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30+ Wholesome Rescue Pet Photos To Heal Your Soul

When the autumn blues start to make us all feel down, there is an instant cure that instantly makes us feel better. It’s that wonderful time of the month again, which means that everyone is getting a much-needed dose of joy from the cutest rescue pets who have found loving forever homes.

Don’t be greedy—share the fluffy post with someone who’s feeling down, having a bad day, or going through a difficult time. Because if anything can make a person feel better, it’s the cute furballs who have finally received the affection they deserve. Congratulations to animal shelters, animal welfare organizations, and caring parents!

(h/t: boredpanda)

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#2 I adopted a gorgeous (and very skinny) Manx and several days later she had a single kitten. Meet Stella and Bug!

#3 His name is Mr. Hobo Highwaters. This is when he was on the streets and now

Every year, around 6.5 million companion animals are surrendered to shelters in the United States. Dogs make up around half of the population, while cats make up the other half. However, the situation has improved: the number has decreased from 7.2 million in 2011. That isn't to say there isn't still potential for improvement.

And, in the midst of the global epidemic, when good news is scarce, there has been a long-awaited rise in pet adoption. Animal shelters around the country are reporting enormous increases in the number of animals they've adopted out or placed in foster homes, from New York to Wisconsin and North Carolina to Colorado and New Mexico.

Fostering demand has surged by 90% in some cities, according to Kitty Block, president, and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States. “Folks who don’t have animals for one reason or another, because of their work schedule or their travel schedule, that’s all changed right now,” she told Wired.

#5 Our 3-week-old rescue likes to nuzzle extra close and I couldn’t be happier

Meanwhile, a new shortage has emerged in New York City. After running out of bikes recently, it is now coming up short on dogs to foster. “For the moment, we definitely don’t have any dogs left to match” with foster volunteers, Anna Lai, the marketing director at Muddy Paws, told Bloomberg. “Which is a great problem to have,” she added.

If you're thinking about getting a pet and bringing a companion animal into your life, don't do it on the spur of the moment. Rob Young, the head of center operations at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, is here to share some insights on what you should know before and after adopting a cat or a dog.

Even during the times of the pandemic when we all feel more lonely and in need of a companion than usual, “getting a pet should never be an impulsive decision,” said Rob. As a result, Battersea animal rescue in London, England continues to follow their normal rehoming procedure, such as “assessing the motivations and suitability of new owners.”

#6 I went to the shelter to adopt a dog, and I found those two in this posture, I couldn’t separate them so I end up adopting both of them

#7 My first rescue. She’s a scared, timid, beautiful one eye baby

#8 With the end of the pandemic no where in sight… Decided I needed a companion. Meet Bunsen, adopted from the humane society at 4 months old!

Moreover, Rob said that their rehoming staff “will additionally consider the impact of Government restrictions on new owners.” That means that they will be checking that potential “owners are able to provide a setup that will still be suitable for a new pet once lockdown is over and they return to their usual lifestyle.”

Whether we like it or not, there will always be pet owners who are unable to care for their dogs and cats for various reasons. Rob said that “Contacting a rescue center is the most responsible decision if you can no longer care for a dog or cat,” and even if it’s a very difficult decision, he asked to “put that fear aside for the sake of your pet’s welfare and bring them to a rescue.”

“You’ll never be judged or shamed for making the responsible decision,” promised Rob and reminded him that the wellbeing of an animal should be of the highest priority.

#9 We adopted a new cat not knowing they’d become inseparable

#10 After months of loneliness I adopted this little guy. Meet Frodo

#11 Been in the shelter for two years, glad to finally give him a home

#12 Shelter dog cannot contain her excitement about getting adopted

#13 Everyone meet Lily. She’s a stray that adopted my husband and I today. He’s not a cat person but she won him over with that adorable look of love!

#14 Went in to drop my foster kitties off, this little gentleman wouldn’t let go. He ended up adopting me!

#15 My husband last Sunday: “We are not keeping the stray.” And my husband today: “Don’t wake up oliver, he’s tuckered our.” Excuse his bed head

#16 One month of progress from our rescue girl. All it took was a proper diet and some Tlc

#18 Rescue buffalo loves lying in the grass, cuddling his rescuer

#19 I live by myself and it’s been kind of tough with the lockdown so I adopted a kitten 6 weeks ago. Bandito has made life much better!

#20 My name is Mac and today, my new daddy drove over 300 miles to rescue me and give me a forever-sofa!

#22 Still need a name, but I adopted a three-legged husky today, he wanted to say hello!

#23 Rescued bunny and her 7 babies found mid-winter after some sub-human dumped them. Now they are safe & sound

#24 Older cat was not pleased when we brought home a rescue kitten. Now they are inseparable.

#26 Meet Luna – my first pet as an adult, aka a stray that walked into my garden and made it her own forever.

#27 We rescued a 7 year old Coonhound at the start of quarantine and we are in love with him and his big ears!

#28 Meet Charlie! I just adopted my first dog! He has bad hearing but is an absolute love bug!

#29 A dog rescue called Marley’s Mutts would like to say thanks to all the dads who are roped into fostering by their wives and kids

#30 A friend found this guy on her farm last night, so my husband I adopted him today.


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