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Bob, Marley, and a Record-Breaking Month

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If you adopted a pet from the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe this month, you are part of history. This March, a record 64 animals — 53 dogs, seven cats, and four rabbits — found homes. Abu, the longest tenured cat at the shelter, featured here last month, finally flew into a new home on his magic carpet. We even found homes for bunnies Larry, Moe, Curly, and Buttercup. I don’t know how Buttercup ended up with the Three Stooges, but we are happy she found a family. Cookie, Oreo, Tootsie, Gumbo, Chorizo, Pepper, and Taco are all in new homes — and I am hungry. Congratulations as well to all the other pets in new places this month, including: Frost, Lightning, Snowflake, Sunny, Finn, Violet, Daisy, Blossom, Clementine, Tiger, and Bear — oh my!

One cat who hasn’t found his new place yet is Tux. This 2-year-old domestic shorthair is handsome, soft, and great with kids. We spent some time with Tux and were smitten. He has feline immunodeficiency virus, which means he should not be in a home with other cats unless they are also infected. FIV was most likely transmitted to Tux when he was homeless, and probably attacked by another FIV-positive cat. Tux does not seem affected by his illness and loves to get out of his room so he can stretch his legs and jump on his favorite windowsill.

Right above Tux in the cat room is Rubin. Rubin is also FIV-positive and would love to join Tux in your casa. The best part? Tux and Rubin’s adoption fees are both sponsored so you can take home two cats for the price of none.

We also have a wide variety of dogs at the shelter. This month, we spent some quality time with a pair of Japanese Chins. Chins are known for being the breed preferred by Japanese nobility. Alertness, intelligence, and independence are all traits used to describe these little fellows. Our pair of brothers, Bob and Marley, get along well with dogs, cats, and people. You could spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars for a purebred Japanese Chin; Bob and Marley cost only a fraction of that, and your adoption fee helps support other homeless pets in need. Bob and Marley don’t want to wait in vain for your love. Get Up, Stand Up and shimmy on over to the shelter today.

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