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Pet of the Month: Affectionate Baxter is ready to be loved

This loveable American Shorthair is looking for someone to make his own Christmas wish come true—a family to lavish him with love and attention (submitted photo).

This loveable American Shorthair is looking for someone to make his own Christmas wish come true—a family to lavish him with love and attention (submitted photo).

Baseball players from a local high school were surprised to have Baxter, a stray cat, join them in the dugout one afternoon. While treating Baxter to an endearing neck rub, a player noticed a badly infected wound on the kitty’s face so they brought the American Shorthair to the Arizona Humane Society.

It was hard for veterinarians to listen to his heartbeat during the initial exam because Baxter was purring so loudly, even while the medical team cleaned his wound—which was caused by an insect bite. Now healed, Baxter’s ready to find a loving home for the holidays. He’s looking for someone who will appreciate his affectionate and incredibly sweet personality. The young 5-year-old is always ready to snuggle and happily kneads his paws and shares sandpaper kisses while he’s perched on your lap.

Meet Baxter at the Sunnyslope Campus, located at 9226 N. 13th Ave. His adoption fee is only $20. For more information, call 602-997-7585 and ask for animal ID number A518845.

Baxter may have been adopted by the time you visit the shelter but there are many other pets in need of homes. Visit www.azhumane.org to see them all.

 

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