Pet of the Week

Garfield is the larger than life lover-boy that will win you over. - RUBY HERNANDEZ photo

Are you a sucker for great big cuddle bugs? Well, they don’t come much bigger or better than me — Garfield, cat No. 25.

I’m an 18-pound, neutered 4-year-old male that could stand to lose a few pounds if you ask the veterinary staff here. I was brought to Maui Humane Society on Nov. 30 after my owners had to move and couldn’t take me with them. Now that I’m in the shelter’s care, I’m on a diet and feeling better already.

The only thing that still keeps me down is that I have to be on my own so they can control my feedings — and boy is companionship important to me. That’s why I’m so eager to get a home and a family that I can completely shower with all my cuddles and kisses. I may have missed the chance to go home for the holiday, but it’s never too late to give me the best gift there is — the gift of love.

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• The Pet of the Week is a Sunday feature submitted by the Maui Humane Society to promote adoptions at the Maui Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. Visitation, adoption and business hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Closed on Sundays. For more information, call 877-3680, ext. 3. The shelter is located on Mokulele Highway at Mehameha Loop. Animals featured in this space are subject to prior adoption.

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