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  • Save #3: Second-chance Max

    Dec 29, 2017 | Read More News
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    MaxCat sibilings, Max and Alex, have come full circle.

    Pima Animal Care Center rescued the brothers from a cat hoarding case in May. Alex was adopted by Keith almost immediately. He had a brief moment of uncertainty in his new home, but eventually came out of his shell to become one of the most loving cats Keith ever had. 

    Meanwhile, brother Max was still waiting for an adopter at the shelter.

    Although he had already adopted Alex, Keith kept an eye on the cats rescued from this group and noticed that one cat in particular continued to show up on PACC’s website. It was Alex’s brother, Max. 

    Eventually, Keith decided to step up to the plate and reunite them. In December, he decided to go back and get Max, who was being fostered at the time by a PACC volunteer.

    “Max is very shy,” Keith said. “He’s afraid of his own shadow.”

    But progress has been made—he’s out more often and even though he hisses at first, Max can’t help but purr when Keith pets him and rubs his ears.

    “He loves to be loved.”

    As for Max and Alex, they’re still working on living together again, this time in a better home. When Max runs for cover, Alex takes chase, thinking it’s a game.

    But with time, Keith believes Max will settle in, just like Alex.

    And when that happens, the final cat taken from the same hoarding case may have a new home, too. Keith wants to rescue Marcus—the last of the bunch—and give him a healthy, loving home, also.