Hairless rats available through Arizona Humane Society

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PHOENIX -- Dogs and cats aren’t the only animals available for adoption at the Arizona Humane Society.

Nine hairless rats currently call the Humane Society home, but are looking for a new place to reside.

The rats were recently rescued from a hoarding case in which a total of 100 rats were found.

Two of the rats, Mayweather and Holyfield, don’t get along, but the other seven are said to be very close friends.

While some people might not consider rats to be a good pet, the Humane Society notes that they’re very smart, social animals that bond closely to their owners.

Rats are also very playful, and can live for two to three years if properly taken care of.

Mayweather, Holyfield and the rest of the rats are being kept at the Humane Society’s Campus for Compassion, which is located at 1521 W. Dobbins Road in Phoenix. Their adoption fee is $10.

The Humane Society says due to their soft skin, people interested in adopting the hairless rats should have soft cage bedding and be prepared to keep them in a warm, draft-free area.

For more information about the hairless rats or the Arizona Humane Society visit