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Spaghettini

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Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair / Manx

Sex
Female

Current Weight
1 lbs

Estimated Age
0 Years
2 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$90
Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair / Manx
Sex
Female
Current Weight
1 lbs
Estimated Age
0 Years
2 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$90
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Doe eyes, Manx, Resilient

Don't let her big, innocent, doe eyes fool you! Little Spaghettini - she goes by "Sophie" in her foster home - is a feisty, playful, and spunky gal! She is as curious as, well, a kitten, and is always getting into something.

Spaghettini is a "wobbly" cat; she likely has feline cerebellar hypoplasia, which is a non-progressive, non-contagious neurological condition that causes balance issues. She was born like this and wobbles when she walks or runs around; to her, this is absolutely normal! Her head may bobble and she may have a funny way of running, but that doesn't stop her from anything.

Spaghettini plays with toys, climbs up on the bed, and figured out how to climb the stairs in her foster home all by herself! Her wobbles don't define her. She eats, uses the litter box without issue, grooms herself, and will let you know with a giant meow that she wants to be near you!

Spaghettini is just a normal kitten with some wobbles looking for some equally rambunctious friends in her forever home! She is friendly and fearless around the resident adult cats in her foster home, and will run right up to them, give a tiny but confident hiss, and then try to play with their tail and steal their food when they aren't looking! She is very playful and would likely LOVE a kitten companion in her new home.

And like any excited kitten, she may use her claws when playing or may grab hold of your leg with her claws if she is climbing, so be aware and gently redirect her.

Generally, Spaghettini will use her claws to stabilize herself, so she does better on carpet and rugs than wood floors. And in her wobbly exuberance, she can accidentally knock things over in her wake!

Also - get ready for this additional cuteness - she is a Manx mix, and has no tail! She has a tiny tuft of hair sticking up where her tail would be, just another one of her unique and adorable features.

Has she melted your heart yet? Yep, we thought so. Contact us today to arrange a meet & greet!

Feline cerebellar hypoplasia (CH) is a non-progressive, non-contagious neurological condition that causes balance issues. CH cats were born like this and usually wobble or have a funny gait; some cats have a minor imbalance and some are very wobbly! Cats with minor to moderate CH require no special care, or only minor accommodation, like avoiding stairs. Cats adopted from APA! with CH must be kept indoors only. CH cats have the same lifespan as other cats. For more information, please visit: lifewithchcats.com.

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 Spaghettini, please email [email protected].
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Requirements

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We ask that all adult residents meet the cat to ensure he or she is a match for the entire family.

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Meet with an adoption counselor and fill out our adoption application in person. Please plan to spend 60-90 minutes to complete the adoption process, including visitation and paperwork.

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You must be at least 18 years of age.

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You must show a picture ID with a current address. If this isn't available, we will accept a picture ID with a current utility bill.

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You must live within 100 miles of Austin. Adopters of cats who are not yet spayed or neutered must live within Travis or Williamson County, and must put down a refundable $100 deposit in order to take the cat home prior to the surgery.

Our adoption fee varies per cat, but typically cats under 6 months are $90, between 6 months to 6 years old are $50, and cats 7 years old or older have a waived adoption fee. Our adoption fee includes:

Spay or neuter surgery

FeLV testing

Current vaccinations

Deworming treatment

Microchip

Lifetime behavior support

Accepted forms of payment include cash, debit or credit card, or money order payable to Austin Pets Alive!.

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