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Cousin Spencer

APA-A-107437

Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair

Sex
Male

Current Weight
13 lbs

Estimated Age
7 Years
5 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair
Sex
Male
Current Weight
13 lbs
Estimated Age
7 Years
5 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$0
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Big, Beautiful, Loving

Cousin Spencer loves to be near his people! He always greets his foster mom at the door, and often follows her around, winding between her legs. Sometimes it's a request for food or attention, but often he just wants to be involved in what you're doing. He's such a goofball!

Fun fact: Cousin Spencer has just ONE bonus toe! It's hidden below one of his front paw thumbs, making one paw look bigger than the other.

This fella will talk to you, too! He tends to be chatty mostly when he wants something-especially if his foster dares to leave the kitchen without feeding him. He's mostly a chill dude, but sometimes wants to play with a ball or string toy-he can usually be coaxed into playtime if you offer. He also has great litterbox and scratching post manners!

In addition to being talkative, Cousin Spencer often communicates with gentle nips and swats, and he would benefit from patient people that will redirect him as needed. In particular, he prefers to initiate most interactions, and likes to rub himself on your legs more than he likes to be pet. With a slow approach, he does enjoy a good below-the-ears rub.

Cousin Spencer seems to be a fan of kitty friends! He's currently working on winning over his fostermate, Empress Juliet Thoroughwood (APA-A-99395), and though she's slow to warm up, he hasn't given up. We think he'd do well as an only kitty or with another friendly (FeLV+) kitty. He's had only limited interactions with dogs, and wasn't too sure about them, so he'll need at least a slow introduction.

Cousin Spencer has tested positive for Feline Leukemia. FeLV is not a type of cancer. It's a virus that causes a weaker immune system and often a shorter life-span. For the most part, 'FeLVies' are just like any other cat. APA! waives the adoption fees of these cats, and provides FeLV-related treatment and support post-adoption. Cousin Spencer can only live with other FeLV+ cats, but dogs and other animals are just fine! Any questions? We'd love to talk with you about FeLV care.

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 Cousin Spencer, 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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