5 Uplifting Client Stories
Happy Thanksgiving! We're just 5 weeks away from the end of 2021, which means you have 5 weeks left to participate in The Pawlidays! To celebrate, here are 5 uplifting stories about animals Pet Community Center has served. You can help us serve more animals like these by donating to our Pawlidays campaign before January 1st or on Giving Tuesday on November 30th here.
Scotch was a community cat who leapt into his caretaker's arms one day as if to ask for help. As it turns out, Scotch had an abscess, which we were able to treat at our clinic during his neuter surgery.
Scotch then lived at The Catio for a few weeks until he was adopted into his loving forever home. When he was adopted, his former caretaker said, "I’ve been dreaming of this day! So grateful to see him with his new dad."
Michael and Chico
Most pet owners can agree that nothing makes them smile more than their pets. Whether your dog runs to greet you at the door or your cat purrs when you pet them, animals have a special talent for making people feel loved and comforted. Since 21-year-old Michael adopted a Chihuahua named Chico less than a year ago, Chico has been a much-needed source of emotional support and happiness for him.
Pets, especially dogs and cats, can reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and loneliness. However, studies have also shown that when owners are unable to access the resources they need to keep their pets healthy, it can increase stress, anxiety, and depression.
When Michael adopted Chico, he was determined to give the little pup the best life he could. As part of our Pets for Life program, Chico was spayed/neutered and vaccinated at Pet Community Center at almost no cost to Michael.
Henry's family was devastated when he went missing in March of this year. They worried he was injured or worse and that they would never see him again. Until June 22nd when one of our amazing community cat volunteers trapped Henry and brought him in to be neutered. We scanned him for a microchip and to our surprise, he had one! We were so excited to reunite Henry with his loving family after three months apart, all thanks to his microchip.
Jackie-Blu and The Franklin Family
In 2015, when Jackie-Blue was four years old, the Franklin family was introduced to Pet Community Center when our big green van rolled through their North Nashville neighborhood. Through our Pets for Life program, Jackie-Blu was spayed and vaccinated at our clinic at no cost to her family.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, the family's jobs were impacted. Suddenly, they were struggling to make ends meet and worried they wouldn’t be able to provide for Jackie-Blu.
Remembering the big green van that helped spay Jackie-Blu five years beforehand, the family called Pet Community Center and reconnected with our Pets for Life Coordinator. Now, we happily provide Jackie-Blu with food, medicine, and any other supplies or care she needs on a regular basis.
After Beans' first home didn't work out, Emelie took him in as a foster until he could find his forever home. Of course, after fostering him for a week, Emelie, knew she couldn't give him up and adopted him. Emelie says, "It was meant to be temporary but after a week I fell 100% in love with the little stinker. Without PCC it would’ve been difficult, financially, to provide for him and all the veterinary care he needs. Thank you PCC for taking away the financial stress that can come from owning a pet."