Baby Bob Cat was adopted from Kindness Ranch, a place that takes in former research animals, rehabilitates them and then either tries to find them a home or gives them a comfortable, happy safe place to live out their life if they can't be socialized. Yes, "research animals" as in the animals used for laboratory testing and experiments. Kindness Ranch saves them, and gives them a second chance.
Today officially kicks off the Be the change for Pets "Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet" challenge, and that's why I chose this video. There are many other pets like Baby Bob Cat at Kindness Ranch that would love a happy home like she is lucky to have.
Kindness Ranch is located in western Wyoming. Volunteers work around the clock to rehabilitate these sweet animals. What a beautiful idea. From their founder:
"If you’ve ever had a companion animal of your own, you know the incredible healing power of gentle hands and loving hears. In the case of research animals this power is especially potent."
I hope they don't mind me posting these pets pictures and profiles, as I haven't asked them, but I hope we can help them find homes! You can find more info on any of them and how to adopt on their adoptable animals page.
Chevy - From the moment this beautiful fellow walked in the door, he knew this place was his home. His golden eyes and hair make him look like a tiny version of a lion. He struts around like he is “The King of The Jungle”. Making a bed, or anything else for that matter, is extremely difficult with Chevy around. If you are not paying attention to him, he is very, very unhappy and doesn’t think twice about telling you so. However, when you pick him up into your arms and cuddle him, he melts like butter. The purring begins and don’t stop too soon, because Chevy will let you know when he wants you to quit. What a kind nature he has, to give so much love to humans after spending time in a laboratory!
Jewels - Jewels is a beautiful black and white cat. She will come and sit by your side on the couch, enjoys high perches and window sills, and snuggling on soft pillows. She was born in 2001 and has spent her life in a research facility. She was used in many vaccine studies. Jewels is now looking for her permanent loving family.
Enrique - Your heart will melt when Enrique takes a liking to you. Enrique, 9, was at a pound before entering a laboratory. He is fearful of men, but he can reach out and bond with a sensitive man that works to build his trust. He has bonded with his female caregiver, following her around for cuddles. He enjoys most other dogs, walks, and hanging out with those he trusts. Enrique deserves a home that will give him the security and love he so deserves.
Bernadette - Bernadette, like our other pigs, was used to teach students how to implant medical telemetry devices. Bernadette is the smallest pig at Kindness Ranch. She lives with Simone and is friendly. She is deaf and moves a little slower than her peers. She enjoys having her belly rubbed.
Please help spread the word about these sweet babies. Let's help them get noticed... and get adopted!