One man is taking on homelessness by tapping into the tiny-house craze that’s sweeping the nation right now.
It all started after Los Angeles resident Elvis Summers noticed a 60-year-old woman in his neighborhood sleeping in the dirt a few doors down from where he lived. Feeling like it was his duty as a fellow human to try and do something to help the poor woman, he decided to build a tiny home for her out of recycled materials.
It took Summers five days to build the home, which comes complete with a window and sturdy wheels to move it between different locations. These materials, including the wheels and two locks for the front door, cost him about $500.
His words say it all: “Nobody should be homeless, especially in one of the richest countries in the world.”
Feeling inspired by what he’d managed to do in such a short time, Summers founded My Tiny House Project LA. He’s already built over 30 tiny houses for homeless people across the city.
Our Indian friends at Animal Aid Unlimited recently discovered a street dog that was in desperate need of help — and would’ve died without a rescue. The pup was suffering from a maggot-infested neck wound that was both threatening her life and making it miserable.
Without treatment she would have died in a day or two. Luckily they got to her in time and she’s been transformed into the most adorable, happy little dog now!
This baby bunny doesn’t hop. Instead, he glides and slides his way around the house on a custom-made wheelchair — assembled from a $1 skateboard toy and a mini sock.
The tiny bun, who’s been fittingly named Wheelz, has come a long way since he was bitten by an adult rabbit after wandering away from his nest. Wheelz was found stiff and frozen by farmer Jason Ambrosino, who managed to bring the bunny inside and save his life. Now, Ambrosino, with the help of his friend Christine Griffith, is doing everything in his power to make sure Wheelz has a happy life, having adopted the little guy and made him these sweet wheels!
There are plenty of stories about fire fighters and police officers being called to rescue cats stuck in trees, but when officials in Fairfield Township, Ohio, got a call about a potbelly pig that was stuck in a dumpster, they were stunned.
The pig had gotten into the dumpster after two teens got tired of carrying it down a road and decided to take a break. Not wanting their pig to run away, the teens decided to put the animal into a nearby dumpster. They later found out that this probably wasn’t such a great idea. They simply couldn’t get the pig back out and had to call 911. After police and an animal rescue group got it out, the teens admitted that caring for it was too much, and they ultimately gave it up for adoption. Fortunately, a kind police officer gave the pig a loving home.
You should always be very careful about taking in an animal that you might not be able to care for. Sure, potbelly pigs are cute, smart, kind creatures — but they also grow up to be a lot larger than most people realize.