Nearly 3.2 million cats arrive at U.S. animal shelters each year, of which around 1.6 million cats eventually get adopted. Adopting cats isn’t just about providing a shelter but providing a new life for cats.
That’s something these suffering cats deserve so much. All suffering animals deserve love, these cats included.
Most of these cats have been through a lot – they’ve suffered cruelty, neglect, and abandonment. One of the places that honor cats getting their new homes is the subreddit r/BeforeNAfterAdoption.
There, owners share their emotional stories and photos of their new kitty family members. Before-and-after-adoption photos are some of the best proof of how love and care can transform a poor, hurting animal into a majestic and proud kitty cat.
1. “Its Been A Year” for this small kitten, now a stunning and gorgeous cat.
2. “Took A Chance, And Decided To Rehabilitate This Boy Instead Of Letting Him Be Put Down. One Of The Best Decisions Of My Life”
3. “What A Foster Home Can Do For A Sick Cat…now Misza Is Enjoying His Cat Retirement After Being A Neglected Feral For 15 Years”
It’s estimated that around 35% of all households in the US have a cat. Sadly, some families weren’t really prepared to have a pet, so the poor cats were neglected, forced to live in bad conditions, and finally abandoned.
Keeping a pet is a great responsibility, cats included, and people tend to forget that when they first see those cute furballs. Very often, people lose interest when their pets grow up.
American Humane Society and ASPCA have checklists for all people who consider keeping a pet. It will help them to figure out if they are really ready for a pet.
4. “Toby And Quinton Were Rescued Together And Adopted As A Bonded Pair. Toby Has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome And Quinton Was Toothless. They Became Brave And Happy . Quinton Passed Away Recently, I’m So Glad We Had Him For The Time We Did And He Passed Knowing We Would Keep His Best Friend Safe”
5. “8 Years Ago Today The Triplets Were Born. From Bottle Feeding Every 3 Hours, To Beautiful Lazy Babies. Bob, Possum, And Arwyn Made Me The Crazy Cat Lady I Am Today”
6. “Before And After. What A Transformation!”
Matthew Bershadker, President and CEO of ASPCA, stated: “Helping vulnerable animals and keeping pets in safe and loving homes requires a commitment from all of us—advocates, pet owners, shelters, leaders, and entire communities.
When we work together under a common cause, we’re both saving lives and elevating our society and its laws to ensure cruelty victims and other at-risk animals receive the protection and care they deserve.”