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Eggler

APA-A-119645

Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair

Sex
Female

Current Weight
9 lbs

Estimated Age
2 Years
6 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair
Sex
Female
Current Weight
9 lbs
Estimated Age
2 Years
6 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$0
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Friendly, Curious, Cool

Eggler's foster says that she's a perfect little kitty! She's such a happy girl and has a perpetual smile on her face!

Eggler is a master Biscuit Maker and a perpetual Purr Machine! She's a really good sport and totally rocks a cowboy hat and bandana (see photos). The girl has style!

Eggler is highly affectionate and loves her people! She will rub against your hands and legs, looking for pets and cuddles. She will settle in for a snuggle and stay there as long as you let her! Simply move a little and she gets the hint and scurries off to find another comfy location to continue her catnap. She loves her cuddles but also likes her own space now and then!

She hilariously stalks wand toys, and gets so into it that her head will shake/vibrate a little from excited anticipation! She makes SUCH cute faces and has adorable, playful mannerisms.

You might notice that Eggler is fast! Which is even more amazing, because her back legs are paralyzed, and she propels herself with her front legs and pulls her back legs along behind her. She is like a little kitty rocket ship! She can even climb up onto cat trees, upholstered furniture and her foster's bed, where she spends the night snuggling and making biscuits. On cooler nights she loves to be under the covers, and will dive under if you lift them up for her.

Eggler came to APA! with paralyzed legs from unknown spinal trauma. The trauma also gave her incontinence, which means she can't pee on her own, so she needs her bladder squeezed (aka, "manually expressed") a few times daily to help her go pee. Eggler is an absolute angel about this! She's so smart that she has the whole routine down. When it's about time for her expression, she'll go to the bathroom and wait for her foster to come in and express her! She purrs throughout the process, makes biscuits, nuzzles her foster and gives her kitty kisses. The process is straightforward, does not need to be on a rigid schedule, and APA! will show you how and make sure you are comfortable with it!

Caring for an incontinent cat is easier than you may think. Want proof? Check out this video: bit.ly/CatExpressionDemo

Eggler loves other cats that are chill! She gravitated to them when she was in the shelter, and likes the nice cat in her foster home. She would probably love a home with a calm, friendly, and playful cat to be her buddy!

The ideal home for Eggler ideally has a mix of carpet and uncarpeted flooring. The uncarpeted areas allow her to amaze you with her speediness, and the carpet provides good cushion for her when she isn't racing around the house.

Eggler is a beauty with her brown and white tabby coat, big eyes full of mischief, white mittens, and a "secret" brown tabby circle on her tummy! Her incontinence requires some extra care, but it's pretty simple; please contact APA! for more information.

And contact us today to arrange a meet & greet with this rootin'-tootin' gal!

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 Eggler, 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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