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Adopting an animal is hard work, every pet owner will tell you that, especially when they are animals rescued off the street. Getting a rescued or feral animal to trust its adoptive humans is always hard. They may be aloof at first, they may be scared and running away, but that doesn't mean that we give up on them. 

And certainly, this person is not giving up on their new rescued rabbit. Slowly, with an offering of mighty delicious carrots, this wonderful person gets this adorable itty bitty bunny to come closer to him. He was adopted from a shelter after being discovered next to another deceased bunny and after weeks of attempting to catch it. Rabbits are particularly difficult to take care of, and there is truly a lot to know about them. Not many people would take one in, so we ae so glad that this wonderful person did. 

Thank you for everything that you're doing for this little guy. With so much love, we're sure it's going to give you love back soon. 

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Twitter Thread: Giving Love To All The Forgotten Rescued Street Cats

Here, on ICanHasCheezburger, we celebrate stories of animals being rescued all the time. From rescues of stray underweight cats from the street, to a rescued bobcat who was dropped on its head by an eagle as a baby, all the way to a rescue of a sick 'ugly' fish who was abused by its previous owners. 

Each of these animals has a story, something special that caught our eye and we wanted to share with you. But, if there's one type of animal that everyone, including us sometimes, seems to forget, it's the cats without the insane stories. It's cats like ours, that were found on the streets and rescued or adopted from shelters. These cats have stories too, and we're about to give them the love that they deserve. Because every animal deserves a forever home, and every animal that has a forever home deserves to be celebrated. 

twitter thread about rescued stray cats | thumbnail includes a picture of a kitten and one tweet 'Cat - A Cat Named Bitches @BitchestheCat We're gonna do a thread of cats that were rescued from the streets or the woods or wherever. Let's throw a spotlight on the cats the world tried to forget before you found and took them home. We'll start with @sportpeppercat. Found at 5-weeks- old under a car at a hot dog stand.'
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Rescued Cat Born With 4 Ears Finally Finds A Forever Home

Some animals are born a little different than others - like Memphis, the cat born with two noses who's twice as beautiful or Zeus, the blind owl whose eyes look like galaxies. Being different doesn't mean being worse, these animals prove that already. The newest imperfectly perfect animal that we've come across is Aslan - the rescued cat who was born with 4 ears and has finally found his forever home.

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story about a cat with four ears getting adopted | thumbnail includes two pictures of a cat with four ears 'Rescued Cat Born With 4 Ears Finally Finds A Forever Home'
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A family was travelling home and came across a teeny weeny lamb trapped in a fence. He appeared to be freezing cold and the family did not see his mother anywhere around! Being the kind and warmhearted people that they are, they decided to help this sweet lamb. They saw an animal in pain and took the responsibility upon themselves to help. Next thing they knew, a lamb was coming home with them.

The family's young daughter Teddie, took a liking to this little lamb and they began to develop a beautiful bond. She would bottle feed him, help change his diapers, and shower him with love! Enjoy this sweet video and watch the wholesome bond between this family and their adopted love, the lamb that was stuck in the fence and just needed a little help.

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On the streets of Bali, Indonesia, a local woman came across this stray and hairless puppy who looked very scared and sick. All the woman had on her was a rain poncho which she promptly used in an attempt to scoop the puppy up and get her off to the closest shelter that could give the dog, named Beauty, the care and attention that she needed.

The woman took Beauty in to her home as a foster and waited patiently as Beauty recovered and regained her spirit. Her fur start to grow back and her skin infections cleared up. What an amazing transformation! They even found the most perfect adoptive father for her. Enjoy this video of a tiny hairless stray puppy who was just waiting on the road to be rescued and see her transformation! Now she has long fluffy hair and a dad who loves her! 

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Meet The Newly Adopted Faces Of The Week (21 Images)

To all those who clicked on this list: prepare yourselves. You're about to be overcome with so much cuteness, wholesomeness, and love you won't even know what to do with yourselves. It is time to celebrate this week's newly adopted faces. 

Every Friday, we scour the internet, looking for all of the most awwdorable pooches that got adopted this week - from cats to dogs and even to the very cutest axolotls! Seeing all of these lovely animals finally find their forever homes, happy and content, is the one thing that we absolutely cannot withstand smiling about.  

To every person who adopted this week, we give the biggest thank you! Giving these animals a place to live and be loved is the best thing to do for them. A extra special thank you, as always, goes to the ones of you who adopted senior pets, pets with behavioral issues, or sick pets. We know it's harder to take care of them, but it's so, so worth it, and we are grateful.

posts of animals newly adopted this week | thumbnail includes a picture of a cat 'Last year Maya was abandoned at my veterinary clinic. Actually, she was brought in for euthanasia because the owner no longer wanted her. The owner allowed us to find her a home instead but that proved difficult as she was 16. So instead, she’s living out her golden years with me. u/three_littlebirds_'
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Thread: Rescuing And Taking Care Of A Group Of Injured Kittens

Very few people out in the world would put themselves, their time, and their resources aside to help an animal in need. It's a hard task, and it takes a lot. We understand that. And because we understand it, we are only more grateful to the people who do help. And today, we are especially thankful to Knowyourcats, for rescuing a group of sick and injured kittens - 4 kittens from 4 different litters. 

Animal rescues like this one are the ones we love seeing the most - when different people come together to help. It reminds us of the story in which an itty bitty injured and abandoned black kitten was rescued or when a group of neighbors got together to save and adopt a helpless stray kitten. We've seen these stories many times, and each of those times is one that we celebrate.

viral imgur thread about four sick and injured kittens getting rescued | thumbnail includes two pictures of sick and injured kittens 'A friend called me "there's a tiny kitten there, alone and sick". Of course I came rushing, and the neighbours came out of there houses, handing me 3 more sick kittens from different litters... Knowyourcats'
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If there is one thing we could ask you as pet owner, it's that if - for whatever reason - you ever change your mind about having a pet, do not abandon it. Find it some other place to live, whether with another adopter or a shelter. Watching videos and reading stories about abandoned animals getting rescued, like the story of this senior dog, is both heartwarming and heartbreaking, because while we're so happy that this dog got rescued, it should not have been abandoned in the first place. 

Thank you, as always, to Hope For Paws, for going on this actual rescue mission for this dog. A regular rescue is difficult enough, but this time, they actually had to break into a cemetery to help this poor abandoned pupper. We hope that this gorgeous and lively senior girl finds the best, warmest forever home where she will be loved until her very last day. 

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Cat Rescue: Feral Cat Approaches Couple And Promptly Adopts Them

We are always quick to help animals in need! While in a parking lot, this Imgur user came across a large group of feral cats, but one stood out amongst the rest. A sweet little cat soon afterwards named "Earl Grey" came up to the user's husband and the rest was history. He was fed, cared for, and had adopted two humans in the process. 

The couple noticed quickly that little Earl Grey was 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! We are wishing Earl Grey all the best in his new home. We know he will get all the love and attention he deserves.

12 images following cat rescue story | thumbnail left earl grey cat sitting, thumbnail right earl grey wearing black sweater, text in foreground
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Thread: Saving And Adopting A Newborn Kitten With Umbilical Cord Still Attached

There can be many reasons in the wild for which even the most loving animal mommas would reject one of their babies. Nature is cruel like that. And though we don't know the exact reason behind the abandonment of this itty bitty kitty in this story, we can only be thankful that it turned out the way it did. 

Abandoned by its mom, a newborn kitten with its eyes still closedand the umbilical cord still attached to it was thankfully found by YucateCosa's neighbor. Following that, after getting lucky approximately 53 more times, this kitten found its new forever home. Thank you to YucateCosa for taking care of her and giving her the love and care that she deserved. Few could have and would have done what you did, and we are so, so thankful. 

viral imgur thread of a kitten with an umbilical cord still attached getting rescued | thumbnail includes two pictures of a white kitten 'I had just adopted a couple of cats so I had kitten formula in the pantry, otherwise she wouldn’t have made it.She was very tiny, and she still had the umbilical cord attached YucateCosa'
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Thread: Affectionate And Goofy Scissor-Beak Chicken Strives For Best Life

Not every animal is born the same. Not every animal goes through the same experiences. And whether it's experiences that caused it to become 'imperfect', like the bobcat who was dropped on its head by a hawk as a kitten and whose favorite toy is now fennel or the dog who was previously mistreated for barking slowly learning to bork again. Or if it's some disorder, like the disabled goldfish that couldn't swim because of a bout of swim bladder. 

All these animals deserve a second chance at life, and every person who gives it to them is a hero. 

grrumble on imguris our newest hero. Dory is a chicken born with a condition called scissor-beak or cross-beak, and though she's a fighter and always strives for a better life, without grrumble, Dory would not have made it. We're truly thankful, from the bottom of our hearts that you heled save this poor helpless creature, and we hope that you guys live a long, happy life together.

viral imgur thread of a chicken with a scissor beak condition | thumbnail includes two pictures of a chicken with a cross beak condition 'This is Dory, and as you can probably see, she has something called cross beak. Even as it progressed, she still strived- it felt like overnight how quickly it worsened... my dang bleeding heart couldn’t give up on her and I’m so glad I didn’t grrumble'
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Thread: Senior, Blind, Deaf And Sick Dog Finds A Forever Home

A lot of us in this community have pets - cats, dogs, parrots, and all the animal in between. We love animals. And we have animals because we love them and want to give them the best lives they can possibly have. But how far would we really go to take care of an animal? It's not easy, even if they're young and healthy. But adopting a senior pet, a blind pet, a deaf pet, or a sick pet is whole other kind of challenge. 

And what if one pet is all of those things together? Meet Nannoo. 

Nannoo's owner has recently passed away, and her family surrendered her to Nashville Humane. The shelter attempted to give her the best life they could, but nothing can really replace a forever home. Honestly, we are not sure that we would have been able to take on the task of adopting this dog, so we are truly thankful to MrPuckett for doing it and sharing the story with the world. 

We hope this wonderful senior doggo lives a long life, as healthy as can be, getting all the pets and snacks it could want. 

imgur thread about a senior sick blind and deaf dog getting adopted | thumbnail includes two before and after pictures of a blind dog '15 years old, blind, deaf, heart disease, arthritic, skin infections, and her owner recently passed away. I had never really considered adding another dog to the family, but for some reason I couldn't stop thinking about this one MrPuckett'
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Meet The Newly Adopted Faces Of The Week (21 Images)

Gooood morning, friends, and welcome to the cutest, most wholesome and most heartwarming collection of adorableness you will see all week long: it's time to meet the newly adopted faces of the week.

Every Friday, we start the day off by putting a spotlight on the most awwdorable animals that were adopted this week. From the smallest itty bitty kittens to the largest, most distinguished and regal senior puppers. We love every single one of their stories, and knowing that they have all found their forever homes and are about to live the happiest lives simply makes us happy too. 

Thank you, as always, to every single person who adopted this week. For those of you who adopted animals with special needs, like senior animals, sick animals, or animals with behavioral issues, we say an additional thank you. Providing a home to an animal in need is an amazing thing, and you all not only have our gratitude, but you have also gotten yourselves a life-long friend. 

posts of animals newly adopted this week | thumbnail includes a picture of a cat sitting on a windowsill 'He's been at the shelter for 3 months. We have no idea why. This is 3 hours after he came to his forever home. Best $5 ever spent! u/semprini23'
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Not every animal is born into the best of circumstances. Nature can be difficult like that. In the wild, unfortunately, baby animals can lose their mothers and be left alone. Many of them don't survive, but some of them... find themselves in the hands of people who will do anything to save them. 

Such is the story of Tohar the cow. She had lost her momma when she was only 8 days old, but thankfully, she found her way to Shanti farm where other disabled animals get rescued and find forever homes. But, that's not where her story Tohar's story ends. This wonderful girl has turned out to have endless love for other animals, and has, over time, become a sort of surrogate momma to them, taking them under her wing and giving them all the love that she can. 

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Brave Mom Cat Runs Into Burning Barn To Save Her Kittens

For mothers, living in the animal kingdom is an extra difficult task. Having to look for food, fend for themselves as they hunt, find shelter, all while keeping their babies safe. The motherly instinct is strong. It's no wonder, then, that animal momma are loving yet stern. They have to do what needs to be done to protect their babies, even if it means saving them from danger at risk to themselves. 

That is what one momma cat had to do - running into a burning barn to save her kittens. According to Cole & Marmalade, the barn was this cat's home. She and her babies had been living on that farm for a while, and sadly, when the structure caught fire, her babies were still inside. 

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story about a mom cat running into a burning barn to save her kittens | thumbnail includes two pictures of a burnt cat protecting a kitten 'Brave Mom Cat Runs Into Burning Barn To Save Her Kittens'
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Thread: Trusting Stray Cat Mom Brings Kittens To Her Chosen Human

It's not an easy feat to grain a cat's trust. Many times, cats are aloof for a while before finally choosing their human. They're defensive by nature, and they're even more defensive when they have babies. To have cat moms trust their humans with their babies is an even bigger accomplishment. It's just that sometimes, even while they're still scared, cat mommas have no choice but to look for help with the human predators that scare them.

Such is the case with the cat mom that brunion has been feeding for a while. Maybe becoming a domesticated cat wouldn't have been her first choice, but in an attempt to help her babies, she went to the food-providing human anyway. It's safe to say that, now that these kitties are living in brunion's house, brunion is not the one who fostered them, the cat is the one who fostered this human.

imgur thread about a stray cat bringing her kittens to her human | thumbnail includes one picture of a cat and kittens '"I looked over the fence and saw the cat I’ve been feeding had led her kittens to me. So I brought them inside..." - brunion'
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