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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!


The subject of this adoption story recently celebrated her fourth birthday, and her human – who adopted her about a year and a half ago – wanted to mark the milestone.

Sally the cat first arrived at Tri-County Humane Society in December 2022 after being found outside. She was adopted, then returned – but when she found the right match, boy was it a perfect pairing!

“She was a very nervous case, even needing gabapentin while she was staying with Tri-County Humane Society (don’t worry, girl, your owner needs it, too.) Knowing that Sally had been brought back after a couple of weeks with her first adoptive family, I was prepared to wait months for her to be comfortable with me and my other male cat, Pharaoh.”

When Sally seemed like she was ready for the introduction to her new feline brother, it was love at first sight – for her.

“Sally's confidence boosted as she watched her brother move about the house, realizing that she could do that, too! Her first obstacle was the TV since the house had been kept so quiet up til that point. She hunkered down under the couch recliner while Pharaoh and I periodically checked on her. Eventually, the TV was deemed a non-threat and sometimes even a little mesmerizing. Peace and comfort began to settle in ... til the dreaded vacuum cleaner had to visit. Luckily, this was the moment that would fully unite Sally and her brother. They ran to sit next to each other on a bedside table and realized that, ‘Hey, maybe we aren’t so different after all!’

Nowadays, when Sally isn't squeezing into spaces she shouldn't be able to fit into, she looks for ways to fully occupy my and her brother's heart and personal space. She loves showing her goofy side, sunbathing, and demanding to be groomed by Pharaoh by shoving (and I mean SHOVING) her head underneath his. … Sally is still scared of unfamiliar people and absolutely detests being picked up, but she has found her own piece of heaven and undeniable safety. I look forward to Sally and her brother greeting me at the door when I get home every single day. We are so blessed to have Sally with us for many years to come! Happy birthday, my love!”

And happy birthday wishes from your friends at TCHS, Sally!

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