If you like Maine Coon cats, you’ll love Big Papi, a 7-year-old incredibly affectionate big guy who will follow you everywhere. He loves when you pet him and rewards your efforts by nuzzling your ear, snuggling close and revving up his purr motor.
Big Papi’s big weakness is cat grass and catnip. He LOVES the stuff and has been caught by the folks at AZ RESCUE rolling around in catnip while lying on top of his cardboard scratcher. He also likes to play with swizzle wands, standing on his hind legs and vigorously batting at them until he is victorious. And, Big Papi enjoys passing time with a good grooming session to maintain his handsome black smoke fur and big fluffy tail.
For more information on Big Papi, or other deserving animals, call Reducing Animal Euthanasia at Shelters through Commitment and Underlying Education at (480) 598-9410 or visit www.azrescue.org. The cost of adoption is $125 for cats and $150 for dogs, which includes spaying and neutering and some inoculations.
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