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07/21/2014 06:23 pm ET Updated Jul 25, 2014

Abandoned Kittens Are Now Raising Awareness For Pet Adoption, Lookin' Cute Doin' It

These are more than just lovable kittens, they are living reminders of the importance of adoption.

In May, Israel-based photographer Alex Greenshpun and her partner found a box containing five abandoned kittens, according to her post on Behance. They took in the tiny creatures, who couldn't have been more than a few weeks old, and nursed them back to health.

Greenshpun photographed them constantly, and decided to use the photos as a way to draw attention to the need for animal rescue and adoption. So far, three of the five 2-month-old kittens have already been adopted.

"The goal of this photo project is to raise awareness to the beauty and significance of animal rescue and adoption, as well as to the importance of spaying/neutering pets," Greenshpun told The Huffington Post in an email. "There are countless cases of orphaned and abandoned animals each year. Most are not as lucky as our little kittens have been."

Meet the five little kitten advocates below:

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    Here are the rescue kitties a day or two after Greenshpun found them, according to Behance.
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    This little one is named Ursula.
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    This is Philli.
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    Broonie (short for Brunhilda) is buddies with the dog. She is very outgoing.
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    Phoebe is a big fan of slippers.
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    Titto, pictured here, was the runt of the litter.
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    Ursula (left) and Phoebe (right), were adopted together! This is great news because the sisters are quite attached to one another.
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    Philli has also been adopted into a loving forever home.
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    "If there's any message behind the story and photos worth spreading, apart from the obvious 'adopt, don't shop,' it is that spaying and neutering our pets can save countless lives," Greenshpun told Mashable. "Our kittens were lucky, but many are not."

To see more of Alex Greenshpun's photography, check out the slideshow below, as well as her website and Facebook page.

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