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 trip 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.
“At the shelter, Furiosa was a shy, terrified little sweetheart. She fell in love with her new father right away. She’s the epitome of a daddy’s daughter.”
Shirley the kitten found healing and a home just one week after climbing out of the garbage…
Binx was rescued by his family during a terrifying storm in which he lost his cat mom and injured his eye, but “luckily these lovely people discovered me and my sister.”
Adoption transformed this scrawny cat into a healthy and happy ‘foster fail’ in just 6 months!
Martin was discovered hungry and with an eye illness, but now he’s a pampered baby with his own heating blanket, which is “his literal dream come true, this boy LIVES to be comfortable and warm!”
Adoption transforms feral cats into loving felines! Ask Jacqueline the cat about the enchantment in her mother’s hugs, and she’ll tell you everything about it…
Mimi McQueen was a fragile 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 pigeons to drive away in order to save my mother.”
“I discovered 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 with surgery and plenty of love following adoption, his mother says, “I’d say he’s doing quite well.” We concur!
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 permanent homes.