More and more pet owners are encouraging other people to adopt pets instead of buying them from pet shops. And if these heartwarming transformations of adopted cats won’t convince you to do the same then we don’t know what else would. Being a pet owner entails wholehearted commitment and resolute responsibility. Sad to say but there are some pet owners who can’t stay committed to these responsibilities. There are several reasons why some people abandon their pets. Health issues, the cost of pet ownership, relocation and behavioral problems are some of the reasons. While some owners surrender their pets to animal shelters, others just leave the poor animals on the streets.
Why Adopt Animals From A Shelter?
The majority of rescue animals are stray cats and dogs that are left by their owners. In worse cases, some cats even suffer abuse at the hands of their owners. It’s a sad thing, really. But thankfully, some kind-hearted people prefer to save the lives of these poor animals by adopting them. By giving them another chance of finding a loving home, these people are also helping these mistreated pets restore their trust in humans. Thankfully, these cats finally found a new home as they embark on a new life with a new hope.
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! from r/BeforeNAfterAdoption
Abuse and desertion can negatively affect their well-being. Furthermore, these inhuman acts may cause cats to deem humans as predators which may compel them to return to their wild nature. As a result, stray cats will become wilder in order to survive. But not all cats can successfully reawaken that instinct. Abandoned kittens, in particular, may not last long in an unusual environment as they are defenseless against attackers, sickness and accidents. If they’re lucky, they may stumble upon animal rescuers who could bring them to shelters or compassionate people who could open their homes for them.
All Adopted Cats Need Is A Little Love And Care
These people either found their ideal furry companions from animal shelters or picked them from the streets. Even if a stray cat has been living feral for some time, it can easily readjust to living with people. All they need is a little love and care to get their faith back in humans again. Of course, adoption also demands unconditional dedication towards your adopted cats. No matter how naturally wild they are, their emotional capacity can only take so much. Needless to say, their delicate heart cannot afford another betrayal from their owners.
More people have been advocating pet adoption to give abandoned animals a second shot at a loving home. In fact, the subreddit BeforeNAfterAdoption is dedicated in sharing touching photos of adopted cats (and dogs) and their incredible transformations. The online community already has over 270k members as of this writing. And anyone with adopted pets are free to join the thread. Here are some heartwarming before-and-after photos of cats that will surely melt your heart.
So, Take A Look At Some Adopted Cats Amazing transformations
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. from r/BeforeNAfterAdoption
Adopted Cat Melvin Is So Cute!
Kai Mana had his jaw stepped on and would be put down. I worked full time and couldn’t commit to taking care of him. But my bf took him to get surgery, and fed him kitten formula through a syringe. He brought him to his construction job, and woke up every two hours for feedings. He’s happy today. from r/BeforeNAfterAdoption
I had to fight my wife to not leave him at the shelter—she was concerned he’d either cost us a ton of money in vet bills or die soon since he was so sickly, turns out he just needed food and kisses from r/BeforeNAfterAdoption
Kira Almost Died
2 years ago today I walked into a Petsmart and met a cat named Sonny who no one would adopt because he was 13 years old, covered in fleas, underweight, and had a mouth full of rotten teeth that had to be removed. He came home with me that night and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. from r/BeforeNAfterAdoption
One year ago, Jake was found underneath a car, alone and half frozen. He was 4 weeks old and his mom was gone. Now he’s the biggest kitty with the most personality that I’ve ever met. from r/BeforeNAfterAdoption
Some wonderful soul found this little guy on the street cuddled up in a plastic container. 3 years later, he is the happiest, sweetest, most playful, curious cat. Love him so much and thank you wonderful soul, whomever you are. from r/BeforeNAfterAdoption
From Feral To Friend
From feral to friend (Harry’s story). Last January, we received word that there a was a feral cat found with a terrible head wound. He was on death’s doorstep. We took him in to recover and 8 months later he won’t leave our side. from r/BeforeNAfterAdoption
This Cat Was Found Homeless
This is River. At the shelter, he was shaved as his fur was extremely matted and riddled with flees. He had coccidia and conjunctivitis. After some medicine and tlc, he’s doing amazing! He’s the most loving and affectionate kitty ever, always snuggling up and kissing me! I’ve had him for 4 months from r/BeforeNAfterAdoption
The shelter named him “Cupido” because he had been shot through and through with an arrow. He also had a respiratory infection because he’s FelV positive. Now he’s fat and happy. from r/BeforeNAfterAdoption
My cousin saw this 20lb senior cat available for adoption. After a year of love, dieting, and proper veterinary care, Roger has lost 5+ pounds. He’s still a big boy but he’s happy and active. from r/BeforeNAfterAdoption