A pet cat will bring love and joy into any home that accepts them with open arms and hearts, but that love gains a special meaning when the cat is a rescue from the streets.

Many of these adopted cats have been saved from the brink of death. If you're considering getting a cat, we hope that this list will convince you to to adopt. They need your love!

If you have a cat whose life was saved by you or your vet, then please share their story with us!

#1

Justin, Fire Survivor

Justin, Fire Survivor

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cowz45
Community Member
4 years ago

wow, a lot different.

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#2

Shelter Found A Box Of Kittens With Only One Living But Blind Survivor. 6 Months Later, She Is Healthier Than Ever

Shelter Found A Box Of Kittens With Only One Living But Blind Survivor. 6 Months Later, She Is Healthier Than Ever

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Rhon
Community Member
4 years ago

What a pretty girl!

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#3

Bunny Was Found With Many Wounds After Being Electrocuted. Here He Is A Few Months Later

Bunny Was Found With Many Wounds After Being Electrocuted. Here He Is A Few Months Later

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AyşeBetülKılıç
Community Member
4 years ago

Elektrocuted??? What kind of monster could do this to that infant ? :(

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#4

Mr. Biscuits Tried To Get Warm In A Car Engine And Was Burned Badly When The Car Drove Away. Now He's Recovered

Mr. Biscuits Tried To Get Warm In A Car Engine And Was Burned Badly When The Car Drove Away. Now He's Recovered

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cowz45
Community Member
4 years ago

Awww poor kitty

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#5

Kitty Was Found Half Dead. Here She Is A Month Later

Kitty Was Found Half Dead. Here She Is A Month Later

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Queenluxa
Community Member
4 years ago

:( ohh noooo…. poor kitty… she looks sooo much better!!! She is very lucky!

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#6

Louie Was Found Abandoned In The Gutter Just Two Weeks Old. Now He Is The King Of The House

Louie Was Found Abandoned In The Gutter Just Two Weeks Old. Now He Is The King Of The House

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RJazz909
Community Member
4 years ago

The real question is...how the crap did he get in a gutter in the first place?

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#7

Rescued Kitty Before And After

Rescued Kitty Before And After

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ValerieHays-Crowley
Community Member
4 years ago

I cant believe this is the same cat!Even the eyes show no trace of past neglect and illness!Great job and God bless!

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#8

Kodama Was Found With A Maggot-Infested Wound. 6 Years Later, She Is Happier Than Ever

Kodama Was Found With A Maggot-Infested Wound. 6 Years Later, She Is Happier Than Ever

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boredfox
Community Member
4 years ago

She now looks like a Lady :)

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#9

Little Kitty Was Found Drenched In The Cold Rain. Now Utopia Has A Loving Home

Little Kitty Was Found Drenched In The Cold Rain. Now Utopia Has A Loving Home

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sportsmanclub99
Community Member
4 years ago

having our two rescued cats I love this post! Our own kitties used to be starving and very scared and now are friendly and happy!!

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#10

Rescued Kitty Before And After

Rescued Kitty Before And After

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wolvesrcool
Community Member
4 years ago

oh,my,gosh

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#11

Stuart Little After He Was Found And Nursed Back To Health

Stuart Little After He Was Found And Nursed Back To Health

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ZuzanaKubatova
Community Member
4 years ago

Aww what a fitting name!

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#12

Scout, A Thin, Stray Cat, A Year Later

Scout, A Thin, Stray Cat, A Year Later

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Rhon
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh I want him!

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#13

Tyrion Had An Eye Infection, But Now He Is The Cutest Fluffball Ever

Tyrion Had An Eye Infection, But Now He Is The Cutest Fluffball Ever

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DawnOstbo
Community Member
4 years ago

There are rare exceptions to the rule. There are male calico cats, look it up.

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#14

Spyder Was Found In The Drain By A Kind Guy Who Gave Her A Forever Home

Spyder Was Found In The Drain By A Kind Guy Who Gave Her A Forever Home

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Rhon
Community Member
4 years ago

She's so pretty!

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#15

Duncan Was Found Injured In The Middle Of The Road. A Year Later He Looks Much Happier

Duncan Was Found Injured In The Middle Of The Road. A Year Later He Looks Much Happier

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KasiaSegrecka
Community Member
4 years ago

Picture on the left breaks my heart :'( stay strong kitty! <3

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#16

️diamond - A True Diamond In The Rough. He Is Now One Happy Kitty!

️diamond - A True Diamond In The Rough. He Is Now One Happy Kitty!

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AmyHrynyk
Community Member
4 years ago

Shows what love can do. Xo Diamond.

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#17

A Dramatic Before-And-After Of Benny The Siamese

A Dramatic Before-And-After Of Benny The Siamese

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orenji
Community Member
4 years ago

Poor thing... so glad it found a loving home!!

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#18

Bea Was Found Hit By A Car On The Side Of The Road. That's Her A Month Later

Bea Was Found Hit By A Car On The Side Of The Road. That's Her A Month Later

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JessicaWoehlke
Community Member
4 years ago

Bea you are very beautiful

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#19

Eleanor Was Found In The Dumpster Severely Injured. Now She Is A Happy House Cat

Eleanor Was Found In The Dumpster Severely Injured. Now She Is A Happy House Cat

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ZuzanaKubatova
Community Member
4 years ago

Poor kitty. So beautiful!

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#20

This Cat's Story Has A Very Happy Ending

This Cat's Story Has A Very Happy Ending

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AngelWalker
Community Member
4 years ago

Whatever happened to this kitty was pretty bad judging by the before picture.

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#21

She Beged Me For Food, And I Bring Her Home Forever.

She Beged Me For Food, And I Bring Her Home Forever.

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AngelWalker
Community Member
4 years ago

❤️

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#22

Penguin Looks Much Better Just A Week After Being Rescued

Penguin Looks Much Better Just A Week After Being Rescued

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Viomery
Community Member
4 years ago

wow, such a dramatic change after just a week. just goes to show all these cats need is a little love <3

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#23

Oliver Was Rescued From Abusive Owners. Just 12 Weeks Made A Huge Difference

Oliver Was Rescued From Abusive Owners. Just 12 Weeks Made A Huge Difference

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JessicaWoehlke
Community Member
4 years ago

How anyone can abuse an animal is beyond imaginable.... Just glad that this little one was able to be rescued & he gets the love he deserves

#24

Peter Was Found Very Thin And Dirty, Now He Looks Much Better

Peter Was Found Very Thin And Dirty, Now He Looks Much Better

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Rhon
Community Member
4 years ago

He looks happy and healthy and very inquisitive!

#25

Rescued Kitty Before And After

Rescued Kitty Before And After

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#26

Stray Cat One Year Later

Stray Cat One Year Later

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AngelWalker
Community Member
4 years ago

How sweet!

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#27

Lionel, An Injured Stray Cat Two Months After He Was Found

Lionel, An Injured Stray Cat Two Months After He Was Found

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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
1 year ago

Before picture: such a sad face. After picture: contentedly chill

#28

Ive, Before & After - Maullidos De Esperanza Foundation

Ive, Before & After - Maullidos De Esperanza Foundation

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JessicaWoehlke
Community Member
4 years ago

Ive, you are absolutely beautiful

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#29

Rescued Kitty Before And After

Rescued Kitty Before And After

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#30

Little Kayle Was Found Inside Neighbor's Car's Wheelwell. Now She Is Happier Than Ever

Little Kayle Was Found Inside Neighbor's Car's Wheelwell. Now She Is Happier Than Ever

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Heyyyyyyyy
Community Member
4 years ago

STINK EYE

#31

Tommy Had Been Poisoned, But He Was Found On The Street And Slowly Became Better

Tommy Had Been Poisoned, But He Was Found On The Street And Slowly Became Better

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Pemberton
Community Member
4 years ago

Who dared to poison such a cute kitty!?

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#32

Rescued Kitty Before And After

Rescued Kitty Before And After

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GrazielaLeon
Community Member
4 years ago

gorgeous eyes!

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#33

Rescued Kitty Looks A Lot Better

Rescued Kitty Looks A Lot Better

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#34

Bacon Bit Was Found In The Trash With A Jar Stuck To Her Head. Now She Has A Forever Home

Bacon Bit Was Found In The Trash With A Jar Stuck To Her Head. Now She Has A Forever Home

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JessicaWoehlke
Community Member
4 years ago

Bacon you are adorable!!!

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#35

Kitty Was Abandoned After Her Owner Was Murdered, Now She Has A Loving Home

Kitty Was Abandoned After Her Owner Was Murdered, Now She Has A Loving Home

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Pemberton
Community Member
4 years ago

I feel really sorry for her former owner.

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#36

Arwen - The Day We Saved Her, Abandoned In A Basement, And 1 Year Later - Stunningly Beautiful!

Arwen - The Day We Saved Her, Abandoned In A Basement, And 1 Year Later - Stunningly Beautiful!

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GrazielaLeon
Community Member
4 years ago

A+ naming! She looks like a fairy :)

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#37

Pickle Just A Week After Being Adopted

Pickle Just A Week After Being Adopted

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#38

Abandoned Kitty Just Two Days After Finding A Loving Home

Abandoned Kitty Just Two Days After Finding A Loving Home

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NurulHafizahHadani
Community Member
4 years ago

he has a cute beard.^-^.

#39

Poor Cat Was So Thin She Only Weighed 4 Pounds. Now She Is Round And Happy

Poor Cat Was So Thin She Only Weighed 4 Pounds. Now She Is Round And Happy

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BethanieGibson
Community Member
4 years ago

Stunningly beautiful

#40

Nobody Wants To Adopt Him Because He Was Ugly, Now Kuro-chan Is Pretty Damn Handsome

Nobody Wants To Adopt Him Because He Was Ugly, Now Kuro-chan Is Pretty Damn Handsome

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Community Member
4 years ago

I love him

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#41

Gülümser (means "the One Who Always Smiles") Was From A Garbage Container On Istanbul.

Gülümser (means "the One Who Always Smiles") Was From A Garbage Container On Istanbul.

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Community Member
4 years ago

I meant was rescued from a garbage container. Don't know how to edit the post :|

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#42

Older Abandoned Cat One Week Later

Older Abandoned Cat One Week Later

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AngelWalker
Community Member
4 years ago

❤️

#43

Tyrone (tenderness For Tyrone)

Tyrone (tenderness For Tyrone)

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TawneaLawry
Community Member
4 years ago

Ty bean is awesome!

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#44

Kitty Spent Endless Days Begging For Food On The Streets. Here He Is One Week Later

Kitty Spent Endless Days Begging For Food On The Streets. Here He Is One Week Later

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#45

Naiver Was Found Abused On The Street. He's Now A Young Healthy Man Ever.

Naiver Was Found Abused On The Street. He's Now A Young Healthy Man Ever.

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tigertae
Community Member
4 years ago

Waw! He's so handsome! :)

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#46

Rescued Kitty Before And After

Rescued Kitty Before And After

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BecProbert
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks like a real life Garfield!

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#47

Rescued Kitty One Year Later

Rescued Kitty One Year Later

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#48

Cat Was Found Under The Stairs, Now He Looks Much Better

Cat Was Found Under The Stairs, Now He Looks Much Better

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JulieHopkins
Community Member
4 years ago

So lovely

#49

Silvestre - Before And After - Maullidos De Esperanza Foundation

Silvestre - Before And After - Maullidos De Esperanza Foundation

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AngelWalker
Community Member
4 years ago

❤️

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#50

Our Buddy Found Us Almost Dead 3 Years Ago. Now We Can't Imagine A Single Day Without Him.

Our Buddy Found Us Almost Dead 3 Years Ago. Now We Can't Imagine A Single Day Without Him.

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#51

She Was Sick And Dying My Friend Helped Her And Took Her To The Vet And Now Here She Is

She Was Sick And Dying My Friend Helped Her And Took Her To The Vet And Now Here She Is

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GabiHorvath
Community Member
4 years ago

Bless you!!!!

#52

Tapers Was Begging For Food In The Streets. A Year Later He Looks Much Better

Tapers Was Begging For Food In The Streets. A Year Later He Looks Much Better

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#53

Soft Kitty Warm Kitty Little Ball Of Fur, Happy Kitty, Sleepy Kitty, Purr Purr Purr

Soft Kitty Warm Kitty Little Ball Of Fur, Happy Kitty, Sleepy Kitty, Purr Purr Purr

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AngelWalker
Community Member
4 years ago

❤️

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#54

Bella, Before And After. At Two Month (?) And Now - At Ten. Extremely Happy!

Bella, Before And After. At Two Month (?) And Now - At Ten. Extremely Happy!

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#55

My Cat Ilja Was Abandoned And Rescued. He's One Year Old Now And Very Happy In His Forever Home.

My Cat Ilja Was Abandoned And Rescued. He's One Year Old Now And Very Happy In His Forever Home.

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#56

Legolas, When He Was Rescued From The Street And One Year Later :) Real Elf :)

Legolas, When He Was Rescued From The Street And One Year Later :) Real Elf :)

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#57

Gaïa Just After We Took Her From A Rescue Centre Suffering A Cat Disease And Then 6 Month Later

Gaïa Just After We Took Her From A Rescue Centre Suffering A Cat Disease And Then 6 Month Later

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JulieHopkins
Community Member
4 years ago

Such a pretty lady

#58

Rengar, Stray Kitty Prolly Hit By A Car.1 Month Later, Crooked Leg But Happy, Playfull &healthy

Rengar, Stray Kitty Prolly Hit By A Car.1 Month Later, Crooked Leg But Happy, Playfull &healthy

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TokyBrabcová
Community Member
4 years ago

+1 for the name! :)

#59

Tiny Persian Cat The Day She Was Found And In Her New Home

Tiny Persian Cat The Day She Was Found And In Her New Home

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#60

My Baby, Rata, Before And After

My Baby, Rata, Before And After

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BethanieGibson
Community Member
4 years ago

A beautiful cat <3

#61

We Found Her Covered In Dirt And Oil. Today She's The Happiest Cat Ever

We Found Her Covered In Dirt And Oil. Today She's The Happiest Cat Ever

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AngelWalker
Community Member
4 years ago

❤️

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#62

Nerito 2 Days After We Found Him Under A Car

Nerito 2 Days After We Found Him Under A Car

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AngelWalker
Community Member
4 years ago

His before picture is pretty rough.

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#63

Nerito After A Year!

Nerito After A Year!

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AngelWalker
Community Member
4 years ago

So handsome!

#64

"nigdy Się Nie Poodawaj" - "never Give Up." / Little Polish Rescue Cat

"nigdy Się Nie Poodawaj" - "never Give Up." / Little Polish Rescue Cat

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JulieHopkins
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow

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#65

Mazdak, Found In Street Dragging Himself In His Blood And Now In His Forever Home

Mazdak, Found In Street Dragging Himself In His Blood And Now In His Forever Home

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AngelWalker
Community Member
4 years ago

❤️

#66

#81 Sweetie Was Abandoned For Being "too Vocal". I Just Say She's A Great Communicator!

#81 Sweetie Was Abandoned For Being "too Vocal". I Just Say She's A Great Communicator!

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Anna Gump
Community Member
7 months ago

Vocal cats are the best! My cat Corona was super vocal and talked to me all the time. I miss our little 'conversations'.

#67

Sunshine Was Abandoned And Found With Infected Eyes, Matted And Flea Infested Fur.

Sunshine Was Abandoned And Found With Infected Eyes, Matted And Flea Infested Fur.

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#68

Bubo, The Day We've Found Her In A Petshop (she Was Brought There By Someone), And Today :)

Bubo, The Day We've Found Her In A Petshop (she Was Brought There By Someone), And Today :)

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#69

Gabby And 15 Other Severely Malnourished Dying Kitties Rescued From Being Dog Bait :(

Gabby And 15 Other Severely Malnourished Dying Kitties Rescued From Being Dog Bait :(

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Community Member
4 years ago

Sweet Gabby is just one of the many kitties that I have rescued from dangerous situations and found wonderful homes for!

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#70

Tara, Found With A Badly Broken Pelvis, Draggind Her Leg. 3 Months Later She Walks On 4 Legs.

Tara, Found With A Badly Broken Pelvis, Draggind Her Leg. 3 Months Later She Walks On 4 Legs.

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AngelWalker
Community Member
4 years ago

❤️

#71

Percy Was Dumped By His Guardians, Now Getting The Love He Deserves In His New Forever Home

Percy Was Dumped By His Guardians, Now Getting The Love He Deserves In His New Forever Home

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Morgan Carpenter
Community Member
3 years ago

He is purrfect! Thank you for giving him the love he deserves!

#72

Mari - Hit By A Car, But Made A Full Recovery!

Mari - Hit By A Car, But Made A Full Recovery!

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AngelWalker
Community Member
4 years ago

❤️

#73

Bella, Found In Our Garage At Around 3 Weeks Of Age (top 2 Photos). A Month Later. =)

Bella, Found In Our Garage At Around 3 Weeks Of Age (top 2 Photos). A Month Later. =)

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#74

She Wasn't A Kitten, Just Almost Starved To Death. 2 Years Later Happily Sunbathing On Her Spot

She Wasn't A Kitten, Just Almost Starved To Death. 2 Years Later Happily Sunbathing On Her Spot

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#75

Sick Kitten From The Animal Shelter Before, Sweet Home Tyrant After.

Sick Kitten From The Animal Shelter Before, Sweet Home Tyrant After.

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#76

Denis - Saved In A Rainy And Cold Day. Now He Is Loved And Has A Forever Home :)

Denis - Saved In A Rainy And Cold Day. Now He Is Loved And Has A Forever Home :)

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#77

Kitten After A Car Pass Over Him! And Then, He Is Here, After A Lot Of Love.

Kitten After A Car Pass Over Him! And Then, He Is Here, After A Lot Of Love.