It breaks our heart to see adorable animals ending up in abusive shelter houses. But then some people come forward and change the lives of shelter animals.

There is a subreddit called r/BeforeNAfterAdoption that has been publishing adorable pictures of adopted cats that have found a new home and loving family. Scroll down to see some of the most inspirational and emotional photos.

Hazel Was A Stray Who Was Rescued After Being Caught In A Steel Trap For An Estimated 5 Days. She Lost Her Leg But Found Her Home With Me! This Is 8 Weeks After Coming Home

10 Months Ago I Found This Little Guy Abandoned And Starving, Now He’s A Pampered Little Prince

This Guy Showed Up On Our Porch One Day

He was emaciated, dirty brown fur, covered with ants, cross eyed and barely alive. The humane society wouldn’t take him because he was in such bad shape. So we kept him and named him Knut. He turned into a fluffy white monster.

Found Him Dehydrated In The High Summer Heat. Didn’t Plan On Keeping Him Initially But A Few Years Later And I Can Never Leave Him!

Parker, The Sickly Stray 5 Week Old Kitten I Found In A Parking Lot At Work Three Years Ago

This Poor 10 Y/O Little Man Took A Year To Go From Brutalized To Healthy And Active

My Rescue’s Transformation

From Scrawny Stray, To Lovely House Kitty

The Day I Found Them Abandoned In A Cardboard Box, 1 Month, 2 Months And Likely Half Their Body Weight Of Worms Later

My Baby Boy, Tom. The Day I Found Him And Now, 18 Months Later. He’s Grown Into A Very Handsome Boy!

 Cicero Came To Us Dehydrated, Anemic, And Encrusted With Snot. Now He’s A Glorious Fluffy Boy!

I Found This Kitten Last Summer In A Sealed Box Near The Road We Rode

I don’t know why I decied to stop and check it. Now he is a big cat and lives in this new family with his new friend.

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To Think That Luna Used To Fit In The Palm Of My Hand

This Tiny Girl Was Found Abandoned (We Think Dumped), Injured, And Couldn’t See

We didn’t think she would make it through the first night. After three weeks, she can see and has more energy than I can sometimes handle

I Trapped Sushi When He Was 17 Weeks Old With An Infected Neck Wound. 8 Months Later, Love And Patience Have Turned My Former Feral Into A Cuddle-Loving Cat

How It Started vs. How It’s Going

Stray That Started Coming By Our Library Staff Parking Lot Got Taken To The Shelter, Now He’s Properly Adopted And Enjoys Belly Rubs, Anyway Here’s My New Son, Taako

Bean Dip. Found By My Girlfriend Under A Pile Of Trash In A Construction Site

We nursed her back to health and she now lives with a family member. First three photos are from July of this year, last photo is from two weeks ago. Best thing to happen to me in 2020.

A Week After We Rescued This Little Girl. We Have Named Her Shamsie (Sounds Like Tummy)- Arabic For Sunshine

Olly: 1 Month Update

After My Cat Died I Decided To Pick Up This Small Guy Who Looked Healthy When We Got Him, But We Soon Learned He Had A Horrible Ringworm Infestation. I Spent The Next 4 Months Healing This Little Guy

Titan, Adopted Through Our Rescue Good Karma. He’s Spoilt!

Befor And After

What Love And Tons Of Churu Can Do To A Street-Hardened Cat

Our Maine Coon Kitten Hemingway’s Shelter Picture Compared To One Week After Bringing Him Home

My Dumpster Rescue Ophelia At 4 Weeks Old And 4 Months Old With Her New Best Friend

Oreo Almost 2 Years Ago vs. Today (Adopted Nov 2019)

 This Is Peanut! I Found Him Caught In A Rat Trap And Knew He Had To Have A Second Chance

I was working in a restaurant when a few of my coworkers were talking about a kitten stuck in one of the rat traps outside. Everyone, including me, thought he had been dead for quite some time. Out of curiosity, I nudged his little feet and he kicked his paws!

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It took a few minutes to wiggle him free, and when he opened his mouth to meow at me, his tongue was absolutely covered in rat poison.

I rushed him to our local vet, and thankfully there was an easy solution to his poisoning! My roommate and I paid out of pocket to cover his bill and took him home to rest and recover. Even though he had been through a lot, he wasn’t shy. He crawled into my lap wanting to be petted and held. He meowed and ate without hesitation. I took that as a good sign that he would be just fine. He seemed like he would make the perfect pet for anyone who adores cats.

Sadly, we couldn’t keep him. We have three dogs and not enough room for another animal. But in only just a few days, we found Peanut a new home with a very loving couple and their cat!

Now he has blossomed into a gorgeous kitty who loves attention and his parents! Every now and then, we get updates on the little guy, and last I’ve heard, he’s now a dad! I’m so thankful they were able to take him in. I know they’re giving him the best life possible:)

For everyone concerned about Peanut, his litter was unintentional but it was a happy accident to his parents. They kept one and the rest found sweet homes. All animals in the house are now fixed! Thank you for being concerned! And thank you all for getting your fur babies spayed/ neutered!

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This Dirty But Charismatic Boy Started Hanging Around Outside Our House In The Spring Of 2017

We gave him food and shelter, and he found his place in our hearts and in our beds

Just Two Weeks Ago, I Adopted This Tiny 5-Week Old Who Was Rescued From A Busy Wet Market In Manila. She’s Now The Cuddliest In The Family