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where are they now max and thunder

Posted By SLCo Animal Services
February 27, 2019

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Max and Thunder were adopted from Salt Lake County Animal Services in 2014. Here's an update from their family and how much they love them! Our staff loves to hear how adoption has changed lives of both pets and people. 

We got these two about 5 years ago. Max is the black and white one. He used to be Martin and his adoption photo showed him cowering in the back of his kennel. He was skinny as a rail and estimated to be 3 years in age. He was friendly and purred instantly when pet. His first couple of months at home we had to hide the loaves of bread because we used to find them ripped open in the living room and the bread eaten. What kind of life had he previously had that he knew how to do that? He's fatter and still kind, but turns his nose up at anything but his Purina cat chow. We've had to take him to the vet a time or two and we always get complimented on what a good cat he is. He"s never growled, hissed, bit, or scratched a vet tech even during the uncomfortable parts of an exam. He's been absolutely lovely to my kids. 

Thunder is the tabby. His name used to be Poseidon and he had one of those glam photo shots. He was standing,  eyes wide,  ears perked, with shiny Mardi Gras beads draped about his neck. In person he was cute, fluffy, and soft. We found out he had been adopted but recently returned after a few days. We took him home and marveled how anyone could take this lovable guy back. Turns out Thunder is a furniture scratcher. He tore up my brand new couches and chair that I had saved up for months to buy. Alas, kitty claws, double sided tape, and a brand new 5 foot tall cat tree did nothing to help. I even bought some cat calming spray. To be fair he does use the cat scratchers. It's just too bad he equally uses my couches. We love him though. He's unique in that he doesn't mind being touched or held. He'll rest his head on you like a dog. I've never known a cat to let you touch him on your terms, not their's. He's a sweet boy. 

~ Cindy

We love hearing about how pets adopted from Salt Lake County Animal Services are doing. If you've adopted from us and want to share your story, please email adoptions@slco.org.