A blog by the friendly folks at Midland Humane Coalition
A blog by the friendly folks at Midland Humane Coalition
One sweet day, someone saw Helen's story and wanted to meet and get to know her.
Soon, Helen's future family came by the Adoption Center inside PetSmart and instantly fell in love with her!
Thank you Marlow Wall and family for making Helen a part of your family. She is one lucky black cat!
NOTES FROM HELEN'S ADOPTER:
Coco was a dog adopted from MHC 9 years ago as a young puppy.
In September 2020, Coco found herself back at MHC as a 10.5 year old dog surrendered by her owners.
We took her in without hesitation, thinking we'd find her a new forever home very quickly.
While she was at the Adoption Center, staff noticed a growth on Coco’s stomach. We took her to the vet to get it checked and found out that it was an aggressive growth that needed to be removed.
During this check up, the vet also found that Coco has a cancerous tumor on her spleen. She had no symptoms. Unfortunately, this couldn't be removed surgically.
Despite this, our plans for Coco did not change. We wanted her to find a home where she can spend her last days with people who care about her -- not cooped up in a kennel.
The stars aligned and a wonderful foster stepped up to make Coco's last wish come true -- have a home & a family to love.
Knowing everything about Coco's background and condition, the foster wholeheartedly (and courageously) opened up their hearts and home to this sweet dog to willingly provide the necessary hospice care. They would make Coco comfortable and happy for as long as she needs.
Coco stayed happily in foster care for half a year. We kept in touch to check in on her status throughout, making sure Coco had everything she needed and the foster had no issues.
Coco will be very much missed by everyone at MHC and especially by her loving hospice fosters.
She got to be in such an amazing home the last few months of her life. We are all so thankful that Coco was so spoiled and finally got the home she deserved.
Coco crossed the rainbow bridge on a peaceful Sunday at Legacy Animal Emergency Hospital.
Thank you to the Brama family for welcoming Coco into your home and making her last days bright and filled with love!
FAREWELL, SWEET COCO
COCO's journey with MHC
Thanks to Victoria "Tori" Williams, Lead Kennel Tech at the Midland Humane Coalition Adoption Center, for sharing Sparky's adoption story with us! Thanks for giving this boy a home.
"I'm not going to want another dog" I told my significant other whenever I applied for this job over a year ago. I did a good job at it to until this little guy came in..he was not a happy camper and he let everybody know.
I just loved his spark from the beginning.
We foster already so whenever I noticed he was having a hard time adjusting at our facility I started bringing him home for breaks. He would get so happy anytime we would get close to home. He memorized our road quickly and would stand up and look out the window, wagging his tail and spinning around in circles, begging to get out of the car and go inside already.
Once inside he would transform into a different dog. So happy and playful and would eat and drink so much as he was finally stress free after a very long day of giving the staff a hard time with his chiuhuaha attitude :)
While at home, me and Sparky had a lot of fun running around the yard and then relaxing in bed. His favorite thing is to get the zoomies in bed and then run around at the speed of light!! He slams on the brakes and puts his butt up in the air and demands me to pat it. It gets him going allllll over again.
I didn't know how much I needed Sparky until he was set to be neutered and I couldn't bring him home anymore as he needed to heal at our center. I kept randomly getting sad because I just missed my buddy being at home with me and making me laugh.
Soon after, I was going out of town to see family and asked if I could just take him with me to give him another break since he was healed up at that point(mainly because I missed him). That trip was when I knew he was going to stay and the rest is history.
He did so great and was so happy just to be there with me and my family.
Sparky now hogs the bed and keeps our elder chi "Shoog" good company - as well as keeping our huskies on their toes by initiating pack howls during the day. He loves sitting out on the rocking chair with me while we watch the goats and chickens.
He has been such a great addition to our family and I'm forever grateful that he landed at our facility (the MHC Adoption Center) because I had the fantastic opportunity of meeting my next best friend.
Sadly, Pi was returned 3 times within a 6-month period. It was not at all due to any fault of Pi's; allergies were the culprit. It seemed that this darling cat just couldn't seem to catch a break.
The last time he was returned, our hearts broke for poor Pi, who must have been terribly confused and disappointed with all the changes.
Thankfully, the last time he was at MHC, it only took him 9 days to finally find his forever home.
The moment we let Pi out of the kennel to meet his forever family, we knew it was just meant to be. We knew Pi had finally caught his big break.
Thank you to Brian, Loralyn and Kathryn Carter (proud parents to Pi, Princess Zelda, Mercy and Molly) for giving Pi a home!
Below is a lovely little update from his new family.
We are enjoying Pi very much! He is so soft and cuddly and he always has a smile on his face! He has his appetite back and we are very pleased to say that he is eating a can of cat food in the morning and a can at night. He loves cheese! We got him to eat by putting a few pieces on the food. He now follows us to the refrigerator and stares at us every time we open it up, in hopes of getting a few more cubes. We hope that he will start putting on a little bit of weight soon.
Pi has started playing with the cat fishing pole toy. He has started zooming around the house, like a kitten! He still sits on the chair with my husband at night, while my husband winds down from the day. He loves sitting in the rays of the sun through the windows and the sliding glass doors. He shares his adoption blanket with his new sisters, Princess Zelda (4 year old long haired cat) and Mercy (3 year old short haired cat). He has overcome his fear of our dog, Molly (who is a 15 year old black lab/cocker spaniel mix of only 25 lbs.).
I have attached some photos of him lounging around the house, along with his siblings. He is such a joy to have. I am so grateful we happened by the PetSmart on July 4th! He is a wonderful addition to our family. He is definitely at his forever home with us, as he is loved and cherished for who he is! He fits right in with our other silly adopted pets.
Thank you for having such a wonderful organization!
At MHC, we make it a point to get to know our rescued pets so that we can determine what the best path is for them and set up our adoptions for success!
Take Quincy & Polk -- these two kittens seemed to lean on each other for support more so than the rest of their group. It became clear to us that they would do best and thrive in a home together.
And so, even as the other kittens in the group got adopted one by one, we held out and waited to find for the purr-fect home that will take this dynamic duo in!
This is QUINCY & POLK'S story and how these perfectly bonded best friends got to stay together in a forever home.
This account was shared by Quincy & Polk's adopter, Shafiyah Giddins.
Thank you, Shafiyah, for sharing and for adopting Quincy & Polk (now known as Opal & Marcy)!
Hello, my name is Shafiyah and my partner Mykelti and I decided almost a year ago we wanted a cat.
About 6 to 7 months after making that decision, we started actively looking. That is when we stumbled upon Polk and Quincy at the Midland Humane Coalition Adoption Center.
We originally only wanted one cat because we already had three dogs at the time and did not want to bite off more than we could chew. While looking at one of the two kittens, Polk and Quincy, we soon learned how bonded they were.
With that information provided to us by the Adoption Center, we could not with a sound mind separate the two. So, we decided to adopt both of them!
The day we got the both of them it was so nerve-wracking because we didn’t fully know what to do with one cat, let alone two. We were definitely in for a bumpy ride, but one that has brought us so much joy and we would not trade it for anything in this world.
Once home, we had to slowly introduce them to our three dogs. It was so emotionally tiring but I knew that everything would work out in our favor if we just stayed patient and consistent.
My favorite thing about Quincy and Polk (who are now named Opal and Marcy) is how outgoing they can be. They aren’t really afraid of anything and I love seeing them grow. I also love seeing them play chase with our dogs -- and believe it or not they are the ones who do the chasing!
So needless to say, they get along perfectly fine with their puppy brothers. They are always demanding kisses from them and cuddles as well, it really is a sight to see.
There you have it, folks. Another happy cat tale! :)
WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE LUCKY CHRISTMAS KITTENS!
From their time at MHC to their forever home...check out these sweet photos!
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