Together We Can See The World
When grandpa Horst walked into the Best Friends adoption center, a cat with only one eye caught his attention. Just like the cat, grandpa Horst can only see through one eye.
“Horst and Mimi bonded at the Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in Salt Lake City just a few weeks ago,” Best Friends Animal Society – Utah wrote. After meeting Mimi, he knew right away that that was the cat for him.
“You can’t see out of your right eye, and I can’t see out of my left, but together we can see the world,” Horst said to his furry companion in his home in Colorado.
“My grandfather and Mimi are truly happy together! I haven’t seen him this happy in years,” said Horst’s granddaughter Heather.
Via Love Meow
"Omar and Seashells are rescues that bonded in foster care. Seashells was pregnant and when she gave birth, non-biological father Omar comforted her. These two need forever homes as well as the kittens when they are ready. Omar and Seashells need to stay together."
Photos by ©Southern California Siamese Rescue
"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!