Posts Tagged‘animal rescue’

A tiny kitten trapped inside a wall was saved by a firefighter who developed such a bond with little rescue. She decided she had to adopt him.

Tara Holcomb with the Mount Dora Fire Department responded to a call about the confined kitten.

“My hand landed on a little ball of fur with a thin tail, and my first thought was that I had grabbed a rat!” Holcomb told The Dodo. “After reminding myself that I was already holding it, I pulled out this tiny, precious kitten.”

After the rescue, she handed the kitten over to the homeowners who fed the kitten and hoped the mother would return. But the mother never returned. “Holcomb checked back with the homeowners who stated the kitten was recovering, but that they were unable to keep it.” (Orlando Sentinel)

“That little kitten was all I could think about the rest of the night at work,” she said, “and I even thought of a perfect name: Wall-E.”

So the next day, she returned to the homeowners and asked if the kitten still needed a home. They said she could have the kitten if she wanted.

“I immediately turned around and headed home with the little guy sleeping in my lap, nestled inside a sock,” she said.

Firefighter Tara Holcomb rescued this little kitten twice. First by saving him from being trapped in a wall…

Florida firefighter rescues tiny kitten trapped in wall Wall-E

Look how tiny he is!

Florida firefighter rescues tiny kitten trapped in wall Wall-E

Second by giving him a forever loving home!

Florida firefighter rescues tiny kitten trapped in wall Wall-E

“Our animals seem to have found us, each in their own way, and we are grateful to be able to give them happy homes. In return, they give us more love than we could ever ask for!” said Tara.

Florida firefighter rescues tiny kitten trapped in wall Wall-E

Photos by Tara Holcomb.

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This is what love can do!

Reddit user Arterially wrote: “Trashcan Jones got left at the dump. Doesn’t get him down, though.”

“He was brought to the vet clinic I work at inside a computer mouse box by some kind workers, popped out and has purred just about ever since.

Despite having a pile of issues including a pretty gnarly eye ulcer, nutrition-related skeletal issues and cat flu, it was decided that he had a zest for life we could not stand to extinguish. Now he lives a cushy life with the rest of my unfortunate vet-nurse crowd. He even got a cool zombie-eye out of it.”

“He’s still young. We estimate he came in at about 5 weeks.”

Meet Mr. Jones. He was found at the dump, but nothing gets him down!

trashcan jones rescued from the dump gets second chance

A little bit of love makes him the happiest kitty in the world!

trashcan jones rescued from the dump gets second chance

“Now that his eye ulcers are fixed his eyes are permanently in love mode.”

trashcan jones rescued from the dump gets second chance

Mr. Jones and his new kingdom!

trashcan jones rescued from the dump gets second chance

Happy and loved, napping in his human’s arms.

trashcan jones rescued from the dump gets second chance

Photos via imgur.

This man wasn’t a cat person until he met Stevie the blind cat who was in desperate need of a home. She changed him forever.

Patrick Corr wrote via imgur: “I didn’t adopt Stevie when she was a kitten. I wasn’t even looking to adopt a cat, but when I heard she badly needed a home, I couldn’t resist.”

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“She’s like any cat really, except that she’s blind. I adopted her 3 years ago from a local cat vet hospital as she badly needed a home. The Animal Care Society of Cork had been paying for her stay there for months, as no-one wanted to adopt her. Go figure.”

stevie the blind cat changes a man's life

“This was taken the day I adopted her. She changed my life forever. I wasn’t really a cat person either until I met her.”

stevie the blind cat changes a man's life

“I had to make some adjustments in my life when I took her in. I can’t move furniture around or she’ll bump into them, and I have to keep her litter box and food bowl in the same place at all times. She learns amazingly fast though.”

stevie the blind cat changes a man's life

Stevie loves to take walks with Patrick. “Her tail acts as a cane to help her find her way around.”

stevie the blind cat changes a man's life

“Older cats are often skipped over by people looking to adopt, and they need homes just as much as the little ones,” Patrick said.

stevie the blind cat changes a man's life

WATCH VIDEO: A blind cat no one wanted changed this man’s life.

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Since they brought their rescue cat a new friend, these two kitties have been holding paws and snuggling like two peas in a pod.

“The best thing we’ve ever done for Bean was adopt Sydney,” reddit user Fox_ears wrote. “The tuxedo is Bean and the tabby is Sydney.”

“We found Bean as a stray 2 years ago and have had him as an only cat up until I found Sydney while volunteering with an animal shelter. I fell in love with her as soon as I saw her. I brought her home the next day thinking Bean would make a fuss but they were friends from the moment they met. He’s much more active now and seems much happier. They cuddle and play all day.”

Bean and Sydney have been best friends since the moment they met.

best friends cats snuggling

They love holding paws…

best friends cats holding paws

…all the time.

best friends cats holding paws

“The best thing we’ve ever done for Bean was adopt Sydney.”

best friends cats snuggling

Photos via imgur.

“Almost two years ago we adopted a cat named Darwin from the shelter. He’s all grown up!” TFRAIZ wrote (imgur).

“The most interesting cat in the world easily caught my attention. Our first meeting was brief, but left a lasting impression…”

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They simply couldn’t leave without him…

shelter cat then and now

“What would we name him? The shelter went with Darwin, but we chose something a little different.”

shelter cat then and now

“Here he is. Mr. Saxobeat at nearly two years of age. He’s huge now! And, has learned how to open poorly secured doors by using a signature barrel roll technique.”

shelter cat then and now

Handsome boy! “Straight from the shelter to our hearts.”

shelter cat then and now

Photos via imgur.

This man fell in love with a shelter cat, Soren the tiger, and he tells the story in pictures.

“My girlfriend was just visiting the humane society when she saw him. She told me I HAD to see this kitten. So of course, I went,” Erik wrote via imgur. “We played with him for close to two hours, then he got a little sleepy.” That’s when he knew he couldn’t let the kitty go.

“The next day, I bought him home.”

They found little Soren at the shelter…

shelter cat found man who adopts him

After two hours of playtime, Soren got a little sleepy and fell asleep in his arms. That’s when he knew he couldn’t let the little guy go.

shelter cat found man who adopts him

So the next day, they brought him home.

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shelter cat found man who adopts him

They bonded.

shelter cat found man who adopts him

Soren quickly made himself at home.

shelter cat found man who adopts him

“This is mine now!” 

shelter cat found man who adopts him

He’s always there to give his dad a helping paw.

shelter cat found man who adopts him

Soren loves the blanket! “This was the blanket we gave him when we brought him home…”

shelter cat found man who adopts him

All grown up now! Soren’s dad wrote: “He’s always by my side, like a good friend should be.”

shelter cat found man who adopts him

Photos via imgur.