"I found him in the trash. I named him Shadow because he followed me everywhere."
Maggie the Little Tuxedo Girl
She’s too cute for words.
She knows exactly how to melt our hearts.
She was rescued by the Tonis Kitty Rescue in San Francisco and is now being cared for by Josh Norem of The Furrtographer.
What she needs next is a forever loving home!
Saving just one pet won’t change the world, but the world will change for that one pet.
Shelter Stories by ©MuttsComics - Patrick McDonnell
When this little chimp was abandoned by his mother his future looked grim. But thanks to the unlikely intervention of a huge bull mastiff and her adorable litter of four puppies, his life was soon a lot happier. The chimpanzee was born at a Russian zoo and was taken home by one of the staff after it became clear he had not bonded with his mother. By chance, her 100lb bull mastiff had just given birth and the dog was soon treating the new addition as one of the family.
Via Daily Mail
Via kilkennycat: Shelter cats are waiting for you!
"We’ll be together again someday."
Photo/caption via Cheezburger
Comic by ©cat versus human:
Our new kitten.
Actually we have four, plus their mom (she was a stray). We now have 8 cats and a large dog.
Did you know squirrels will adopt another squirrel’s baby if that baby’s mother was killed or has gone missing?
"Forever Home… Those who arrive, survive."
(Please adopt, save a life.)
Photo by ©ScaarAT
Wayfaring Felines: sweet cats in need of a loving forever home.
Adorable comic by 8bitrevolver:
This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.
A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!
Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.
All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.
Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!
"Look what I did, you stupid!"
PLEASE SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR PETS! Every year millions of animals are euthanized because there are simply no homes for them.
Photo via cute-overload
Artist Creates Surreal Pictures With Shelter Animals To Help Find Them New Homes
Talented Hungarian photographer Sarolta Ban (whom we wrote about here and here) is back with more of her distinctive surreal images, but this time there’s a noble purpose behind her work – each image is meant to portray a shelter animal in a new light and help them find a loving home.
Everything seems to have begun with one image of a white dog that, according to Ban’s Facebook, she adopted. She went on to create a whole series of images featuring furry friends that are looking for homes.
She also started collecting images of animals from all over the world that are looking for homes. She plans to create beautiful images for them as well, and will gift copies of these beautiful images to the people that choose to adopt them.
“Abandoned dogs sadly have really few chances to appear on a photo that will help them get out of the shelter… [one] that stands out from the crowd, and ‘speaks’ to a person,” she explains on the project’s page.
If you enjoy her artwork, be sure to check out her page as well and buy a print or even get acquainted with a new furry friend!
Via Bored Panda
Fluffy Chicken Saved From Laboratory Becomes Best Friends With Abandoned Two-legged Chihuahua
These two adorable and unlikely animal friends, Penny the chicken and Roo the two-legged Chihuahua, met each other through Alicia Williams, who works at Duluth Animal Hospital in the U.S. She saved both animals from almost certain death.
Roo was found in a ditch by the side of the road. Because he was found missing two legs, it was suspected that he had been born deformed at a backyard puppy breeder’s home and was abandoned because it would have been difficult to sell him. Penny, a silkie chicken, had been rescued from a laboratory that otherwise would have put her down. “She was an experimental chicken in the program and she had run the course of the experiment, so that was it for her,” Williams told the Gwinnett Daily Post. “I asked if I could have her instead of them doing anything with her. I brought her home.”
The two have developed liking for each other and spend a lot of time together. The animal hospital has taken to publishing the two pals’ antics on their Facebook page, attracting a great deal of attention from animal lovers around the world. Williams even says that clients have scheduled their visits around Penny and Roo’s schedules.
Via Bored Panda