Dennis Quaid should have no problem remembering his cat’s name.
Quaid, 66, has adopted a cat that is appropriately named, Dennis Quaid. The “Jaws 3-D” and “Innerspace” star learned of a shelter cat bearing his name in Lynchburg, Virginia. So he did what any reasonable person would do and adopted it.
“It was really off the wall, but I just couldn’t resist. I had to,” Quaid told WSLS 10 News. “I’m out to save all the Dennis Quaids of the world.”
Lynchburg Human Society shelter manager Danielle Ulmer thought someone was pulling a prank when Quaid inquired about the fuzzy feline.
“I was like there is no way this is real, like, someone is pranking us,” recalled Ulmer.
It was then revealed that the actor would be turning the story into a non-scripted TV project after teaming up with ITV America’s Leftfield Pictures, Deadline reported.
The upcoming series, titled “Saving Dennis Quaid”, will follow Quaid, who has also starred in films like “A Dog’s Purpose” and “A Dog’s Journey”, and his business partner Jimmy Jellinek as they set out on a mission to adopt the cat, bringing the feline from Lynchburg to Los Angeles.
Quaid, who recently co-founded a podcast company, Audio Up Media, alongside Jared Gutstadt, will also turn the story into a companion podcast mini-series.
The star shared, “I’ve been lucky enough to be associated with the wonderful world of pets through my involvement in recent films. And while I’ve traditionally been more of a dog person, when I heard that ‘Dennis Quaid the Cat’ was in peril, I knew I had to act quick.
“It’s been amazing to see the public’s response to our little pet adoption, and during a difficult year for all of us, I’m glad it offered some levity and brightness. I’m very much looking forward to sharing kitty Quaid’s story with viewers and listeners in these new projects.”
Quaid will exec produce the TV series alongside Leftfield Co-Presidents Shawn Witt and Gretchen Palek and Audio Up’s Jared Gutstadt and Jimmy Jellinek.