Adopt don’t shop is an important message for those considering getting a pet. While taking on the responsibility of a cat is never an easy decision; welcoming a poor and neglected kitty into your home could change not only their life for the better but also yours.
A community of people on Reddit r/BeforeNAfterAdoption are sharing their touching stories of what happened when they did just this. Their moving before and after pictures show the incredible transformations that these darling felines have gone through and will be sure to bring a smile to your face.
1.One year of love and care - it’s hard to believe this is the same cat!
Luckily for cats like Yuzu, more and more people are looking to adopt rather than purchase pets. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals estimates that roughly 3.2 million shelter animals are rehomed each year. 1.6 million of these are cats. More importantly, the number of healthy animals being put down in such shelters has plummeted in recent years, falling more than 75 percent since 2009. These incredible statistics indicate that more and more abandoned pets are getting a second chance in life.
2.Beautiful Barley has come a long way in just three months.
3.How could anyone resist that precious face?
Such adoption stories prove that there is hope even for the most neglected of kitties. The transformations that these cats have gone through are astounding to see. That was certainly the case for Cousteau in his rags to riches tale of scrawny street mog to perfect prince. Trojan not only gifted her family with herself but also with five beautiful baby kittens. This all goes to show that when cats are rescued and placed in a loving home, they do indeed flourish – and the change is usually instantaneous. Seeing the outcome of this is why many people consider adopting a cat to be one of the best decisions they ever made.