Animals are amazing magical beings but unfortunately, not all of them have loving homes and families. But when someone opens up their home to shelter animals and stray animals, they blossom under all the love. It’s beautiful to see the animals realise that they are finally safe and are free to let down their guard. Here are 45 photos of rescued animals that prove that rescuing animals makes all the difference for the little creatures and gives them a second chance at life.
1. These cats are brothers. This man was only going to adopt one of them but when the adopters for the second cat dropped out, this man decided to adopt both of them.
2. Jubilee, the dog in the red bandana came from a breeder who thought she was too funny to be sold. But she found a loving home with this family of hoomans and doggos.
3. This sweet senior kitty got adopted so she doesn’t have to live in a shelter in her old age.
4. Meet Karen and Kevin. These siblings got adopted so they don’t ever have to know how tough life is on the streets.
5. Ruger was found in a box by the side of the road. Now he has hooman parents who love him.
6. First nap in the new forever family after being rescued.
7. He was living on the streets. Now he doesn’t have to suffer anymore.
8. The look of love after being rescued is adorable!
9. Initially this puppy was terrified of everything but is slowly learning to be less scared. This is him with his first squeaky toy.
10. They even look alike!
11. He is all smiles now that he is happily in his new home.
12. The cat is comforting the newly-rescued puppy.
13. The rescued Australian Shepherd was afraid of everyone and everything. Only the company of the other dog is comforting him.
14. The happy little smile says it all.
15. This 11-year-old kitty got adopted and him and the family’s 13-year-old daughter had an instant connection. They are already best friends.
16. When the hooman rescued this tiny white kitten, their adult cat hugged and comforted the baby cat to let her know she was safe.
17. New best friends. Basically friends forever.
18. The most adorable couple of kittens.
19. The daughter takes right after dad.
20. Perched on the hooman’s shoulder like a furry meowy little bird.
21. These two kitties have FIV and no one would adopt them. But a kind hooman adopted them so they can have a good life.
22. At the start, this kitty was really skittish but now he snuggles with his hooman every night.
23. These two got adopted together. They honestly look like the two old grumpy men from the muppets.
24. Took a long walk the day after getting adopted and now he’s all pooped out on the sofa.
25. This kitty followed a hooman home. Now this hooman has a cat. They are the Chosen One.
26. This cat chose her hooman and now they are both happy together.
28. This kitty lived her whole life of 7 months at a shelter but finally got a loving home.
29. This rescue cat has some glorious ear whiskers.
30. He’s so happy about being rescued he’s melting.
31. “Oh boy, can’t wait to go into my backyard, sniff all of my flowers and dig a hole in my lawn.”
32. This kitten is employed as a shirt warmer.
33. Ah, the elusive tree cat.
34. Meet Nick Fury. Life on the streets was hard for him but not anymore. He is safe now.
35. The dad finally convinced the mom to adopt the kitty and now the dad has been replaced.
36. Impulsive adoption of a kitten is probably the best impulsive desicion this person has ever made.
37. When his hooman died of old age, the hooman’s grandchild adopted this orange gentleman. They are both adjusting to life without their favourite person together.
38. These two brothers got adopted together from the shelter. Kudos to their new family for keeping these two together.
39. The cutest duo around.
40. For this newly adopted boy, there is no such thing as personal space, only space for more cuddles.
41. The big smile on her face is after hearing she’s getting adopted!
42. He was in a really awful home before but now he’s been rescued and is free to be his grumpy little adorable self.
43. This toothless 14-year-old senior kitty spent 4 years in a shelter. Now she finally has a place to call home and people to call family.
44. A 13-year-old senior kitty cat was surrendered to a shelter and was adopted by a wonderful family, her own furever family.
45. This old gent was rescued off of the mean streets and is having a splendid retirement.
Adoption and rescue of shelter and stray animals saves their lives and since having pets enriches our lives and fills us with happiness, it’s really a win-win all the way. Whenever possible adopt, don’t shop.