Dog and cat rescues are common. In fact, there are thousands of rescue organizations and shelters geared towards helping these furry creatures find loving, forever homes. They take in millions of sick, injured, abused and neglected animals. But dogs and cats aren’t the only creatures that need rescuing. Just take a look at your local pet re-homing listings and you’re bound to find beautiful animals of every species living in less-than-ideal conditions. Sometimes, the owners don’t know they’re doing anything wrong. Other times, it’s a case of serious neglect and abuse. Thankfully, there are thousands of people out there putting their time and effort into helping these forgotten animals find their health and happiness. Thanks to Reddit, there’s a whole bunch of people that get to share the amazing success stories of the animals they rescue – whether they’re furry, finned, feathered or scaled.
#1 – This veiled chameleon was adopted from a heavy smoker and she made an incredible transformation in just 30 days in her new home.
#14 – It took just one week for this rescued leopard gecko to perk right up.
#15 – This Savannah monitor lizard was found on the street in a cardboard box, cold and starving. After months of hard work by his foster mom, he’s made an incredible recovery and was adopted into a loving, forever home.
#16 – Found starving in a dirt lot, this horse is now a competition horse and best friend to his owner!