How Did It Happen?
When the Shelters were in the midst of clearing out all the animals, WSLS, an NBC-affiliated news station in Virginia, featured a local cat named Dennis Quaid, a 6-year-old black cat from the Lynchburg Humane Society was in need of a home for almost a year. Word spread, all the way to Quaid himself and, so naturally, he was inclined to reach out. “It was really off the wall,” Quaid told WSLS. “I just couldn’t resist. Had to.
A True Animal Lover
Coincidentally, the animal-loving actor created a podcast with writer Jimmy Jellinek called The Pet Show. Every week they discuss pet culture and feature animal experts as special guests. The new adoption seemed like perfect timing, and feline Dennis Quaid is no the official cat of the podcast studio.
It Wasn’t a Sham
Before the two Quaids united, the staff at the Lynchburg Humane Society, including from Danielle Ulmer, adoption center manager got wind of the news. A first she totally dismissed it, thinking it was a hoax. She told WSLS of what she originally thought. “Someone is pranking us.”
It’s a Useful Trick
Pet lovers and Humane Society supporters believe that actually naming animals after celebrities can raise adoption rates. If that’s the case, then that is a fantastic way of helping out animals and bringing joy to both animal lovers and fans. Whatever the reason. We are sure Dennis and Dennis are very happy together. As the creator of a pet podcast, as well as an owner of his new furry friend, we are sure listeners will be tuning in.