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Praying Mantis

APA-A-107995

Looks Like
Domestic Longhair

Sex
Female

Current Weight
6 lbs

Estimated Age
13 Years
1 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Domestic Longhair
Sex
Female
Current Weight
6 lbs
Estimated Age
13 Years
1 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$0
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Regal, Sweetie, Purrtacular

Meet Praying Mantis! We're talking about the majestic, beautiful and sweet kitty version. All she needs is love, and you will have yourself an affectionate and purry lioness!

Praying Mantis has come a long way from the scaredy cat she once was when she was found hanging out around an apartment complex. While she's still nervous around newcomers, she becomes an absolute lovebug once you gain her trust. She enjoys being pet under her chin, down her back...pretty much all over. She absolutely loves having her glorious coat brushed, including her floofy belly and chest.

One of the loveliest discoveries about Praying Mantis is that she is a lap cat! She climbs into her foster's lap on a daily basis. First thing in the morning, she'll be waiting by your chair, ready to hop into your lap as soon as you're settled in with your morning coffee. She also loves to make biscuits on her little blanket and softly trills as she purrs.

Praying Mantis does love her naps and takes them throughout the day in cozy, out-of-they-way places. She will come and hang out with you when nap time is over. While she loves affection, she's content to keep herself company most of the time.

Praying Mantis used to think toys were scary. No more! She has discovered they are pretty darn fun and loves her wand toy, the laser, and her scratching post. After meal time, you'll often find her zooming around on her own like a kitten! Naps are still her favorite "activity," but now she's added playtime to her schedule!

Though she's a laid-back kitty, Praying Mantis has lived happily with a wild and crazy kitten she met in her foster home. She gets along well with other cats, and she's been completely unbothered by small dogs she's met.

Praying Mantis would love to be adopted into a calm home with a gentle person. Because she takes time to warm up and still startles easily, she would do best in a home with people who can read her cat language and give her time to open up. She would love a household that includes a kitty buddy.

Once she is comfortable she will love getting pets, brushings, and affection from her special human. Oh yes, and toys - she is going to want to play! Ready to meet this sweetheart? Contact us to schedule an introduction!

Praying Mantis 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. Praying Mantis 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.

For further information or to meet Praying Mantis, please email [email protected].
Come meet your new best friend

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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