Bible Question:

Will animals be raptured with Christians when Jesus Christ comes? Or do they stay on earth. If they stay on earth, why would God allow that? Will they suffer?

Bible Answer:

A previous question and answer answered the question, “Do animals go to heaven?” You may want to read it before you read on.

God does not tell us in His holy scripture what happens to our pets or to any other animals in the future. It does not appear they have an eternal spirit. Scripture only refers to human beings as being made in the image of God and having an eternal spirit. So if they do not go to heaven, they will not be raptured. And yes, unfortunately, they may suffer in the tribulation period.


We know that Christ’s 1,000 year kingdom will be a wonderful time for the animals.

And the wolf will dwell with the lamb, And the leopard will lie down with the kid, And the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little boy will lead them. (NASB) Isaiah 11:6