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Henry was rescued a short time before he was scheduled to be euthanized.

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Henry says thank you to Adelle. Via The Animal Rescue Site/Facebook
Cari Jorgensen

For many animal lovers, whenever they see a stray, they want to help. Some volunteer at local shelters; others become foster parents for these animals. Still others donate to the cause or even adopt.

For Adelle, a foster pet parent for Cat Rescue Newscastle, an organization out of New South Wales, Australia, dedication to helping stray animals seems like her life’s purpose.

“[I am] passionate and firmly believe that all animals deserve a second chance,” Adelle, whose last name wasn’t given, wrote on The Animal Rescue Site.

Cat Rescue Newcastle heard that a local pound was asking if any rescue groups had room to take in a male cat. He’d been at the pound “for too long,” and was scheduled to be put down that Friday. Luckily, a foster parent named Michelle volunteered to take the cat in. With little time to spare, Adelle contacted the pound and arranged to pick up the kitty.

An Extremely Grateful Rescue!!

Take a look at this beautiful rescue. One of our dedicated foster carers (Adelle) rescued this gorgeous boy today from the pound. He had a matter of hours before his time was up but we swooped in and did what we do best; saved a life. We ended up naming him Henry and just look how grateful he is to be saved. These are the days we live for!! Could we ask for anyone who would like to to please share this video with your friends. It will be a great way to create a bit of awareness for those fur babies still in the pounds who are currently living with a countdown over their heads and it's such a nice video that it's sure to brighten anyones day <3 <3 Welcome Henry!!

Posted by Cat Rescue Newcastle on Friday, August 26, 2016

“I had Henry safe in my car on Friday morning, mere hours before he was to be put to sleep,” Adelle wrote on The Animal Rescue Site.

While waiting for Michelle to arrive to pick up the cat, now named Henry, Adelle decided to open the cat’s carrier to let him roam around her car.

“The moment I opened his cat carrier, Henry walked up onto my shoulder and gave me the most heartwarming kitty kiss I had ever received since becoming a foster carer,” Adelle wrote. “The love and affection he displayed was breathtaking and I just knew in my heart that he knew what had just happened.”

Adelle added on the site that it was Henry’s way of saying thank you. To that, we say thank you to Adelle, Michelle and the team at Cat Rescue Newcastle.

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  • Oh,yeah. He knew!! ❤️?

    De October 19, 2016 12:25 am Reply
    • How heartwarming! Henry is simply adorable. He is a loving kitty, instead of running all over the car scared to death of his new surroundings, he immediately jumped up to his new owner and gave her kitty hugs and kisses. I am so happy for people like Adele, if I could, I would save every stray on the planet. Thanks for this story, thanks for making my day!

      Nancy October 19, 2016 12:09 pm Reply
  • Animals are so intuitive. Henry knew exactly what Michelle had just done for him. xox

    deb October 19, 2016 12:27 am Reply
  • oh he knew – cat have the same brain area for emotion as humans do- few people know that- I didn’t but suspected it from living with mine- sweet kitty-hope you keep him

    danielle c October 19, 2016 1:14 am Reply
  • God Bless You! Henry knew that he was saved and will live “Happily Ever After”!
    Wishing you many years of happiness!

    Sheila Miller October 19, 2016 2:21 am Reply
  • Thank you for Saving this HANDSOME boy!! And YES,they know when you’ve Saved their life!!! God Bless you and this Sweet kitty ! 🙂 🙂

    Trina Hawkins October 19, 2016 2:32 am Reply
  • These two deserve each other, both loving and gorgeous!

    Caroline October 19, 2016 2:35 am Reply
  • Bless you Adelle, Michelle, and CatcRescue Newcastle! You make this world a better place.

    Deb Gleissner October 19, 2016 3:13 am Reply
  • …I woke up this morning feeling lousy…until I saw this.
    Seeing two of God’s angels does that.
    Blessings for a wonderful start to my day and to the rest of your lives together! 🙂 :0)

    MARIE BINETTI October 19, 2016 3:21 am Reply
  • Henry knew he had been saved for sure! God Bless you, Michelle for giving this little guy a chance at a happy life in a loving furever home! This story and video made my morning!

    Lynne October 19, 2016 3:45 am Reply
  • God bless you Adelle. You are an angel. This beautiful boy does know you saved him.

    Peggy White October 19, 2016 4:28 am Reply
  • Aww thanks Michelle for being his foster mom and for the folks that will adopt him. It would have been HORRIBLE to euthanise such a loving boy! ❤️?❤️

    Gill Swift October 19, 2016 4:32 am Reply
  • It is beyond comprehension that humans destroy animals. Especially, an animal who could have a long and happy life. Animals give us so much more than we deserve.

    Colleen October 19, 2016 5:04 am Reply
  • Praise God and God’s blessing on both of them! For all of you and kitties, God bless you and yours and all the kitties everywhere, the noblest and most precious members of all the Lord Jesus’ Creation. Please pray for all kitties, for safety and protection, love and health, and a very, very, very long and happy life. And please pray for worldwide revival. And pray for and support shelter ministries, for ALL kitties and pets deserve rescuing and a loving home like Henry! In Christ’s love, Allen.

    Allen Vergakis October 19, 2016 5:04 am Reply
    • Amen

      KatWrangler October 19, 2016 10:41 am Reply
  • Thank you for saving this sweet lil fur baby

    Diana October 19, 2016 5:22 am Reply
  • He’s one very handsome guy! Thank you to ALL who helped save this wonderful boy! God bless you all and to Henry, I wish you a long, happy and healthy life with your new momma Michelle!

    J. David Scott October 19, 2016 6:00 am Reply
  • what a sweetheart now that’s my cat’s in cat heaven maybe she’ll guide the ones down below to love people who rescue them. Did you notice he has a black heart shape on his nos. I hope you get to keep him for more then 12 years and please remember his age.

    Elizabeth Rupe October 19, 2016 6:06 am Reply
  • Continued Blessings!

    Pam Draper October 19, 2016 6:42 am Reply
  • This video made my day! Love and best wishes for Adelle and Henry!!!! Many thanks to all who care for our furry friends.

    rebecca weinberg October 19, 2016 6:49 am Reply
  • Thanks for being you and helping these animals – may you have a lifetime of kitty kisses!!!

    Cheryl October 19, 2016 6:58 am Reply
  • Thank you,Adelle,God bless you and kitty Henry.forever.

    Rashmi Varma October 19, 2016 7:54 am Reply
  • A big HUGE hug from me, too, Adelle. God bless you, indeed.

    Lynda Moodie October 19, 2016 8:29 am Reply
  • Thanks for saving Henry…………..this totally made my day.

    Kate October 19, 2016 8:50 am Reply

    JOHANNA BETTINGER October 19, 2016 10:41 am Reply
  • Henry knew you saved his life, now he has a forever home, Thank You.
    I have two cats both who never had homes, one 2 1/2 yrs old and one 1 1/2 yr old. Dickens the 2 1/2 yr old was so excited when I let him out of his carrier, he continuously ran up and dow the tree flights of my stairs, stopping to rub up against me, he sleeps right next to me each night on my bed. Max the other cat is more reserved, but rubs up against me and howls for his meals. He also runs to and from my upstairs sliding glass door crying to let me know if there is a hungry cat on my porch that I need to put a bowl of dried cat food out for.

    Laura October 19, 2016 10:42 am Reply
    • What a beautiful story❣ Kitties running up and down stairs is the cutest thing. The energy❣
      We don’t give cats enough credit for how aware they really are. If we had to live on the street fighting for our food, I think we’d become withdrawn and “anti-social”, too. Too many cats are labeled unadoptable for that reason. And it breaks my heart. You did an excellent job.
      Laura + Dickens + Max 4ever ♥ ♥ ♥

      KatWrangler October 19, 2016 10:54 am Reply
  • I did the same thing for a cat named Stormy. I went to the shelter one hour before she was to be killed. The attendant took her from the cage and she jumped into my arms and put her arms around my neck, trembling. They know. Her new name is Sassy.
    And you should have seen the shelter worker break out into the biggest smile, too.
    The hardest thing that day was walking out the door and leaving so many behind.

    KatWrangler October 19, 2016 10:45 am Reply
  • Yes, this is a great story but it could have had a bad ending. Letting the cat out when someone was due to arrive and open the car door is not the smartest move. There have been too many stories of animals who, in a new environment and afraid, darted out either into traffic and got killed or became lost. We read about such things all the time. The “rescuer” should know better.

    guest100 October 19, 2016 1:06 pm Reply
  • Thanks to Adele for saving that very handsome and gracious Henry. May he find a permanent home soon where he will be shown immense love.

    Donna October 19, 2016 1:35 pm Reply
  • To Adelle and Michelle — Job well done !! — Keep it up !!! — keep expanding your network — adding rescuers, whether they be fosters, permanent adopters, etc. — we’re proud of you and hope you get the needed support continuously.

    MS October 19, 2016 1:47 pm Reply
  • The team at Cat Rescue Newscastle You Guys Are The Best. But What Makes Us Think We Have The God Given Right To Decide Whether Another Living Creature Lives Or Dies? We Are Not That Important To This Planet We Just Think We Are.

    Marty Price October 19, 2016 1:53 pm Reply
  • How sweet! Thank you for fostering and saving his life!!

    Paula Berry October 19, 2016 3:33 pm Reply
  • We never put murderers to sleep or child abusers and mosesters but we sure are quick to put animals to sleep! Too bad! Most animals are better than a lot of people but we just can’t seem to care enough to help them. I hope this cat has the best home possible for many many years!
    God bless those who save them.

    Jan October 19, 2016 6:22 pm Reply
  • we humans are irresponsible for allowing animals to be put in these horrible situations. Spaying/neutering should be mandatory and cost $20 -no matter gender,size of dog/cat, income of owner/rescuer.It is sickening that we murder healthy ,sentient creatures

    marcia October 19, 2016 8:18 pm Reply
  • Ok I’ll admit it, this made me cry…in a good way.? What a wonderful story. I hope little Henry has a long happy life.❤️

    Jim December 7, 2016 9:34 am Reply

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