So you want to get a pet, or more importantly, want to convince someone else to get a pet with you! Congratulations. If you're going to go for the heartstrings, don't half-ass it—consider adopting one of the hundreds of thousands of pets available in local Humane Societies or through organizations like National Mill Dog Rescue. Even if you just love animals but can't take one into your home yourself, the holidays are a great time to consider donating to an organization like those or even a wild animal refuge. Here are some of the most heartwarming (and sometimes heartbreaking) videos and stories Someecards editors have come across in the past two years that you can use to show everyone just how happy creatures across the animal kingdom are when they get a helping hand.