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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!


Jeff, now Ozzie

Every animal lover knows that the hardest part of owning one is having to say goodbye. Whether they live for months or years, it never seems like enough time. We at Tri-County Humane Society empathize with people dealing with those losses. We know a pet can never be “replaced,” but we are grateful for those willing to open their hearts (and homes) to another pet relationship after a loss.

This adoption story is about one of those love after loss experiences. They adopted a kitten we called Jeff in December. Jeff is now Ozzie, and he has not only a new home, but a new best friend.


“Our 18-year-old cat died from cancer in November. We really missed having a cat here. We knew we wanted to adopt a cat from a shelter, and that's what led us to you. I was hoping to find a cuddly cat, one that would sit on my lap. That's exactly what we found in Ozzie! He's cuddly and loves to be petted. At 5 months, he’s still a kitten so he has a ton of energy. We love to see him explore the house and play with all the cat toys we have. He also has a new cat tree. He gets along fabulously with our 17-year-old dog, Gizmo.”


"The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief. But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love."  Hilary Stanton Zunin

2022 Facts:

  • Animals Fostered

    1,196

  • Animals Placed

    5,207

  • Number of Animals Transferred In

    659

  • Total Surgeries

    3,598

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