These Pet Rescue Stories Will Warm Your Heart

By NINA LIN

Published 08/18 2017 06:48PM

Updated 08/18 2017 06:48PM

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Every year, approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Of those, nearly 1.5 million cats and dogs are euthanized due to overcrowding in shelters and another 2.3 million are adopted into forever homes. Click on the pets below to read their heartwarming adoption success stories and rescue tales.

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