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Popular YouTuber, Claire of Kittisaurus, has welcomed 3 new cats into her very large cat family! When Claire heard of a cat, and it's 2 kittens, in need of help, she quickly jumped to the rescue! Claire decided to look after them for a while, not knowing then that they would forever join the family.

Now, NaNa, DoDo, and ToTo, have officially joined the giant clan and found their new forever home! Let's see how they've managed to settle in!

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This is the story of the tiniest, most adorable puppy who was abandoned and found in a cat colony. 

There's is no way to know how long the puppy was in the cat colony for before he was found by the people who come and feed the cats who are left there. It could have been a couple hours before the lucky discovery, and it could have been days. Regardless, the cats were calm around him and practically acted as adoptive parents until the puppy was found. 

Luckily, the puppy was discovered by good people who immediately took it to the vet to be taken care of. Even more luckily, the puppy was later adopted into his new forever home. A happy ending to a sad story of abandonment, and we are so happy. 

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Getting used to your new forever home is never an easy task, especially for an older cat. But with a loving family who only want the best for the kitty, eventually, even the most stubborn and scared cat will learn to love its forever parents. It's just a matter of love, gentle pets, and patience. 

Check out this week's animation of Earnie's diary, where he slowly but surely learns to trust his new family. And prepare the happy crying tissues, because this is something that every cat owner and lover out there will relate to: the process all the way from the hiss, to the first touch, to them scratching you out because they can't stop kneading you. It's love, guys. 

Animation by @sleepyskele, check out his portfolio and his Fiverr.

Check out last week's adoption animation right here!

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Scared And Sweet Adopted Kitten Discovering New Home (Viral Imgur Thread)

It's never easy to bring a new kitten home. All you want is for the kitten to be happy and cozy and understand that you mean it no harm. Sometimes, it takes a while for the kitten to discover and get used to its new home. But eventually, they see the loving adoptive parents that we are and give us a chance

Such is the story of Melfi, MickDuncher's adoptive kitten. For a whole week, she hid in the bedroom and didn't leave, scared of her new environment full of new humans and animals. But now, she's a happy girl, and we're happier for it. 

imgur thread about a kitten getting used to its new home thumbnail includes two pictures including a tiny kitten sitting on the stairs and another of two cats on a bed together '"She lived in our bedroom for the first weeks and wouldn't come down but a few steps." - MickDuncher'
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Before And After Adoption: Garbage Pile Kitten

Every little kitten matters - whether it's one you found in a shelter, one that followed you home from the street or one that your neighbors accidentally found in their burn tile. All the little furballs deserve a chance at a good life in an incredible forever home. This little garbage kitten thankfully found a home just like that.

Imgur user MickDuncher shares the story of their adopted kitten - before and after adopting here, and it is so positive and wholesome it makes our hearts soar. The baby is living with another rescued garbage kitty who's her BFF and am unspecified number of dogs, one of whom she hugs falls asleep on every single night. 

Yes, it really is that cute.

imgur thread about a kitten who was found in a garbage pile thumbnail includes two pictures including a kitten with a dog and a kitten sleeping on the headrest of a sofa '"First day home. My neighbors found some kittens in their burn pile. AB was one of the only two who made it." - MickDuncher'
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Shelters Report Not Having Any Animals Left To Adopt

It may be the best thing to come out of 2020! The animal shelters in the Washington area are experiencing a rare and unique occurrence... the amount of dogs available for adoption is increasingly limited! Thanks to the mess of 2020 and everyone pretty much forced to stay at home for a majority of the year, people turned to adoption as a source of comfort and meaning. 

Cindy Sharpley, founder, and director of Last Chance Animal Rescue, a nonprofit animal shelter in Waldorf, had this to say about the rare phenomenon, "We thought people would stop adopting because they would need to conserve their money, but that hasn't happened. It's been just the opposite. They're going like hotcakes. We can hardly keep them in stock."

Another animal shelter, Lucky Dog Animal Rescue in Arlington said it's expecting to end 2020 by helping around 3,385 pets find their forever home! The year prior, they were about to help about 1,800 find homes. Shelter Animals Count, which runs a database and is able to track all the shelter and rescue activities reported that 26,000 more pet adoptions in 2020 than the year before. This number comes from about 500 rescue organizations across the country.

There has been such a demand for animals, that shelters across the country simply do not have enough animals to keep up with this increasing demand.

Mirah Horowitz, executive director of Lucky Dog, had to make some changes to keep up with the demand, and that meant moving the operation online! Horowitz told Washington Post, "Anyone who felt like, 'I can't adopt an animal because I'm at work all day' is now finding they're at home. People want a pet for companionship and to give kids a sense of responsibility and a playmate."

Here are a few people who adopted during these uncertain times and their new forever soulmates:

Story via Washington Post

animal shelters running out of animals - thumbnail of happy people with their adopted dogs
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Cheezburger Users Share Their Pets' Wholesome Adoption Stories

We, animal lovers, enjoy nothing more than hearing wholesome, adorable, and heartwarming animal news stories. Animal stories with a happy endings never fail to make us smile, and we know that you guys are exactly the same. So, when you decide to share some of your pets' stories with us, we decide to say "thank you for making us smile" by sharing them with everyone else and hopefully making them smile too!

All animals have their stories, whether they're cute, heartwarming, or so funny they make your stomach hurt. Come share your pet's story in our new community on Facebook: ICanHas Storytime. Give us as many details about the story as you have, don't forget to attach pictures and videos of your fluffball, and your baby might get its own feature story on Cheezburger, where more people will smile because of it.

collection of pet adoption stories from cheezburger users thumbnail includes a picture of a tiny kitten cuddling with a huge dog '"I got a message from a friend saying they had found an abandoned kitten on the side of the road. He... had both eyes matted shut from infection, and one eye severely swollen. I spent all the money I had at the time ($300) to get his eye removed to save his life. He is about to be 4 now, and he has never and will never want for food or love ever again. Cayden is my b'
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Journey Of Malnourished And Sick Dog Getting Rescued By NASA Pilot

The story of Dobby the doggo is one that'll really make you feel like the year started off the right way. It showcases how every animal, no matter where and in what condition, deserves care and love and how important working as a team is. It took a lot of people to help Dobby, but it was more than worth it in the end

From being malnourished and sick into a forever home with an amazing NASA pilot dad who we know will do anything for her, Dobby is now a a happy pupper, and we are happy for her as well as incredibly thankful to everyone who helped her along the way.

Read her story and go through the rollercoaster that it is, and for more heartwarming dog stories, read about a dog who was mistreated for barking learning to bork again.

viral imgure thread of a sick dog getting rescued and adopted by a NASA pilot thumbnail includes two pictures including a malnourished dog on the ground and another of a happy dog on grass '"While super sweet, Dobby was not in great shape when we first met her. She was malnourished and had a pretty bad case of mange." -kdoremus105'
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For us, adoption day is always a happy day. We get to pick up our favorite little furball and take them to their new forever home where they'll be loved and cherished for the rest of their lives. But what does adoption look like through the eyes of the kitty itself, especially when it's an older kitty who has been in the shelter for a while, waiting for its new family? Allow Earnie - our resident senior cat - to show you. 

All of our dedicated readers have already heard of Meowmoirs, but for those of you who are new: Meowmoirs is a diary written by our resident senior cat who's name is Earnie. He goes through endless intense and world-changing adventures, writing about a new one every single week. Of course, his whole adventure starts with his adoption day. If you wanna read more of his thoughts about it, his reactions to the new home and his new family, read the full entry right here

Animation by @sleepyskele, check out his portfolio and his Fiverr.

For the next animation in the series, click right here!

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Japanese Inn Allows Sleepovers With Cats To Encourage Adoption

This is the greatest idea ever!

If you've always wanted a cat, and just wasn't sure about what living and sleeping with a cat would be like, this one Japanese Inn located in the hot spring town of Yugawara, Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan might be the answer to your questions! My Cat Yugawara, a lovely inn that has a really unique offering... the chance of having a sleepover trial with a potential adoptee! 

In Japan, inns are known as 'ryokans,' and you'll be able to distinguish a ryokan from any common inn, a ryokan has more a minimalist design, futons for sleeping on a mat on the floor, traditionally paper walls, and communal baths (in this case, hot springs as well). What truly sets this inn apart from others is the opportunity to help cats find a forever home. Potential cat owners, who are unsure about living with a cat due to various living conditions, can really have their eyes opened by booking a room with a cuddly and adorable feline. Some rooms at the inn can house up to five people, letting a whole family experience a day in the life of having a cat. 

inn that offers sleepover with cats for potential future cat owners - thumbnail of inn and cats
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Smiling Fox Cub Gets Adopted And Befriends Two Dogs After Its Brother Was Run Over

What started off tragic ended up leading to a heartwarming friendship between a fox and two doggos. Cliodhna O'Leary, a 29-year-old animal lover from Cork, Ireland, used to be visited by two foxes from time to time - a brother and sister. But one day, tragically, the brother got run over and died. O'Leary, having grown attached to the beautiful smiling foxes, decided to adopt the 2-week-old fox who lost her brother into her own little family, and in an incredible turn of events, she "watched in awe as the creature befriended her pug and springer spaniel puppy."

Read more about the tragic story and the amazing friendship below!

story about a fox cub whose brother got run over getting adopted and becoming friends with a dog and a puppy thumbnail includes a picture of a smiling for and a picture of a woman holding a pug and a fox smiling in the background
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Dog That Hated Adopted Puppy At First Now Loves Her (Viral Thread)

It's always a worry - whether the new pet you bring home will get along with the one that you already have. We hope for the best, but when it doesn't go the way we hope, we find ourselves a little devastated. Imgur user monachopsisss experienced that same fear with their 2-year-old lab and the new puppy that they adopted and shared it in this imgur thread

But, the story of these two doggos is one that brings hope. Just because your adopted pet doesn't immediately get along with the pet you have, doesn't mean that they never will. It'll take time, but with enough love and care all around, they will most likely start getting along just like these two beauties. 

viral imgur thread about a dog who hated the new adopted puppy at first then grew to love it thumbnail includes two pictures of a Labrador and a Labrador puppy '"we got a puppy a month ago, and our two year old lab HATED her. little pup wanted to be best friends and couldn’t understand what she did wrong. last week, big pup finally gave her a chance" - monachopsisss'
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Tumblr Thread: Dog Previously Mistreated For Barking Learns To Bork Again

Every adopted pet has a past- a story that we don't know and wish we did. Normally, we only know a little bit. And with Ezri, what we know is enough to break our hearts and then melt our hearts. 

The tumblr user fire-is-her-water shared the story of their adopted doggo. The little they know of Ezri's past is that Ezri used to be abused as well as mistreated every time she barked. Now, in the hands of fire-is-her-water, in a loving home, it was time for Ezri to relearn how to bark again. And through months of work and many, many treats, she let her voice be heard again. 

Turns out, Ezri is a pupper that doesn't actually bark much - she borks. And the video of it will make your heart absolutely burst. 

Thank you to fire-is-her-water for being a totally amazing doggo parent and for giving this amazing dog the home and love that she deserves

tumblr thread about an abused dog getting adopted and learning to bark again thumbnail includes a picture of a dog '"When I got her, she’d been abused and would cower and pee at almost everything, and had been mistreated when she’d barked, so she never would. I had to re-teach her to bark by gathering her whole human pack and having everyone bark and howl and feed her treats and pet her till she got excited enough to join in."'
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Meet The Newly Adopted Faces Of The Week (42 Images + 3 Vid)

Happy New Year, beautiful readers! 

Welcome to 'I Can Has Cheezburger' original weekly segment -- meet the newly adopted faces of the week! As a special gift to all of you, we gathered up ALL the newly adopted faces from this past week for a mega-wholesome feel. We absolutely adore seeing all these newly adopted faces and it just makes our hearts burst knowing they'll have a loving and forever home this new year. 

A huge thank you to all those who have recently adopted, to all those who have adopted, and to those who will adopt in the future! You are making such a difference in these animals' lives, because of you they get to live happily and be loved unconditionally. And a mega heartfelt thank you to those who have adopted an older animal or those who might require some extra tender love and care. You are our forever heroes, thank you for giving him a second chance at a wonderful life. 

If you recently adopted a pet share an image with us in the comments below or send us a DM on Facebook to be featured on next week's list! 

all the newly adopted rescue animals of the week - thumbnail of smiling kitten "We may have adopted a tiny snow leopard"
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Thirty Most Positive Animal News Stories Of December

There no better way to end this month - and this year - than with some wholesome animal positivity


With all the difficult to hear news out there every day, all we wanna do is turn off the news, get off our phones and not look at news ever again. But this news list is one that we promise you won't want to turn away from, because it is all animals and only positivity. It is the celebration of happy-ending stories, new and exciting discoveries, heroes who save animals, and sometimes even hero animals who save humans. 

So, please, enjoy this nothing-but-animal positivity collection of our favorite news stories and start the year off with a true smile on your face and some actually good news to talk to your friends and family about. Have an amazing year, animal lovers, and may next month have as many, if not more, positive animal news stories!

collection of the most positive animal news stories of December 2020 thumbnail includes two pictures including one of a dog with prosthetic hind legs wearing a medal and another of two tiny possums sitting on someone's fingers
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Tumblr Thread: Saving And Adopting A Helpless Stray Kitten

All it takes is a little kindness to change an animal's life. This heartwarming tumblr thread proves just that. This tiny kitten, later named Nux, was found at the bottom of violetohara's stairs, and though it was a bit hard to catch the kitten at first, violetohara immediately knew that if they catch the little thing, they'll adopt her right away.

And that's exactly what happened. The kitten was sick, had burrs and sticks in her fur and was clearly unwell, but all it took is a visit to the vet and one day in her new forever home for her to start purring and become of of the cutest kittens in the whole world. Nux is still doing great, of course, because with a forever home as loving as this, who wouldn't?

tumblr thread about a stray kitten getting rescued thumbnail includes two pictures including of a stray scared kitten and another of the same kitten looking happy 'Skin - What a difference a day makes! Took this little guy to the vet, got the fleas and dirt washed off him, got some antibiotics for a slight cold, but he is otherwise fine. Kneading and purring up a storm, eating a lot and being heart-crushingly adorable.'
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