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

Yurdle, now Emerald (Emy)

This tale is about the pet formerly known as Yurdle the Turtle, who’s now Emerald or Emy.

Emy’s new family adopted her in late January, a few weeks after she came to TCHS. Emy has a turtle-savvy family and even a turtle sibling, her brother Mr. T Rex. Sometimes they watch “Finding Nemo” together on their little turtle TV. 

“The fast movements made them tuck their heads in, but then they would peek their heads out when the coast was clear.” 

They have their own aquariums, but they also stretch their legs in a collapsible pool. 

Emy is a “very sweet and curious girl." And one thing that was true at the shelter still holds up: "She definitely loves her shrimp!”

"Try to be like a turtle – at ease in your own shell." - Bill Copeland

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