Actor Dennis Quaid recently adopted a black cat named after him from the Lynchburg Humane Society in Virginia. The 6-year-old rescue cat, also named Dennis Quaid, has now made a cross-country journey to join the Innerspace actor in his new forever home.
The story began when the Lynchburg Humane Society featured the cat on WSLS-TV as part of their "Clear the Shelters" initiative. Quaid happened to catch the episode and immediately felt a connection to the feline bearing his name. He knew he had to adopt him, stating, "I’m out to save all the Dennis Quaids of the world."
Quaid and his cohost Jimmy Jelinek, from "The Pet Show" podcast, called the Lynchburg Humane Society to inquire about the cat. At first, the staff couldn't believe that the famous actor was genuinely interested in adopting a cat named after him. Once they realized it was true, they arranged a Zoom meeting for the two Dennises.
Jelinek was so moved by the story that he made the trip from the West Coast to Virginia to pick up Dennis Quaid the cat. During his visit, he toured the animal shelter and emphasized the importance of adopting pets from shelters. He highlighted the high number of animals facing euthanasia and urged people to give these animals a chance at finding a loving home.
As for Dennis Quaid the cat, Jelinek believes that he has a bright future ahead. He said, "He is going to be a Hollywood cat, and we expect him to fulfill his destiny as a celebrity pet and live a life of luxury and leisure." The cat's adoption was number 1,381 for the Lynchburg Humane Society since January, and it was a heartwarming success story for everyone involved.
Upon the cat's arrival in California, Quaid humorously commented, "It's a bad day for California mice." The actor's new furry friend is sure to bring joy and companionship to his home, and it serves as a reminder of the numerous animals in shelters across the country waiting for their own chance at a forever home.
The story of Dennis Quaid the cat highlights the power of adoption and the impact that animals can have on our lives. It's a heartwarming tale that showcases the connection between humans and their beloved pets. Hopefully, this story will inspire others to consider adopting from animal shelters and give more animals the opportunity to find their own loving homes.