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I Adopt And Rescue Animals

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 55 People

    I Am A Foster Dad For Abandoned Ferrets

    They are cute, curious little critters and how anyone could just abandon them or any other animal is beyond my comprehension. Tomorrow I will be heading to Dayton, OH to pick up a ferret that was found in a small cage next to a dumpster. Can anyone explain why people would be so...
    uppaUS uppaUS 61-65, M 1 Response May 11, 2013

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    Helpful Tips On Adopting An Animal

    Study after study shows that pets are good for our health. Their unconditional love reduces our stress levels and increase our serotonin level (a neurotransmitter, derived from tryptophan, that is involved in sleep, depression, memory, and other neurological processes). I shake...
    AceofPentacles AceofPentacles 46-50, F Feb 27, 2012

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    Cats

    I have a passion for cats since I was little. but it would never come to my mind to buy an animal, I couldn't do that. Plus there are so many animals destinated to death, or live on the street. So i decied to adopt my four cats. Two of them should have died, and ttwo of them...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 30, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Recently, I have had to find a rescue or a home for my neighbor's cat. My neighbor acquired the cat through a friend. She said that she was going to have her cat euthanized if...
    capehope3 capehope3 41-45 1 day ago

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    I rescued my kitten when he was only four weeks old. He'd already been taken from his mother and littermates, and was put in a home where people chased him, pulled his tail...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 May 22

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    This was the closest pic I could find that resembles her. I never got to take her pic except with my unsmart cell phone. I don't know where to start. The person I live with...
    hartinar hartinar 36-40, F May 7

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    My parents asked me last summer to look for some cats to keep them company as I'm a college student and I've worked at an animal rescue on-and-off since I was 17--I'm 22 now. I...
    mehkermer mehkermer 22-25 May 9

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    When i was 4 i had a rough life, i was abused (mostly emotionally) so when i turned 7 years old i ran away from home one winter, dressed in only a no sleeve shirt and a diaper...
    BabyAngel9618 BabyAngel9618 18-21, F May 6

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    (Not going to reveal my name) My birthday is October 29, 1997 and I was born in Dallas, Texas. I was my birthmother's 8th child. She gave away 4 and kept 4. I was part of the 4...
    esxx esxx 16-17, F May 10

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    (Not revealing my name) My birthday is October 29, 1997 and I was born in Dallas, Texas. I was my birthmother's 8th child. She gave away 4 and kept 4. I was part of the 4 that were...
    esxx esxx 16-17, F 3 Responses May 10

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    I am adopted. I am black and the family that adopted me are all white. I love them with all my heart, but I always feel like I'm not part of the family when we go out to do...
    izzygirl360 izzygirl360 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was adopted when i was a baby my birth mom was only 16 when she had me she wanted to keep me but knew she couldn't give me the life she wanted for me so she gave me up for...
    horselover8090 horselover8090 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I want to know if anyone else feels this way: So, I gave my daughter up for adoption at birth over six years ago. I placed her with an amazing family - I have never regretted...
    InsideTheSadCafe InsideTheSadCafe 22-25, F 3 Responses May 10

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    Here is one beloved event that happened when my dog Zeus was alive. Zeus was a bull mastiff with the same colors of a pug. He had a gentle spirit, he was soft-spoken at times and...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F May 14

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    I'm 24 and a mother to 3. In September 2014 I found out that I was pregnant with #4. I was already struggling with the three I had. I had just moved back into my dads house due to...
    ginya91 ginya91 22-25, F May 4

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    My parents had a surprise for Mothers' day for us. They have been trying to adopt a boy for a few years since my only brother sadly died in a tragic drowning 9 years ago. They...
    sassygirl15 sassygirl15 13-15, F 3 Responses May 10

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    I read the letters my birth mother sent to my mom when she was pregnant with me and she said she wanted me to never exist. And that she never wants to see me or hear of me after...
    iksnalazsh iksnalazsh 18-21, F 1 Response May 11

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    It requires a great deal of faith, trust and loving accepting family to adopt but there are lots of kids who need adoption to enable them to have fulfilled lives.
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M 3 Responses May 19

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    But I don't want to adopt a baby, or a Caucasian child, or a child with a high chance of adoption. I want a child that has little chance; the child that would bounce around foster...
    LittleWolf21 LittleWolf21 18-21, F 1 Response May 21

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    I love animals very much. Where I live pets are not allowed. I have seven betta fish which are allowed. I love them, and attached to them. I look forward to feeding them, making...
    Missgirlie Missgirlie 41-45, F May 23

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    A few years ago, at age 45, I found out I was adopted. My adoptive parents never told me and told my birth mom they had no intention of telling me. I consider this total betrayal...
    reallymessedup2 reallymessedup2 46-50, F May 25

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    Yes.. sometimes, I do think birds and animals are far better than humans in many aspects . They don't judge you or criticise you or betray you. I just want to share an amazing...
    PrincessOdette PrincessOdette 22-25, F May 11

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    Thousands of animals are dying daily for pointless reasons. Animals are going extinct. There are 7 billion humans on this planet who provide nothing worthy to the universe...
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 6 Responses May 12

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    Animals know! they can feel your energy just like your dog knows when you are angry and they walk all sad and go to the corner or to their cage, they know when you're upset or hurt...
    m3ll3900 m3ll3900 18-21, F 1 Response May 14

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    In china they skin animals alive... If you ever had a pet for a long time you"ll understand that their smart too and have feelings. If your one of those ************* who tortured...
    FreeSPM FreeSPM 16-17, M May 18

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    I love any kind of animal. You could have asked me 10 years ago and I would have told you differently. But then my mom got me a dog for my birthday and now I love animals for some...
    lindseygreypat3 lindseygreypat3 26-30, F 1 Response May 23

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    I just had some messages from somebody who was fascinated with torturing animals and sabotaging electronics. She appeared normal at first, but then gradually she unfolded her...
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F 1 Response May 24

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    I adopted to wonderful kids when they were babies, one boy and one girl, brother and sister. Can't imagine life without them.
    Texasparamedic410 Texasparamedic410 36-40, M 1 Response May 6

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    If I have adopted a Chinese child I would tell them they are Chinese show them books and say 'good luck reading' I would not insist on them knowing their culture. But dont look...
    Sullan Sullan 36-40, M May 12

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    Would anybody like to be my adopted parents?! I want a better experience then I have in previous years...
    MeishaPayne MeishaPayne 18-21, F 2 Responses May 17

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    I was taken away from my birthparents when I was born, my birth parents both have Schizophrenia. My Birthmother abused Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and Alcohol during pregnancy, that...
    cole20 cole20 18-21, M May 18

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    A stray cat family visited the balcony of my room in Yokohama. (see above pic.) There were kittens. I gave them some food at night (see below pic) but apparently only the adult cat...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M 4 Responses May 9

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    When I was a little kid I was fascinated by animals. I still am but back then I wasn't too smart about it. I forgot my salamanders in a metal Folgers can when it was summertime...
    Morrgin Morrgin 31-35, F 1 Response May 10

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    I believe the testing of products animals. It's cruel.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 10

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    I think animals are very pure and we can learn a lot from them scientifically and spiritually.
    Adventurelegs Adventurelegs 13-15, F May 12

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    I sometimes think animals are smarter than humans, they certainly seem more at peace with themselves, they know what they want and what to do. I love to watch wildlife...
    Caitlyn4725 Caitlyn4725 22-25, F 2 Responses May 12

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    I'm hoping to become a veterinary one day, I love all animals and being outdoors. I love my pets and can't help to feel sad when I see a hurt animal on the street.
    fabivalo fabivalo 22-25, F 1 Response May 13

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    I really love animals and since I was very young, I always said to my mom that I wanted a monkey, I was obsessed with monkeys, gorillas, and everything about Jane Goodall, i really...
    mrsOrochester mrsOrochester 31-35, F 4 Responses May 14

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    I liked the vegetarian because I love a healthy lifestyle. does not mean that love animals. because like vegetarian equal to the liking yourself ! (inspired by a drama)
    6moemoe9 6moemoe9 18-21, M 1 Response May 14

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    I'm sorry I have to post this here, I love all animals but in not vegetarian, neither is a lion or Tigger and their a part of nature, as are we, their might be heartless people out...
    Lahaynes14 Lahaynes14 22-25, M May 15

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    Am a keen follower of parapsychology and the disputed or unexplained. Humans largely have lost touch with auras in this scientific and technological world today - but other animals...
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 1 Response May 18

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