Rescued creatures large and small contributed to the year's headlines.
Cat resuscitated after fire
A 12-year-old cat that was resuscitated by Glendale firefighters during an apartment fire in February was adopted from the Pasadena Humane Society after its former owners, who were contacted, according to fire officials, did not come forward to take it.
The black cat with golden eyes, named Glinda, was brought back to life after firefighters administered oxygen atop a nearby car. She was saved from a blaze at the Fort Dearborn Home complex in the 400 block of West Doran Street.
The cat recuperated in an oxygen chamber and was taken care of by the Pasadena Humane Society until she was adopted.
Race horse rescued
In August, a Glendale horse rescue found a home for a former race horse that won hundreds of thousands of dollars on the track but sold for just $30 at an auction.