Animal ID: APA-A-50108
Sex: F
Looks Like: Domestic Medium Hair
Current Weight: 4.25 pounds
Date of Birth: 2017-03-31
Age: 7 months
Location: Foster Home

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Curious, playful, rambunctious

Most of the time, when a family comes to APA! to add a furry new friend to the household, they can look forward to years of stuffed-mouse-swatting, feather-grabbing, ball-chasing feline hijinks and prolonged, purr-highlighted snuggles.

And sadly, sometimes not.

All the more reason to introduce you to a slinky, lanky, gorgeous gray tuxedo kitty named Unicorn, who can swat foil balls and bottle caps around with the best of them, who loves to gallop through the house looking for things to play with and wrestling with her fosters' other three cats, one of whom actually enjoys it. Unfortunately, Unicorn is also very sick. Her kidneys are failing, possibly due to something poisonous she ingested. She is likely to live less than a year, possibly just a few more months. We just don't know.

Still, Unicorn gives every indication of making the most of whatever time she has left. Her curiosity seems boundless, even with strangers-definitely not scaredy-cat that hides out whenever the doorbell rings. And if someone happens to open a drawer, a box, a cabinet, a clothes dryer, she's all "What's that? Lemme in! Lemme in!"

On Unicorn's down days, she's lethargic, won't play, can't eat. But when she's feeling healthy and frisky, she demonstrates it all the more by eating out of everyone's food bowls, including the one belonging to the household's older lab mix, who's also her favorite playmate. After a few minutes of food poaching, a low, only slightly threatening growl reminds her that she has her own food bowl to scamper back to.

We realize it will take a very special family to adopt Unicorn, and not just because her illness will require her litter box to be changed more often than most. But because, like every APA! kitty we save, she deserves a secure, loving and happy forever home.
However long forever may be.

All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team.

For further information, or to meet Unicorn, please email [email protected]