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Feral Blind Senior Cat Gets Adopted, Becomes BFFs With Another Cat

From hardship on the street to a loving forever home, the story of a cat named Floyd Mayweather is one that you'll need tissues for. He's a fighter, a blind senior feral cat who was 10-12 years old when he was found on the street crying, but now, he doesn't need to fight anymore. Today, he's best friends with another cat in an amazing, loving forever home with an owner that he loves. And though his story brings tears to our eyes, we are so happy to hear that he's better now.

Read more about his story below, and don't forget the tissues. 

Story via: TODAY

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Owl Found With Three Gunshot Wounds Recuperates And Returns To The Wild

A great horned owl was found shot near Santa Paula during November of last year, and a few days ago, it was finally healed enough to be released back into the wild where it belongs. 

As reported by VC Star, getting the owl the help that it needed after such a tragic discovery was a team effort. Sergio Gutierrez, a Santa Paula Police Officer, corralled the owl. Following that, Nikki Ruhl, a veterinary technician with the Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center (SPARC), gathered up the injured bird. Ruhl then brought the owl to the Ojai Raptor Center for specialized care. Once there, a staff veterinarian, Dr. Stephany Lewis, discovered that the bird had three pellets inside it: one in her chest, the other in her leg, and the third having broken the ulna bone in her wing. On top of that, the pellets left the owl suffering from led poisoning.

The treatment for this injury was not an easy one. "After treatment in the raptor center's intensive care unit, the adult owl moved to an outdoor enclosure where she had several weeks of flight time in a large aviary," write VC Star. A senior staff member at the center said she had never seen an owl with a gunshot wound. It is more likely to see shot hawks and vultures since they are active during the day, but great horned owls prefer hunting at twilight. 

The owl weighed less than 3 pounds and was fully grown - at least three years old, though it's impossible to tell her age beyond that. Jaclyn DeSantis, senior staff member at the center, about returning the owl back into the wild, said: "She should be breeding right now. She should be at a nest."

The owl traveled with DeSantis in a bright blue cat carrier to the release site, and patiently waited outside the Ojai Raptor Center's van. They made sure to release the owl at dusk, when she would be protected from attacks by crows or ravens. You can see pictures of the owl as she was taken out of her cage, looking around and taking in her environment before finally taking off and disappearing in the trees.

We want to thank all the hard work done by everyone involved in this owl's story, you're doing an incredible job. For more stories of owls being released into the wild, click 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. 

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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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Injured And Rescued Snowy Owl Released Back Into The Wild

About a month ago, Atlantic Veterinary College staff found an emaciated and dehydrated snowy owl near Souris, P.E.I. and rescued it. Finally, after a month in capable hands, the beautiful bird was released back into the wild. 

As reported by CBC news, an intern with the Atlantic Veterinary College Wildlife Service, Dr. Hugo Gonzalez, said that it was "amazing" for the students and staff to see the owl fly off back into the wild. And we have to agree, seeing a wild bird released back to where it's supposed to be is always a beautiful thing. 

"To be able to see a patient who came with severe emaciation, not even able to properly move or eat, up to the point where you can see that the full recovery process has been successful and just have that moment to see her properly [fly], it's definitely an amazing moment for you," Dr. Gonzalez added. 

He also reminds people that if they ever see a snowy owl in the wild, it's important to only admire it from a distance. If you come across a bird in distress, contact local officials.

Read another beautiful story about an owl getting released back into the wild right here.

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Pawsitivity In The Form Of Doggo Tweets

For anyone looking for a dose of positivity, you have come to the right place. Here, you will find nothing but tweets about dogs full of positivity and sunshine and wholesomeness. Cute puppers with hearts of gold await you!

We hope these positive tweets will help you have a better day and better week, friends. You're almost halfway through to the weekend, and these doggos will push you through the rest of the way there. So, settle down for a moment, take a breath, bask in the positivity, and when you're finally home and able to take a break, don't forget to pet your dog and thank it for being the best.

collection of wholesome and positive dog tweets thumbnail includes two pictures of a corgi covered in jam 'Toy - SeaweedTea Drinker @BlondieAtlanta Somebody found this Corgi puppy laid out in a shop surrounded by claret. They thought he'd been attacked and was hurt and bleeding... It turns out he'd eaten and entire jar of Jam and passed out on the floor in a sugar crash...ee e 5:10 PM Jan 5, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone 71.3K Retweets 8.4K Quote Tweets 454.4K Likes'
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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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Horse, Pony And Dog With Identical Spots Are BFFs

Not all BFFs look the same, nor do they need to, but for these three BFFs, looking the same is the main thing they have in common. That, and their love for each other. 

An Appaloosa stallion, a Shetland pony and a Dalmatian dog are all different sizes, different species, and have different habits, but they are best buds and love hanging out together, as reported by Metro. Their mom and horse trainer, Greetje Arends-Hakvoort, "regularly catches them running, training, and having fun." Her daughter, Jolie Lune Arends, also loves the gorgeous-looking animals, and together, all five of them make the most amazing family. The mom rides the horse, the daughter is on the pony, and the dog is accompanying them everywhere. 

"Appaloosa horse Nevada, 10, Napoleon, six, and Dalmatian Jack Sparrow, two, regularly stun strangers with their unique matching spots," and we are totally not surprised. If we had seen these three hanging out together, we would probably do a double take too. 

"Napoleon was actually born at the same time as Jolie so they grew up together and now they are the best of friends," says Greetje. "People always smile when they see the three together; often people refer to the 101 Dalmatians film and it brings up nice childhood memories for them... When Jack was younger, he saw himself as one of the horses and he fits in perfectly."

She adds: "Trust is the key word here; horses thrive when trust exists and they need to feel comfortable and self assured and Jack does exactly that. 'There's a lot of horse and dog love there between them."

Check out more amazing pictures of their amazing friendship below! For more heartwarming interspecies friendships, read about a fox who's brother was run over getting adopted and befriending two dogs

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Rescued Lost And Injured Bear Cub Will Be Released Into The Wild After Winter

An injured and lost bear cub was rescued this week by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The female cub was wondering around for days in the Electra Lake area, getting into the bird feeders. The poor cub had cut injuries on her paws. And though there's no way of knowing exactly what happened to her, it is assumed that she is one of the survivors from the fires who got lost and couldn't find her way back to her family. Regardless, we are happy to hear that the cub is now in good hands, is being taken care of by capable people, and will be released back into the wild once she'll be healed. 

As reported by The Journal, Joe Lewandowski, a CPW spokesman, said in an email to The Durango Herald: "It had been getting into bird feeders in the area... It's not unusual for bears to go on walkabouts occasionally during the winter," Lewandowski added. "But they usually find a way back to their dens. This one didn't."

According to an official Facebook post, wildlife officials decided that the best course of action for the cub is to be taken into the Frisco Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation Center where the "staff will further evaluate and treat its injuries. The young bear will spend the rest of its' hibernation at the facility and be released back into the wild in the spring."

We are so happy to hear that the sweet cub is getting the help that she needs and that she will be released back into the wild. We wish her a quick and easy recovery and thank everyone involved in helping her! For more feel-good bear stories, read about a circus bear who lived in terrible conditions getting rescued and moved to a sanctuary right here.

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Cat That Became A Postman (Viral Twitter Thread)

Here's a story out of 2020 that no one predicted: a cat named Billy became a postman. 

Twitter user @zacharyking, in a thread that went viral, shared the story of how his girlfriend began corresponding with one of her neighbors through little letters attached to Billy's collar. It all started with Billy showing up one day with a little note attached to his collar, in which the neighbors that Billy apparently kept visiting said hello. Not thinking much of it, the girlfriend attached a letter to Billy's collar, replying to them, and lo and behold, the cat comes back holding another letter. 

The rest is history. The neighbors became friends, recipes were shared, Billy got an official postman collar - then lost it and got another one - and we are all endlessly impressed by this cat's work ethic. Read their adorable story and smile at one of the most innocently wholesome stories of the past year.

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Wholesome Tumblr Posts For A Wholesome End To The Week

Oh, another year has passed, and we need some positivity and wholesomeness today just like any other week. Don't worry, you have come to the right place, because we have some tumblr wholesomeness lined up just for you, and it is all animals and all positivity. So, get ready.

We know you guys, you're just like us- animals in any form manage to put a smile on your faces. So, this week's tumblr treat is another wholesome explosion of positivity. Tumblr always has that special feel to it that makes any animal post, and specifically any wholesome animal post somehow feel even more pure than it is. So, enjoy! And for more wholesome tumblr goodies, read about this tiny adopted stray kitten.

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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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Two Newborn Kittens Rescued From Recycling Plant

Moments from being crushed by the machinery at a recycling plant, workers at the plant spotted the kittens and rescued them. The kittens were only a few days old and still had their eyes closed and their cords attached. It is believed that a feral cat gave birth to the kittens in a garbage bin which was then collected and taken to the plant. Thankfully, the babies were rescued in the nick of time. 

As reported by BBC, "[t]he pair of males are now being cared for by the RSPCA." The RSPCA official who collected them, told BBC: "These kittens were incredibly lucky to have been spotted by the eagle-eyed workers. If it wasn't for their quick actions they could have been killed by the machinery at the plant."

"Feral cats can be extremely resourceful and thrive in the wild. But, sometimes, mother cats can choose rather unusual places to give birth," he explained. "It may be that this pair's mum chose a bin for shelter before being separated from her babies when it was emptied."

He added: "They were extremely cold and quite weak but, thankfully, don't seem seriously affected by their ordeal so hopefully they should pull through and, eventually, we'll be able to find them loving new homes." We hope these cuties will be able to find a forever home where they will be treated amazingly as quickly as possible. 

For more wholesome animals stories, check out our collection of the most positive animal news from December!

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Nothing But The Bestest Boys And Girls (Dog Memes)

Another week has almost passed, guys, and we're glad to see you back here. This week is special, of course, since not only have you made it to the end of the week, you've also made it to the end of the year. And wee see no better way than to end this year on some of the most wholesome, positive, feel good, bestest of all best boys and girls dog memes. 

Positivity in the form of animals is all that we need right now, and we know you guys need it too. So, come get your fresh, sweet, warm and comforting dog memes, have an amazing 2021, and remember, we're here for you, bringing you the best of the week's dog memes to get you through every single week of the year. 

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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!

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Blind Feral Kitten Reunited With His Half-Blind Brother

A true Christmas miracle! A 14-week-old kitten with no eyes was rescued by the RSPCA and reunited with his half blind brother. 

As the RSPCA reports, the blind kitten, later named Gabriel, despite having no eyes, is completely healthy. It is assumed that Gabriel had the cat flue, and so it is a miracle in and of itself that he survived. 

Krissy Raine, the RSPCA inspector who rescued Gabriel, explained: "It's amazing that Gabriel survived. I took him to a vet and they believe he had cat flu which left his eyes badly damaged and they perished. But he is very healthy, he needed no treatment from the vets at all." She continued: "Even though he was from a feral colony when I took him to the vets, they were shocked by how calm and friendly he was and instantly fell in love with him. We named him Gabriel as he is an absolute angel and everyone who meets him adores him!" 

That's not all though. A second miracle happened when Gabriel was brought into the shelter. There, he met another half-blind cat who was rescued a few weeks prior from the same area. Arthur is also believed to have had the flu which damaged one of his eyes. That eye had  to be removed through surgery, but thankfully, his other eye was saved. 

When Gabriel was brought into the shelter, "[t]he brothers instantly recognised each other."

And today, they are living together in the same foster home. "Gemma couldn't believe it when she realised she had rescued his brother a few weeks before and we knew we had to reunite them. Arthur was being looked after by a foster family and they were so excited to hear that his brother had been rescued - they welcomed him with open arms too. They are both with the same foster family now, they are such calm, caring and affectionate cats - such special little angels. Now that they are back together, Arthur can guide Gabriel through life."

The brothers will now be looking for a forever home where they will hopefully be able to live together. "It's a Christmas miracle for Gabriel and Arthur - we're just so pleased that they are together for Christmas Day, it's the perfect gift for them."

We wish this pair of angels luck in their new lives and a forever home in the new year! For more positive animal stories, take a look at our collection of the best animal news stories of 2020!

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