Every week, The Arizona Republic highlights a handful of the many pets available for adoption at shelters across the valley. To check the status of a particular animal, please contact the shelter directly. Do you have a great animal rescue story? Email us at [email protected]
Margo: purring polydactyl cat
The volunteers just can’t say enough good things about the wonderful Margo. She’s a big, fun-loving cat who also has extra toes. Margo is polydactyl! Margo loves to play, loves to talk and loves the affection of her people. Her favorite place is by your side doing what she does best…purrrrrrr.
She may be good with other cats but may prefer to be alone. She has lived with small dogs and children in the past. She is almost 5 years old. Margo can’t wait to meet her new family and start her new life.
HOW TO ADOPT: Margo is available at Friends for Life Animal Rescue, 952 W. Melody Avenue in Gilbert. Her adoption fee is $95. All animals are modified, vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed and cats are tested for FELV/FIV. For more information, call 480-497-8296, email [email protected], or visit azfriends.org.
—Jannelle Cosgriff, Friends for Life
Benson: friendly, tame, and lion-like
With his big eyes, his lion features and his beautiful stripes, the name Benson suits him perfectly. This two-year-old is tall and skinny and makes an impressive appearance.
He was brought to Sun Cities 4 Paws by his owners, who felt stressed by loud children and the proximity of F-35s taking off and landing near his home. He can do better in a quiet house. He gets along well with his fellow cats, is very affectionate and loves to be petted and brushed. He absolutely wants to be loved.
HOW TO ADOPT: Benson is available at Sun Cities 4 Paws, 10807 N. 96 Avenue in Peoria. For more information, call 623-773-2246 after 10 a.m.
—Beverly Bormann, Sun Cities 4 Paws
Max: a bundle of puppy energy
At just 15 weeks old, this adorable Labrador retriever mix was put through a rough patch in no time. Max was brought to the Arizona Humane Society when he was just two months old and extremely ill. . With a series of treatments and lots of daily grooming for over six weeks, the energetic pup began to regain his bounce. Now that this brindle beauty is back to normal, there’s nothing stopping her from being a full fledged pup!
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Already weighing just over 20 pounds, Max is a big bundle of energy who loves playing with plush toys, spending time with his two-legged friends, and of course, doing all the puppy stuff. Because he’s spent most of his life simply trying to survive, this sweetheart really needs a home that’s willing to put in the time and effort for his training, games, and cuddles.
HOW TO ADOPT: Max is available at the Sunnyslope Campus of the Arizona Humane Society at 9226 N. 13th Avenue in Phoenix. Her adoption fees include her spaying surgery, ongoing vaccinations, microchipping, and a free follow-up exam with a VCA veterinary hospital. For more information, call 602-997-7585 and ask for pet number 584184.
—Kelsey Dickerson, Arizona Humane Society
Angel: Kitty with a divine voice
Pets can be said to be furry guardian angels who watch over their two-legged counterparts, provide comfort, and often keep people under control. This particular angel is a nine-year-old domestic tabby cat.
Having spent her entire life in a simple, quiet home, when Angel’s previous owner could no longer care for herself, it also meant that this feline could no longer be cared for by them either. .
Going from living in a house with little change to suddenly being placed in a completely different environment at AHS caused this beautiful girl to become withdrawn. Because of this, Angel spent his time learning to trust and be part of the family in the home of an AHS Foster Hero and made remarkable progress during his stay.
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In love with all his feline friends, Angel loves to play with other kitties and is particularly fond of kitties. Although she is an independent woman, she has learned to love interacting with people and is not shy about letting you know when she wants attention. With a beautifully sensual voice that would make even Kathleen Turner jealous, Angel’s divine voice is sure to get you noticed.
HOW TO ADOPT: Angel is available for adoption by the Arizona Humane Society. Her adoption fees include spaying surgery, ongoing vaccinations, microchipping, and a free follow-up exam with a VCA veterinary hospital. For more information call 602-997-7585 ext. 2145 and ask for pet number 577735.
—Kelsey Dickerson, Arizona Humane Society
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