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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!


Marcie, now Hazel

New name, new chapter: This adoption story is about a cat who may or may not have nine lives, but she’s definitely had a few new starts – and she’s very much enjoying the most recent start in her new home!

Marcie, an 8-year-old cat, came to the shelter originally because her owners were moving; after she was adopted, she came back due to her new owner’s health issues. She was adopted again in April, and her new human says she’s doing great. (She’s now named Hazel.)


“Hazel loves to play with a toy, batting it across the wood floor, if it is batted to her. … She will also jump up and bat the Cat Dancer toy. She loves to nap on the couch or on my desk chair. She is shy in some ways and surprisingly trusting in others. For instance, before I adopted her, she had surgery to remove a mammary tumor, but she is quite happy if I pet her belly.”

“I think she is happy, and I know I am!”


“In nine lifetimes, you’ll never know as much about your cat as your cat knows about you.” ~ Michel De Montaigne

2021 Facts:

  • Animals Fostered

    1,236

  • Animals Placed

    4,499

  • Number of Animals Transferred In

    743

  • Total Surgeries

    3,099

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