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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!

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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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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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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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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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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Rescued Kitty Before And After

Rescued Kitty Before And After

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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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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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#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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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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Scout, A Thin, Stray Cat, A Year Later

Scout, A Thin, Stray Cat, A Year Later

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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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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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️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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A Dramatic Before-And-After Of Benny The Siamese

A Dramatic Before-And-After Of Benny The Siamese

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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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#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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#20

This Cat's Story Has A Very Happy Ending

This Cat's Story Has A Very Happy Ending

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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Rescued Kitty Before And After

Rescued Kitty Before And After

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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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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Ive, Before & After - Maullidos De Esperanza Foundation

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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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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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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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#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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#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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Abandoned Kitty Just Two Days After Finding A Loving Home

Abandoned Kitty Just Two Days After Finding A Loving Home

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#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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#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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#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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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Older Abandoned Cat One Week Later

Older Abandoned Cat One Week Later

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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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Rescued Kitty Before And After

Rescued Kitty Before And After

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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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Silvestre - Before And After - Maullidos De Esperanza Foundation

Silvestre - Before And After - Maullidos De Esperanza Foundation

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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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#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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#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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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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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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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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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#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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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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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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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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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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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

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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.

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#79

Meatball, Found In Car Engine, Almost Lost Two Eyes. 6-month Later, She's A 1eyed Princess.

Meatball, Found In Car Engine, Almost Lost Two Eyes. 6-month Later, She's A 1eyed Princess.

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Squirt, Feb 2013, Thin And Neglected By His Owner. July 2014, Healthy, Well Fed, And Loved.

Squirt, Feb 2013, Thin And Neglected By His Owner. July 2014, Healthy, Well Fed, And Loved.

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Nibbler Actually!

Nibbler Actually!

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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nibbler eating: https://youtu.be/duV8_qJqAeI And he talks all the day: https://youtu.be/P4aBzIjsW88

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Yuki!! He Was Found In A Waste Container. He Had A Leg Infection And It Had To Be Amputated :(

Yuki!! He Was Found In A Waste Container. He Had A Leg Infection And It Had To Be Amputated :(

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#83

Grafito (graphite) Had His Eye A Little Burnt (probably Car Engine) And 3 Months Later

Grafito (graphite) Had His Eye A Little Burnt (probably Car Engine) And 3 Months Later

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Cendre (& Eclypse) 1 Day Abandoned In A Box In The Middle Of One Road > 5 Months

Cendre (& Eclypse) 1 Day Abandoned In A Box In The Middle Of One Road > 5 Months

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Bella 1 Day Old After Neighbor Tossed Her Into The Parking Lot Thinking She Was Dead.

Bella 1 Day Old After Neighbor Tossed Her Into The Parking Lot Thinking She Was Dead.

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Even if the cat was dead... why throw her into the parking lot? stupid people logic.

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Ebola After 3 Months, Completely Cured Of All Diseases, Worms, Fleas And Pneumonia

Ebola After 3 Months, Completely Cured Of All Diseases, Worms, Fleas And Pneumonia

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#80 Shadow, 2 Years Later, Helping His Mom Get Her Phd

#80 Shadow, 2 Years Later, Helping His Mom Get Her Phd

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wish my cat helped with schoolwork instead of eat my papers <3

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Nibbler A Year Before, Rescued From A Populated Street, Nobody Cared

Nibbler A Year Before, Rescued From A Populated Street, Nobody Cared

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Mrvica(muvitsa), Found By Our Dog, Full Of Worms And Infections. Back Then And Two Years Later.

Mrvica(muvitsa), Found By Our Dog, Full Of Worms And Infections. Back Then And Two Years Later.

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Jane Smith
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have a cat who looks very similar! She too is a rescue.