Kitty and more pets for adoption at Phoenix-area shelters

Each year, approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter shelters across the country, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Of these, about 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats.

Each week, The Arizona Republic highlights just a handful of the many pets that get adopted at Valley shelters. To check the condition of a particular animal, please contact the shelter directly.

Kitty the Cat: Quirky and attention-seeking

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Kitty the cat (with a capital “K”) is sure to give anyone a run for their money with her larger-than-life personality. At seven years old, the local short-haired gray tabby has needed some time to adjust since he came to the Arizona Humane Society in early November of this year.

With continued difficulties surrounding economic and housing instability, pets across the valley have unfortunately found themselves in a mix of hard times. For Kitty, her family had to make the heartbreaking decision to turn her over to AHS when they had to move and couldn’t bring her with them. For anyone likely to have to make this decision, there are several resources at

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