Nonprofit PetSmart Charities works with more than 3,000 local adoption partners to facilitate roughly 400,000 pet adoptions each year.
This year alone, more than 1,000 pet adopters shared their uplifting adoption stories with PetSmart Charities on its website. They have chosen the top 12 that warmed everyones hearts the most and compiled them into a “12 Days of Adoption Cheer”.
Day 2 – Minnie from Atlanta, GA. Pet Parent: Kristin Taylor.
While every adopted pet has a life story prior to finding their forever home, Minnie’s is especially heart wrenching. A PetSmart Charities adoption partner received a call one night regarding an animal abuse case. Minnie, who had been set on fire, was quickly brought in with severe burns to be treated. After three months of recovery, Minnie was ready for adoption and had already caught the eye of Kristin Taylor. Kristin followed Minnie’s story on social media and the local news, and even donated money to help relieve Minnie’s recovery costs. Kristin knew that she, who used to teach fire safety education, and her husband, a firefighter, would be the perfect family to take in the newly transformed cat. Minnie became an official Taylor family member around Christmas, and she now lives happily with another cat, two Dalmatians and her pet parents.