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Grippy Socks

APA-A-127506

Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair

Sex
Female

Current Weight
6 lbs

Estimated Age
0 Years
10 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair
Sex
Female
Current Weight
6 lbs
Estimated Age
0 Years
10 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$0
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Outgoing, Affectionate, Silly!

Grippy Socks is a friendly, sweet, cuddly, and happy lady who is an amazing companion and lover of humans! She adores being around you and wants pets all the time. She will shadow you to let you know how much you are loved, and she will instantly purr when you interact with her - especially when she gets those snuggles she loves! She will even kiss your face to show her adoration - so cute!

Grippy is content to play with toys but only if you are around - she's an entertainer at heart! She will play fetch like a dog, and catching your hands under the blanket brings her joy! She's generally quiet unless it's chow time or if you are not giving enough attention to this silly soul.

Grippy came to APA! with a previous tail injury, which gave her weak and partially paralyzed back legs. She has been doing physical therapy to strengthen her back legs, and while she cannot always use them, she has adapted and gets around! She will "show off" by kicking her back legs when you hold her - she is a warrior.

The tail injury also gave her incontinence, so she need you to "manually express" her bladder (gently press on it) a few times a day to help her go pee. She also eats a wet food diet for optimum urinary health. Learning to express her bladder is pretty straightforward, 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

Grippy seems like she would do well with other feline friends and she also has had documented positive experiences with kids - she loved to be held by the small child in her previous home. Her ideal home is with people to cuddle with and share kitty kisses with, and who can maintain her diet and manual expression schedule. She would also like to continue getting her back legs stronger!

Grippy is the babiest cat! She is so sweet, purrs loudly and constantly, and will kiss you while you interact with her. This cuddly and sassy cutie is sure to brighten up your day! Contact us today to arrange a meet & greet!

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 Grippy Socks, 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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