Animals find themselves in some sticky situations. Other times, humans are just absolutely terrible and intentionally hurt animals. Animal abuse and neglect is a very big problem in the United States, and throughout the world. Many people are uncomfortable looking at pictures of animals that have been abused. Being able to look at the evidence that it happens, makes you really, truly, acknowledge that this stuff happens in our world. Not all animal abuse stories have an unhappy ending however. Many of them end with good people, doing amazing things to help these neglected and abused animals. These rescued cat stories will make you pretty angry. What some kind people did for them however will have your heart brimming with joy. Being a hero to an animal doesn’t take a lot. Just a little love and caring, and they will return it to you 10 fold.
1. Take a couple of seconds to check under your car and inside your engine bay. Cats will use these areas to keep warm during the winter.
2. It looks like someone intentionally tried to kill this cat. It’s very sad that she was the only one of her litter to survive. She looks very healthy and happy now however.
3. Justin has a permanent weird haircut, but he seems to be doing just fine after getting rescued from a fire.
4. I honestly thought this kitten was dead from the first picture. It looks like a completely different cat wrapped up in that blanket.
5. This little guy was almost a goner. After being rescued though, he is now living the good life it seems.
6. It really is astonishing some of the things that people will do to their so-called “pets”.
7. For all the suffering Kodama went through, she looks like she is fully enjoying life now.
8. It is really sad to think that even right at this moment, there are animals out there who are still in the situation
9. This guy looks a million times better in just one year of love and attention.
10. This guy had some severe facial damage from being out of the street. He looks like a completely different cat now however.
11. The name really is perfect. He looks much more like a cat now though.
12. It looks like this little guy lost his eye to infection. He’s still pretty damn adorable.
13. How could you not take pity on that face if you saw it on the street?
14. This little girl got very lucky that someone was there to take her in.
15. This guy completely transformed in 2 years thanks to the love and care of the rescue organization.
16. This guy looked quite worst for the wear, but with proper treatment he is healthy and thriving.
17. I could never leave an animal suffering on the side of the road.
18. This poor little guy took a hit from a car. He turned right around though with the help of some friendly humans.
19. The fact that someone could throw an animal in a dumpster is seriously just appalling.
20. Apparently after recovering, this little girl wanted to look at pictures of dogs.
While these before pictures truly are heartbreaking, they show us that good people are still out there. There are still people out there who care and want to help these poor abused and abandoned animals. It is a sad reality that many animals aren’t as lucky as these ones. If you ever have a chance to make a difference in an animal’s life, you should do it. The reward is absolutely worth the work.