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Meet The Newly Adopted Faces Of The Week (18 Images + 3 Vid)

Happy Friday, beautiful readers! And welcome back to one of our original (and favorite) weekly segments -- the newly adopted faces of the week! There's truly nothing more heartwarming than seeing these lovely animals find their forever loving home! It simply makes our hearts burst all over the floor, and we have no intention of cleaning it up. 

We would like to take a moment to thank all those who have recently adopted, all those who have adopted in the past, and those who will adopt in the future. These animals have a loving home, thanks to you. And a huge, mega heartfelt thank you to all those who have adopted a senior animal or an animal that may require a bit more tender love and care. You are, as always, our forever heroes. 

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! You can also share your adoption of I Can Has Cheezburger's new Facebook community group, 'ICanHas Storytime,' a place where everyone can share their newly adopted pet with the entire community! 

Join us in spreading the love! 

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Meet The Newly Adopted Faces Of The Week (23 Images + 7 Vid)

It's the first Friday of the New Year and we're thrilled to see so many beautiful newly adopted faces! Welcome back, readers, to our original weekly segment where we bring you all the newly adopted faces we come across throughout the week! 

We would like to take a moment to thank all those who have adopted recently, all those who have adopted in the past, and everyone who will adopt in the future. Thank you for providing loving and warm homes for these beautiful animals. And a special heartfelt thank you to those who adopt a senior pet or a pet who may be in need of some extra tender love and care. You are our forever heroes, thank you.

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! You can also share your adoption of I Can Has Cheezburger's new Facebook community group, 'ICanHas Storytime,' a place where everyone can share their newly adopted pet with the entire community! Join us in spreading the love! 

all the newly adopted rescue animals of the week - thumbnail of happy and sleeping black cat "Picked up a rescue in Alabama, he’s been sleeping on my arm all the way to Florida. He’s so content."
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Meet The Newly Adopted Faces Of The Week (42 Images + 3 Vid)

Happy New Year, beautiful readers! 

Welcome to 'I Can Has Cheezburger' original weekly segment -- meet the newly adopted faces of the week! As a special gift to all of you, we gathered up ALL the newly adopted faces from this past week for a mega-wholesome feel. We absolutely adore seeing all these newly adopted faces and it just makes our hearts burst knowing they'll have a loving and forever home this new year. 

A huge thank you to all those who have recently adopted, to all those who have adopted, and to those who will adopt in the future! You are making such a difference in these animals' lives, because of you they get to live happily and be loved unconditionally. And a mega heartfelt thank you to those who have adopted an older animal or those who might require some extra tender love and care. You are our forever heroes, thank you for giving him 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 smiling kitten "We may have adopted a tiny snow leopard"
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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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Homeless Man Rescues All Animals From A Burning Shelter

"[w]e definitely have angels among us," say the people at W-Underdogs in a Facebook post whose animal shelter caught fire while they were picking up supply donations. A situation that could have ended in the worst way possible ended incredibly positively, and that is because of a heroic 53-year-old homeless man named Keith Walker who ran into the smoking building and saved each and every one of the animals inside. 

Walker has been homeless ever since he was 13 years old. He had already known the founder of the shelter, Gracie Hamlin, who had let him keep his dog, a pitbull named Bravo, at the shelter every night. On his way to pick up Bravo from the shelter, Walker saw the fire and ran in, rescuing all of the animals in the shelter - 6 dogs and 10 cats.

"I was nervous as hell, I'm not going to lie. I was really scared to go in there with all that smoke. But God put me there to save those animals," Walker told in a statement to CNN. "If you love a dog, you can love anyone in the world. My dog is my best friend, and I wouldn't be here without him, so I knew I had to save all those other dogs."

Sadly, the W-Underdogs headquarters is now uninhabitable, but in another lucky turn, the shelter was just preparing to move to a different location. As they say in another Facebook post: "As fate would have it, today is the first day of our lease of a new facility we planned to be the new W-Underdogs Headquarters. While the new facility is not exactly 'move-in ready' we were able to move the animals safely into the new facility for the night. They are all happy, warm, safe, and comfortable in their new temporary home."

Hamlin told CNN: "He is my guardian angel. Even the firefighters didn't want to handle the dogs. They called animal control, but Keith was already in the building pulling out the cats and dogs until they were all safe." 

We are so, so thankful to Keith Walker and all the people who helped with the rescue and the moving of the animals, and we hope the cats an the dogs will have an easy time getting used to the new place. Good luck in the new year, guys! 

For more happy ending animal stories, click right here!

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Meet The Newly Adopted Faces Of The Week (33 Images + 5 Vids)

We tend to see a lot more adopted faces around this time of year and would just like to reiterate that adopting an animal is a long commitment that you need to take into consideration and really think about before deciding on adopting. As much as love seeing people adopt animals in need of homes, they deserve homes that can really commit to the animal and give it proper care and love. 

That being said, welcome to 'I Can Has Cheezburger' original weekly segment -- meet the newly adopted faces of the week! We're ecstatic to see so many beautiful faces that found their new forever home this week! It melts our hearts knowing these animals are going to be loved and cared for, for the rest of their lives. 

We would like to thank all those who have recently adopted, those who will be adopting in the future, and those who adopted in the past. And, as always, a mega-shout out to all those who have adopted a senior pet or a pet who requires extra tender love and care. You are our heroes. Thank you all for providing these animals with a loving home. 

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! 

Happy Holidays, everyone!

all the newly adopted rescue animals of the week - thumbnail includes sweet cat petting and kissing her new human "The day I adopted Lulu. She was slated to be euthanized the following week, but through a local shelter I was able to adopt her in time. I love her so much."
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Newest Jenny Jinya Tale About Rescue Adoption (Comic)

So many onions are being cut up in here! If you haven't seen a Jenny Jinya comics before this, then you probably don't know just how powerful her comics really are. Jenny Jinya creates comics about real issues animals faces such as suffering and abuse. Sometimes (or always), the comics are devastating and leave us in a pile of our own tears. Jinya has the gift of conveying important messages in an achingly haunting yet beautiful way. 

When reading a Jenny Jinya comic, it's always a good idea to have some tissue ready for use. Jinya's newest comics are still delivering a powerful punch in the feels and this one may just be one of our favorites. We won't tell you why, but we're positive you'll understand why by the end. 


story of a rescue adoption - thumbnail of two panels, one of a woman holding a chart and another of a cute dog missing an ear "when i started working here... you were already here."
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Meet The Newly Adopted Faces Of The Week (43 Images)

Happy Friday, everyone! It certainly is a happy Friday after we saw so many adopted faces this week! Some of which are images from our very own I Can Has Cheezburger Facebook users! Our hearts are bursting seeing so many beautiful animals finding their forever home, and just in time for the holidays!

We would like to thank all those who have recently adopted, who had adopted in the past, and/or will adopt in the future! Thank you all for saving these lovely furbabies and providing them with a warm, loving home! And, of course, a huge mega-shout out to all those who have adopted a senior animal, or an animal that requires a bit more special tender love and care. You are our forever heroes and we adore you.

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! 

Happy Holidays!

all the newly adopted rescue animals of the week - thumbnail includes senior dog curled up in bed "Rescued two senior dogs a couple days ago and they are very wary of me. Woke up this morning to this sweet guy curled up next to me."
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Senior Dog Given Six Months To Live Gets Adopted And Is Living His Best Life Now

Rufus's story is one of incredibly kind people, a strong dog never willing to give up, and just a little hint of luck. 

What started with Lauren Conley losing her dear dog last Memorial Day ended with her saving the life of another dog - one who was very much in need of love. Rufus, a poorly senior dog was brought to a shelter by his previous owners to be euthanized, but thankfully, he was sent to a foster home instead. He was given six months to live. Luckily, he found his way into Lauren's arms, and opening her heart and home to this boy, she gave him all her love and helped him in every way that she could. And now, Rufus is finally getting better!

As she tells Cheezburger: "[W]e are dedicated to making every day he has left his birthday, Christmas, and Thanksgiving rolled into one!"

Read more about his story below!

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Meet The Newly Adopted Faces Of The Week (29 images)

The end of the week has finally come, and it means that it's time, once again, for one of our absolute favorite segments - the newly adopted faces of the week. So many lovely animals have been rescued this week, from itty bitty puppies and kittens to older pets, and it just makes us so elated to see it!

We want to thank every single person out there who adopted a pet this week and decided to give it its forever home. And we hope that next week, we will have just as many if not more adorable adopted faces to showcase. So, thank you and good luck to everyone who plans to adopt in the future as well, and of course, all of you who have adopted in the past. A special thank you goes to those of you who have adopted a senior pet or a pet in need of more care than most - you're incredible.

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 includes a picture of a man holding a puppy 'This is Bella. First dog I have had in 20 years'
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Paralyzed Dog Running Again After Being Rescued

From being paralyzed to running, this is the story of Teddy Bear. 

He was rescued from a licensed breeder in Lancaster by Lakin Harmon. 7-9 years old, he was brought into Ludwigs Corner Veterinary Hospital in really bad condition - with both of his hind legs paralyzed and struggling to so much as urinate. But here we are today, after treatment, adoption, and weeks of companionship, and Teddy Bear is running again. 

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Puppy Abandoned And Chained To Bench With Note Gets Adopted

This adorable seven-month-old puppy was abandoned on a park bench and though the start of his story is not the greatest, the ending is as positive as it gets with the puppy getting adopted and finding its new forever home!

PEOPLE reports that Marcela Goldberg, who runs local shelter Mascotas Coyoacá in Mexico, heard about the dog and his story and drove out to find the dog tied to a bench with a note next to it. The note said the following: "It hurts a lot to leave my dog here but I made the decision of leaving him because my family used to mistreat him and it would always hurt me to see him in that condition... If you're reading this and your heart wavers, please adopt him and take good care of him. If not, please leave this note in its place. That way others can read it and adopt him. Thank you."

Read the original note and more about the puppy named Boston below!

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

Happy Friday, everyone! It's been a long week but we're finally here and to commemorate the occasion, it's time for our favorite weekly segment - the newly adopted faces of the week! We've got quite a few rescued seniors that were adopted this week and our hearts are bursting at the sight of it! 

A major thank you to all those kind folks out there who have recently adopted a pet, have adopted pets in the past, or will adopt pets in the future! All these lovely animals get a forever loving home, thanks to you. And to those who adopt a senior animal, or any animal that requires a bit more love and attention, you are our heroes. Seriously, we adore you. Thank you for giving those animals 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 black cat "The day after my cat died, I went to the shelter and told the employee that I’d adopt the cat that had been there the longest. She said, “it’s an older black cat... are you sure?” I was never so sure of anything in my life. Meet Dita Von Panzer"
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Rapper Quits His Music Career To Launch A Cat Rescue

Taking a break from his rap tour and looking to stay busy, Sterling Davis, better known as "TrapKing", applied for a job at the Atlanta county shelter scooping kitty litter. His interview probably went about as well as any of ours would have. "I did horrible in the interview because they had cats in the room and I was playing with all the cats, kissing all the cats," Davis told TODAY. Luckily though, despite basically not answering any of the questions he got, he managed to get the job. 

"We're not seeing people like you with cats," Davis's interviewer told him. And so he started working at the shelter, helping employees there with trap-neuter-return cases, and had worked there for a few years. During that time, Davis ended up realizing something else. "At the county shelter, there were no men and no Black people that worked in the cat department," he explained to TODAY. "When I would go out and do TNR with all my friends, it would be all women — that's who trained me. I finally asked the difficult question: 'Where are all the guys and where are all the Black people?''

That's when David decided that the tour is going to have to wait, and that little kitty cats are his new priority. And today, he is running his own nonprofit cat rescue called TrapKing Humane Cat Solutions

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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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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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