Tanya Hoover, whose husband is a US military veteran, arrived at the door of the Lebanon County Humane Society in Myerstown, Pennsylvania at 8 am Wednesday morning, the day Dori the 4 month old Persian kitten was officially available for adoption. When the shelter opened at 10 am, Tanya was first in line for the little rescued kitten and adopted her.
“Well, I saw a photo of her and she just looked so precious and like, I don’t know, how could you not love her? She’s just so sweet,” Ms. Hoover said.
Dori is the kitten we posted about on Tuesday, with Dori the Persian Kitten is Last of Veteran’s Rescued Pets to be Rehomed, a followup to our post from March 3, 2014, 24 Persian and Siamese Cats Living in Car are Surrendered to a Humane Society, that told of a veteran fallen on hard times who surrendered her pets when she entered the hospital.
Dori’i original petmom was a veteran who lost her job, then lost her home in January and tried living in her car with her 24 cats and 3 dogs. Unlike those people who simple abandon their pets when they lose their homes, the woman tried her best to continue to care for her beloved cats and dogs for several weeks. She willingly turned the animals over to the Lebanon County Humane Society the day she signed herself in to the local VA hospital.
The Humane Society fulfilled its promise to rehome the animals, with all but Dori quickly ensconced in their new homes in the weeks following their February 28 surrender. Dori was a tiny kitten and couldn’t be made available for adoption until she’d achieved a certain weight.
Ms. Hoover says she gladly gave the special $200 donation to the Lebanon VA Medical Center that the shelter requested as part of the adoption fee, because her husband is also a veteran.