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Adoption Stories

Adoption Stories

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.

Share Your TCHS Adoption Story:  email your story with photos to or message us on our Facebook page for future publication. We love to hear how our alumni are doing!

Ice Chest

Ice Chest

This is a story about a big cat who got a unique name in her new home – and boy, is her new family happy they adopted a senior cat (“Kittens are overrated,” her new human joked). She didn’t have to wait long to find her people; she was adopted about a week after she came in.

“She is 15 pounds of pure fluffy grandma kitty love,” says her new human. “She loves belly rubs and I'm fairly certain she thinks she's a dog. She has giant snowshoe paws and has a purr box that can be heard from East Africa. I'm absolutely in love with her.”

And as for that new name – well, it’s Ice Chest (sometimes Chesty for short)!

“Originally we tried to find an old-lady name being we adopted a senior cat ... Agnes, Marge, Beatrice... nothing stuck. Then I thought, what about nouns? Broccoli? Whisk? ICE CHEST!? I really can't take the credit ... my husband suggested it while I was rambling off names and I laughed so hard and said, ‘ICE CHEST!?!?! Dear God, we have a winner.’ ”

At TCHS, we thought we had heard every possible name for a cat, but Ice Chest takes the (frozen) cake! Thank you to Chesty’s family for giving her a great home and a great name!

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