According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, each year, approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter shelters nationwide. About 3.3 million of them are dogs and 3.2 million are cats.
Each week, The Arizona Republic highlights a handful of pets up for adoption at Valley shelters. To check the status of a specific animal, please contact the shelter directly.
Batman: The Quest for a Hero
Just in time to welcome in the New Year, Batman is ready to claim his new forever home.
This beautiful 2-year-old black cat was adopted as a kitten, but unfortunately the owners developed health issues that left them unable to care for her, so she is now at Sun Cities 4. Paz is back at the rescue and ready to go. .
Batman was only a cat but got along well with other cats. She is very friendly, not the least bit shy, and is fine with being picked up and talked about.
How to Adopt: Batman looks forward to meeting and greeting you at 11129 Michigan Ave., Youngtown at your earliest convenience. Call 623-876-8778 Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Other adoptable cats are at the shelter, 10807 N. 96th Ave., Peoria. 623-773-2246, same days and hours, and call Surprise Pet Smart, 13764 Bell Road.
– Beverly Borman, Sun Cities 4 Paz
Bumble: Ready to play
Bumble is a domestic, short-haired, brown, striped tabby cat about 3 years old.
He is curious about his surroundings but once he gets to know the people sharing his space he is a friendly guy who loves gentle pets. He enjoys using his scratching post and cardboard scratcher often and loves to climb and sleep on his cat tree! He plays around with noisy toys and bats.
A short time with Bumble and you’ll know how it got its name!
How to adopt: Bumble is awaiting adoption at Friends for Life Animal Rescue in Gilbert at 952 W. Melody Lane. At Friends for Life, animals are euthanized, vaccinated, microchipped, and dewormed. Cats are tested for FELV/FIV. Bumble’s adoption fee is $175. For more information about Bumble, other cats, or dogs, contact Friends for Life at 480-497-8296, or visit them online. azfriends.org.
– Janelle Cosgriff, Friends for Life