This Beautiful Mural Is Made From Pictures of Adopters and their Rescues

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The leading animal funder, Petco Foundation, teamed up with the renowned cartoonist Patrick McDonnell, best known for his iconic comic Mutts, to promote pet adoption and raise money to support the tireless efforts of rescue organizations across the country. Their ‘Love Changes Everything’ campaign showcases that, for pet parents, love of an adopted pet really does make all the difference. Of course, it’s not like getting rescued doesn’t change everything for the better for the lucky furball in question!

Petco Foundation teamed up with cartoonist Patrick McDonnell, best known for his iconic comic Mutts.

Throughout March, the Petco Foundation was rallying proud pawrents to share the photos of their beloved rescue pets. Submitting their snaps made them eligible for various prizes, including winning funding for the rescue organization that introduced them to their cat or dog. Although, let’s be honest, when it comes to sharing pictures of their four-legged babies, pet parents rarely need any kind of additional motivation.

Of course, as it was to be expected, thousands of people shared their adoption stories and adorable pictures, which made it possible for the incredible mural at Union Square Park in NYC to come to life. The mosaic was unveiled at an adoption rally event, where over 20 rescue organizations managed to find homes for almost all of the animals they brought with them.

Thousands of people shared their adoption stories and adorable pictures to help make the stunning NYC mural.

Even if you’re not in New York, you can still see the breathtaking mural up close- on Petco’s website. You can zoom in on all the squares and feel all the feels when you look at all those happy faces. Also, you can vote for your favorites and help them win valuable prizes. How pawesome is that: not only you get to enjoy seeing mountains of rescued cuteness, you could help a rescue organization get funding with a show of support!
And, who knows, seeing how love changes everything might inspire you to adopt your first pet… or fifth- who’s counting, anyway.