Cats bring such love and joy into the home that accepts them, but that love gains a special meaning when the cat has been rescued from the streets.
Many of these cats have been saved from the brink of death, so if you're considering getting a cat, we hope these pictures will convince you to to adopt.
#1 This poor kitty, Justin, was saved from a fire.
#2 Shelter found a box of kittens with only one living, but blind, survivor.
#3 This Cat, Bunny, was found electrocuted and with many wounds. Just months later, he's fully recovered.
#4 Mr. Biscuits tried to get warm by crawling into a car's engine, but was badly burned when the car drove away. Despite losing an ear, he looks much better now.
#5 This kitty was found nearly dead. Here she is a month later, looking very cozy.
#6 Louie was found abandoned in a gutter at 2 weeks old. But now he's king of his house.
#7 This cat was rescued from a neglectful owner. After a little TLC, she's now thriving.
#8 Kodama was found with a maggot-infested wound. Six years later, she's the happiest cat ever.
#9 Utopia was found drenched and cold in the rain. Now, she's enjoying her loving furrever home.
#10 This little kitty was found on the street, begging for handouts. A few months later, she's a comfy house cat.
#11 As scrawny as a mouse, Stuart Little was found in a box and nursed back to health.
#12 Scout was taken in as a thin, stray tom cat. Just look at him now!
#13 Found in a drain, Spyder, was taken in by the same man who had rescued him.
#14 Duncan was found injured in the middle of the road. One year later, he's much happier.
If you have a cat whose life was saved by you or your vet, then please share their story with us! You may do so by sending the story to firstname.lastname@example.org
Written by: Julija Neje