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* In the very first episode of ''Manga/{{Inuyashiki}}'', Ichiro finds a Shiba Inu dog in a cardboard by the road and decides to take her in, despite the reluctance of his family, naming her Hanako. And later that same episode, Hanako will find herself to be [[spoiler: the only witness to Ichiro and Shishigami's fatal accident with the UFO and their reconstruction as robots.]] This only happens in the anime, as in the manga he takes Hanako in after buying her from a doghouse.

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* In the very first episode of ''Manga/{{Inuyashiki}}'', Ichiro finds a Shiba Inu dog in a cardboard by the road and decides to take her in, despite the reluctance of his family, naming her Hanako. And later that same episode, Hanako will find herself to be [[spoiler: the only witness to Ichiro and Shishigami's fatal accident with the UFO and their reconstruction as robots.]] This only happens in the anime, as while in the manga he takes Hanako in after buying her from a doghouse.


* In the very first episode of ''Manga/{{Inuyashiki}}'', Ichiro finds a Shiba Inu dog in a cardboard by the road and decides to take her in, despite the reluctance of his family, naming her Hanako. And later that same episode, Janaki will find herself to be [[spoiler: the only witness to Ichiro and Shishigami's fatal accident with the UFO and their reconstruction as robots.]] This only happens in the anime, as in the manga he takes Hanako in after buying her from a doghouse.

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* In the very first episode of ''Manga/{{Inuyashiki}}'', Ichiro finds a Shiba Inu dog in a cardboard by the road and decides to take her in, despite the reluctance of his family, naming her Hanako. And later that same episode, Janaki Hanako will find herself to be [[spoiler: the only witness to Ichiro and Shishigami's fatal accident with the UFO and their reconstruction as robots.]] This only happens in the anime, as in the manga he takes Hanako in after buying her from a doghouse.


* In the very first episode of ''Manga/{{Inuyashiki}}'', Ichiro finds a Shiba Inu dog in a cardboard by the road and decides to take her in, despite the reluctance of his family, naming her Hanako. And later that same episode, Janaki will find herself to be [[spoiler: the only witness to Ichiro and Shishigami's fatal accident with the UFO and their reconstruction as robots.]]

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* In the very first episode of ''Manga/{{Inuyashiki}}'', Ichiro finds a Shiba Inu dog in a cardboard by the road and decides to take her in, despite the reluctance of his family, naming her Hanako. And later that same episode, Janaki will find herself to be [[spoiler: the only witness to Ichiro and Shishigami's fatal accident with the UFO and their reconstruction as robots.]]]] This only happens in the anime, as in the manga he takes Hanako in after buying her from a doghouse.


* In the very first episode of ''Manga/Inuyashiki'', Ichiro finds a Shiba Inu dog in a cardboard by the road and decides to take her in, despite the reluctance of his family, naming her Hanako. And later that same episode, Janaki will find herself to be [[spoiler: the only witness to Ichiro and Shishigami's fatal accident with the UFO and their reconstruction as robots.]]

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* In the very first episode of ''Manga/Inuyashiki'', ''Manga/{{Inuyashiki}}'', Ichiro finds a Shiba Inu dog in a cardboard by the road and decides to take her in, despite the reluctance of his family, naming her Hanako. And later that same episode, Janaki will find herself to be [[spoiler: the only witness to Ichiro and Shishigami's fatal accident with the UFO and their reconstruction as robots.]]

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*In the very first episode of ''Manga/Inuyashiki'', Ichiro finds a Shiba Inu dog in a cardboard by the road and decides to take her in, despite the reluctance of his family, naming her Hanako. And later that same episode, Janaki will find herself to be [[spoiler: the only witness to Ichiro and Shishigami's fatal accident with the UFO and their reconstruction as robots.]]

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* ''Film/Hellboy2004'': During the subway fight, there is a box of kittens that Hellboy takes time to protect from his demon opponent.


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A kind passerby will [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe fawn over]] or otherwise react with sympathy for the abandoned animals and may even adopt them; more callous characters will ignore them or mistreat them outright. The animals themselves may or may not get adopted; luckier ones find their forever homes on the sidewalk while less fortunate puppies and kittens may often have to go through further hardships before finding their happy endings.

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A kind passerby will [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe fawn over]] or otherwise react with sympathy for the abandoned animals and may even adopt them; more callous characters will ignore them or mistreat [[BadPeopleAbuseAnimals mistreat]] them outright. The animals themselves may or may not get adopted; luckier ones find their forever homes on the sidewalk while less fortunate puppies and kittens may often have to go through further hardships before finding their happy endings.

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* In ''Manga/DoctorSlump'', the "Who's the Strongest in the World?" tournament arc uses this to enforce Arale's involvement in said tournament. Early on in the arc, Arale finds two [[CuteKitten kittens]] along the roadside and wants to take them in, but [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Senbei, who absolutely hates cats]], refuses to allow them in the house, so she takes them to Obotchaman for him to care for them. Upon Obotchaman telling Arale that he doesn't yet have the spare money to buy cat food for them, Arale, remembering the tournament that's seeking participants at the time and that the first-place winner would be granted $4,000, decides to enter it to allow them to buy the cat food for the kittens. [[spoiler:She eventually does manage to win the tournament, albeit with Obotchaman's help without anyone else knowing or finding out, and so the kittens are fully adopted into Obotchaman's household for the remainder of the series' run, DemotedToExtra though they are.]]


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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/FoodWars'' after Erina runs away from home with the help of Alice, Ryou and Hisako. While they're busy arguing as to where she's supposed to go, at one point Hisako protests that Erina isn't a stray cat, making Erina have an ImagineSpot of herself as a cat (still with her long hair) inside a box.



* In episode 12a of ''Anime/JewelpetMagicalChange'', Airi tells Labra she understands her feelings about wanting a pet all too well and brings up how she and her friends once found a cat left alone in a box. Labra misunderstands this as "pets can be found in all cardboard boxes" and goes to find a box, leading to her adopting a banana as a pet.
* In ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', Kenichi and Miu come across Kisara, who is standing in front of a box with a kitten in it. When she kicks the box into the alley, [[BerserkButton Miu decides to kill her]], only to be surprised that [[KindheartedCatLover Kisara actually was feeding the kitten, and lamenting that she couldn't take it home with her]]. This leads to the two becoming friends over their shared love for cats.



* In ''Manga/MagicalGirlSite'', Aya befriends a stray kitten who was abandoned in a box. She gives it a collar and food, but she's unable to take it home. Her [[TheBully bullies]] find out about the cat and [[BadPeopleAbuseAnimals kill it]] just to spite her.



* ''Manga/MyRoommateIsACat'': Haru and her four brothers were originally left in a cardboard box, and had to fend for themselves out on the streets.



* In Episode 7 of ''Anime/OhSuddenlyEgyptianGod'', the god Medjed finds an abandoned kitten in a box on the corner of the street while he's doing his daily walk. He ends up taking the kitten home with him.



* ''Manga/MyRoommateIsACat'': Haru and her four brothers were originally left in a cardboard box, and had to fend for themselves out on the streets.
* In ''Manga/MagicalGirlSite'', Aya befriends a stray kitten who was abandoned in a box. She gives it a collar and food, but she's unable to take it home. Her [[TheBully bullies]] find out about the cat and [[BadPeopleAbuseAnimals kill it]] just to spite her.
* In ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', Kenichi and Miu come across Kisara, who is standing in front of a box with a kitten in it. When she kicks the box into the alley, [[BerserkButton Miu decides to kill her]], only to be surprised that [[KindheartedCatLover Kisara actually was feeding the kitten, and lamenting that she couldn't take it home with her]]. This leads to the two becoming friends over their shared love for cats.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/FoodWars'' after Erina runs away from home with the help of Alice, Ryou and Hisako. While they're busy arguing as to where she's supposed to go, at one point Hisako protests that Erina isn't a stray cat, making Erina have an ImagineSpot of herself as a cat (still with her long hair) inside a box.
* In episode 12a of ''Anime/JewelpetMagicalChange'', Airi tells Labra she understands her feelings about wanting a pet all too well and brings up how she and her friends once found a cat left alone in a box. Labra misunderstands this as "pets can be found in all cardboard boxes" and goes to find a box, leading to her adopting a banana as a pet.



* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13030518/6/In-Sickness In Sickness]]'' Harry finds a kitten in a soggy cardboard box in an alley.
* In ''Fanfic/MyHuntsmanAcademia'', Izuku finds a puppy stuck in a box alone while hanging out in Vale. He takes it to the pet store and the vet, upon which he learns that it's a girl. He then takes her home to his dorm, upon which Team MNVW instantly falls in love with her. He ends up surrendering the puppy, now christened "Lulu-Bell, Lord of Thunder", to the shelter because he isn't sure if they'll have time to take care of her, but later returns to formally adopt her.



* In ''Fanfic/MyHuntsmanAcademia'', Izuku finds a puppy stuck in a box alone while hanging out in Vale. He takes it to the pet store and the vet, upon which he learns that it's a girl. He then takes her home to his dorm, upon which Team MNVW instantly falls in love with her. He ends up surrendering the puppy, now christened "Lulu-Bell, Lord of Thunder", to the shelter because he isn't sure if they'll have time to take care of her, but later returns to formally adopt her.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13030518/6/In-Sickness In Sickness]]'' Harry finds a kitten in a soggy cardboard box in an alley.



* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' where Po is found in an empty radish box, but only because he's eaten everything in it. Of course [[WorldOfFunnyAnimals he's not a pet in this case.]]



* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' where Po is found in an empty radish box, but only because he's eaten everything in it. Of course [[WorldOfFunnyAnimals he's not a pet in this case.]]

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* Shuji sees a box of kittens on a sidewalk in ''Manga/{{Saikano}}'', which aren't there anymore when he returns in the hope of getting help. Unfortunately, since this is ''Saikano'', [[spoiler:they had died]].


* In ''Manga/MahouShoujoSite'', Aya befriends a stray kitten who was abandoned in a box. She gives it a collar and food, but she's unable to take it home. Her [[TheBully bullies]] find out about the cat and [[BadPeopleAbuseAnimals kill it]] just to spite her.

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* In ''Manga/MahouShoujoSite'', ''Manga/MagicalGirlSite'', Aya befriends a stray kitten who was abandoned in a box. She gives it a collar and food, but she's unable to take it home. Her [[TheBully bullies]] find out about the cat and [[BadPeopleAbuseAnimals kill it]] just to spite her.

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* In the very first volume of ''Manga/CrayonShinChan'', this is how Shin-chan first meet his pet puppy, Shiro, abandoned in a box. A later volume published several years later would reveal that Shiro was one of a litter of several puppies, who was abandoned by it's owner due to the ex-owner's father suddenly developing a fatal allergy to dogs. There's a rather bittersweet moment showing Shiro's ex-owner watching Shin-chan adopt Shiro from behind a lamp post and silently bidding Shiro a farewell.


* This is how Maika finds Owner, the TeamPet of Cafe Stile. Of course, she fears this was due to [[FaceOfAThug his scary expression]], leading to her fearing [[DoorstopBaby the same thing happened to her]] (no, it didnít).

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* ''Manga/BlendS'': This is how Maika finds Owner, the TeamPet of Cafe Stile. Of course, she fears this was due to [[FaceOfAThug his scary expression]], leading to her fearing [[DoorstopBaby the same thing happened to her]] (no, it didnít).

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