    What better way to ring in the Christmas season?

  12. Bourbon Marshmallows

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  13. Whiskey Aftershave

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    So you can smell delicious (and drunk) all day. 

  14. Whiskey Perfume

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    Because whiskey scent is not reserved for men. 

  15. A Whiskey Necklace

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    For chemistry nerds and people with drinking problems.

  16. Barrel Stave Whiskey Flights

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    For all kinds of family fun over the holidays.

  17. A Jack Daniel’s Nightlight

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    Whiskey does help you sleep at night, so it seems like appropriate night light material. 

  18. A Whiskey Barrel Coffee Table

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    …If you’re looking to shell out some serious cash this holiday season.

  19. The Book Of “101 Whiskies To Try Before You Die”

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    We all need life goals. 

  20. An Honest Sign

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    You know it’s true.

  21. A Political Tote

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    It’s important for your family to know where you stand this holiday season. Avoid conflict this way!

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Grandma Who Accidentally Texted Teen Keeps Promise Of Inviting Him To Thanksgiving

Last week, a tweet by 17-year-old Jamal Hinton of Mesa, Arizona, went viral after he received an accidental text from someone else’s grandma. The teen was accidentally added to a Thanksgiving family group chat started by Wanda Dench, who had intended to add her own grandson but got the number wrong.

Dench didn’t know she’d got the number wrong until Hinton asked for a selfie to see if his own grandma had just got a new phone. 

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A tweet by Hinton, sharing the hilarious exchange, quickly went viral and acquired more than 200,000 retweets.

But what seemed to get the most attention was Dench’s promise that Hinton could still come around for Thanksgiving dinner because “that’s what grandmas do… feed every one.” 

And you’ll be pleased to know that yesterday, grandma kept her end of the deal.

Dench told ABC 15 that Hinton had indeed come over for Thanksgiving dinner, and that it was destiny that the two meet. “This wasn’t me, it’s come from God above. He’s just using us as his tools and vessels to bring a message to others.”

And Twitter loved it too.

It looks like it was a lot of fun.

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Corona Beer Founder Makes Everyone In His Tiny Home Village A Millionaire

Back in August, Antonino Fernández, the founder of the Corona beer empire, died at the age of 98. And in news that has just recently emerged, he left a little surprise for the residents of a poor town in which he grew up. 

Cerezales del Condado is a small town of 80 people in Spain. When Fernández was growing up as one of 13 children, his family battled poverty. Like many children in the area, he had to drop out of school at 14 so he could help his family by working in the fields. 

But this week, the town had jubilant celebrations after it emerged that Fernández had left every single person in the town 2.35 million euros ($ 2.5 million) in his will. That’s a total of  $ 210 million if you’re counting.

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Maximino Sanchez, who owns a bar in the village, told the Diario de León newspaper: “We never had any pesete (money) before. I don’t know, what we would have done without Antonino.”

Following the devastating Spanish Civil War, Fernández moved to the town of Leon in northern Spain, where he married his wife Cinia González Díez.

Fernández moved to Mexico in 1949, at age 32, to work in the warehouse of his wife’s uncle. He worked his way up through the ranks, becoming CEO in 1971, and eventually using that position to found Corona, one of the biggest beer companies in the world.

This move is no surprise to those who knew Fernández, the billionaire was honored by the former King of Spain for charitable deeds. His most notable was the establishment of a service that helped disabled people look for work. 

The village is also getting a brand new cultural center, paid for out of his inheritance and a local non-profit foundation with 300 employees is getting an undisclosed amount of money. 

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Man Drops His iPhone In Lake While Ice Fishing, Finds Out It Still Works Over A Year Later

It’s ice fishing season again, so strap on your boots, make sure your auger is working, and try to find a secure place for your phone so it doesn’t fall into the lake. That last part happened to Michael Guntrum last year while he was out ice fishing with a few friends.

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In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Guntrum relived the moments that led up to him becoming iPhoneless. “We were having negative-25-degree weather, so me and two buddies went ice fishing. We were sitting in our portable shanty, and I got a bite on my rod. I laid the phone on my lap, and it slipped off. Instead of landing flat in the snow, it hit its edge and rolled into the hole. I caught the fish — it was a blue gill — but it wasn’t worth it.”

And that was that. The lake was later drained due to a structural deficiency in its dam, and that’s when things took an interesting turn. Daniel Kalgren, a mechanical engineer by profession and part-time treasure hunter based solely on the fact that he owns a metal detector, took a ride to the area that used to be the lake and went for a walk in hopes of finding things that people tossed overboard.

When his metal detector started going off, he dug, and soon found Guntrum’s old iPhone 4 under 6 inches of mud. Not expecting much, he took it home, cleaned it, placed it in rice to dry, then charged the phone. After 2 days, it was alive.

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Kalgren then looked up Guntrum’s number and sent him a picture of the phone. “I had just been talking about that lake early that day. It was eerie,” Guntram recollected. “He sent me a picture and asked, ‘Does this look familiar?’ and I recognized the screensaver.”

The phone’s case, made by Ottorbox, probably had a lot to do with the phone’s survival. Kalgren has an iPhone 6 himself, though in a LifeProof case, and seeing the screen of this old phone light up again has further indoctrinated strengthened his allegiance to Apple products.

Currently, the phone is in the hands of the United States Postal Service, making its way to Guntrum. When asked what he planned on doing with the phone, he simply replied, “My mom needs a smartphone, so I’ll give it to her.”

(h/t BuzzFeed)

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