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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.



This is a tale of a dog whose fortunes changed dramatically in a short amount of time. Sebastian, a 12-year-old German shepherd mix, was discovered in a rural area by a Good Samaritan. The stray dog was very thin – and he had lost a battle with a porcupine. His face was full of quills, and he even had quills in his tongue. The person brought Sebastian into TCHS on Dec. 26, where staff quickly got the dog medical attention. He was in pain, but was still gentle and sweet with staff. Despite the quills in his tongue, Sebastian gulped down food – he was obviously very hungry. The TCHS staff administered pain medication, and eventually the quills were removed.

Sebastian’s luck didn’t stop there: A family quickly took him in after TCHS cared for him. Here’s an update from them:

“Three weeks ago when we got him he was skinny, timid, on medication, had diarrhea and was very slow. Since then we have seen a daily improvement! Sebastian has such a personality and even has a hop in his step while playing. He has gained 10 pounds and looks so healthy. His coat has gotten softer, and he moves with grace. Sebastian loves going for car rides and enjoys being sprawled out in the backseat. He is such a joy! … He has come such a long way from having quills in his face and ribs showing on his skinny little body.”

Where Our Adopters Live:

This is a map of where people lived when they adopted an animal from Tri-County Humane Society. Click on the icon to see how many animals were adopted by people who live in that zip code.

Yellow pin = 2016 Adoption

Blue pin = 2018 Adoption

2018 and earlier:

Our Impact in 2018:

  • Animals Adopted


  • Animals Fostered


  • Animals Spayed/Neutered


  • Spay/Neuter Clinics Hosted


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