What kind of things fill your heart with joy? Saying "I love you" is one; a scoop of chocolatey ice cream is second. But there’s nothing quite like meeting a little furry critter, looking into their eyes, and realizing this is the point you’ll never part. Sharing the moments of happiness and sorrow, there’s a whole adventure of life waiting around the corner.
All pets deserve a second chance. And this is the most wholesome list of the month compiled by Bored Panda that celebrates precisely that. Heart-melting and soul-soothing pictures of adopted animals will tuck you in like a blanket.
Because there are few things more beautiful than sharing your heart with someone who has been patiently waiting for a chance to wake up in their loving forever home. Extra warmth is waiting in our previous rescue animal posts from September, August, July, June, and May.
My Friend Found Her Alone In The Road And Saved Her Life. Here Is What 4 Months Of Love Did For Her Once We Adopted Our New Baby Arya
Adopting A Kitten!
I’m Sure Many Of You Have Seen The Video Of The Racist Woman That Threw A Dog At A Young Black Man. The Cries Of The Dog Were Heartbreaking. However, The Good News Is That The Young Man Has Decided To Adopt The Dog And She Is Doing Well. Here She Is Safe And Happy
During these challenging times of pandemic, more and more people are looking for a pet to join their family. Bored Panda reached out to Kelly DiCicco, the manager of adoptions promotions at the ASPCA Adoption Center, who said that many people are responding with adjusted adoption and foster programs amid the COVID-19 crisis.
“There’s no doubt that the public's response to support their local shelters by fostering vulnerable animals has been enormous and unprecedented.”
Kelly said that in the first few weeks of stay-at-home orders, the ASPCA saw a nearly 70 percent increase in animals going into foster homes through their NYC and Los Angeles foster programs, compared to the same period in 2019. “There’s no doubt that the response from people across the country willing to open their homes to animals in need during this challenging time has been enormous and unprecedented,” Kelly concluded.
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The global pandemic has been making shelters, rescues, foster carers, and animal welfare organizations, including the ASPCA, look for innovative solutions for running adoption procedures.
Kelly said that the ASPCA has been implementing “remote or socially distanced adoptions and online meet-and-greets using video conferencing to help these animals find adoptive homes.”
But the adoptions managers warned that even if the policies are adapted in response to Covid-19, the animal welfare organizations are still following their effective protocols “to ensure pets match their adopters' lifestyles.” This must take into account what the new owners' post-pandemic schedules will be.
I Only Rescued Her One Week Ago And She Loooves Cuddling. I Haven’t Had To Take An Anxiety Pill Since Getting Her Because She’s Like The Ultimate Weighted Blanket
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Kelly also explained that every shelter has a unique population of animals. And if you’re about to choose an animal to adopt, “prospective adopters should ask questions and rely on shelter staff for guidance.”
“We always encourage adopters to keep an open mind and heart when meeting animals from a shelter or rescue as you may feel a connection with a pet you'd never considered before, like a senior animal or even those of a different breed, size, or species.”
In these unprecedented and critical times, “it's especially beneficial for people to experience the many benefits—including companionship, joy, love, comfort, and stress relief—that come from having an animal in your family,” Kelly concluded.