|Looks Like:||Domestic Shorthair|
|Current Weight:||8.5 pounds|
|Date of Birth:||2016-03-30|
|Age:||2 years, 8 months|
Jace was rescued just in the nick of time - and we consider it lucky that he was saved before the clock ran out on him, because he is an amazing guy! Life is definitely cuter, sweeter, and more snuggly with him in it.
Jace had obviously led a rough life; his coat was unkempt and he was super scared. But he knew a good thing when he saw it, because he immediately left his past behind to become the pampered kitty that he always dreamed of! He greets people with happy chirps, and is all purrs and cuddles. And if you had any doubt about how cute Jace is, that goes away the moment he flops over for a tummy rub!
And the cute doesn't stop there! He gives head butts to show you affection and to ask for pets and scratches, and has developed a signature move where he will head butt his foster mom's legs, do a slooooow sideways flop onto the floor, and then show his tummy for easy access. And if that doesn't work (seriously, how can it not?), he will climb into her lap and curl into a cuddly ball.
Once Jace figured out that toys are fun to play with - at first he was alarmed and would retreat from them - he became more interested and is now learning how to chase a ribbon wand toy! Dangle it over his head and he will stand on two feet to capture it. He seems to prefer interactive toys rather than toys that just sit on the floor and do nothing. His play sessions are short, and then he gets back to being the laid-back dude that he is - but first he makes a stop at the scratching post to get his scratch on.
Jace was introduced to the nice cats in his foster home and is good with them! But small children and dogs would likely be too much activity for him; sudden movements and noises alarm him. The ideal home for Jace would be quiet. He is well-behaved, sweet, and gentle, with a side of shyness, so his people should be patient and kind with him - as well as continue to teach him how to play and do other housecat-like things that he never had the opportunity to learn/do.
Jace is a healthy FIV+ (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) cat. FIV+ cats typically live long, healthy lives! For more information, please contact APA! or read this FAQ: http://bit.ly/2DPxI43. Due to his FIV status, he must remain an indoor cat - which is exactly what he wants!
Jace might have some Siamese in his lineage; he has a luscious white and cream coat, plus an occasional Siamese-like meow (in addition to his cute chirps!). He wants a home where he can cuddle, sleep, and live a quiet, loving life. Contact us today to meet awesome Jace!
Jace is from Palm Valley Animal Shelter, as part of APA's ongoing effort to help other communities become no-kill. This effort is both part of and a perfect example of the work that is being done through our new Maddie's Lifesaving Academy, aimed at helping communities across the country build or bolster their own no-kill communities through apprenticeships. For more information or to become involved, see https://bit.ly/2Ii5Qbz
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 Jace, please email [email protected]