We receive wonderful stories of TCHS alumni on a regular basis, and we want to offer our sincere thanks to all who take the time to share them with us.
We are invested in each and every pet we care for, and we want the best for them! THIS is why we do what we do. Why you give, volunteer, adopt, and encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same.
Bambi and Delife
Bambi (the gray and white cat) was adopted from TCHS 8 1/2 years ago. Several years later, Delife (the cream tabby kitten) was adopted after being fostered by her family. Bambi doesn't seem to mind her new kitten companion; they even share the same sitting box!
We're told they're the best of friends. If you're on the fence about adding a new companion to your already seasoned household--think again! Cats who are part of a multi-cat household are often happier and more confident, meaning they are less likely to exhibit behavioral problems. Bambi and Delife are a great example of a wonderful match despite the generation gap!
Bobbi, Daisy and Lilly
Over a year ago we received an update of two kittens named Bobbi (red tabby) and Daisy (blue tabby) - pictured in the first frame. These two were not litter-mates, but clearly became inseparable. A few months later, Bobbi and Daisy’s owners decided to add a third addition to the family from our cat room. So along came Amelia (now Lilly), a gorgeous tortoiseshell kitten. She fit right in.
We learned from their family that Bobbi is a daddy's boy, and all three love to cuddle with each other. They save some cuddle time for their humans too. Daisy is such a mama to Bob and Lilly, always loving up and grooming them. They affectionately call Lilly "Baby Bob" as she also follows him around and learns all her tricks from him. Lilly’s fur (the torti) has a lot more orange in it now than when they first got her; so they laugh that she's even trying to change her fur from black to orange to be more like Bob. Quote from them: “We love our 3 kitties so much! Thank you again!”
Alexa, April and Amber
Finding animals homes, especially around the holidays, is incredibly rewarding in itself – but to be recognized for the work we're doing by a fellow animal welfare partner is such a wonderful gift. Working together saves lives. Thank you for partnering with Tri-County Humane Society, which enables us to do work like this with others. We all share a common goal - helping animals! Below is a note from one of our partners, Leech Lake Legacy:
I dropped off 3 dogs from the Rez yesterday (April, Amber and Alexa) and I see that you already have these sweet girls up for adoption- YOU ARE ALL AMAZING! I cannot thank you enough for your partnership and great work! You help make Leech Lake Legacy’s mission possible and rewarding. We couldn’t do it without you!
Yesterday was the first time I dropped animals off at Tri-County on behalf of Leech Lake Legacy. Jenny has always sung your praises, but I was deeply touched and amazed at how professionally I was treated, and how humble and sweet the staff were to the animals. Hearing how great you are, and seeing it first hand, was just an incredible experience for me. Knowing that the sweet girls I cared for this past weekend at the Rez are in great hands (and will likely have homes by Christmas thanks to your exceptional and expedited work), just made my holiday season the best one yet!
Thank you again for everything you do to care for, and re-home, animals. You all have a special place in our hearts!
On behalf of Leech Lake Legacy, I wish you all a wonderful holiday season!
This is Lacey, who started her new life with us on May 21st.
In early May my husband and I said goodbye to our sweet old dog, Snooks. For the first time ever we were without a pet and the house felt pretty empty. A few weeks later we started looking for another dog. I stopped by TCHS and after checking out the dogs I walked through the small animal room. A little guinea pig named Snow White came out of her igloo and stood up to greet me. That evening I told my husband about her and the next day I adopted her.
Now her name is Lacey, and her job is to keep an eye on the kitchen from a loft in her cage. Like most guinea pigs she is a foodie, and she whistles anytime she thinks there might be food. Lacey spends several hours each day in a large play area eating hay and fresh greens. She moves her hideaways around and rearranges them so she can run through them when she gets the zoomies. She’s very smart and learned her new name quickly. She has also learned “circle” and she will turn in a circle for a treat.
We have since adopted a rescue dog and inherited a senior cat so now our house is filled with activity. Thank you so much for all of the good work you do helping the animals find forever homes.
This is James, one of our outstanding junior volunteers. He volunteers every week with his mother, Michelle, and his sister, Carley. James became very fond of the bunny Flopsy, who had been at Tri-County Humane Society for a long time. On a recent weekend, James became sad because he saw Flopsy had a deposit. Michelle asked him if he wanted to go into the small animal room to do some chores, and James said, “What’s the point? Flopsy’s got a deposit!” Well, what Michelle hadn’t told James was that SHE was the one who put down the deposit. She picked up Flopsy a few days later to surprise James. Here’s what she later had to say: “He was so excited. He even slept on his floor last night next to Flopsy's cage. I got up this morning and had to snap a picture because it was so sweet. He sure is one happy boy!”
It's been a few days since picking up Axle and I'd really like to thank the folks at Tri-County Humane Society for bringing me the opportunity to meet him. Methinks this will be a perfect match. He's a handful....but he's one of the most needy loving pups I've met in quite awhile. All he wants to do is please his human and collect pets
So far in the first week it's been long walks, belly rubs, good food and a big bed while he finds his place in his new world. We've thrown in a few lessons for manners around the house and a few field basics for hunting just to see how well he learns new concepts. Axle is a quick enthusiastic study with any task so far and in time he'll be awesome at everything he tries.
Here's a few pictures of Axle in his backyard and on his king size bed.
Thank you all so much for caring for Axle while he waited to be found by his forever human.
We adopted Harry from TCHS 8 years ago. We thought we were getting a cuddly, laid-back kitten and we ended up with this little character that is more like a person than a cat. We love him so much and are grateful for him every day! (Even though he is always trying to steal our food or sneak outside.)
This is Simon, previously known as Simba. He was at TCHS for almost 2 months and is now living his best life going for plenty of car rides and doing as much exploring as he can! His person sent us these photos.
Whoever said dogs don't smile hasn't seen Simon take a ride in a car or go on a hike!
I can't tell you how much my daughter loves her cat. Alfredo was new to the shelter when she fell in love with him. It wasn't known how he'd do with children, but these two are so inseparable, it warms my heart. My daughter is home sick today, and her Alfredo hasn't left her side yet. It's been an amazing 8 months with Alfredo, and we couldn't be happier.
Bongo first arrived at TCHS last year as a stray kitten with an unusable front-right leg. He was kitten feisty even with the challenges his leg presented. The highlight of his days was wet food and time spent with Laura, our Animal Care manager, while he was in foster care with her. Bongo's leg was not going to get better, so it was amputated on August 26th. Bongo would then spend more time in foster care to recover. After he figured out maneuvering on 3 legs (which didn't take him long at all) he came back to the shelter and was adopted by the Hahn Family in September. Thank you for enabling us to offer this kind of care to the animals who come to us with special needs.
Just recently we received an update of Bongo on our Facebook page which said:
“We got Bongo (we now call him Trace) a little over a year ago, and we couldn't be happier. He is the sweetest, most chill, and hilarious cat. We love him so so so much!”
Hi I thought I'd share some photos of Sylvee (now named Sunny) with you in her new home! We absolutely adore her and she is such a little smarty. By far, the easiest puppy I have ever had. Thank you so much for helping me find my baby girl! She's the best! We love her! Thank you again! (She is pictured with her cat sister Skye. )
She is an amazing dog and I'm sure you have more that would flourish in a forever home. God bless you for the work you do!
Comet is an 8-pound Toy Poodle mix who arrived at TCHS at the beginning of August -- he was 14 years young. Comet was very spirited despite his old-age ailments including failing eyes, bad teeth, and an occasional seizure. During his stay at the shelter his health began to waiver and he had a few seizure spells. After a few weeks he was taken off the adoption floor while our Animal Care Manager thought deeply about his quality of life. A few days prior to that, Comet’s picture was featured on our social media pages where lots of love was sent his way, but not an adopter.
A few days later, we received a message on Facebook inquiring about Comet and wondering if he had been adopted. Nothing about Comet's current status fazed his future family—they just wanted to bring him home and give him the best possible life he could get. So on August 24th they adopted Comet and he is loving the life of being spoiled, cuddled, and of course, being a member of the "family" photo shoots.
I may have said this before, but isn't it wonderful that there seems to be someone out there for everyone? I'm just tickled that "someone" saw Comet on our facebook post and it was love at first sight! Probably no one happier though than Comet!
Thank you for the role you play in making these stories possible and being part of the TCHS village!
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