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Parentheses

APA-A-116921

Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair

Sex
Female

Current Weight
6 lbs

Estimated Age
4 Years
0 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair
Sex
Female
Current Weight
6 lbs
Estimated Age
4 Years
0 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$0
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Adventurous, Curious, Affectionate

Parentheses wants to know if you're familiar with her song. No? She'll sing it for you!

'She loves you period / Do you love her question mark? / Please please exclamation point / She wants you to hold her in...well...Parentheses!' -Dan Baird/Terry Randall Anderson

This tortie kitty is so endearing, people who cross her path don't have a choice but to fall in love. Just look at that amazing apricot line between her beautiful green eyes that runs right down to her boopable multicolored nose! And if that wasn't enough, take a peek at her adorable vampire fangs, only visible when she's looking up at you (or singing her song of course).

Parentheses can be skittish with new people, but once she gets to know you all bets are off. She'll want to snuggle and purr on your lap, sleeping right next to you and nuzzling in to your neck. The second you open your eyes she'll meow to let you know she's ready for more affection!

She likes to walk around her house meowing - sometimes to ask for pets, sometimes for food, and sometimes she's just singing her song (you know the one). Parentheses is playful, so don't be surprised when she gets taken over by the zoomies or turns a random household object into a toy. When she wants alone time, she'll head to her favorite boxes under the bed to chill out for a while.

Parentheses would love a moderately active household where she has space to play and to hide, and people who can give her the belly rubs and attention she needs while also respecting her space when she requests it.

Parentheses has had positive interactions with other cats. We don't know how she is with kids or dogs but she's currently living it up in a college apartment, saying hello to everyone who comes to visit (after hiding for 20 minutes first, obviously).

This kitty has lots of love to give and is in search of her perfect forever home! (Is it with you?)

Parentheses 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. Parentheses 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 Parentheses, 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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