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Meet The Newly Adopted Faces Of The Week (23 Images + 4 Vids)

Things are looking up! It's officially Friday, we've reached Autumn, Halloween is near, and there are so many adopted faces of the week

Our hearts can barely contain themselves from exploding, after seeing so many adorable adopted faces! We would like to thank all those who have recently adopted, have adopted in the past, or will be doing so in the future. These lovely faces wouldn't have a loving home without you. 

And a special shout out to those who adopt any animal in need of special care or any senior animals, You guys are our heroes. 

Now, for the moment you've all been waiting for -- get ready to meet the adopted faces of the week! And if you're planning to become a pet owner, please consider adopting and not shopping. 

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Cat Brings Home Adorable Stray Kitten

Klarieke, a cat owner from Greece, has three adult cats: Jack, Louis, and Stavros. She and her family adopted Stavros just one year ago, Klarieke tells Love Meow, "Stavros lived on the streets and was very ill. He was rescued by a Dutch girl who stays in Zakynthos every summer. She was looking for a home (for the cat) in Holland, so we decided to adopt him." 

"My husband and I said to each other, 'this is the last cat, three is enough," she added. 

That is until Stavros befriended a stray kitten and brought that kitten home. 

Story via Love Meow

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Newborn Kittens Found In A Garbage Dump And Storage Compartment

On two separate days, two newborn kittens were rescued - one from a garbage dump and the other from a storage compartment. Herbie was discovered in the garbage dump a day before Pippi was found in the storage compartment of a pickup. Luckily, they are now being taken care of and are keeping each other warm in a Mending Spirits Rescue foster home. 

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Meet The Newly Adopted Faces Of The Week (17 Images + 2 Vids)

It wouldn't feel like Friday if we didn't share with you the newly adopted faces of the week

So many newly adopted faces each week, our hearts are constantly bursting due to the overwhelming cuteness and love! A huge thank you to those you have recently adopted, have adopted in the past, or will adopt in the future. You are changing the lives of these animals for the better forever. 

And, of course, a special shout out to those who adopted animals that require special care and attention, and those who adopted senior animals. Seriously, we love you guys. 

Without further ado, we bring the faces you've been waiting to meet! 

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Puppy Discovered In The Rubble Of The California Wildfires

In the midst of the raging California wildfires, it's hard to find many positive news. We've all heard of the damage, and we're all aware of the pain. But even within all the difficulty, some things we can still be grateful for. One of those things is Trooper - a small adorable puppy that was discovered in one of the areas damaged by the fires a few days ago.

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Sweet-Faced Kitten Finds Forever Home And Endless Love

Be still our hearts! This sweet-faced kitten is so gosh darn adorable, we're melting right where we stand. 

Meet Penelope Fern, a kitten born was a cleft lip who was found outside all alone. She was brought into Meow Village, an all-volunteer feral cat rescue organization located in Aurora, Oregon.

Meow Village told Love Meow, "A TNR (trap-neuter-return) rescuer spotted her while out trapping cats for spay and neuter. It was obvious that the kitten would need extra assessment. A few calls were made and she was in the arms of a Meow Village volunteer within hours."

After a nice, warm bath to get rid of the fleas, the sweet kitten was feeling better and soon dozed off into a peaceful sleep with a belly full of food. 

Selina, a volunteer at Meow Village told Love Meow, "This kitten has a loving sweet spirit. She eats and drinks just great, and it took no time for her to learn the litter box."

Next the kitten was taken to see a specialist about her condition and she was diagnosed with hydrocephalus (water on the brain), blindness, and ataxia (a neurological condition). It is likely more of her symptoms will appear as she ages and she will need special care because of it. However, Penelope is just as happy as any other cat and shows zero signs of suffering. 

Desirae, a staff member at the veterinary hospital, saw Penelope and fell madly in love with her.

Story via Love Meow

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Rescued Baby Squirrel Gliders Become Best Friends

Sometimes, having a big heart and trying to help really makes a difference in some creatures' lives. That's what we've learned from this story of two baby squirrel gliders, both of whom were rescued days apart by citizens just like any of us. The male was found at the base of some tree, but the female was found inside of a cat's mouth. Now, the two of them are together, and they seem to have fallen in love. 

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Meet The Newly Adopted Faces Of The Week (22 Images + 2 Vids)

So. Many. Adopted. Faces.

Our hearts are continuously bursting whenever we come across an adopted face! We're just so happy to see animals find their forever, loving homes. There's seriously nothing better. 

We say this each week, but it will forever remain true -- thank you to those who recently adopted, who have adopted in the past, and whose who will adopt in the future. You all are heroes. And a huge, monumental thank you to those who adopt senior animals, or animals who are less likely to be adopted. We seriously adore you guys. 

If you missed out on last week's adopted faces -- don't fret -- we've always got you covered. 

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Perfect Pair: Boy With Cleft Lip Adopts Pup With Cleft Lip

We're not crying -- you're crying! 

This is beyond heartwarming! Imagine growing up, feeling/looking different than others, and the moment you go to an adoption center to find your new best friend - they look like you. 

That's exactly what happened when sweet 2-year-old Bentley meet his new puppy. Bentley had already had surgeries for the cleft lip and it isn't even noticeable today. Yet, he came across a puppy that reminded him of himself, and they instantly fell in love with each other. 

The Jackson County Animal Shelter, Michigan, shared this beautiful moment between Bentley and his new puppy on their Facebook, which went viral and racked up 33k shares. 

We wish this perfect pair all the best and many years of love and joy ahead of them! 

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My, oh, my -- it has been HOT lately! Unless you're coming from the other side of the world, we just gotta say this heatwave is no joke! And if we're feeling the heat, we can only imagine how hot it must be for our furry friends in this world. 

SaveAFox Rescue, the largest fox rescue in the US that allows the most space for foxes to 'feel wild,' is providing some refreshing treats to all their foxes! And just like kids, some will be picky about which slice of watermelon they decide upon! 

It's adorable to see how different each fox's personality is! 


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'I Can Has Cheezburger' Users Reveal Heartwarming Pet Adoption Stories

A huge shout out to our lovely and caring 'I Can Has Cheezburger' users! All of your hearts are so big, we're incredibly proud to have you as one of our users. 

If you missed it, this week we asked our Facebook users to share a recent photo of their pet and describe how they came to be in their life. The heartwarming stories we received were overwhelming! Everyone's pet is so adorable and everyone's story is heartwarming -- it made it extremely difficult to select only a few. 

We love you all! Thank you for sharing these photos and stories with us! And if you missed out on the fun, follow us on Facebook to be included in the next challenge and have a chance to be featured on our site. 

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Sweet Special Kitten Nudges Her Way Into Reluctant Man's Heart

What an absolute angel of a kitten! 

Itty Bitty Kitty Committee, a rescue group in Charleston, West Virginia, got an 8-month-old kitten brought in who was born without a left eye or nostril. The kitten also had a bobtail and asymmetrical brain. 

Board member of Itty Bitty Kitty Committee, Kathy Lucas, told Love Meow, "We immediately fell in love with that sweet face. It was determined that her left eye did not develop and she has no nasal passage or cavity on the left. She sees and breathes on her right."

"As one vet stated, 'she is who she is' and she is a sweet, trusting, petite girl with a lot of personality,"

They named the adorable little lady, Zara. And this is Zara's story (soon to be named Idgie) of how she nudged her way into the heart of a man reluctant to adopt another cat. 

Story via Love Meow

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Meet The Newly Adopted Faces Of The Week (22 Images + 5 Vids)

Welcome back to our weekly segment of the adopted faces of the week! Once again, we would like to wholeheartedly thank those who adopted in the past, are adopting now, or will adopt in the future! And of course, a special shout out to those who have decided to adopt any senior animal, giving them a second chance at life. You guys are the real MVPs. 

If you are planning on adopting in the future, please consider adopting and not shopping. So many little faces are in need of a home! 

We absolutely adore seeing all these happy faces in their new forever home. If you missed out on last week's adopted faces, look no further! 

We hope you have a wonderful upcoming weekend! 

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Oh, our hearts! This poor little fox lost his mom, and we instantly had Fox and the Hound flashbacks, and not the good kind. 

The sweet little pup became attached to the human who rescued it from being all alone in the woods. After bundling up the baby fox in one of the cutest burritos we've ever witnessed, they took the baby to get some water and some food. You can just tell how grateful this little baby is to have been rescued. 

Don't feel too bad, this little fox is one of the happiest we've ever seen and lives a good life. 

If you want more foxy goodness, fall into the foxhole with 50 fox-related pics and vids. 

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Heartbroken Dog Who Lost Entire Litter Adopts Kittens, And Cares For Them

A heartbreaking tale with a happy ending. Sunshine Dog Rescue, a Non-Profit Organization located in Phoenix, Arizona, rescued a beautiful Australian Shepherd Mix named Georgia. 

Georgia was found living at a gas station near the border to Mexico. Georgia was pregnant, but sadly, none of her puppies made it. All her pups were born prematurely. 

Founder of the Sunshine Dog Rescue, Anita Osa, knew Georgia was heartbroken at the loss of losing all her babies. Osa told ABC15, "I've never had a mom dog lose a whole litter before. The best way I could describe it was she was frantic. It was so sad, she was looking for those babies. She tore up the toddler mattress we had her on, trying to find her babies." 

Osa quickly went to work and asked for help on Facebook. Osa was looking for any orphaned baby animals that were in need of a lactating mother. Osa ended up with three kittens who just so happened to fit that bill. 

Of course, with any interspecies integration, you have to worry about whether or not each animal would accept the other. Thankfully, Georgia and the kittens instantly bonded. Osa claims the moment Georgia sniffed the kittens, she calmed down significantly.

They do nurse on her. She cleans them and everything but the bond is strong. It's really something to see, she protects those kittens just as if they were her babies," Osa added. 

While we are heartbroken for the loss of Georgia's litter, we are grateful she found a family of her own with others who needed her. 

Check out the adorable videos of Georgia and her baby kittens below. 

Story via ABC15

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Not going to live, our hearts were beating out of our chest due to this dramatic unfolding! Talk about suspense! 

Out in blizzard, mother otter still has to eat and feed her cub, as well. While placing her cub in a location she will return to, the mama goes fishing. However, the little cub couldn't seem to sit still and decided to go back into the water, leaving the mother in a panic frenzy when she returns to find her cub gone. 

Thankfully, it all ends well and the pair are reunited by the end.