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Rusty Wallace

APA-A-114153

Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair

Sex
Male

Current Weight
6 lbs

Estimated Age
4 Years
2 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair
Sex
Male
Current Weight
6 lbs
Estimated Age
4 Years
2 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$0
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Patient, Resilient, Calm

Rusty Wallace is the broody quiet type. He likes to observe from afar and take his time to assess before making any rash decisions. He is still finding his bearings while adjusting to life indoors, but is making great progress everyday!

Before his time at APA!, Rusty Wallace seems to have been through a lot! He was an outdoor cat, and has some healing injuries that indicate he may have been hit by a car or a similar accident. He persevered through most of his healing process while still outside, and has only recently begun to learn how comfortable life can really be! As he adjusts, Rusty Wallace has taken on more of an observatory role. He is patient and calm as he learns about any new environment, and tends to keep to himself at first. He hopes to find a purr-fect family to match this energy and give him patience and grace right back!

The easiest way to earn Rusty Wallace's trust and affection is to feed him! He loves the idea of a free meal, and eagerly rubs up on his human's legs as they prepare his food. Yummy treats may just be the ticket to getting this boy fully under your spell! For a boy with no bottom teeth, he sure can keep up his appetite! Rusty Wallace has so much potential to relax into a cuddly cat, but just hasn't allowed himself to fully let go of his tough outdoor cat exterior. He is hoping to find a calm human or two who would love to give him the time and space to bloom into the friendly cat he knows he can be!

If your home is searching for a calm companion cat who will seamlessly fit in - Rusty Wallace is the feline for you! He will thrive in a quieter environment with humans around to remind him how sweet and kind they can be. A family that will allow him the chance to fully unwind and build up a layer of trust is just what Rusty Wallace is hoping for. He has all the potential in the world to be a sweet and cuddly cat - now he just needs the chance to thrive! Contact APA today to add Rusty Wallace to your family!

Rusty Wallace 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. Rusty Wallace 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 Rusty Wallace, 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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