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Internet Helps Student Find Their Cat, After Parents Secretly Gave it Away

Oh man, so many things wrong with this and so much anxiety! Over the past week, one college student and Redditor, nexerxe, shared some disturbing news that rattled the animal-loving community... The Redditor's parents gave away the student's cat, Spotty, without telling them about it. 

How heartbreaking to find out your beloved pet was given away without you even knowing? We can't imagine. Unfortunately, that's what had happened. 

But our love for our pets is strong, so nexerxe decides to hunt Spotty down and with the help of the internet, they were able to track her down. Nexerxe then processed to set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise the funds needed to re-adopt Spotty. Ten selfless people chipped in to help raise the money needed so this broke college student can be reunited with their cat. 

We are so thrilled this messed up story has a happy ending! We have a soft spot in our hearts for those who will do anything for their furry friends. 

reddit student cat parents sad upsetting happy ending animals | Posted by u/nexerxe 7 days ago 6. 2 5 had my parents watch my cat my first year college because couldn't have her my dorm. Two months bringing her up live with and they give her away without telling They've been bad before, but my heart is broken now. Here is text exchange SMS know very upset. No don't think have any idea Today 15:42 Where is my cat Where is my cat Delivered
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Cat Goes "Missing" Until They Noticed Her In The Tree Outside

Cats go missing all the time. Heck, mine disappears about 12 times a day and that's within the confinements of the apartment! 

Another obvious thing cats really enjoy is climbing. 

Climbing. Literally. Anything. If it's climbable, your cat will be all over it. If it's not climbable, your cat will be all over it. 

It's just what they do. What you rarely see, however, is a cat holding onto a tree branch... Cats are usually such elegant creatures. It's quite silly to see them in a position that showcases the opposite of that. 

Don't worry too much, though, the owner has confirmed below that the cat landed safely and (if you can believe it) elegantly.  

cats missing tree funny lol animals aww cute weird reddit | Today we couldn’t find our cat so we looked out the window and cat hanging from a tree branch with its front legs
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Snake-Bitten Mini Horse Named Teaspoon Can Walk Again Thanks To Wheelchair

This poor mini-horse has had a real tough start to life, at just 5-months-old. 

Teaspoon, was sadly left disabled after being bitten by a snake in her back leg. The leg soon became necrotic and needed to be amputated. Teaspoon's former owners soon realized they wouldn't be able to provide the attention and extra care she needed following the operation. 

Panda Paws Rescue came to the rescue! With additional help from the New Jersey-based animal farm rescue Goats of Anarchy, the two rescues came together to carefully transport Teaspoon from Louisiana to her new home at Goats of Anarchy, which is a farm that is focused on caring for special need animals. 

And when Walkin' Pets heard about Teaspoon's five months of hardship, they also wanted to help. Thanks to the parts they donated, the first-ever Walkin' Wheels wheelchair built for a horse was created! And additional thanks for the wheelchair frame donated by Panda Paws. 

Thanks to all these incredible people who came together -- Teaspoon can now walk! 

Her journey so far as been documented on Goats of Anarchy's Instagram page:

mini horse disabled wheelchair story snake bite amazing love walking trotting | cute little pony with with white marks on its face and a red scarf tied around its neck standing on hay and facing the camera
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Spanish Town Reports Loose Lion, Turns Out To Be A Big Dog

Here's a strange story. 

In the Spanish town of Molina de Segura, police got an unusual call about a wildcat on the loose. Imagine their surprise when they realize that the animal in question was no lion at all, just a really big dog, with an odd haircut. 

When the arrived on scene, the police were about to detain the animal (not realizing yet that it was in fact a canine) and scan for a microchip, which revealed the truth. 

Molina de Segura local police told HuffPost that officers were able to reunite the pooch with its owner. "We're investigating and waiting for some results," a spokesperson said in a message that has been translated to English. "We don't know the motive for shaving it that way. For now, there's no justifiable motive. We have to confirm the vaccines and documents are correct, but fortunately, the dog is fine."

dog lion dogs weird wtf story animals | POLICIA LOCAL MOLINA DE SEGURA big furry dog shaved like a lion with a mane walking around a town in Spain
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Reunited: Missing Cat Returned Home After 11 Years On The Streets

We cannot stress this enough -- please microchip your pets! 

Thankfully, Eve McDonnell did microchip her beloved cat, Missy. 

11 years ago, Missy escaped from McDonnell's car and despite searching for her -- she was never found. Until now! Residents nearby noticed a cat living amongst rubbish and were able to capture and take her into a local rescue center where they discovered she was microchipped! 

You can imagine Ms McDonnell's surprise to receive a call that her cat from 11 years ago (and now 17-years-old) is alive and well! 

Story via BBC News

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Photographer Aditya Singh quit his job, left Delhi and moved to Sawai Madhopur city, in Rajasthan, just outside Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. He moved here in order to be closer to nature. His wife, Poonam Singh, opened a tourist resort there to earn their living. And over the past 20 years, the Singh's has bought roughly 35 acres of land which shares its boundary with Ranthambore tiger reserve and left it completely undisturbed.

Now, the land is flourishing as it's covered in a lush greenery and is frequented occupied by wild animals, including tigers, throughout the year.

What inspired this new way of living? Poonam Signh tells Quartz India, "My first sighting was a tigress with three cubs on a hill. It was magical. At the end of the trip, I just asked him if we can move to Ranthambore. He wanted it, too, and within months we moved. As far as this land is concerned, it was a dream that we both saw and achieved together to have our own area of wilderness."

The future goal? To continue buying more land to expand the forest even further, and to inspire others to follow suit. 

How incredible is that? The Singh's are our heroes! 



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Meet Renly! This sweet little kitten was being cared for by Wilson Veterinary Hospital staff member, Sara Budzynowski. Budzynowski soon fell in love with him, and decided to adopt him. 

Budzynowski gave Renly a baby blanket and a little toy bunny which quickly became Renly's favorite items in the world. He will carry that blanket with him from room to room, and if doesn't -- he got his little bunny with him instead!

Watch Renly's story and be prepared to fall in love! 

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Kind-Hearted Woman Rescues Puppies From Suitcase And Cares For Them

A kind-hearted Imgur user, that goes by the username tayrclark, has taken on quite a big responsibility. 

Eight puppies to be exact. When tayrclark went to give dog supplies to homeless pet owners living within tents, one tent she came across had a suitcase filled with puppies. She later returned that night to check up on the puppies, bringing with her some milk, bottles and some food for the momma. 

And even though their owner was doing a great job of caring for them, tayrclark offer to help the owner find these pups stable loving homes. The next day, the owner asked if she could foster them. And without hesitation, tayrclark accepted. 

However, care for eight puppies is no easy task... 


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Beautiful Story Of Socks Finding Her Forever Home (Twitter Thread)

One of our all-time favorite cat-adopting-a-human stories is making the internet rounds again! 

So, naturally, we had to jump on the chance to share this adorable and heartwarming story because it just makes us happy. 

This is the story of how Connor Manning became a devoting cat dad! Don't worry Connor, this kind of story only happens to the absolute best of us!  

cat tweets adopted aww cute adopting story animals heartwarming stray twitter | photos of a guy in a beanie hat holding a snuggly stay cat tweet by AConnorManning Made friends with most affectionate street cat
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Matthew B. and his cat, Ashes, often traveled together travel together in the comfort of his 18-wheeler. Then, one unfortunately truck stop in Ohio, Ashes accidentally slipped out of the truck, got spooked and ran for the brush. 

Matthew was devastated. He searched and searched for Ashes with no luck. He had to continue forth on his route but Matthew re-arranged his routes over the next few months so he could return to that same truck spot and search for Ashes. 

Unbeknownst to Matthew at that time, Ashes was found by a women, Kimberly T., who had been moving from the West Coast to New York. She made a pit stop at the very small truck stop and noticed a thin gray cat emerging from the brush. It was 13 degrees outside and Kimberly told Lollypop, "He was trying to not put his feet down on the ground, it was so cold." 

She decided to take Ashes (who she funnily enough named "Smokey") with her to New York and to the Lollypop Farm.

The Lollypop Farm scanned for a microchip and discovered his owner had him registered under a Texas address that was over 1,465 miles away!

Matthew was finally reunited with Ashes. 

Another story that is the perfect reminder on how important it is to get your beloved pets micro-chipped. 

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Missing Meme: Twitter User Creates Comic About 'Woman Yelling At Cat' Meme

In a strange turn of events, one artist/Twitter user has created a comic based on the popular 'Woman Yelling At Cat' meme, and you probably think it wouldn't hit you hard in the feels... but it does. 

The artist, @unfins, shared the comic and it has since gone viral. However, the comic is left open-ended and the artist revealed in the comments that there will be a part 2 coming this week. 

So be sure to subscribe if you don't wanna miss what happens next!  You can also see artwork on WebToon!

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Dad Loses Pet Hamster And Chaos Ensues (Wholesome Twitter Thread)

Twitter user, Steph Veerman, shared with the world a super wholesome story of the time her dad looked after her pet hamster. 

Steph's father is so utterly pure, this might be the cutest twitter thread we've come across in a while! 

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Woman Cares For Abandoned Kitten, Turns Out To Be A Baby Puma Jaguarundi

Florencia Lobo, and her brother, came across what appeared to be two kittens next to a dead adult cat near Santa Rosa de Leales, in Tucuman province, Argentina. 

The siblings decided to take the two kittens home with them, in order to give them the best chance at survival. Sadly, one of the kittens, a female, was simply too weak and didn't survive. The other kitten, a male, was seemingly stronger and was in good health. Lobo named him Tito. At the two-month mark, Lobo decided to bring Tito into the vet for a routine check-up.

Turns out, the cat she's been snuggling up to for that past two months was no ordinary cat. 

In an interview with Rueters, Florencia Lobo said, "We thought that it was an abandoned cat who had given birth. The vet didn't know what it was but said it was not a normal cat and gave me the number of the reserve." 

Lobo contacted the Horco Molle nature reserve, who then confirmed that her kitten she's been nursing was in fact a Puma Jaguarundi. Puma jaguarundi is a small wildcat native to American territories from Arizona to Argentina. 

Tito is now being cared for at the reserve and will be returned to his natural habitat when fully prepared to make the transition. 

Story via Rueters

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Blind Bison Makes First Friend After Years Of Solitude

A blind bison named Helen has been roaming the fields of Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary for years, all alone. This was due to the fact that Helen had nervous disposition, she purposely would separate herself from other animals. 

Until now. Oliver, a young Jersey calf has fought his way into Helen's heart with his gentle and kind manner. Since being introduced to Oliver, Helen and Oliver have been inseparable. They do everything together, so much so, that Oliver's fur has even changed in shade to match Helens!

Gwen Jakubisin, at the Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, told USA Today, "The change in [Helen's] demeanor is incredible, her joy is palpable."

With around 250 farm animals currently at the sanctuary, Helen has slowly started to reach other to other animals and is extending her social circle -- all thanks to her new courageous friendship with Oliver. 

Helen has also become something of a surrogate mum for Oliver. Jakubisin said, "Betsy (Oliver's mom) usually drops Oliver off at "daycare" and roams around while Helen watches over him for the rest of day, and she's cool with that. I catch them grooming each other, which is amazing because I don't think Helen has ever had that opportunity to express that motherly instinct before." 

We all need love. No matter what shape or form it comes in. And Helen and Oliver is simply further proof of that. 

Here's to you, Helen and Oliver! We adore your unlikely friendship and have learned from it. 

Story via USA Today / Lighthouse Farm Santuary


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