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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 loving tribute to a cat who found his way into his human's life and stayed there for many, many wonderful years. 

"In 1999, I was in graduate school at St. Cloud State. I wanted a kitten, but I didn’t have much money. One day, I won $100 on nickel slots, which I took directly home so I could get a kitten from the Tri-County Humane Society. I selected a tiny black kitten (oh my goodness, those big, beautiful yellow eyes!), and I named him Anakin.

Over the years, he and I had a lot of fun. He loved to greet people at the door, which made him very popular on Halloween. The kids loved him. One day, he initiated a game of fetch. (Maybe he was actually a dog?)  He yowled like crazy when he was behind a closed door or just didn’t know where I was. I wasn’t been able to have a Christmas tree for 19 years because when I would put one up, he would knock it over. Every. Day.  I didn’t mind forgoing the Christmas tree because I loved him more.

He had health issues throughout his life, but he overcame them and thrived.

Until he didn't.

Sadly, in September, his liver and kidneys began to fail him, and he was struggling. My dear, sweet, funny, affectionate kitty passed away in the early morning of October 25. He lived 19 1/2 years. 

We stood side by side, nearly all of my adult life. He was so very loved, and now there’s a big void in my heart and home. I cherish the time that we had together and I don’t regret a thing. I’ll always remember cradling him as I lifted him out of his cage at TCHS, and he’ll always be special to me. I’m grateful to the Tri-County Humane Society for bringing us together."

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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