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My Daughter and I volunteer at AHS. We have 2 dogs and never for a moment did I want another pet at home-we just like animals and want to be with them! That is until I met Chester!  I took him into a visitation room to play with him and he gave me an unusual amount of "kitty love" and he wouldn't get down off my lap at all-he just kept rubbing his face all over mine and purring!  I didn't want to put him back and I couldn't stop thinking about him!!

I brought my other daughter there the next day to show her "this really nice cat" that I wanted her to adopt so I could visit him! She already has a cat and didn't want another.  The next day, we went to volunteer on our day off just so we could see Chester again!  While there, a couple visited with him and we were scared that they would take him as soon as they saw how nice he was! That's when I realized that I really wanted him and I went right up to the counter and put a hold on him before anyone else could.

We love him so much and he gives us so much love-we can't imagine our house without him!  Adopting him has even helped my volunteering now that I have experienced first hand the joy of adopting a pet you didn't even think you would ever own!  I am always suggesting these wonderful,loving adult cats to people and sharing my story with them!

Cherie S.

Animal Humane Society locations


4375 Hwy. 55 S.E.
Buffalo, MN 55313
(763) 390-3647

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Coon Rapids

1411 Main St. N.W.
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
(763) 862-4030

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Golden Valley

845 Meadow Ln. N.
Golden Valley, MN 55422
(763) 489-2201

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St. Paul

1115 Beulah Ln.
St. Paul, MN 55108
(651) 645-7387

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9785 Hudson Rd.
Woodbury, MN 55125
(651) 730-6008

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