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Pet Shelter Gives Cats Insane Names, so We Found Like 37 Good Ones

Austin Pets Alive has recently gotten some attention on twitter for their unorthodox cat naming. We decided to root through their archives and see what we could find. We weren't disappointed. For a funny cat adoption fail, here's a sorely mistaken animal lover who thought they had found a stray cat.

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Guy Asks Internet If He's Wrong for Not Wanting to Adopt Stepdaughters He Helped Raise

When faced with a tough decision, it's helpful to get another opinion. This guy wanted to know if he was wrong to not want to adopt his stepdaughters, and people had a lot of well-thought out opinions on the matter. The internet has tough questions, like this guy who asked if he was a jerk for disowning his sister for marrying his childhood bully.

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Adopted Woman Shares Bizarre Discovery About Her Past That Was 37 Years In The Making

The universe intervened to give this lady a life-altering revelation. That or maybe all those people she mistook for being hopelessly confused were just saying, "hey there!"

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How? By paying for all of their adoption fees. What an incredible gift!

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For the first time ever in Indiana, you can return your new baby to the proper authorities like a video rental (remember those?). America has "safe haven" laws which makes it legal for people to surrender unwanted children, as long as the baby is unharmed and given to the proper authorities or a hospital. 

These climate controlled boxes are meant to allow people to drop off their kid anonymously, knowing that it will be taken care of by emergency services who will arrive within minutes of an automatic alarm. 



It's a controversial issue, with some people questioning how safe it would be to leave a baby in a drop box for several minutes alone. Other people are just glad that babies who might otherwise have been left where they wouldn't get help will be able to have a safe spot to wait for a pickup by a medical professional. 

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Tristan, a third-grader in Missouri, was selling cups of lemonade for a dollar outside of the Davis’ family yard sale to help raise money for adoption fees. Over the last four years, Donnie and Jimmy Davis have had legal guardianship of Tristan Jacobson but have been unable to come up with enough money to afford the fees.

In the end, the total from the lemonade and yard sale surpassed their initial $5,000 goal, as the family together raised $7,100 to pay for Tristan's adoption. A crowdfunding campaign was also set up that gained $6,900. The additional money will go towards Triston's college education.