PETA undercover investigators spend months working tirelessly to help expose cruelty to animals that the public and law-enforcement officials would otherwise never know about.

While these heartbreaking investigations rightly receive massive public attention when they first break, the cheerful news about the animals who are rescued is sometimes overlooked—which is why we’re bringing you these super-cute pics of animals who’ve been rescued as a result of PETA’s investigations:

Caboodle Ranch cats Felix and Bronson

Felix and Bronson (Caboodle Ranch investigation)

Sheena dog from University of Utah investigation

Sheena (University of Utah investigation)

Pigs Marilyn and Madonna from University of Utah investigation

Marilyn and Madonna (University of Utah investigation)

Cat Nudge from Sacred Vision Animal Sanctuary investigation

Nudge (Sacred Vision Animal Sanctuary investigation)

chickens Hannah and Janette from a kapporos investigation

Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary 

Hannah and Janette (a kapporos investigation)

dog Hugs from Professional Laboratory and Research Services investigation

Hugs (Professional Laboratory and Research Services investigation)

hamsters Little Tess and Amelia from U.S. Global Exotics investigation

Kencredible 

Little Tess and Amelia (U.S. Global Exotics investigation)

cat Olaf Sacred Vision Animal Sanctuary investigation

Olaf (Sacred Vision Animal Sanctuary investigation)

dogs Buddy and Cooper Professional Laboratory and Research Services investigation

Buddy and Copper (Professional Laboratory and Research Services investigation)

sloth from U.S. Global Exotics investigation
Detroit Zoo 

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A sloth (U.S. Global Exotics investigation)

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