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Buddy

APA-A-59031

Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair

Sex
Male

Current Weight
12 lbs

Estimated Age
3 Years
11 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair
Sex
Male
Current Weight
12 lbs
Estimated Age
3 Years
11 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$0
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Active, Exuberant, Interactive

Buddy wants to be your buddy! This guy is not a cat to go off and be by himself. He is perfect for someone looking for an energetic, playful, zany companion. He likes other cats, and is curious, friendly, and interested in them, and will try to entice them to play with him - he might be best in a home with a playful feline friend to be his buddy.

Buddy is always in the middle of the action! Are you doing chores around the house? He will follow you and observe your technique. Running water in the sink? He will check it out (more on that below). Rustling papers? Reading a book? Looking out a window? Buddy is your constant companion!

Buddy is learning to wear a harness so that his foster mom can put a leash on him and take him on a walk in the backyard! He would love to continue his safe and controlled walks with his new human - outside is so interesting to him, he just needs to be in an escape-proof environment. He would love a home with a screened-in porch, a catio, or an enclosed yard. Note: Buddy can be an escape artist, so make sure to know where he is when you open an outside door!

Also: Buddy has a bit of a water fetish! Turn on the faucet, and he will want to jump up to stand on the rim of the sink. He will swat at the water stream and sometimes puts his whole head under it until he's sopping wet! He also enjoys simply hanging out in a wet sink. If you have ever considered getting a kitty water fountain, now is the time - Buddy would be in heaven with his own running fountain! (Though you might want to monitor him at first to make sure he doesn't do a swan dive into it!)

Buddy loves toys, too - especially feather toys, wand toys, and felt toys. He will bring a toy to you, meow-purring, and invite you to play! You may see him wandering the house with a toy - sometimes he likes to take one with him, just in case - that way, he's always ready to play. He has been known to get the zoomies and race around joyously, too - super cute!

Buddy is a friend to all, and a big cuddler. He is keen on being petted, especially around his ears! He would be good in a family with adults and older kids who could keep up with his desire to play and interact. With his spirited and lively personality, having another like-minded kitty to play with would keep him entertained during the day and snuggling at night.

Buddy will always be front-and-center in your life - he's not for a home where he is alone a lot, nor is he the companion for someone who wants a quiet, independent cat. He is an outgoing, effervescent, nutty character with loads of personality, and his humans need to embrace and celebrate him for this. He will keep you on your toes! We suspect Buddy would have lots of fun with a doggie sibling, too, considering how he acts when he smells them! Check out his video! Contact us today to meet this original, outstanding, and sometimes outlandish cat!

Buddy has a scarred cornea so he is blind in one eye, but it doesn't hinder him and it doesn't require any treatment. He has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV-related medical care is covered. Buddy is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR

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 Buddy, 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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