More than 3 million cats enter animal shelters and rescues each year. According to the ASPCA, 1.6 million of these cats found their permanent homes. So, one might argue that shelter and rescue workers are the fairy godparents who help cats realize their goals.
The wonderful journey to home is not simple for some felines. Many cats end up at shelters because they are sick, wounded, or terrified. Some people have never experienced what it’s like to be at home, while others have lost it. Whatever their backstory, many cats find their happy ending through adoption owing to the tireless efforts of cat lovers.
Cat parents have shared their experiences with rescue and adoption on social media, and the images are really beautiful!
Adoption Makes Feline Dreams Come True
“A little love can really make such a difference,” says the cat that went from a sickly kitten to a healthy cat.
“At the shelter, Furiosa was a shy, scared little sweetheart. She fell in love with her new father right away. She’s the definition of a daddy’s girl.”
Shirley, the kitten, found healing and a home just a week after jumping out of the garbage…
Binx was saved by his family after a terrifying storm in which he lost his cat mom and injured his eye, but “luckily these lovely people rescued me and my sister.”
Adoption made this skinny kitten into a healthy and happy “foster fail” in just 6 months!
Tiny Martin was found hungry and with an eye infection, but now he’s a pampered baby with his very own heating blanket, which has proven to be “his literal dream come true,” as “this kid LIVES to be comfortable and warm!”
Adoption changes feral cats into loving felines! Ask Jacqueline the cat about the love in her mother’s hugs, and she’ll tell you everything about it…
Mimi McQueen was a sick kitten when she joined her family, but today she’s a healthy girl who takes her daughter role seriously, giving, and caring for others. “I’ve got to tell you, it’s been a lot of work… There’s a lot of tuna to eat and a lot of birds to scare away so I can save my mother.”
“I found this little boy abandoned and hungry ten months ago; today he’s a pampered little prince.”
Hello, my name is Billy. He was in poor health with a mouth full of rotten teeth, but after surgery and plenty of love following adoption, his mother says, “I’d say he’s doing quite well.” We agree!
Rescue and adoption give cats and kittens a second shot at life, as these images demonstrate. Adoption makes feline dreams come true for these cats, who are happy and healthy in their loving homes.