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Good News Tuesday: Ebola, No Kill Shelters, Donating a Bonus, and Tiger Come Back

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Ebola May Be Curable!

Two experimental medications appear to dramatically boost survival rates for this disease which was once thought to be incurable.

“From now on, we will no longer say that Ebola is incurable,” said Jean-Jacques Muyembe, director general of the Institut National de Recherche Biomedicale.

Here’s the hopeful article.

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Delaware Becomes the First “No Kill” Animal Shelter in the US

Best Friends Animal Society announced at its annual conference last month that Delaware has become the first no kill US shelter. To be considered “no kill” a state has to save at least 90% of the dogs and cats who come to their shelters. I’m guessing this makes allowances for the animals who are terminally ill, etc. to be euthanized.  Best Friends Animal Society’s goal is to make all US animal shelters “no kill” by 2025. They’re off to a good start. We as individuals can all do our part by spaying or neutering our pets and always adopting from a shelter instead of a breeder. Here’s the story from Good Morning America.

School Superintendent Donates 10,000 Bonus to Seniors Applying for College

Grant Rivera, a school superintendent in Georgia, is eligible for a bonus every three years. In this CBS article he says, “I don’t believe that a bonus provided by the board should be earned on the backs of the teachers.” Maybe that’s one of the reasons he donated his bonus to help students pay college application fees.

 

Tigers Are Coming Back  in India

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This Guardian article indicates that, while tigers seem to be reproducing more in protected areas, they need to be able to disperse into a wider range for the numbers to be stable.  That is one of the challenges. Still, the increase in numbers is a significant achievement. I would love for the US government to take notice and follow this example to protect threatened wildlife.

Here’s more about tigers:

 

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Christian, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again. I also paint angels.

12 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday: Ebola, No Kill Shelters, Donating a Bonus, and Tiger Come Back

    • Thank you for adding this story, Maggie. I love it! Sometimes we don’t know how much good our ripples create in the big picture or down the road. It’s a special treat to find this one. I’m so glad they found this young man and that he could re-connect with his rescuer.

  1. I was so happy to hear the news about Ebola.

  2. Like Dan, I’m happy to learn that we can now treat Ebola with success.

  3. i’m happy for the students,
    seniors, dogs, cats, tigers
    & all 🙂

  4. That is surprising good news about the tigers

  5. Thank you for sharing this. And I have to see say this – I am at the drawing board to draft out a newsletter series at work, and i am thoroughly inspired to have a “Good News” section after reading this 🙂

    Hope you have been well, JoAnna!

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