Pets have always been there right when we need them, but sometimes they need help too. Fortunately, many of these animals are rescued by kind-hearted individuals who provide them with a loving home. These rescues are the very best of humanity.

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Meet Shop Cat Paul: Employee of the Year, Loaf, and Cancer Fighter

Shop Cat Paul goes from street cat to a loaf to inspiring people around the world.

Loli the cat returns after missing for 12 years

Loli’s story started way back in 2009, when Christine De Castro adopted Loli from the Toronto Humane Society. The feisty two-year-old tabby didn’t stick around too long and soon went missing in 2010. De Castro had no luck finding her, with no replies to her missing cat posts online.

Anne and Ginger Biscuit, The Kitten Who Found a Friend in a Dog

Anne and Ginger Biscuit have been through a lot together. The two of them were both brought to Greenside Animal Hospital as strays, and they were both very sick. Anne was covered in fleas and ticks, and she was very weak.

Elderly penguin gets custom sneakers for foot condition at New England Aquarium

A 24-year-old African penguin named Beach Donkey has suffered from a foot condition for two years, but is now strutting comfortably in style.

Orphaned Baby Bobcat Gets Adopted by Caring Cat Mom (Video)

When the Millstone Wildlife Center in New Hampshire received a call about a baby bobcat who had been abandoned by her mother, they knew they had to take action. Fortunately, the 6-week-old kitten was found to be in good health, but she was crying out from loneliness because she had been separated from her mother. The rescuers reached out to Spicy Cats, a rescue and rehabilitor for feral felines, and soon Honeybun, a big-hearted cat who had raised several litters of kittens not her own, stepped up to take on the role of foster mom.

Beaver continues to build dams while in rehab center

If you had to go to rehab, would you take some time off work for it? For this busy lil’ beaver, a stint in rehab didn’t slow him down one bit. Despite being under human care until he recovers enough to be released back into the wild and get back to work, he continues to train.

Bulldog with arthritis gets tiny bus lift to help use stairs

Aase is a handsome lil’ bulldog that lives in Denmark with his human, Pia Hjelmsø. Aase has arthritis, which made his daily commute up and down the stairs increasingly difficult. But thanks to his kind human, he gets to conveniently commute in style!

Puppy Hides Under a Chair for 3 Weeks Before Someone Noticed Him

Robbie was finally rescued after spending weeks waiting by the door of a busy Dollar General in Houston, Texas. All alone, the little brown pup took refuge under a plastic chair and watched customers go in and out, hopeful that someone might notice him. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kristin Erwin (@kristin_erwin) Kristin Erwin, who often assists with dog rescues, spotted Robbie running around a nearby parking lot as she was driving by.

Owen the hippo and Mzee the tortoise: A one-of-a-kind friendship

One uniquely heartwarming story that came from the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami in December 2004, is the story of Owen the hippo and Mzee the tortoise. Also known as the Boxing Day Tsunami, this tsunami resulted from the third-largest recorded earthquake in history. While it happened in Asia, it was so strong it even affected the east coast of Africa 4,000 miles away.

Phineas The Wobbly Kitty Thriving with Cerebellar Hypoplasia

If you are one of the half a million people that follow @orangeisthenewblackandtan, you’ll have met the star of the channel, Phineas, Phin, or simply the “Wobbly Kitty”. Phin joins the roster of other amazing pets with like Fenix Lumiere the prancing dog and Josh the Doodle of the Be Like Josh Foundation. These pets do more than just look cute on social media.