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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!


Velvet, now Harold

Happy Halloween weekend! We have a fun adoption story about a TCHS alum who certainly looks a little spooky (almost like a gargoyle) – but no trick, he’s a treat to live with for his new human.

Now, Tri-County Humane Society takes in plenty of cats, but “Velvet” was definitely different for us. The Sphynx mix, now named Harold (or “Harry” – get it?), is really enjoying the good life.


“He mainly likes snuggling under fuzzy blankets and big comforters,” his new human reports. But while Harold is typically a mellow, cool cat, “the second you bring out toys, he plays harder than any cat or kitten in my house.”

(His favorite toy? “Anything on a string.”)

His new human makes sure to give him plenty of TLC – because he doesn’t have a coat like other cats, he needs weekly baths and frequent moisturizing for his fragile skin. Harold also has a full wardrobe – sweaters, T-shirts, and vests. His human says he’s almost dog-like, he’s so affectionate. And she believes he knows he’s not like the other resident cats. “He knows he’s cool and unique and different – in a good way.”


"When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, 'tis near Halloween."  ~ Unknown

2021 Facts:

  • Animals Fostered

    1,236

  • Animals Placed

    4,499

  • Number of Animals Transferred In

    743

  • Total Surgeries

    3,099

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