What makes a human a better version of themself? A simple act of kindness. Adoption is never an easy decision; it requires a lot of responsibility. Especially when those in need are neglected kittens who were abandoned in the streets. However, recent trends are showing that cat adoption is spreading worldwide, and there might be a bright future for abandoned animals after all.
A good proof of that is the subreddit r/BeforeNAfterAdoption. There, new feline parents are sharing their heartwarming stories with the rest of us. What's even more awesome, a lot of them compliment their posts with pictures of their new family members as well. The before and after photographs perfectly portray the incredible transformations those once stray cats have gone through, and you can't help but smile knowing that love can cure even the most neglected beings.
My Boy Yuzu Was A Stray Found By A Friend Of Mine With The Worst Case Of Scabies We've Ever Seen (We're All Vet Students). He's Also Had Ear Mites, Fungal Infections, Stud Tail, & Recurrent Ear And Eye Infections One After The Other. One Year And Lots Of Treatments Later And He's Perfectly Healthy!
Luckily, more and more of us are willing to take on this risk and become life-saving heroes. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has estimated that every year, a staggering 3.2 million animal shelter inhabitants find new homes. 1.6 million of them are fur babies. The most important part is that "pet euthanasia rates have plummeted in big American cities in recent years, falling more than 75 percent since 2009." The numbers show that we are on the right track to giving a second chance at life to those who truly need it.
This Is Barley! My Son And I Found Her By The Road. She Had Been Abandoned. So Thin... Covered In Fleas. The Last Photo Was 3 Months After We Found Her. She's Simply The Sweetest Little Cat Ever
The very first encounter with abandoned cats can be truly heartbreaking. Reddit member, snerdie, claims that they "found Melvin in a trash heap", while a member named saludete found Kira dying from starvation in a cow farm. ASPCA’s National Rehoming Survey shows that pet behavior and health problems are among the most common reasons why owners decide to leave their pets.
“We’re Just Going To Foster Him,” - My Mother, In May Of 2015
Adoption success stories prove that any adorable cat can be tamed again. In addition, the physical and emotional transformation of these cats can take your breath away. Take a look at Cousteau, a newly crowned little prince from Paris, not unlike the one from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's famous book "The Little Prince".
Some cute cats may come with unexpected surprises. A cat named Trojan gifted her parents not one but four baby kittens and made a solid contribution to the family gang. After the street cats are rescued and placed in loving homes, the change is almost instant. Many believe that adopting from a cat shelter is one of the best decisions of their life.
Will you be the next hero to save a lonely feline soul waiting for you out there? The answer is meow.