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.
2019 Happy "Tails"
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Here is a story of a dog who just needed some time - and a chance.
Sequoia, an almost 2-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier, was very fearful when she came to Tri-County Humane Society earlier this winter; she was particularly nervous around men. TCHS brought in a trainer who volunteered her time to evaluate Sequoia; she assured us that progress could be made.
This story has a sweet ending for a kitty with a sweet name.
Butterscotch, a young adult cat, came in mid-June through our contract with the city of St. Cloud (she arrived with her friend, Buttercup).
On Tuesday, May 14, it will be one year since we adopted Buddy (Pluto). Buddy has brought us love, companion, laughter, and exercise.
Here is another update on the “Brady Bunch”!
In late March, community members in the Luxemburg Township area discovered seven seriously unkempt Shih Tzu dogs. They were brought to Tri-County Humane Society, where they were fixed up by volunteer groomer Shelby.
Here is a story about a kitten who is a good fit for her new family!
Séance came with her five siblings in May as part of an unplanned litter. She spent some time in a foster home to get bigger, and eventually returned to the shelter when she was ready to be spayed and then adopted – which happened in early June.
This story is about a (former) Penny who turned out to be very lucky. Penny originally came to Tri-County Humane Society as a transfer from another rescue.
This is a tale of a kitty who became an Instagram star – at least to one woman! Benson, a beautiful 2-year-old cat, came to Tri-County Humane Society in March through the shelter’s contract with the city of St. Cloud.
This is a story of a dog who has charmed her new family – and she’s keeping them on their toes! Deja is an 8-year-old German Shepherd mix who came to us in late April. She quickly won the hearts of many staff and volunteers.
This is the story of this little (guinea) piggie who went home!
Cutie, a 10-month-old Abyssinian guinea pig, came to Tri-County Humane Society in January. Three months later, this little gal found her new home – and name! (She’s now Samantha.)
Ricky came in with an obvious eye injury. Dr. Lottie determined it was an old corneal perforation that had fully healed with some scarring. No treatment was needed so he was sent to the adoption floor with a prescription for “a new home” which needed filling.
This update was sent to us in memory of Mako & Nirvana, two dogs adopted from TCHS as puppies who lived happy long lives and brought their people a great deal of joy.
Peanut Butter came in as a stray and was in pretty rough shape. Thumbprint came in with her four kittens after being found by someone who couldn’t keep them. Here is the update sent in by the ones who now love them:
Bull came to us in the beginning of March because his owners were moving and couldn’t take him along. He was a whole lot of dog weighing in at 82 pounds of what seemed to be pure muscle. Bull had a bark as big as his personality making him appear rather intimidating. Truth is, Bull is a big baby! He found his new home on April 1st but it was no joke!
Lucy came to us in February. To say the transition to a new environment stressed her out would be an understatement. Sassy Lucy would have no part of making friends with us when she got here. She’d hiss and swat at anyone who got close to her kennel. It took almost two months, a lot of TLC, and a little medication to win Lucy over. On March 28th, Lucy found her purrfect match. Below is an update from her new family proving that happiness can be found in a new environment.
Today we have a tale of a dog who spent quite a bit of time in the shelter before he found his perfect match. Severus, a retriever mix, was with us for roughly two months before he was adopted in late January.
Here’s a (lovely) story indeed. Tri-County Humane Society (TCHS) had a recent adoption success that shows what can happen when the whole community – staff, volunteers, and well-meaning members of the public – come together.
Larry came to us in February as a stray and he was in pretty rough shape. He was dehydrated, had fleas, ear-mites and multiple infected wounds from cat fights. After a few rounds of fluids, flea medication, deworming, cleaning his wounds and a lot of TLC, we were able to find Larry a wonderful new home to bring happiness to where he can stay indoors being safe and loved. Here’s an update from his new family:
Hera came from another facility after being held for her stray time and never claimed. She only spent about a week at TCHS before her adventure in a new home commenced. Here is an update from her family.
Barrel came to us on October of 2018 as part of a litter that were found as strays. She was in rough shape; dehydrated, underweight and had a serious injury to her eye. With medical treatment, surgery to remove her eye and a lot of TLC, she was adopted by her foster family nearly 5 months later.
Baylee came to us in March because her owners realized having a pup was more work than they anticipated. She only spent 2 short days with us before finding her new best friend. This is another example of how, with your help, we’re able to make happiness happen!
Audio came to us in early January of this year because his previous owner no longer had a home to keep him in. While here, Audio took quite a bit of time to adjust and trust us. He was displaying some guarding behavior in his kennel and was quite unapproachable at first. It took a lot of patience and a little advice from a dog trainer, but Audio was finally cleared for adoption. On February 19th, Audio got a new home and a new name. Here is an update from his new family:
This adoption story comes from Kate Kompas, Volunteer and Events Coordinator at TCHS:
"One of the best things about working at Tri-County Humane Society (TCHS) is that I get to see adoptions happen most days, and sometimes even help write people’s adoption stories to share them with TCHS friends.
From our March 2019 newsletter, another great story that makes you wonder - "Who Rescued Who?"
Zeus came to us last year in August because his previous owners were unable to manage his epilepsy. After some testing and evaluation from our staff veterinarian, we were comfortable finding him a new home to call his own. In all, Zeus was with us for 17 days before hitting the jackpot with his new family. Here’s their update:
Denver came to us in December of 2017 because he didn’t appreciate the company of the dog in his previous home. He was only with us for 5 short days before finding his new soulmate. Here’s the update she sent us:
Chunk came to TCHS on January 27th with a transport from a rescue in Tennessee. He didn't stay with us long. He found his new family on February 1st!
Kali came to us in January of 2016 because her previous owners lost their home and could no longer care for her. She spent just over a week with us before finding her new family. I have attached a photo from her stay at the shelter as well.
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.
Ivie went from kennel kooky to a total cutie in her new home! Ivie came into TCHS in early January because her previous owner moved and couldn’t bring her along.
Kratos came to the shelter at 1.5 years old, he was too high energy for the family to deal with at that time. He was adopted and returned a few days later because he needed more exercise than they could give him.
Willy, a 4 year old Guinea Pig, came to us in December because his previous owner's health no longer afforded them the ability to care for him.
This is a tale of a dog whose fortunes changed dramatically in a short amount of time.
One of the best parts of Tri-County Humane Society is when staff and volunteers get to see animals transform from shy or scared in their kennels to outgoing and confident in their new homes.
Liam came to us in August as a timid stray. He spent several weeks in foster care for socialization before landing an awesome new home on December 9th.
Ricky came to us in October with 2 feline friends looking for new homes. This sweet but super shy kitten hid in the back of his kennel for the majority of his stay, making it tough for potential adopters to see his true potential.
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We love to hear how our alumni are doing!
My name is Tippers! Or Tippy or Tippy the Tipster! I was picked up as a stray and brought to the Tri-County Humane Society where I was given lots of love and cuddles by all the amazing people there until I found my forever home with Five 2Foots and Five 4Foots (all TCHS alumni like me). I am a special kitty, born with a neurological condition called Cerebellar Hypoplasia. This basically means that the balance part of my brain is underdeveloped, hence the name Tippers as I often Tip over! Some say that I am a Wobbly Wobbler - but I'm glad I wasn't named that! I am only 5 months old but I have already decided that I have an important role in life. My mission is to be an advocate for animals with disabilities and raise awareness of Cerebellar Hypoplasia. I am a Motivational and Inspurrational Meower! My favorite saying is, 'No matter how many wobbles life throws at you, pick yourself up and try again!'
If you want to be inspired or feel some Tippy love, you can connect with me at the following: Facebook ~ Tippers Inspurrations, Instagram ~ @tipperswobblykitty, Blog ~ http://www.tippersinspurrations.com/
I am also available to visit people with disabilities and give them lots of snuggles. If you could benefit from some Tippy TLC, send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tippy love and kisses to you all for a beautiful and purrfect day!