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Pegasus 19

APA-A-61714

Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair

Sex
Male

Current Weight
4 lbs

Estimated Age
1 Years
2 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$90
Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair
Sex
Male
Current Weight
4 lbs
Estimated Age
1 Years
2 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$90
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Sweet, Friendly, Special

Pegasus is a guy who connects with his people - he is a lap sitter and appreciates a good head scratch and face rub. He's quiet, but he may politely ask for some cuddles. He has a happy spirit, and when he is REALLY happy, he will wag his tail like a delighted pup!

Peg definitely connects with his toys, too. He may not sit in your lap for long, because there is too much action to take. He particularly likes his bird-on-a-string toy; we suspect that he imagines himself as a wild hunter, ready to pounce on and capture his prey. He will also chase his favorite ball all around the house. And if you break out the catnip, get ready; he really gets jazzed for catnip!

Peg connects with other cats, too, wrestling with them and sharing toys with them. But if they don't want to play, he's cool with that; he respects their boundaries. He's also fine with the senior dog in his foster home; and by "fine" we mean "totally ignores him"! Which is fair, because the dog totally ignores Peg, too.

What Pegasus dearly wants is a human who will connect with him. He is special needs because he requires some extra care, more than the average cat. And if you have ever cared for a special needs cat, you know that doing so increases and intensifies your bond; Peg soooooo wants that. Peg has congenitally knock-kneed back legs that don't affect his mobility at all, but cause him to be fecal incontinent. Which means that he needs a special diet, periodic meds, and frequent bottom baths. There should be multiple places where he can relieve himself - he prefers newspaper in his litter box, and will use newspaper that you place around the house.

You should be patient, cat-experienced, and have a sense of humor! Because sometimes, poop happens.

In every other way, Peg is "normal"; he loves, he plays, he gets along with everyone - he also has perfect urinary habits. He is athletic and adventurous, and will jump and leap to high places. He has mastered his 3-story cat fort, conquered the counter tops, and is a wonder with window sills. So if you are looking around for him, try looking up! Also, he has excellent manners and will only scratch his cardboard scratching post.

Peg is fully-grown, though small; with his big eyes, big ears, long tail, and amazing stripes, he's a whole lot of cute packed into a fun-sized body!

Though Pegasus requires some extra medical care, he is perfect for someone who is comfortable caring for him. It's not ideal, but it might be easier than you think. It's perfectly fine to fall in love with a fecal incontinent cat - and Peg might be the cat that you have always dreamed of connecting with, the love of your life. 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 Pegasus, 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 1 year old are $130, between 1 and 7 years old are $75, and cats over 7 years old 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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