Austin Pets Alive! | Meatball Matthew
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Meatball Matthew

APA-A-130188

Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair

Sex
Male

Current Weight
10 lbs

Estimated Age
9 Years
4 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair
Sex
Male
Current Weight
10 lbs
Estimated Age
9 Years
4 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$0
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Sweet, Spicy, Seasoned

Meatball Matthew will come up to you and politely mew for your attention! Then he will nudge you with his nose, sit next to you, and purrrrrrr. His favorite way to spend the day is being sweet and cuddly!

At this point, Matthew thinks playing is overrated - he got plenty of that when he was a youngster, and now is his time to relax in the sun! He'd rather save his energy for snuggling and purring.

Matthew gets along well with his co-foster kitty; they're not besties, but they easily spend time together in the same space. Matthew likes to sit on the bed while his feline friend lounges on the floor. They are respectful with each other and happily share a Churu every afternoon!

As far as the dogs in his foster home go, Matthew has the philosophy that "dogs are to be smelled but not seen." He likes when they burrow under a blanket, because he will sit on top of them, enjoying their warmth! Apparently, he thinks dogs are fine under a blanket as a warm throne, but otherwise he will steer clear of them and give them a hiss when he sees them walk by.

Matthew came to APA! feeling poorly, and is bouncing back nicely! We are helping him to gain weight, which is fine with him - he is a quiet guy until there is food, and then he reverts back to his kitten days, excitedly and unabashedly demanding his dinner. He has an abnormally curved spine, which gives him an odd gait when he walks - it's kind of half-stalking-prey and half-wobble. It doesn't bother him, and while he might not jump up on a counter and could use a low-entry litter box, he has no problem getting on the sofa to cuddle with you! And if your house has stairs, make sure he's protected from taking a tumble down them.

The ideal home for Matthew is either dog-free, or with good-natured dogs who are willing to be his warm throne-on-demand. He would fit best in a lower-traffic home with adults, young adults, and older kids who can be gentle and loving with him.

Matthew needs some time to get to know you, and might be adamantly standoffish at first; then, he is sweet and cuddly! (Though it might be sooner rather than later if food is involved.) He has a cute big head, squish-mallow cheeks, and a handsome brown mackerel tabby coat.

Contact us today to arrange a meet & greet with this sweet and funny guy!

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 Meatball Matthew, 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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