These Stories Of Pets Finding Their Forever Homes Will Give You All The Feels
Animal shelters and rescues are filled with dogs and cats that are looking for loving homes. Approximately 3.2 million shelter animals are adopted each year, many of whom come from less than happy conditions. Here are some amazing, transformative stories of cats and dogs who went from terrible circumstances to happy homes.
Ogre To Cutie
This poor pup earned the name Shrek because of the swamp-monster-like mane of fur he had when he was brought into the shelter. His thick, over-grown fur was caked with mud, his legs were covered in sores, and a burr had lodged itself in his eye. After removing 3.5 pounds of matted fur he looked like a new dog and was soon on his way to a new forever home.
From Mouse To Cat
When a litter of kittens was brought into Fabulous Felines Rescue, a nonprofit cat rescue organization in Bentonville, Arkansas, there was little hope that the smallest of the bunch would survive. Despite being two or three weeks old, Stuart Little weighed less than the normal weight for a newborn should, and had a severe eye infection and flea infestation. The staff refused to give up on the little kitten though, and he pulled through and was adopted by one of the shelter’s volunteers.
Trash To Treasure
You might not be able to tell from the first picture, but Treasure is a 2-year-old full bred poodle. She was severely neglected before finding her way to Natchez-Adams County Humane Society, with her matted hair making it impossible to even walk. One visit to the vet later and Treasure is a brand new pooch.
Homeless to Hopeful
Mr. Biscuits was severely injured when he sought out a warm spot to sleep by crawling into an engine compartment and the unknowing driver drove a short distance with him trapped there. He had severe burns all over his body and several broken bones, but today he is a happy kitty whose foster mom became his forever mom.
An Amazing Transformation
Cedar was found at a golf course, hairless from stress and so underweight that his bones could be seen through his skin. He seemed to be waiting for someone that never came. After getting some vet care and some good meals in him, he looked unrecognizable. His new family renamed him, Buddy.
More in Cute
Serena Williams Just Got Honestly Real About Motherhood
Being a mom is the hardest job in the world. It can be even harder when you don’t feel like you’re...August 15, 2018
The Love These Dogs Have For Their Baby Brother Is Breaking The Internet
A lot of couples get a puppy before they have children. This has naturally led to the ever-so-popular baby announcements that...August 13, 2018
Dad Bods And Dogs Calendar Is The Definition Of Hilarity With A Cause
“Dad bods” have been a hit lately. If you’re still a little confused about what constitutes a dad bod, think beer...August 13, 2018
How One Video Of A Man And His Dog Will Change The Way You See Humanity
Sabrina la Grotteria was walking around her neighborhood in Italy one morning when she saw a man walking his dog. It...August 12, 2018
These Heartwarming Photos Of Pets Waiting For Babies To Enter The World Are Just Too Cute
You never know how children are going to react when they find out their parents are going to have a new...August 9, 2018
Librarian’s Brutally Honest Review of Children’s Book Will Have You Cracking Up
Sometimes, you get bored at work and you look for anything to help pass the time. That’s what an Imgur user,...August 8, 2018
Science Proves Dogs Will Do Anything To Save Their Owners
While it’s commonly known that dog owners love their furry friends dearly, science just proved the love is totally mutual. Thanks...August 7, 2018
How A Woman Playing Pokemon Go Ended Up With A Best Friend
Ela Okreša Đurić was ready to adopt a dog. For months she visited shelter after shelter but hadn’t connected with just...August 6, 2018
Brave 8-Year-Old With A Blood Disorder Fulfilled Her Dream To Swim With Mermaids
Suffering from a chronic illness as a young child can be devastating to a kid’s mental health and happiness. But this...August 3, 2018