Alumni Association

The APCSM has adopted out literally hundreds of animals since its formation in 2009 and our staff and volunteers have loved every one of them! That’s why we take such joy in getting updates from our alumni families and post them here for everyone to see!

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Alumni Success Stories


With Murphy’s adopat-a-versary just 3 weeks away, we wanted to send an update. You can see here he is very content to be in his parents bed. He keeps us busy but very, very happy. He loves playing with his kitty brother and has just been a wonderful addition for our kooky family. Thank you for helping us find our fur son! -Sarah




Milo was the 8 yr old cat that was in hiding at the shelter (picture of me at the shelter with the sign ‘caution Milo is hiding’ in the background) , and basically came out to us so we could adopt him. He is so sweet. He loves going outside on our patio. We bought him a pet door so he can come and go whenever he likes, but he’s shut off at night. We got a collar, bell and he’s chipped, just in case. Skittish of any new sound or person that comes in, but loves us and loves to snuggle. Got him a thunder shirt because he cried all night. Took him a few months, but now he sleeps all night without the shirt. I think he’s happy! We love him!  -Jeff and Tobi


Floyd“Hurricane” Floyd

My wife and I adopted Floyd the cat during your recent yard sale etc.
Floyd has been nicknamed HURRICANE by us and please know we love him so much.
Floyd has torn up all of his toys, still plays a bit rough with me but not my wife..go figure.
He races around the room, charges up the love seat and stops to play with my wife’s hair.
He has taken over one end of our sofa, don’t sit there or face the wrath of Hurricane Floyd.

Floyd has to check out what it is we are eating, and stays for a short time to make sure your eating it. I enjoy iced coffee, and Floyd believes that the straw is his, and has a collection of 4 at the moment. He thinks all flat surfaces are “his”, and proceeds to clear off all tables and any other flat surface. No one told us we would have to CHILD PROOF our home for the cat.

He went out for the first time the other day, walked behind my air conditioning unit when that came on and scared him. Have you ever seen a cat jump six feet of more straight up and hit the ground running?

Thank you for providing a wonderful animal that I am sure will give us many years of comfort and joy.  -Richard


Maximus (Jiggy)

It is hard to believe that it will be a year this month since we adopted Maximus (previous name Jiggy ). He has adapted very well and is a love bug. He loves treats and having his chin scratched. Couldn’t imagine our home without him.  -Suzanne


About a month ago our fur baby Dakota (black and white lab/pitbull mix ~3 years old) entered our lives. We know at least twice in her life she was in and out of APCSM. Thank you for taking such good care of her until she finally arrived at her forever home! Love, Maretta, Carlos, & Dakota

RaidenBenjen (Raiden)

Benjen (the pup artist formerly known as Raiden) joined our home from the shelter one month ago. Jojen needed a brother 😃
What an amazing amount of joy we have all experienced ❤️❤️ thank you APCSM Brockton for making their lives better and ours too ❤️❤️



Lori and Tatum


When I decided to take on the challenges of another furbaby, I knew it would be a rescue from your shelter. At the time (10/2017) you had a couple of litters of “new” kittens and who doesn’t love a cute, little kitten? I entered the Cat room and went to the cages to the right where most of those tiny creatures were, and watched. As they bared their teeny, tiny, sharp teeth in a yawn, and their teeny, tiny, toe-tipped super sharp claws, made for shredding loving faces and drawing blood from the hands that feed them, I began to rethink why I was there. No, no, no, as cute as they are, I do not want to go there at this point in my life!! Been there, done that, not today!

So, I slowly meandered my way around, stopping at each cage to read the history and say hello by name. “Turtle” appeared to be asleep way back in the corner, curled up in a semi ball. Her entire cage was pristine…food & water untouched, litter clean—not even a pawprint, even the blankets were flat, clean and unloved. I said hello. Nothing. Hi, Turtle! One eye opened and looked at me…No, you couldn’t possibly be talking to me. Go away. Eye shut tight. Okay, I thought…kept cage peeping til I came back to Turtle (what a crazy name for a cat!!). Hello, it’s me again! Hellloooo! Both eyes opened, a yawn and a head cock—Yes? Hello. Here’s my chance, I thought, and jumped at it! You are a pretty kitty, aren’t you? Do you want to come home with me? Another yawn. Oy vay, this is one feisty feline! I stood silent and to my amazement she stretched out one paw towards me! Against all rules, I opened the cage door and put my head closer. She recoiled, but I now could see her great big, bright, green, gorgeous eyes!! I was a goner, she had me.

Signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours!

She was a rescued stray with an unknown history. Scrawny and underweight at 6.3 lbs, with a dull and uneven coat, she was spayed and we got the green light.  Very timid, and not trusting, she hid more than not. Understandable. I renamed her Tatum (because who, but a red eared slider wants to be called Turtle?!!) and offered her food by request, love & affection when she’d allow it, and a place to call her furever home. Fast forward to today.

Tatum is my sweet little beast! She is almost 8 lbs, has long, shiny, thick Brindle colored fur, a mane, ear tufts, a llooonng, bushy tail and the personality to match! (part Maine Coon, I wonder?) She is a jumper…able to leap tall bookcases in a single bound! She flies through the air from shelf to chair! She comes every time I call her name! She is a smart one, fur sure! She has chewed through the oxygen tubing to my Cpap machine—3 times in one week! She chomps on USB cords, cable cords and I expect her to be an Electrician like my Dad, and hopefully not electrocuted (also like my Dad, once-never made that mistake again).

This Tater Tot makes me so happy. She is sweet, affectionate, sassy, and she is MINE! She makes me laugh, smile and come home to a wonderful welcome of subdued mews (she has a tiny voice). Unless I missed her suppertime. Then I get yelled at right through her first few bites of  meaty mush!!

Thank you all for doing what you do so well! I came in for a sharp toothed, skin scratching teeny, tiny kitten and left with the hiding gem! A diamond in the rough, but no less a valued gem.

Lori Pessin Lafargue, Brockton

Max and Jax



Remember this little guy? His name was Max but we changed it to Jax.


We adopted him in August and brought him home to New Hampshire. He has just finished his first class series and starts his level two class this weekend. I have also added a picture of him on a walk with our golden retriever Deuce.. They are the best of buddies and get along great together!



Photo of Brady with her pal, Kevin!    We adopted her in July 2015 after she had been a resident for a year.

She is a wonderful cat and we love her very much!  It took her awhile but she won over her older sister Kerrie!



Princess adopted 1.22.17


I adopted Princess on Jan 22 last year.  I’m guessing that Princess is at least 17 by now.  She is happy and thriving.