Owners Share Photos Of Their Cats Before And After Adoption And The Transformations Are Heartwarming

Cat Fun August 4, 2021


Owners Share Photos Of Their Cats Before And After Adoption And The Transformations Are Heartwarming

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A little love may change someone or something’s life for the better, especially a rescued cat. With just a little love, care and time these cats and kittens have made a huge turn around.

These adorable felines did not come from high end pet shops or breeders, most of them found their way into their owners hearts from right off the street. These days shelters can’t even keep up with the amount of kitties in need coming through their doors.

For this article, we decided to focus on cats who have made amazing transformations. Here are some success stories people around the internet are sharing about their rescued kitties.

Amazing Transformations, Then And Now Photos

“Got My Feral Kittens At 4 Weeks Old And Now They’re All Grown Up”

“My James Won’t Ever Be Cold Again”

“Jerry, Found In A Box With His Siblings, Covered In Oil And Fleas At A Couple Of Weeks Old. Now, At 11 Weeks, Healthy And So Lazy. We Fostered All Four Siblings And Adopted Him Ourselves.”

“Found This Girl In Need While In Greece, Now She Is Our Chunky Mischief Maker.”

“The Week I Rescued Him And 4 Months Later. He’s A Terrible Office Assistant”

“Wally Update Pt.2. He Chonkin’ Up Nicely”


“One Month Ago, I Found This Baby In The Wheel Of My Forklift At Work. Now She Lives At Home With Me. Meet Emmy (6 Weeks vs. 10 Weeks)”

Kitty proof your home by going through your house and looking for potential dangers and problem areas. This includes tying up dangling cords, securing fragile trinkets, locking up hazardous chemicals and cleaning supplies, shutting doors to closets, cabinets, and putting away open food items left out.

“From Being Found In Our Woodshed Two Years Ago With Wounds The Vet Believes Was From A Coyote , To Yesterday A Happy Healthy House Kitty. Meet Chip!”

“When We Got Hilda She Was Very Underweight After Having Recently Given Birth; Somewhere In The Last 6 Months She Turned Into A Long Haired Beauty Queen!”

“I Found This Kitten Dumped In The Middle Of A Road Too Weak And Hungry To Get To Safety. The Photo On The Right Is What 6 Days Of Cuddles By The Fireplace, Lots Of Food And A Cozy Bed Can Do.”

“Apollo Has Given Us Just As Much As We Have Been Able To Give Him”

“2 years ago today I walked into a Petsmart and met a cat named Sonny who no one would adopt because he was 13 years old, covered in fleas, underweight, and had a mouth full of rotten teeth that had to be removed. He came home with me that night and it was the best decision I’ve ever made.”

Always give Your Cat Plenty of Love and Patience. Let your cat know that you love him or her. Verbally praise them in a soothing voice to help ease their nerves.

“so much healthier!”

“This Is My Best Friend LCDR Ryker. I Was Told You All Like These Kind Of Stories.”

“Frank At A Couple Weeks vs. Almost A Year, Also Threw In The Christmas Photo With His Brother Teddy”


Remember, adopting a cat is adopting another member into your family. Treat them with love, respect, and patience.

“He’s A Whole Lot Better Compared To When He Was First Rescued! My Friend Took Him In. He’s Playful And Living His Best Life”

rescued cat before and after the adoption


“Its Been A Year”


“I Had To Fight My Wife To Not Leave Him At The Shelter—she Was Concerned He’d Either Cost Us A Ton Of Money In Vet Bills Or Die Soon Since He Was So Sickly, Turns Out He Just Needed Food And Kisses”

Owners Share Photos of Their Cats Before and After Adoption and The Transformations Are Heartwarming

“Took A Chance, And Decided To Rehabilitate This Boy Instead Of Letting Him Be Put Down. One Of The Best Decisions Of My Life”

“What A Foster Home Can Do For A Sick Cat…now Misza Is Enjoying His Cat Retirement After Being A Neglected Feral For 15 Years”


Cats are territorial, and coming into a new home leaves them feeling really uneasy. Pick a small sized room where your cat will spend his first week. The room should be clean, uncluttered and as quiet as possible.

“Toby And Quinton Were Rescued Together And Adopted As A Bonded Pair. Toby Has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome And Quinton Was Toothless. They Became Brave And Happy. Quinton Passed Away Recently, I’m So Glad We Had Him For The Time We Did And He Passed Knowing We Would Keep His Best Friend Safe.”

“8 Years Ago Today The Triplets Were Born. From Bottle Feeding Every 3 Hours, To Beautiful Lazy Babies. Bob, Possum, And Arwyn Made Me The Crazy Cat Lady I Am Today”


“We’re Just Going To Foster Him,”

– My Mother, In May Of 2015

before and after fostering a cat


“This Is River. At The Shelter, He Was Shaved As His Fur Was Extremely Matted And Riddled With Flees. He Had Coccidia And Conjunctivitis. After Some Medicine And Tlc, He’s Doing Amazing! He’s The Most Loving And Affectionate Kitty Ever, Always Snuggling Up And Kissing Me! I’ve Had Him For 4 Months”

from shelter to adoption kitty before and after photos


“Bones Had Some Issues With Ringworm When We First Found Him (~8 Weeks), But He’s All Better Now (2 Years)!”


Cats have different personalities and assuming all cats are the same may set unrealistic expectations for you. Your cat, just like you, has his own unique personality.  It takes time to get to know a cat and patience is key to learning their little quirks and preferences.

“I’m so happy for her progress”

“Our Kitty Was Already An Adult In The Photo On The Left. A 6 Month Glow Up.”

A cat needs stability so if you’re between jobs or your current living situation isn’t stable, hold off on adopting a cat until you know you will be staying somewhere for a while. Moving is stressful and hard enough for your cat especially if done multiple times. Many places may not allow cats as well, so you must keep that in mind if planning to move.

“My mom is a realtor. She went to show an empty house and found that the previous owners had left something behind. After checking with the listing agent and finding out that the person who had loved her was deceased, she went back and brought her home.”

“Two Months Ago I Found Him Mangled, Probably Had Been Run Over, And Almost Dead Due To Dehydration. Vets Had To Amputate One Of His Front Legs And Tail. Today We Finally Took The Cone Of Shame Off And Let Him Chill With Us On The Bed.”


“A Local Vet Treated This Rescued Stray From A Bad Case Of Fungus/Ringworm Few Months Ago. Look At Her Now”

Moving into a new home with new sounds, smells, and spaces can be overwhelming for your cat so give him space. Many recently adopted cats hide for the first few days, if not longer. Let your kitty decide when and if he wants to approach family members. You can always just sit with him in his room to show him you are his friend.

“Rey When I Found Her On The Street And At 1 Year Old. Good Job, Baby Girl!”

“Two Months Of Love Changed Mr. Biscuits”

“After 6 Months Spent In A Shelter, They Thought He Would Never Get Adopted Due To Him Having FIV. Now He’s Been My Bud For Over A Year And Living His Best Life.”

“Just A Year Apart”

Amy Brown is a Certified NAVC Pet Nutritionist and pet lover. She is the proud owner of two cats and a dog and her love for animals has led her to a successful career as a freelance writer specializing in pet care, nutrition, and product reviews.
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