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Generous Couple Provided Thanksgiving Meals For Over 80 Cats And Dogs At Animal Shelter

Here's a story that will fill your hearts with all the feels! Long-time volunteers at the Stevens Swan Humane Society (SSHS), Rob and Hillary Dunn, decided to continue their new tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving with those they love most - the animals at the shelter. For the second year in a row, the Dunns have made a full Thanksgiving meal for every dog at the SSHS

According to Go Travel Blogger, every single dog at the shelter got its very own plate! A plate complete with white-meat turkey, green beans, and sweet potatoes. Of course, all the food given was healthy and safe for the animals to enjoy. The cats at the shelter were treated to bowls of their own, a pumpkin pie mix. The Dunn's graciously took on this monumental task and prepped everything out of their pockets.

You can help the Dunns reach their simple goal of raising $500 each for their favorite shelter, the Stevens Swan Humane Society, by donating to either's Rob's fundraiser or Hillary's, all funds go directly to the shelter.  

We hope all these beautiful animals have their next Thanksgiving meal in a loving forever home of their own.


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Whoever said that cats are not adventurous little things has for sure never seen this guy. Little Leo - a runt of the litter kitten that followed Jo and his dog one day out of nowhere - is one of the cutest, most adventurous and curious kittens we've ever seen. 

Leo goes with Jo literally everywhere, from the gym to walks on the beach to meetings at work. He loves the adventure, hopping into his carrier, excited for every single one. The entire video, we watched with huge smiles on our faces. How can you not smile at a kitten trying to exercise in the gym? You can't.

Even now that Leo is older, he is just as curious and just as adventure loving, and we have totally fallen in love with him.

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14-Year-Old Cat Finds Purrfect Companion To Share Golden Years With

A match made in heaven! Earlier this year, a friendly 14-year-old gray cat, originally named LL Cool J, was brought into the Anne Arundel County Animal Care and Control in Maryland. The shelter arranged a foster home for this gentle cat so he could live comfortably until the right person came along. 

Little did anyone know, the person who would come along would be the absolute purrfect match and that they would both need each other. 

Story via LoveMeow


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Meet The Newly Adopted Faces Of The Week (23 Images + 3 Vids)

Welcome back to one of our favorite and original posts of the week -- the newly adopted faces! Week by week, we gather up all the beautiful adopted faces we come across and share them here with all of you. Each week, it's a blessing to see all these lovely animals finding their forever home filled with love. It fills our hearts with joy to them. 

We would like to take a moment to thank all those who have recently adopted a pet, those who have adopted pets in the past, and those who will adopt pets in the future. We love you all, thank you for giving these beauties a wonderful life. And a huge mega-shout out to all those who adopt older animals or those in need of some extra love and care. You guys are our forever heroes, thank you for giving these pets 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 orange kitty "My daughter befriended this kitty weeks ago. Turns out he was a “left-behind” stray. We got a call this morning that he’s ours, on my daughters 4th birthday. Meet Mr. Ziggy Stardust"
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Collection Of Gentle And Understanding Animals

In case you're having a not-so-easy day, these animals are here for the rescue. They're kind, gentle, understanding and reassuring. You just see it on their faces in their small smiles and calm eyes. You know that they will happily boop their heads against yours and give you big warm cuddles. 

I know that I needed some positivity today, and these adorable animals have brought a smile to my face and a calmness to my day that I wish they'll bring to yours too. So, may your week be better from this point on, and we wish you meet a kind animal this week that'll allow you to pet its head. 

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Kitten Found Frozen To Truck Tire Adopted By Man Who Saved It

Found in below freezing temperatures last month, Xerxes the kitten has officially been adopted by the good man who saved her! She was only five-weeks-old then, hanging off the side of one of the truck tires, with her tail and paws completely frozen to the metal surface, trapping her. 9NEWS reports that to free the kitten without causing her additional pain, the man who found her splashed warm water on the areas of the tire to which her pas and tail were stuck, gently removing her paws and tail from the tire.

The man brought the kitten to the Denver Dumb Friends League (DDFL), wrapped up in tiny blankets to keep her warm, where she received the care she needed as well as the name Xerxes. On Monday, after recovering, she has officially been adopted into the forever home of the man who saved her. "Before her adoption, Xerxes spent time in a foster home where her frostbitten paws recovered, and her initially frightened exterior began to crumble," DDFL recounted. "Healed and healthy, Xerxes is settling in with her new family."

They add that, without the help of the man who saved her, the kitten would have most likely not survived through the night. So, we can only be thankful, encourage others to help the little creatures in need that they come across, and thank every savior we hear about for doing the right thing. 

story about a kitten who was found frozen to a truck tire getting adopted by the man who saved her thumbnail includes two pictures including one of the kitten wrapped up in blankets and held by a vet and another of the tiny kitten wrapped up in blankets up close to the camera
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Awwdorable Twitter Thread Of Farm Animal Appreciation

Right as we needed it, @RllGJUlCE comes to the rescue with the most enormous twitter thread of wholesomeness we've seen in a loooong time. We wanna thank this user for taking the time and collecting all of these heartwarming pictures of what we truly believe are animals that don't get nearly as much love as they deserve

So, it's time to give them that love. Since the thread is SO huge, we've put here the pictures that made us smile the hardest. To see the rest of them, go give the original thread some love. But for now, let's fill up with love for these deserving of appreciation farm animals.

twitter thread of farm animal appreciation thumbnail includes two pictures including one of a cow nosing at a cat's head and another of a piglet and a chick cuddled together
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One of our ultimate favorite cat owners, Walter Santi, has done it once again, melting our hearts with some adorable outdoor kitties being treated with all the love in the world. Last time, he has made the huge step of building an indoor room for all of his many outdoor cats and letting them live in that room in his house so they have a warm place to be in the winter and building a whole bunch of beds for them.

Today, he has outdone even himself, getting these adorable cats a huge new cat tree AND turning on his especially installed heated floors for the cats. And well, some of them don't even want the beds anymore now that the floor oh oh so cozy, and we can't even blame them. So, here you have it, another most wholesome outdoor/indoor cats video to warm your heart and your floors.

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Tumblr Posts Get Pawdorable About Doggos

This week's tumblr treat that we have for you guys is all doggo all day long. It's wholesome, pawdorable, and cute as bork. It's exactly the kind of positive energy that we know you need for the start of this week. 

So, get yourself prepared for some good ol' doggo goodness with nothing but pure vibes and and even purer doggos. Because dogs are some of the most innocent kind-hearted animals, and tumblr knows it, so there are about an endless number of wholesome tumblr doggos. But these ones are some of our favorites. 

For more tumblr purity, we have some wholesome tumblr animals and specifically, some wholesome tumblr cats

wholesome and cute tumblr posts and threads about dogs thumbnail includes a picture of a dog and a potato with the caption 'Today at therapy was really hard. I was sitting here crying, and generally being miserable, when I felt a nudge at my knee. I looked down to see that Zeus, my service dog, was doing his job... and brought me a potato. it is very hard to cry with a gift of potato'
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There's no nightmare worse for any pet owner than losing your pet. Realizing that they're not home, shaking their food and them not coming. I've been there, and I had my baby baby kitty come back to me the following day - exactly 24 hours later. And though those 24 hours were some of the worst I can remember, having her come back was the happiest moment in the world. 

Same thing happened with this young boy who, after finishing with the school day, walked over to the car to be picked up and was shocked to find that the dog he had lost was waiting for him. Tail wagging and a bow tied like a collar, the dog's tail starts wagging immediately, the boy is shocked, and then, we're all crying tears of joy. 

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Critically Endangered Black Rhino Calf Is Born In Chester Zoo

Starting off the day with a piece of incredibly happy news! A critically endangered black baby rhino was born in Chester Zoo, and we could not be any happier about it. There are only less than 1,000 of them left globally, so any new addition to the black rhino family should be celebrated everywhere. On top of that, the rare birth and the baby's first steps were all caught on camera!

Take a look at the footage below!

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Instagram Cats: Funniest, Cutest And All-Around Best Of The Week (Videos)

We've got a wonderful gathering of videos this week, fellow cat lovers! So many heartwarming videos, it has our hearts bursting out the seams! 

Week by week, we dig through Instagram's top and best cat videos only to deliver you here the top 5. To make a video worthy of being in our top 5, it has to hit certain elements. Elements of happiness, adorableness, and silliness. Oh, if you can find one with all three, that's striking gold. Sometimes, we come across videos that also just hit us in the feels and that's also considered striking gold.

These hilarious and beautiful videos deserve your undivided attention, we promise you -- they are worth it. As always, please turn your sound on to feel the full effect of these wonderful vids! If you need another dose of cat video goodness, you don't have to look too far. 

most viral and adorable cat videos trending on instagram - thumbnail includes two images one of a lost cat "at 1 am i got a notification from my camera and this was my cat's reaction to me opening the door" and a cat by the beach "my cats first time seeing the ocean"
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We always wonder whether our pets will remember us after a long time away. You would think that when it comes to wild animals like lions, one would be even more worried about them forgetting you, because if they don't remember you, things might not turn out too great. Not this man though.

Dean Schneider, YouTube star, after being away from the pride he got so close to for more than two whole months, had not a hint of fear when returning back to them. "We are one family, we are one pride, and I'm incredibly excited to be united with them again," he says in the video, and watching the lions take him in with so much love, we are overwhelmed with both heartwarming wholesomeness and also intense jealousy because we wanna be friends with adorable huge cats too. 

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Hippity Hoppy Bunnies Wearing Smol Hats

They're tiny, they're cute, they have huge ears, but it's winter, so it's cold, and ears must stay warm. What's the solution? Hats of course. But oh no, bunny's ears don't always fit in the hat, so holes must be cut out of the hat, and doesn't that defeat the point? Yes, it does.  

No matter. Bunnies, ears outside or inside of hats, are wholesome and adorable and nothing but pure good. And because getting a dose of cute is never not necessary, we bring you pictures that are nothing but. So, enjoy these fancy little happy hopping creatures in their beautiful little hats, and have a hoppin' good week because nobunny compares to you!

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Cat Medley: Cuteness Galore, Funnies, Rescues And More

Cats, cats, and nothing but cats.

We are always in need of a good cat dump, beautiful cats, silly cats, hilarious cat shenanigans, we'll happily take them all. Cats are the ultimate source of entertainment, they are also just so cute to look at, it calms the heart. It's a purrfect blend of madness and cute, it's all we need in this world, and each week, we gather up a hearty collection to serve it to you on a silver platter. 

We hope you're hungry because this is quite the feast we have prepared for you! Enjoy! 

cat medley filled with cuteness, laughs, wholesome cat pics - thumbnail of cute kitten "This is Ronald. Ronald has saved me multiple times from myself throughout 2020. I probably wouldn’t be here without him. He also likes getting his picture taken."
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Thank goodness for good people. When a stray cat showed up at Steinbach Fire Department in Manitoba, Canada, the firefighters quickly noticed the cat shivering outside in the snow, peeping through their window. 

The officers opened their doors and began to shower the cat with warmth, care, and love. The stray was able to receive immunization shots and was spayed. The firefighters posted on social media, asking around if someone was missing this lovely little lady, but when no one came forth to claim her, they decided to take care of her themselves and have given her a fitting name - Ember.

Ember is often featured on the station's social media page as "Ember Alerts." But alas, the fire department wanted more for Ember and now Ember has a forever loving home. We wish every stray cat a happy ending.