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17 year old abandoned cat finds new home

Kiki the 17 year old cat tells her new family how happy she is everyday to have a place to call her forever home!

“At 17 years old, Kiki was dumped at a shelter. We rescued her and now she tells us everyday how happy she is,” Kitty Adventure Rescue League wrote. “She really likes her new family here at KARL.”

Kiki’s previous owner passed away, and the family decided to drop her off at the shelter. “We couldn’t just let her stay there,” KARL wrote. “We run a sanctuary for special needs and geriatric cats. You’d be surprised how many people would rather dump the old cat at a shelter or on the streets…”

Luckily for Kiki, she will no longer stay at a shelter. Now she has a permanent home with humans that love her to bits.

On the day Kiki was rescued from the shelter.

17 year old abandoned cat finds new home

On her way to her new home!

17 year old abandoned cat finds new home

All settled down, Kiki loves it there!

17 year old abandoned cat finds new home

Kiki now has a family that will love and care for her for the rest of her life!

17 year old abandoned cat finds new home

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Russell the incredible orange cat has been giving a helping paw to animals in need at a clinic, despite that he was saved from a fire.

Russell is a patient at the Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care Clinic in Raleigh, North Carolina for more than a year. He was found in the rubble after a fire that destroyed a home and left him with severe burns in early 2014.

“He was pretty far gone, and we didn’t know if he would make it,” said Alan Wilford to the Dodo. “He has taken a long time, but he has made a miraculous recovery.”

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Russell needs constant medical attention for his recovery, but he’s done the unthinkable during his stay at the clinic. This friendly ginger cat has offered comfort to other animals in need of care.

“He’s incredible engaging. He wants to meet all our patients. He just wants to be with them,” Wilford said. “I don’t know if he can sense that other animals are in pain or have stuff going on, but he does seem to have some weird knack for connecting with patients, even when you wouldn’t think they would.”

“I think he helps other animals feel at ease. We’re a clinic, so I’m sure he helps alleviate their stress,” he said. “…he likes to be with other animals. And it’s not all about him. He really enjoys giving companionship to others.”

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“Russell is doing great! He continues to make all kinds of new friends, including this little fawn.”

Russell may not be well enough to return to his former life, according to the clinic, but he will never be short of love.

“He’s adopted us,” Wilford said. “He’s a rock star here. Everyone wants to see him, and he just eats it up. I don’t know if he’d like being a normal house cat again, so we’d be happy to keep him as our clinic mascot.”

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Russell giving his canine friends some comfort and love.

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He is cuddling with a rescue dog named Rocko!

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“You’ve seen my descent, now watch my rising.”

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WATCH VIDEO: Russell the cat befriends Fawn!

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Two homeless kittens were taken in by a rescue dog who became the mother they never had.

Ms. Jackson is a rescue dog who has a big heart, especially for little foster kittens. She was adopted to a family that brings in foster kittens. When they brought back a pair of homeless kittens from the shelter, her motherly instinct kicked in and started cleaning and caring for them like a mother would. The kittens fell in love and began to nurse on their surrogate mom.

“She was letting them try to nurse this morning…it was too much,” said jeckhrdt via imgur.

Ms. Jackson’s new foster kittens. They are her babies now!

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She’s very protective of them…

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…and always keeps them by her side.

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A very tolerant mama dog.

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The kittens love to snuggle with their new mom…

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…and climb on her head.

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A hug makes everything better!

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D’awwwww!

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After a long day, they snuggle up for a nap together!

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We don’t have an actual video of Ms. Jackson and her babies, but we can only imagine it might look something like this:

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young boys rescued three kittens from drain pipe

Three young boys from Cape Coral, Florida saved three tiny kittens from a drainage pipe last Tuesday and have been caring for the fur babies since.

Racha Leasure’s two boys and their friend found the kittens soaking wet in the drainage pipe after Tuesday’s rain storms.

“Colin, his brother Steven and best friend Jaden came together to save the scared, wet and lonely kitties. After a good cleaning, a nice feeding and a lots of lovin’, newly named Grayson, Yoda & Simba finally huddle[d] up to sleep, purring harmoniously,” Racha wrote to WINK News.

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Three kittens were rescued from the drainage pipe!

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The boys are helping Racha to take care of the kittens.

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They are happy, fed and warm now! Meet Grayson, Yoda, and Simba!

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Freeway, cat rescued from Valley freeway, finally goes home with rescuer Richard Christianson

A brave man stopped in the middle of a freeway to rescue a cat holding onto a metal fence while no one else wanted to do it.

A cat was seen clinging to a Valley freeway fence, meowing for help. Richard Christianson spotted the kitty and knew right away that he had to rescue the cat.

“It’s crazy how people just assumed this cat was hit by a car and was dead,” he posted on Facebook. Rescue groups told him that it was too dangerous to get the cat while car raced by around him. “(The cat) wasn’t dead or hit by a car, it was just stuck on the freeway …the cat was scared and dehydrated.” He decided to take the matters into his own hands.

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Freeway, cat rescued from Valley freeway, finally goes home with rescuer Richard Christianson

Richard walked along the freeway himself to rescue the terrified cat. “He (looked) at me in total surprise and as if he was asking me to save him. The poor little guy seemed joyous and relieved to see me. There was no struggle whatsoever – he just went lump in my arms and started to purr,” Christianson told ABC15.

“I was presented a situation in life where I had the opportunity to help out a little (furry) friend who was in a bad jam in which I chose to take part in and help out,” he wrote. “As humans we all should look out for one another…. A life is a life… (Regardless) if it’s skin, fur, feathers, or scales.”

Freeway, cat rescued from Valley freeway, finally goes home with rescuer Richard Christianson

He named the cat Freeway and took him to the Arizona Humane Society for medical attention. After more than 30 days of recovery including two surgeries, this orange kitty was finally ready to go home with the person who saved him!

Freeway, an American Curl cat, has been through quite a lot. Christianson is willing to do whatever within his power to make Freeway feel comfortable and loved in his new home. “I’ve got too much invested in this baby to let him fail.” he said. (ABC15)

“A few seconds of kindness can last a lifetime,” he added.

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Freeway home with his human and rescuer, Richard!

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Freeway exploring his new home! Look at that smile! :)

Freeway, cat rescued from Valley freeway, finally goes home with rescuer Richard Christianson

WATCH VIDEO: ‘Freeway’ the cat saved by a good Samaritan on busy Phoenix highway

WATCH VIDEO: Freeway first meal home!

WATCH VIDEO: Freeway getting a lot of love! You can see the happiness on his face!

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These two ginger buddies are of different species, but to them, they are family.

Ever since they rescued Koda the ginger kitten from the bush, Keelo the Golden Retrieve has been inseparable with his little feline friend.

Koda thinks Keelo is the brother he never had and is always clinging to him by his side. Keelo adores his tiny purr-ey friend and has been very protective of him.

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It was love at first sigh on the first day they met.

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Koda the rescue likes to stay close to Keelo and Keelo always keeps a watchful eye on his little brother.

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They are constantly snuggling!

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“Nom!”

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Keelo and Koda loved to kiss then…

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They still love to kiss now!

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WATCH VIDEO: Kitten and dog share an incredible bond.

Photos by Keelo & Koda on Instagram.

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henry ginger Male cat nurtures litter of abandoned kittens

Henry is an 8 month old rescue cat with a neurological disorder that makes him wobbly, but the ginger boy has surprised everyone with his strong mothering instinct. When he met a litter of abandoned kittens found on the side of the road, he took them in and started nurturing them as his own.

The six tiny three week old kittens were found in a cardboard box on Price of Wales, in Alaska. “Luckily, some children walking home from school heard them crying in their box,” Heather Muench of the Ketchikan Humane Society told KRBD.

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While Muench was caring for the kittens around the clock, Henry decided he would lent her a helping paw, and right then, his paternal instinct kicked in. “It’s really kind of cute,” said Muench. “The first thing he does is start compulsively licking one. He’ll spend hours in there, licking them, over, repeatedly. I think, ‘Oh my gosh, they’re not going to have any fur left.’ But, he’s really good at cleaning them up. I shouldn’t complain, because then I don’t have to do it.

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Henry takes his job very seriously. “Yesterday, when I took them to work with me, he was very upset because someone had stolen his babies for the day,” she added. “When they came home, he was like, ‘Get them out of the carrying case. Put my babies back!”

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Though Henry is a great help, Muench had to take the babies with her to work to keep them fed.

Henry is such a devoted dad who has made a huge difference for these little kittens.

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WATCH VIDEO: “Mama Henry paced and cried all day because Opposable Thumbs made off with his kittens and took them to the veterinary clinic. When they were returned, he hopped in to give everyone a thorough washing and make sure they were all in good shape. You can tell by the look he gives the camera at the end that he’s saying, ‘Well, lucky for you they’re fine, but don’t let this happen again.'”

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