There is no shortage of callous, soulless people on our planet who extend their atrocities to animals in the name of science, profiteering or even pleasure. Then there are these animal lovers who go out of their way to provide comfort to these voiceless members of the kingdom Animalia.
First up is a firefighter with a respirator, resuscitating a mama cat while her kitten looks on.
An elephant in Thailand receives new prosthetic leg after stepping on a landmine.
This paraplegic canine has a portable ramp to get into its owner's truck.
They say a dog is a man's best friend. It sure looks like it in this picture.
In China, animal rescuers paid around $8,000 to buy all the dogs that were already in a truck on its way to the slaughterhouse. This is a picture taken after they brought all the dogs to their center.
Keeper at Rhino conservancy sleeps with three orphaned rhino calves.
The selflessness in this man would moist anyone's eyes.
Another injured kitten is getting oxygen here.