Over the past few years there has been the ‘pet-shaming’ trend where people have posted pics online of their cat or dog next to a sign humorlessly making light of something naughty they may have done.

Now a new heart warming new campaign has grown out this fad with people posting pictures of their beloved rescue pet with a sign detailing how the animal coming into someone’s home has helped them cope with issues such as depression, illness and loneliness. 

Having a pet can really turn someone’s life around as these amazing photos highlight.

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