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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 pets@tricountyhumanesociety.org or message us on our Facebook page for future publication. We love to hear how our alumni are doing!


Kit Katz

Today’s charming Feel Good Fur-day comes from a relatively new but VERY dedicated Tri-County Humane Society volunteer. Catherine has volunteered for more than 300 hours in not even a full year’s time – and that’s just inside the shelter as a surgery assistant! She also is a foster mom for TCHS kitties; she and her husband, Karl, became “foster fails” with Kit Katz, who came in as a stray kitten in 2020. Not only did Catherine get hooked on TCHS foster care, Karl did too. Here’s their story, which Catherine titled “The Ballad of Karl and Kit Katz”:


“Over the years, Karl has been tolerant of my kitten fostering but rarely involved. That is until Kit Katz, who came to us with a severely injured leg. Kitzie was still a cheerful, playful, and affectionate kitten - whether in a cast or not. He gravitated to Karl and vice versa. Once (TCHS vet) Dr. Lottie decided that amputation was the best option to provide Kitzie the best quality of life, Karl was fully invested in his healing. They are found all over the house together: doing yoga, watching TV, or in the past with matching colors. (Every time Kit Katz had a cast change, Karl would match his outfit to the new cast color.) That should be the best part, but Kit Katz has inspired Karl to be a fully active partner involved in kitten fostering. Kit Katz and Karl is a love story for the ages.”


And like any good love story, this one is full of ahhs and puts a smile on our face. Thank you, Catherine and Karl! Kitzie, you have a worthy role in this love story too!

Our Impact in 2020:

  • Animals Fostered

    1,018

  • Animals Placed

    3,731

  • Animals Spayed/Neutered

    2,288

  • Total Surgeries

    2,377

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