You might not know this but nearly 6.5 million animals enter the shelter house each year. We know that’s sad because none of the furry friends deserves a shelter house life when they can comfortably live with us.
But the good news is that these days, there has been a decline in the number of animals living in shelters. It’s because now people are coming forward to adopt these cuties. Awww!
To encourage people for adoption, there is a subreddit r/BeforeNAfterAdoption that is posting cute pictures of cats, dogs, and other animals. You can scroll down to see the sweet photos of these adorable creatures.
#1 Frankie Was Born With Four Ears And An Eye Deformity But He’s Still Purrfect
Kelly DiCicco, the Adoptions Promotions Manager at the ASPCA said, “since it began, COVID-19 has put an immense amount of strain on animal shelters across the country. Because this is an ever-changing situation, each shelter is facing unique challenges specific to its community”.
“Additionally, shelters have felt the financial impacts of the pandemic, with reduced donations and an inability to host in-person fundraising events, which often play a key role in annual fundraising efforts,” DiCicco said.
#4 As A Single Dad, I Had To Put My Foot Down And Tell My Seven-Year-Old Daughter That There Was No Way She Was Getting A Dog For Chanukah, No Matter How Much She Asked. Anyway, Meet Waffle
#5 He Was A Rescue. A Runt. Probably Blind, Deaf, Won’t Make It Very Long, They Told Me. Well, Happy 10th Birthday, Buddy
#6 Old Man Ed’s “I’m Getting Adopted!” Smile Is Both Handsome And Proud!
#7 We Just Adopted The Most Snuggly, Beautiful, Chonk Of A Cat. Welcome Home, Bill
#8 Within 2 Seconds Of Meeting The Cat I Was Adopting, She Climbed Onto My Shoulders
#9 I Just Adopted Atticus This Weekend. He Was A Stray And They Told Me He’s A Very Fearful Cat. I Slowly Introduced Him To My Closet With Some Food, A Bed I Warmed Up In The Dryer, And Some Pets When He Allowed. Just This Morning He Sat In My Lap And Purred
#10 Dandy Had Part Of Her Face Shot Off (Before I Adopted Her). I Love Her Two Derpy Top Teeth
#11 They Were Meant For Each Other
#12 We Adopted A Kitten Last Month… We Now Have Nightly Ritual Of Checking The Fridge And Other Small Spaces To Make Sure He’s Not Trapped Anywhere Before We Go To Bed
#13 Adopted A Void Yesterday. Shelter Said She Didn’t Like Laps. It’s Been An Hour. Send Snacks
#14 I Just Adopted The Sweetest Kitten…her Name Is Olive And We’re In Love And We’re Gonna Run Away And Be Pirates Together
#15 Went To The Shelter To Look At Dogs, They Didn’t Have Any There But Once This Lil Girl Saw Me She Started Pawing At Her Cage. Now I Have A New Forever Friend
#16 Just Look At This Little Tripod I Adopted
#17 Society Says Black Cats Are Considered Less “Adoptable”. Society Is Wrong
#18 My Sister Adopted A Senior Dog – Meet Zombie
#19 I Adopted 12 Year Old Brutus A Few Months Ago. He Is Sluggish, Stubborn, Gassy, Hogs The Bed, And Drools So Much I Have Actually Slipped On My Kitchen Floor. And I’m Head Over Heels In Love With Him
#20 I Adopted This Baby From The Dominican Republic 1 Month Ago- My Mom Didn’t Believe Me That It Was The Same Dog. I Named Him Remi And He Suffered From Mange And Malnutrition, Not Anymore!
#21 This Is Bella. First Dog I Have Had In 20 Years
#22 Adopted A 16-Year-Old Bird Named Banana Last Week And She Finally Trusts Me Enough To Perch On My Shoulder
#23 My Wife And I Just Adopted This Sweet Old Dude
#24 Four Days Since Adoption And New Kitten Charlie Is Loving His Big Brother Tipsy
#25 She Was Rescued From A Colony Of 30 Feral Cats In NE Ontario. She Follows Me Around For Snuggles, And Will Snuggle Me For Hours. I Think This One’s Gonna Be A Foster Fail…
#26 This Is Bonnie. She Is Happier To See The Food Aisle Than Just Recently Being Adopted
#27 After 3 Long Months Of Trying To Get Her Trust. This Cutie Has Finally Adopted Me!!
#28 Jenny – My Parents’ New Rescue. Saved From A Life Of Being A Breeding Bitch. 5 Years Old, Doesn’t Know How To Play. Adopt, Don’t Shop!
#29 Rescued A Couple Brothers This Weekend
#30 Adopted Two “Undesirable Cats” At The Animal Shelter- A Very Scared Feral Kitten (Still Trying To Get A Good Face Pic) And The Fattest Cat In The Building- I Already Love Them So Much!
#31 Our New Rescue Dog Patches. He Is Deaf And Would Have Been Put Down If We Didn’t Adopt Him. He Is Now The Best Part Of Our Lives! I Have Cuter Photos If People Want To See!!!
#32 Recently Adopted A Kitten, This Was A Pic Of Her First Night Home!
#33 Our Recently Adopted Old Pup Is Enjoying His New Rocket Jammies
#34 We Adopted A Retired Racing Greyhound That Was Too Afraid To Interact With Our Other Dog. A Few Months Later And They’re Over Here Smooching
#35 Adopted This Guy Last Month. He’s Settled In Nicely