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