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Before And After Adoption Glow Ups: Aint Nothing A Little Love Can't Cure

Welcome back, folks! Welcome to another edition of before and after adoption glow ups! As usual, we hate to admit it, but animals are often underappreciated, neglected, and can end up in animal shelters or worse. The thought of an animal suffering makes us sick to our stomachs! On the flip side, adoption can be the most amazing thing to happen to an animal in this unfortunate situation. And we love seeing the beautiful difference that love and attention can make in a rescued animal's life. Every week, we highlight some of the most amazing pet adoption glow ups. The difference can be striking! 

If you would like to consider adopting a new faithful friend, head down to your local animal shelter today. Get to know some of the sweet souls that call the place home, who knows maybe they'll have a new place to call home by the end of the day! We hope we have proven that there is absolutely nothing that a little love and affection can not cure. These adoption glow ups pictures clearly back up our claim! We'll be back next week with more amazing adoption glow ups. For now, enjoy!


 

 

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Baby Squirrel Rescued From Parking Lot And Immediately Cared For

We are always quick to help animals in need! While in a parking lot, this Imgur user noticed a baby squirrel isolated and in need of medical attention! This little guy was scooped up and cared for promptly. We love a wholesome rescue story. They remind us of all the goodness that exists in a world where we often forget to appreciate the little things!

It is so important to be alert and attentive to your surroundings. Many animals when hurt or in distress isolate themselves and end up suffering in silence. If you happen upon an animal in distress, speak out! Post on social media! Call your local animal services! Do something! You might just be saving a life. And there is nothing more satisfying and good than that.

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Before And After Adoption Glow Ups: Aint Nothing A Little Love Can't Cure

We hate to admit it, but animals are often underappreciated, neglected, and can end up in animal shelters or worse. On the flip side, adoption can be the most amazing thing to happen to an animal in this unfortunate situation. Every week, we highlight some of the most amazing pet adoption glow ups. The difference can be striking! 

If you would like to consider adopting a new faithful friend, head down to your local animal shelter today. Get to know some of the sweet misunderstood souls that live there. We hope we have proven that there is absolutely nothing that a little love and affection can not cure. These adoption glow ups pictures clearly back up our claim! We'll be back next week with more amazing adoption glow ups. For now, enjoy!

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When Butter was first rescued, he was just a teeny, frail baby opossum. His mom had doubts that he would make it. She tended to his every need, feeding him healthily and steadily while monitoring his rapid growth. After a few days, it became clear that Butter would survive and only get stronger. What was not clear was that butter had no intention of being released into the wild, as opposed to Mom who initially thought that this would be the best move.

After letting him roam around outside it became painfully clear that Butter had no interest whatsoever in returning to the wild, he had grown quite comfortable in his new lifestyle and became particularly bonded to his loving rescuer/mama. He covers her face in kisses and showers her with all his affection. Watch him grow up to be the biggest snuggle bug in this awwdorable video!

Keep up with Butter on Instagram.

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Kitten Stuck In A Storm Drain Rescued By Caring Community Members

A whole community came together once a kitten was discovered trapped in a storm drain. Many neighbors gathered together to brainstorm all the options. We truly appreciate the attentive nature of this tight knit community and their swift rise to action. An animal was in need, and they were there to help!

It is so important to be alert and attentive to your surroundings. Many animals when hurt or in distress isolate themselves and end up suffering in silence. If you happen upon an animal in distress, speak out! Post on social media! Call your local animal services! Do something! You might just be saving a life. And there is nothing more satisfying and good than that. 

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Kitten Rescued From Under Pallet Finds Purrfect Forever Home

We are alllll about animal rescue and adoption! There are so many beautiful lost souls roaming around this world just looking for their purrfect forever home. We always say that rescuing an animal is one of the most beautiful and amazing things a person can do. Cats truly have so much love to give and they just want to share it with the people and fellow animals that care for them!

This kitty cat, later named Goose, was found under a pallet, alone, and struggling. Reddit user Webkiimz and her coworkers found the teeny weeny kitty and she took him in with intentions to find him a home. Well, one thing led to another and turns out the purrfect home for Goose, was hers! Sometimes, you can not help falling in love with a certain animal. Reddit users voiced their support and appreciation for this good deed and beautiful story. Enjoy!

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Before And After Adoption Glow Ups: Aint Nothing A Little Love Can't Cure

Unfortunately, we live in a world where animals are neglected and underappreciated all too often. They can even end up in animal shelters or even worse. Contrary to this sad reality, there are many many amazing individuals who go out of there ways to minimize this unfortunate truth. The amazing process of adoption can e the most amazing experience a neglected animal can go through! Every week, we highlight some of the amazing transformations that occur when a newly adopted animal is showered with love and affection.

The transformations that can occur even in a relatively short amount of time can be drastic! It just goes to show that there is nothing a little love cannot cure. These animals have so much love to give and they are just waiting, often in shelters or even on the streets, for their humans. We always recommend taking a trip down to your local shelter, if not to adopt than at least to get to know some of the amazing souls that call it home. Spread the word and encourage your friends to adopt today!

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Rescue Cat Shows Off Pawsome Polydactyl Mittens

Bruce the Rescue Cat is a very special kitty indeed! Bruce is a polydactyl cat, meaning that he was born with a couple extra toes. Due to this, he has very unique and beautiful mittens, featuring his polydactyly. He uses his extra thumbs to his advantage! Polydactyl Cats are totally pawsome and have an amazing genetic mutation.

"These cats sporting numerous toes are one of the most awesome and fascinating felines; albeit their appearance can be somewhat bizarre to folks who have never seen one. In the United States, these supernumerary-toed kitties have often been called "mitten cats" or "Hemingway" cats. Ernest Hemmingway (the best-selling author of "The Old Man and the Sea" and countless other famous popular classic novels) was a passionate cat lover. He was presented with Snowball (a polydactyl cat) as a personal gift by a ship's captain in 1933. Snowball went on to produce many litters of ploydactyl kittens (the gene passes on). As many as 50 of Snowball's ancestors are living the life of luxury today; spoiled and pampered by the staff at the Hemingway Home Museum in Key West, Florida."  Via Florida Wild Veterinary Hospital. Fun facts and lots of toe beans? Yes please.

 

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Therapy Doggo Saves A Life: Hats Off To Digby The Doggo (Twitter Thread)

Today we would like to share with you a very important story that we found while roaming through the depths of twitter. Digby is a full time service dog at Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service in England. He is often used to diffuse difficult situations and helps crews who have been exposed to trauma during talking therapy.

When the Fire and Rescue Service was called to the scene of a young woman considering taking her life, one of the service members had the amazing idea to bring in Digby the Diffuser. When Digby arrived on the scene, the young woman instantly smiled. She was offered the opportunity to play with Digby and she accepted, and in doing so her life was saved. Never underestimate the extent to which dogs can be therapeutic. The power of this awwmazing doggo literally saved a woman's life. We hope this person gets all the help she needs and deserves, and we are so thankful that Digby was there to help her! Digby gained quite a bit of twitter fame for his brave actions. Fellow doggos reached out to express their support for Digby! He was even offered a hot date! Way to go Digby, you are pawsitively awesome.

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Lost Dog Rescued By Ship Crew After Walking Through Arctic Ice For A Week

A dog who had been wandering around in the Arctic for more than a week has been rescued by a crew of a Russian ship! We can not even imagine how difficult and lonely this experience must have been for this poor pup, but we are overwhelmed with happiness that the doggo has been recovered and safely returned to his beloved owners.

 According to NBC News: "Sailors spotted the pup deep in the ice fields near the village of Mys Kamenny on the Yamal Peninsula, in northern Russia. Captain of the Alexander Sannikov icebreaker ship, Yegor Agapov, told sources that the dog approached the side of the vessel on the freezing landscape toward an oil terminal in the Gulf of Ob. Video footage showed the little white dog, named Aika, wagging her tail and walking carefully on the ice before the crew lowered a ladder for her to climb up."

"Navigation assistant Evgeny Nagibin said: 'We put out the ladder, by which the dog climbed aboard on its own. Later, with the help of mobile phone, we established contact with the local population, found the owner of the dog." Wow. We can't begin to imagine how difficult this must have been not only for Aika, but also for her owner Svetlana. Thank goodness Aika is alright and they have been reunited! 

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Circus Bear Living In Terrible Conditions Rescued And Brought To Sanctuary

Jambolina the circus bear is getting a second chance in life after being forced to perform in a Ukrainian circus for over a decade. Only a few weeks old, and Jambolina's circus training had already started, and since then, she had been kept locked in a tiny cage most of her life. That is until last week, when Four Paws an international animal welfare organization took the the bear, transporting her 1,500 miles to her new home - the Arosa Bear Sanctuary in Switzerland. 

Read more about Jambolina below!

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Pet of the Month: Chloë, 13-year-old Maltese mix, In Need of Tumor Removal Surgery

ICanHasCheezburger? is proud to present and partner with The Waggle Foundation, in a Pet of the Month initiative

Each month, we will be featuring a pet in critical need and needs financial help to survive. We will share their story, their adorable photos, and their journey with the help of unbelievably kind strangers. 

The Waggle Foundation is a unique crowd-funding platform. Their mission is to help reduce economic euthanasia in pets. Unfortunately, because of financial struggles families cannot afford to help their beloved pets. That is where the Waggle Foundation steps in. They strive to help each and every pet in need, and just as their motto says "No pet parent should lose their best friend because of financial hardship."

And we couldn't agree more.

100% of donations to pets on the Waggle crowdfunding platform go directly to the veterinary providers administering care and never to the pet owners. This way, Waggle provides the safety and security for all donors in a way that other crowdfunding platforms cannot guarantee, and is reassured that the pet gets the help it needs.

And with that, we would like to present Chloë!

For more information -->https://wagglefoundation.org/donations/icanhascheezburger-chloe/


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Heroes Of The Month: Celebrating Rescued Animals And Their Rescuers (November 2020)

Or tiny little animal friends have a tendency of getting themselves into trouble all the time. Pet owners and pet lovers alike know that. And though normally, it's little things like your cat getting its nail stuck in the curtains or your dogs getting its nose stuck somewhere because puepper just had to try to get that fly, sometimes, things get a lot more dangerous than that, and we have situations where animals truly need us to come to their rescue. 

Every single month, we cover as many stories as we can about these heroes- the people who put everything aside to save the little animals who've gotten themselves a bit too deep into the mud. And every single month, happily, there are too many stories to cover, so we make this little list for everyone, so that we can all give the most deserved appreciation to these heroes. 

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Pet of The Month: Leo, 10-Week Old Kitten, in Need of Emergency Leg Surgery

The Waggle Foundation is a crowd-funding platform that helps reduce economic euthanasia in pets, striving to help every pet in need, just as their motto says "No pet parent should lose their best friend because of financial hardship."

That's why ICanHasCheezburger is proud and excited to team up with the Waggle Foundation and to introduce the "Pet of the Month" initiative.

Each month ICanHasCheezburger will be featuring a critical pet in need of financial aid. Their story, the adorable pictures, and their incredible journey from the kindness of strangers. 

100% of donations to pets on the Waggle crowdfunding platform go directly to the veterinary providers administering care and never to the pet owners. This way, Waggle provides the safety and security for all donors in a way that other crowdfunding platforms cannot guarantee.

Without further ado, we would like to introduce Leo! 

Leo is a ten-week-old kitten that is believed to have been picked up and dropped by a hawk from a significant height, breaking his 2 front feet. Here is his story... 

For Donations & More Information: https://wagglefoundation.org/donations/icanhascheezburger-leo/

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A Group Of Volunteers Saves a Tiny Seal Who Was Stuck In Rocks For Hours

What started as a daily routine of relaxing on the rocks after a swimming session didn't go as planned for this adorable baby seal. 

Fortunately for the poor creature, a group of people who were walking on the beach, spotted him and called the kind-hearted volunteers of St. Mary's Island Wildlife conservation.


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Meet The Rare Golden Possums Of Australia

In 2018, The Boronia Veterinary Clinic in Australia announced on Facebook about a very rare and special guest at their clinic- a rescued brushtail possum with an incredible orange-yellow coat, often referred to as "Golden possums".  

 The real-life Pikachu was sadly found lying on the ground by a concerned rescuer when he was just five months old, after falling from her mom's back. After spending a night at Boronia Veterinary Clinic, she was placed with a wildlife carer.

Brushtail possums are usually a grayish color, but little Pikachu has a genetic mutation that means she lacks melanin. 

Turns out, those unusual colors may look beautiful to us but are actually posing a significant danger to the animal in the wild: "One of the issues with unusual colors, particularly if they are pale, is that this is a nocturnal animal and if they are pale, they are obvious to predators like an owl,"  Dr. Kath Handasyde from Melbourne University's School of Biosciences told Business Insider.

But this adorable possum is not the only one in Australia. There are more little pockets of them around Melbourne, but their location is kept secret by the volunteers in order to keep them safe.      

Story via: Business Insider



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