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Beautiful Sight: Shelters That Are Empty Due To Adoptions

Another beautiful thing to come from this this worldwide predicament -- empty shelters! Some shelters are empty for the every first time in history! Like the Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC)!  

On April 8th, the CACC shared the news with the public that they have adopted out all those precious cats and dogs! Since then, they have been taking in more rescued animals in hopes they too will be adopted shortly. 

Since this beginning of this crazy virus, cat and dog adoptions have boomed

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Couple Postpones Wedding After Spending 40,000$ On Moko, Their Adopted Disabled Sheep

Kristin Harkness and Jay Yonz from North Carolina are a very unique couple with a giant heart. 

The animal-mad couple decided to spend all of their savings on giving their adopted disabled sheep a better quality of life, rather than go ahead with their wedding. And if that's not enough, they also run refuge with more than 62 disabled animals including dogs and cats. 

What an inspirational couple! 

Story Via: Caters News


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Local Shelter Dog Walker Gives Dogs Cute Little Bios

A retired man has decided to spend time walking dogs at the local shelter, and sends his daughters pics of each dog along with a cute little bio. 

We've got two words for you... Heckin. Wholesome. 

His daughter, Twitter user, @AandreaLleigh, has shared the text conversations and in doing so -- started a wholesome Twitter thread filled with good people doing good things. 

Oh, and a bunch of cute pup pics. 


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Kansas City Chiefs' Derrick Nnadi Collaboration With Animal Shelter Results In All Dogs Being Adopted

Last week, Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl and their defensive tackle, Derrick Nnadi, celebrated by paying over 100 adoption fees at the KC Pet Project Animal Shelter.

It is now officially confirmed at EVERY dog that the KC Pet Project has been adopted! 

But there are still plenty more places to adopt from and new pups coming in all the time. 

KC Pet Project shared an image of the empty kennels that were once filled with pups, along with this heartwarming message:

"The best sight we love to see. Because of Derrick Nnadi's generous sponsorship, our Petco Adoption Center has no more dogs to adopt. Every kennel is empty tonight - how wonderful! We still have a few sponsored dogs at our Zona Rosa Adoption Center, Campus, and in foster homes, and you can see them all at www.kcpetproject.org, along with new adoptables. Yay for so many lives saved!"

Thank you, Derrick Nnadi and KC Pet Project for the awesome collaboration. And a heartfelt thank you to all those who adopted! 

You guys are the everyday heroes!

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Meet The Newly Adopted Faces Of The Week (17 Images + 3 Vids)

Ready to smile? Each week we are featuring the newly adopted pets of the week! Is there a lovelier sight than an animal being adopted?! We wholeheartedly thank those who have adopted, providing animals with a loving, comfortable and warm home. There's literally nothing better. 

For those of you who are thinking about getting a pet, just remember; adopt, don't shop. 

If you recently adopted a pet, shoot us an email to be featured in next weeks list! 

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Kansas City Chiefs' Derrick Nnadi Covers Over 100 Adoption Fees

With great power comes great responsibility! 

And one man used that power in an amazing way this past Sunday! Derrick Nnadi, the Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle, has celebrated his Super Bowl win by covering adoption fees for more than 100 dogs at the KC Pet Project animal shelter in Kansas City, Missouri.

How amazing is that?! 

Adoption fees usually run about $150, per dog. And apparently, Nnadi had been paying off adoption fees all season long! Each time the Chiefs would win a game, he would pay another dog's adoption fee through the Derrick Nnadi Foundation.

The fee waiver will cover the cost of any dog that became available for adoption before February 2.

Why spend that money on adoption fees? Well, Nnadi told CNN that he wasn't allowed any pets growing up. During his senior year of college, he decided to get a dog named Rocky and they created an instant bond. 

Nnadi said, "When I first got him, he was very timid. It made me think of how other animals, whether they're owned or in a shelter, are feeling scared and alone."

KC Pet Project chief communications officer, Tori Fugate, told CNN that Nnadi's donation had been"incredible."

"More than 100 available dogs in our care will have their adoption fees sponsored starting today," Fugate said of Nnadi's donation.

Its adoptable animals can be found here

Way to go, Derrick Nnadi! If anyone wasn't a fan before --they will be now! 

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Our Weekly Hero: 10-Year-Old Boy Who Reads To Shelter Dogs Every Weekend

The dogs at this NYC Animal Shelter have found comfort and companionship in 10-year-old Evan B. who visits them every weekend and soothe them with his storytelling. Evan sits on a mat before the cages and reads to the abandoned dogs, who grow calmer in his presence. Story via: Buzzfeed





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Animal Shelter Posts Funny Adoption Ad For Perdita, "The World's Worst Cat"

The Mitchell County Animal Rescue in Spruce Pine, North Carolina captured pet lovers' attention a few days ago when they posted a cheeky adoption notice for Perdita, a domestic shorthair mix that, according to their Facebook post, is "not for the faint of heart." We hope you will find your forever home soon, Perdita! 

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"Architects For Animals" Organization Builds Creative Outdoor Shelters As An Awareness Raising Initiative

Architects for Animals® "Giving Shelter" is a blessed awareness-raising initiative. 

The organization hires architectural and design firms, as well as individual architects and designers, who design and build creative outdoor shelters for stray animals. Every year, on their annual event, these shelters are put on display to the public and are then donated to organizations who work with needy animals. This innovative event is being attended every year by over 300 guests, cat-loving celebs and media representatives. Check out some of the remarkable designs that were on display in the last event held two months ago. 

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"Criminal" Cat Goes Viral For Constantly Opening The Door To Free His Shelter's Roommates

Quilty, A 7-year-old cat who is named after a character in Vladimir Nabokov's novel, "Lolita," has gone viral for his mischief and rebellious nature. Turns out, "Criminal" Quilty is repeatedly letting the other cats out of their rooms and into the shelter lobby. When the Friends For Life Animal Rescue and Adoption Organization in Houston posted a funny post including photos showing a very displeased cat, Twitter got all stirred up. 

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Craft Brewery Puts Rescue Pups In Need Of Homes On Their Can Labels

This is such an awesome idea! 

The Fargo Brewing Company, in Fargo, North Dakota, has teamed up with a rescue organization, '4 Luv of Dog Rescue,' to help find homes for dogs who aren't always the first to be adopted. 

Fargo Brewery is putting the rescue pups adorable mugs right there on their label, in hopes people will adopt them. 

However, Fargo Brewery and 4 Luv of Dog Rescue aren't the only ones helping out -- Northern Plains Label, a company creating the new labels for Fargo Brewery, is providing the labels for free. 

The idea behind this whole idea came from 4 Luv of Dog Rescue volunteer, Jerad Ryan. According to Ryan, Fargo Brewing isn't just donating their cans for the effort – it's also donating the profits.

Ryan says the response from their tight-knit community has been "amazing and heartwarming."

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After Being Destroyed By a Fire, Animal Shelter Receives a Surprising Makeover

On a usual episode of NBC's "George to the Rescue", host George Oliphant helped rebuild the Montclair Animal Shelter's outdoor dog run after it was destroyed by a fire three years ago in Montclair, New Jersey. Oliphant, a rescue dog dad to Sugar, a yellow lab, told People magazine:   "The word 'rescue' doesn't just have to be about helping somebody's home and family.  


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Man Moves Into Animal Shelter To Help Dog Get Adopted

Scott Poore, a Kansas City animal advocate, has moved into an animal shelter, Great Plains SPCA, where a three-year-old terrier mix named Queen has been for more than 400 days. 

Queen was found in the shelter near his home by animal rescue officers. She was found living behind a dumpster and had medical issues that prevented her from being adopted straight away. Poore could come visit Queen every day for the past year and it broke his heart that this loving pup hasn't found her forever home. 

He wanted to come up with a creative way to get people to notice Queen and his solution? To move out of his house and into hers, until she finds her forever home. 

Tam Singer, the Great Plains SPCA CEO, was asked to document the experience by Poore. And as wild as the idea sounds, Singer was more than willing to help out and called the idea "fantastic."

Singer told Yahoo Lifestyle, "He has the ability to make individual dogs matter. He's helped so many of our dogs and dogs all over Kansas, More than anything, it highlights not only the plight of Queen but so many other dogs. It's magnificent."



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Meet The Newly Adopted Faces Of The Week! (16 Images + 1 Gif)

Ready to smile? Each week we are featuring the newly adopted pets of the week! From kittens and puppies to families and seniors! Is there a lovelier sight than an animal being adopted?! We wholeheartedly thank those who have adopted, providing animals with a loving, comfortable and warm home. There's literally nothing better. 

For those of you who are thinking about getting a pet, just remember; adopt, don't shop! 

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Delaware Becomes The First "No-Kill" State In The U.S. For Animal Shelters

This is amazing! Delaware is making history as the first and only no-kill animal shelter state in the country! According to Best Friends Animal Society, a non-profit animal welfare organization. for a state to be recognized as "no-kill," it must achieve a 90% save rate for all the animals that enter -- and Delaware did that. 

Brandywine Valley SPCA, which has three locations in Delaware and cares for more than 14,000 animals each year, have multiple programs implemented on how they achieved this no-kill status!

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"Clear The Shelters" Campaign Announced August 17 As The Best Day To Adopt a New Pet

Every day is a great day to give a shelter pet a forever home but thanks to the "Clear the shelters" campaign, pet adoption fees will be waived and reduced at more than 1,400 shelters on Aug. 17.  To do you part and adopt a pet on Aug. 17, visit cleartheshelters.com to find participating shelters near you.

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