Adoption Brings Forever Home Dreams To Life For Sick And Lonely Cats

Written by: Kelli Brinegar
For more than five years, Kelli Brinegar has been using her ability to write and her passion for research to tell the tale of what cats are thinking and why. She has provided care to more than 30 cats in her lifetime.Read more
| Published on December 30, 2020

Every year, more than 3 million cats enter animal shelters and rescues. The ASPCA estimates 1.6 million of these cats go on to find their forever homes. So you could say, shelter and rescue workers just might be the fairy godparents who help dreams come true for kitties.

For some felines, the magical journey to home is not an easy one. Many cats come to shelters sick, injured, and scared. Some have never known the comforts of home; others have lost it.  Whatever their story, thanks to the hard work of cat lovers, so many felines find their happy ending through adoption.

Across social media, cat parents have shared what rescue and adoption did for their kitties and the photos are pure magic!

Feline Dreams Come True Through Adoption

From sickly kitten to healthy cat, “a little love can really make such a difference.”

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“Furiosa was a shy, scared little sweetie at the shelter. She immediately fell in love with her new dad. She’s a total daddy’s girl.”


Just one week after crawling out of the garbage, Shirley the kitten found healing and home…


Binx was rescued by his family after a frightening storm in which he hurt his eye and lost his kitty mom, but “thankfully these great humans found me and my sister.”


This skinny kitten grew into a healthy and happy ‘foster fail’ in just 6 months time thanks to adoption!


Tiny Martin was found malnourished and suffering from an eye infection, but now he’s a spoiled baby with his very own heated blanket, which proved to be “his literal dream come true, this guy LIVES to be cozy and warm!”


Feral to friendly, adoption makes dreams come true for cats! Ask Jacqueline the cat, she’ll tell you about the magic in her mom’s hugs…


Mimi McQueen came to her family a sickly kitten, but now, she’s a healthy girl who takes her daughter role seriously, sharing, “Gotta tell you it has been a lot of responsibilities…Lot of tuna to finish and lot of pigeons to chase away and save my moms.”


10 months ago I found this little guy abandoned and starving, now he’s a pampered little prince.”


This is Billy. With a mouth full of bad teeth, he was in bad shape, but with surgery and lots of love after adoption, his mom says, “I’d say he’s doing pretty well.” We agree! 


As these photos reveal, rescue and adoption give cats and kittens a second chance at life. Happy and healthy in their forever homes, these kitties prove adoption makes feline dreams come true.

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