50 Wholesome Rescue Pet Pics To Heal Your Soul (October Edition)
In the US, approximately 6.3 million companion animals enter shelters every year (of those, approximately 3.1 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats). Some estimate that this number has declined from approximately 7.2 million in 2011.
To both celebrate the improvement and remind ourselves that we can still do better, we at Bored Panda are continuing our monthly series, showcasing the sweetest newly adopted pet pictures we can find.
We Adopted Luna Last Week And She Had Her First Grooming Appointment Today. I'm Not Sure We Got The Same Dog Back
Rescued This Older Gal Recently
This is Molli. She’s 13 and this is the first time she snuggled with me like this since I got her
In 2020 and early 2021, the world saw record pet adoption rates, providing happy tales when they were needed the most. But now, in 2022, many of our shelters are swamped again.
“Shelters who haven't had to euthanize in 10 or 15 years are having to again,” said Tammy Dodson, a long-time rescue advocate who coordinates rescue transports out of Wise County, Virginia, moving dogs and cats north to rescues and adopters via the Animal Rescue Coalition.
Not Only Is He Illegally Small, But This Is The First Brown Cat Our Rescue Has Ever Pulled Out Of Thousands! How Cool Is He?
I Adopted The Shyest Cat At The Shelter And They Said He May Never Warm Up To Humans. We Are Doing Good
Couldn't Decide Which To Adopt, So I Kept The Family Together & Adopted All 3
It’s not that a higher percentage of pandemic adoptions are resulting in returns. For example, the return rates for dogs have remained around 10 percent.
But 10 percent of recent adoptees will result in a much higher total number than in the years prior
I Heard A Kitten Crying Through An Open Window Last Night. I Think He's Glad To Be Rescued
Rescued This Little Guy From The Hood Of A Car A Few Days Ago
My GF Recently Adopted Old Man Sampson(18) He’s Mostly Def And His Back Legs Are Getting Worse, But He Still Loves Sniffing Around And Going For Walkies
I Volunteer At A Shelter And Had Managed To Refrain From Adopting A Dog For Years, But A Month Ago This Girl Instantly Obliterated My Resolve. Her Adoption Is Finalized Tomorrow
Dogs are being surrendered to shelters and rescues in record numbers. At Big Dog Ranch in Florida, they normally take in one owner surrender a day, but they’re currently taking about seven. It's a similar story at one shelter after another.
Some of these dogs are young purebreds purchased during the pandemic whose breed eccentricities or needs were too much for a new owner, but many are being given up because their owners can no longer afford them, or their work or housing situation has changed drastically.
We Adopted Flower A Few Weeks Ago After First Fostering Because We "Weren't Ready For Another Dog". She Very Much Loves My Boyfriend And Also Sits Like This
This Is Jagger At The Saveafox Domestic Fox Rescue. He Just Got A Pumpkin As A Treat
Adopted A New Kitten And My Void Instantly Accepted Him!
However, not all is bad. Clear the Shelters 2022 wrapped up with some fantastic news: the campaign found homes for more pets than ever before.
According to a release from NBCUniversal Local, Clear the Shelters — a nationwide pet adoption and donation campaign — helped more than 161,500 pets find their forever families during 2022's program, which ran from Aug. 1-31. This is the highest single-year adoption total in the initiative's eight-year history.
We Adopted A Very Shy Kitten Last Sunday. This Morning He Came Up To Me And Sat On My Lap All On His Own For The First Time
We Just Adopted This Goofy Big Boy Named Barnacle - 15 Weeks Old And Bigger Than Our Two Year Old Cat!
Jellybean Rescued My Husband This Weekend And Now They Are Inseparable
I Posted A Few Days Ago About Old Man Earl At The Shelter I Volunteer At
Well I adopted him today. He is skeletal and I think he needs a sweater. So far he enjoys squirrel watching on the open window sill
The fundraiser of Clear the Shelters 2022 also delivered big this year, with more than $540,000 in donations going to Clear the Shelters' partner animal rescues. (Amazon's 'Stream It Forward' initiative in partnership with Hill's Pet Nutrition committed $100,000 of the donation total.)
Flora Was Rescued From Neglectful Owners And Due To Illness Can't Close Her Mouth Fully. Now She Has A Perma-Blep, Good Thing She Doesn't Seem To Care
Recently Rescued This Little Old Lady And From The Looks Of It She Loves Car Rides
Rescued This Kitten From Behind A Dumpster, Meet Mittens!
This Illegally Smol Criminal Has Been Living In My Back Yard. No One Wants To Adopt Her So I Guess She Is Now My Illegally Smol Criminal
This Little Guy Just Adopted Us... Walked In To The House Right Behind Me
Adopted The Goodest Boy Today
This Is My Grandderp, Leo. My Husband Rescued Him Right After This Picture Was Taken
George Is The Name Of The Little Kitten That My Sister Adopted
When I enter the room, it waits for me hidden to play with its little claws and teeth. I have a feeling that when it grows up it will be terrible but it doesn't matter, my heart is yours
My Rescue Overlord Loaf
Passionfruit Wants To Thank Everyone For Supporting Our Rescue
Our Little Rescue. She’s 5 Weeks Old With Development Of A 3 Week Old . She Was Also The Runt Of The Litter
My Life Has Become So Much Brighter Since I Adopted Sofi
I Can't Believe You Adopted Us Both! Happiness Will Rule After The Shock Wears Off
He Was A Stray I Found Outside Our House, And I Fed Him. A Little While Later, He Dozed Off On My Lap. I Decided To Adopt This Tiny Fella
My 4 Rescues
This Is My Sweet Foster That I Ended Up Adopting
She was found starving with her siblings in a container at a week old. What color and pattern is her coat? She is now 2.5 months old and seems to me like a snowshoe/tabby to me because she has white boots and stripes