It's the end of the month, which means Bored Panda has compiled a new list of adorable animal adoption photos. Many kittens, doggos, bunnies, and other critters have found their forever homes in April, and can now relax and enjoy being part of their new families.

It's incredibly heartwarming to know that with the coronavirus ravaging the world and some shelters closed to the public, people are still finding ways to open their hearts and offer neglected animals a second chance at life.

Continue scrolling to check out the images and be sure to check out our March, February, and January articles if you've fallen behind on the series!

#1

My Husband Couldn't Have Pets Growing Up. When We Bought Our First House I Got Him A Little Surprise

My Husband Couldn't Have Pets Growing Up. When We Bought Our First House I Got Him A Little Surprise

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Raine Soo
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6 months ago

Look at that cute, wee kitten! I can't take this much adorableness.

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"During this period of great uncertainty, one bright spot has been the incredibly passionate response from people willing to open their homes and hearts to foster and adopt vulnerable shelter animals," Pamela Reid, PhD, CAAB, Vice President of The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Behavioral Sciences Team, told Bored Panda in a statement. "At the ASPCA, we have seen a nearly 70 percent increase in animals going into foster care through our New York City and Los Angeles foster programs, compared to the same time period in 2019. Even in times of crisis, Americans are stepping up to show their commitment to animals in need."

#2

My Dog, Who Has Never Liked Cats, Adopted My Bottle Baby Foster Kitten. She Adopted Him Too, I Think

My Dog, Who Has Never Liked Cats, Adopted My Bottle Baby Foster Kitten. She Adopted Him Too, I Think

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Raine Soo
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6 months ago

Friends forever.

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Not all animal shelters expected this. "We thought people were going to bring their animals in and then run for the hills," Katy Hansen, communications director for the Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC), told Vox. However, the pandemic opened up an entirely new demographic of potential pet fosters: "The people that were filling up the applications were primarily millennials who lived with roommates. That's not a demographic that we usually see coming forward to foster because they're working and they live with three people." At any given time, ACC has over 600 animals in their care. Now, it's less than 100.

#3

After Adopting Our First Cat Everyone Prepared Us For A Nervous And Timid First Few Weeks, This Was Our Sweet Boy 30 Minutes Later

After Adopting Our First Cat Everyone Prepared Us For A Nervous And Timid First Few Weeks, This Was Our Sweet Boy 30 Minutes Later

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Keating_5
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6 months ago

he's comfortable in his new home! congratulations to you all!

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Reid also noted that it's important to think about the future when our regular work and school routines commence again. "Your dog or cat may be left confused (and lonely!) once everyone is rushing out the door instead of spending time at home. Even while you and your family are home, start to prepare your pet by designating time for them to spend ... alone throughout the day."

First, Reid suggested creating a cozy, inviting place for your dog or cat to nap away from all the activity of remote work and school. You can even put on some soothing music or radio. For example, there are Spotify playlists dedicated entirely to calming your pet.

"When giving your pet time away from you, offer your dog tasty chews to keep him busy. You can purchase all sorts of interesting and easily digestible chews online, such as bully sticks, tendons, tracheas, scapulas and cheek rolls," Reid explained. "Both dogs and cats will also be entertained for some time with an interactive food-puzzle toy."

#4

The Neighbours Wanted To Put Down This Dog Due To Being Very Aggressive. Instead, My Dad Adopted Him Into Our Family

The Neighbours Wanted To Put Down This Dog Due To Being Very Aggressive. Instead, My Dad Adopted Him Into Our Family

Shadow was very aggressive when we first brought him home but now he is filled with so much love. He is with his two best friends everyday playing and sleeping together

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Magpie
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6 months ago

*nods* aggression in dogs is often fear, he has been through bad times. Bless you Dad.

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Also, there are many free game apps for cats to play with on their own. Reid said you can also find battery-operated toys online that may keep your cat busy and happy on their own. "Leave your home and take a stroll outside without your dog occasionally to practice leaving the house for short durations. While you're out, leave your dog a chew or their meal in a puzzle toy to keep them busy and occupied during your absence."

Pets have kept us company for thousands of years, and they've been especially helpful during the quarantine, helping us manage our stress and anxiety levels. So let's try to put in the extra effort and help them transition back to normal life when the pandemic is over.

#5

This Little Girl We Found In A Cardboard Box

This Little Girl We Found In A Cardboard Box

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Rissie
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6 months ago

Oh my, those eyes! That coloring! Must. Cuddle. Now. Don't. Care. About. Scratches.

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#6

Sebastien Recently Gained A New Little Sister

Sebastien Recently Gained A New Little Sister

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Raine Soo
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6 months ago

Like any big brother, Sebastien is tolerating the annoying antics of a little sister. Yeah, they love one another.

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#7

Abbi Learned How To Walk Upstairs Alone And She’s Very Proud Of Herself

Abbi Learned How To Walk Upstairs Alone And She’s Very Proud Of Herself

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Rissie
Community Member
6 months ago

As she should be.

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#8

Everyone Meet Jake (7-Years-Old). My Wife (Pictured) And I Adopted Him Yesterday From A Local Shelter

Everyone Meet Jake (7-Years-Old). My Wife (Pictured) And I Adopted Him Yesterday From A Local Shelter

Jake has been in 4 different homes in the last year and deals with a ton of anxiety. But with lots of love and his new big sister, Gigi, he's going to be just fine

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Dorothy Parker
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6 months ago (edited)

Too dear of you. Jake needs you so much.

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#9

Adopted This Sweet Baby Boy Today. His Name Is Pickles

Adopted This Sweet Baby Boy Today. His Name Is Pickles

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Christy Smith
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6 months ago

My cat is named Mr. Pickles, so I obviously love his new name.

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#10

My Mom Meeting Her Dream Kitten For The First Time Today

My Mom Meeting Her Dream Kitten For The First Time Today

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Nea
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6 months ago

The kitten is in safe hands!

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#11

I Saved Him, But Actually He's Saving Me

I Saved Him, But Actually He's Saving Me

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Dorothy Parker
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6 months ago

It's so mutual.

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#12

Disco Is 2-Months-Old And Just Woke Up From A Nap

Disco Is 2-Months-Old And Just Woke Up From A Nap

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Raine Soo
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6 months ago

Ahhh! Look at those little pawsies!

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#13

My Son, 8, Who Happens To Have Autism Got A Bunny. He Sits Outside With The Bunny For Hours. His Echolalia Stops. His Stimming Stops. He Is Calm, Focused And Happy

My Son, 8, Who Happens To Have Autism Got A Bunny. He Sits Outside With The Bunny For Hours. His Echolalia Stops. His Stimming Stops. He Is Calm, Focused And Happy

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Keating_5
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6 months ago

pets tend to be very calming for those with autism!

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#14

Hi Everyone. My Name Is Joey. I Am Excited Because I Am Being Adopted Today

Hi Everyone. My Name Is Joey. I Am Excited Because I Am Being Adopted Today

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Keating_5
Community Member
6 months ago

congratulations joey!

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#15

My Girlfriend Has This Rescued Cat, And I Think She's Cute

My Girlfriend Has This Rescued Cat, And I Think She's Cute

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Colin L
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6 months ago

Clearly you are receiving your instructions!

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#16

The Two Puppies Who Visited The Georgia Aquarium Were Adopted Together Today

The Two Puppies Who Visited The Georgia Aquarium Were Adopted Together Today

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh, Joy!

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#17

She Suddenly Slept Like This While I Was Just Playing With Her. It Was A Stray Kitten, My Brother Adopted Her

She Suddenly Slept Like This While I Was Just Playing With Her. It Was A Stray Kitten, My Brother Adopted Her

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Colin L
Community Member
6 months ago

The beans... those beautiful beans....

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#18

My Dad Just Got A Kitten

My Dad Just Got A Kitten

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Dorothy Parker
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6 months ago

Too tiny. Needs KMR in a bottle. Kitten Milk Replace. Every few hours.

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#19

My New Puppy. She’s A Mutt, Some German Shepard And Some Australian Cattle Dog

My New Puppy. She’s A Mutt, Some German Shepard And Some Australian Cattle Dog

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Colin L
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6 months ago

I prefer "love-child" to mutt. And she is clearly a good girl!

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#20

This Is Little Arietty, Patiently Waiting For Me To Throw Her Toy. I Am Starting To Suspect That We May Have Adopted A Doggo

This Is Little Arietty, Patiently Waiting For Me To Throw Her Toy. I Am Starting To Suspect That We May Have Adopted A Doggo

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Nicolas Pilot
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6 months ago

Probably raised with dog/s

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#21

Dad’s New Little Girl

Dad’s New Little Girl

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Pamela24
Community Member
6 months ago

I does look like both teams are having fun! 🥰

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#22

Adoption Day For This Little One. That Look

Adoption Day For This Little One. That Look

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Anna Turner
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6 months ago

That look, what a sweet face

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#23

I Found Him Running On A Road. Got His Chip Scanned And The Vet Called The Owner On File. They Didn’t Care About Him, He Was Dumped. So Meet My Little Buddy, Wilson

I Found Him Running On A Road. Got His Chip Scanned And The Vet Called The Owner On File. They Didn’t Care About Him, He Was Dumped. So Meet My Little Buddy, Wilson

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Anna Turner
Community Member
6 months ago

They just dumped him! Take good care of Wilson I know you will, he's cute

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#24

My Husband And I Found This Dog Wandering Around In Our Neighborhood Today. Turns Out She’s Been Seen Around For Weeks, And No Owner Has Come Forward

My Husband And I Found This Dog Wandering Around In Our Neighborhood Today. Turns Out She’s Been Seen Around For Weeks, And No Owner Has Come Forward

She doesn’t have a chip or tags, so we’re taking her in indefinitely while we search for her owner. We’ve been calling her Juno

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
6 months ago

You're dear people.

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#25

We Rescued A Pregnant Cat. Best Decision Ever. This Is Her With Her Son

We Rescued A Pregnant Cat. Best Decision Ever. This Is Her With Her Son

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Rissie
Community Member
6 months ago

Ok, she is the spitting image of my childhood cat. She got to the ripe old age of 21 before passing away. I still miss her...

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#26

Everyone, Meet Popeye, The One Eyed Rescue Pup

Everyone, Meet Popeye, The One Eyed Rescue Pup

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Dorothy Parker
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6 months ago

He looks so wise, like he's winking.

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#27

Morning Blep From Our Rescue Kitty, Mosi

Morning Blep From Our Rescue Kitty, Mosi

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logical fallacy
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6 months ago

Okay, I need the pirate tag for my own cat, he's quite the mouse killer.

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#28

He Was Adopted After Being Going From Home To Home And Being Mistreated By His Former Owner. I Think He's Finally Happy

He Was Adopted After Being Going From Home To Home And Being Mistreated By His Former Owner. I Think He's Finally Happy

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Anna Turner
Community Member
6 months ago

Commence happiness

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#29

After Growing Up With Cats And Loving Other People’s Cats. I Finally Have My Own Bundle Of Pure Joy - Meet Nova Everyone

After Growing Up With Cats And Loving Other People’s Cats. I Finally Have My Own Bundle Of Pure Joy - Meet Nova Everyone

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logical fallacy
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6 months ago

That's one poofy kitten, congrats to the both of you!

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#30

This Was The Day This Little Guy Found Me And Got Himself Adopted

This Was The Day This Little Guy Found Me And Got Himself Adopted

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Dorothy Parker
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6 months ago

He chose wisely.

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#31

Quarantine Silver Lining: Time To Adopt This Pupper

Quarantine Silver Lining: Time To Adopt This Pupper

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Dorothy Parker
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6 months ago

That face. I love that face.

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#32

Karma The Pitbull. Got Her From My GF’s Work

Karma The Pitbull. Got Her From My GF’s Work

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LottieH
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6 months ago

Great to see a pitbull with her ears and tail intact! Perfection 💕

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#33

It Finally Happened. I Rescued This Beautiful 2-Year-Old Boy Today! Everyone Meet Mr. Teriyaki

It Finally Happened. I Rescued This Beautiful 2-Year-Old Boy Today! Everyone Meet Mr. Teriyaki

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Nash Nopper
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6 months ago

great name :)

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#34

The Best Thing To Come From The Coronavirus... We Adopted Our Foster Pup

The Best Thing To Come From The Coronavirus... We Adopted Our Foster Pup

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
6 months ago

At last, a forever family.

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#35

I Adopted A Smol Woodland Critter. He Is Either A Dog Or A Badger, Not Sure

I Adopted A Smol Woodland Critter. He Is Either A Dog Or A Badger, Not Sure

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Dorothy Parker
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6 months ago

Whatever it is, it stole my heart too.

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#36

Our New Rescue Kitty. We Call Him Sinbad

Our New Rescue Kitty. We Call Him Sinbad

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David Fox
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6 months ago

Sinbad has a long neck!!

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#37

We Just Rescued This Left Alone Cat, He Instantly Fell Asleep When We Got Back

We Just Rescued This Left Alone Cat, He Instantly Fell Asleep When We Got Back

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Dorothy Parker
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6 months ago

Content and secure. Well done you.

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#38

My Birthday Is Tomorrow, Got Myself The Cutest Little Rescue. Meet Marcel

My Birthday Is Tomorrow, Got Myself The Cutest Little Rescue. Meet Marcel

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MsM
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6 months ago

Marcel the Majestic

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#39

The Adoption Center Said To Expect Her To Hide Under The Bed For A Week. Here Is Our New Girl, Millie, After About 4 Hours

The Adoption Center Said To Expect Her To Hide Under The Bed For A Week. Here Is Our New Girl, Millie, After About 4 Hours

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Marta Dyrgała
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6 months ago

I foster cats and it's a big deal that adult cat isn't hiding ❤️ She is very alert though, you can see it in the eyes 😄 Just a tip - cats don't like and don't need collars, especially with bells, which dingle under their ears all day and annoy their hearing. 👈

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#40

Adopted A Stray Kitten Today. Meet Kelly

Adopted A Stray Kitten Today. Meet Kelly

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh, the adventures in store. And so much love.

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#41

I Adopted A Cat (Grey One) For My Elderly Parents And After Two Weeks Of Hiding He's Starting To Hang Out With Us

I Adopted A Cat (Grey One) For My Elderly Parents And After Two Weeks Of Hiding He's Starting To Hang Out With Us

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Christy Smith
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6 months ago

He looks so soft!

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#42

Just Adopted And She Graced Me With A Blep

Just Adopted And She Graced Me With A Blep

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Rissie
Community Member
6 months ago

The biggest of eyes and the tiniest of bleps!

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#43

Adopted These Two Beauties, They Are Sisters And Totally Inseparable

Adopted These Two Beauties, They Are Sisters And Totally Inseparable

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Magpie
Community Member
6 months ago

Well done keeping them together!

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#44

Adopted This Guy Three Weeks Ago. He Spent The First Two Hiding Under A Chair And Now Sleeps With Me Every Night

Adopted This Guy Three Weeks Ago. He Spent The First Two Hiding Under A Chair And Now Sleeps With Me Every Night

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logical fallacy
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6 months ago

He'll be king of the house in no time.

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#45

Our Recently Adopted 8-Year-Old Kitty In Full Curl Mode

Our Recently Adopted 8-Year-Old Kitty In Full Curl Mode

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Magpie
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6 months ago

Thank you for taking in an older kitty.

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#46

Adopting During Quarantine Was An Excellent Choice

Adopting During Quarantine Was An Excellent Choice

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Claire
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6 months ago

I love the Tardis cat box.

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#47

He’s 5-Weeks-Old And Rescued From Having To Go To The Pound. He Farts A Lot And Is Getting The Hang Of A Potty Pad

He’s 5-Weeks-Old And Rescued From Having To Go To The Pound. He Farts A Lot And Is Getting The Hang Of A Potty Pad

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
6 months ago

Don't we all? Now you can blame it on the pup.

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#48

Adopted A 3 Legged Street Cat From Greece. He Has Just Discovered The Resident Betta Fish

Adopted A 3 Legged Street Cat From Greece. He Has Just Discovered The Resident Betta Fish

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Colin L
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6 months ago

Betta tester...

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#49

Just Adopted Bubbie, I Think She's Precious

Just Adopted Bubbie, I Think She's Precious

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Anna Turner
Community Member
6 months ago

I think she's precious too ❤️

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#50

I Had Always Wanted A Poodle, Decided To Adopt A Good Girl 3 Days Ago

I Had Always Wanted A Poodle, Decided To Adopt A Good Girl 3 Days Ago

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Dorothy Parker
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6 months ago

Slight eye infections?

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