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
“We’re just going to foster him,” – my mother, in May of 2015 from r/BeforeNAfterAdoption
Adopted Cat Melvin Is So Cute!
Melvin: Found in a trash heap in June 2012. He spent his first night in his forever home sleeping on me. Six years later, it’s still his favorite place to be. from r/BeforeNAfterAdoption
One month ago, I found this baby in the wheel of my forklift at work. Now she lives at home with me. Meet Emmy (6 weeks Vs 10 weeks) from r/BeforeNAfterAdoption
This is BenBen. Before/After death row. from r/BeforeNAfterAdoption
Phoenix was rescued from the streets and was covered in hot tar. Little over a month later, he looks amazing, he loves humans and is ready to enter a loving home ? from r/BeforeNAfterAdoption
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
Kira was founded almost dead of starvation in a farm with cows. She was healthy in one week and we kept her. Summer 2018. from r/BeforeNAfterAdoption
Our sweet Cousteau! From a scrawny street kitty in New Orleans to a prince living in Paris ?? from r/BeforeNAfterAdoption
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
Before and after fostering. Roadrunner on the day I got him from the shelter, and on the day he went to his new home. 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
These two cat brothers were rescued from the street and they are as inseparable today as they were the day I found them from r/BeforeNAfterAdoption
Albus was found abandoned and starving on the streets of Cairo. The strays wouldn’t let him eat. He’s now spoilt rotten and incredibly affectionate. from r/BeforeNAfterAdoption
10 year old girl neglected by previous owners. Took a while to come out of her shell, she’s the sweetest old gal 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
Worked my ass off to bring Spooky back from the edge. He passed away unexpectedly weeks later but his short presence was a gift. from r/BeforeNAfterAdoption
I rescued the cat off the street. Photos before and after. One month difference. Part 2. from r/aww
This Cat Was Found Homeless
Found homeless in 120 deg heat, gave birth to 5 kittens within 2 hours of us taking her in…and now She’s our princess! from r/BeforeNAfterAdoption
My foster went from just 3lbs with multiple infections being syringe fed to over 7lbs in just a month! from r/BeforeNAfterAdoption
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
From “take me home” to “never let me go”. We adore our little dude. from r/BeforeNAfterAdoption
When I first saw her Sela was a sick, underweight, flea infested stray the local pound picked up. Today we celebrated her 1 year adoption day, matching party hats and all! 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