Certain celebrities behave in ways average people wouldn’t dare. Think: Justin Bieber urinating in a restaurant mop bucket or Kanye West surprising his wife Kim Kardashian with a private orchestra performance in their living room and a bench full of pink flowers for Mother’s Day (which, naturally, she flaunted across every social media platform possible). But some stars take action in ways we admire, and adopting animals in need is certainly one of them.
Check out our gallery of celebrities and their rescued feline friends or canine cuties. If you aren’t headed for your nearest animal shelter after sifting through this list, feel around for your heart. You may be dead.
*Photos of the adorable animals are from the stars’ Instagram pages. ~Matthew Pariselli and Yanis Khamsi