Animals do what they were designed to do; they don’t kill each other for fun or out of boredom, and they respect the ecosystem. Anyone who’s owned a dog (or many other types of pet) knows that many animals also feel true affection, loyalty, remember friends (and enemies) and are very forgiving of their people. I wish we could say the same of some humans. Animals don’t need “saving” because they don’t choose evil. I think there will be animals in the afterlife, yes.