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Hugh

APA-A-64532

Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair

Sex
Male

Current Weight
5 lbs

Estimated Age
1 Years
1 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair
Sex
Male
Current Weight
5 lbs
Estimated Age
1 Years
1 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$0
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Rascal, Sweet, Affectionate

Hide your hair ties, because when Hugh is on the scene, he will steal all that you leave laying around! They are his favorite toy, though he plays with other toys, too - balls, catnip stuffed mice - and after romping after them, he will carry them in his mouth. There is nothing quite so endearing as a kitty wandering around the house, toting his toys. He can make a toy out of anything - wine corks, your tube of lip balm, or even a dust bunny. (Though he might not carry a dust bunny around in his mouth!) He's the curious sort and will meticulously explore the contents of your laundry basket, and is always the first to arrive if you accidentally drop food on the floor.

Hugh is friendly and very affectionate! He will climb onto your shoulder and whisper sweet nothings into your ear. Well, it's more of a purr than a whisper, but still undeniably sweet. And while he's there, for good measure he'll give you little kisses, too.

And Hugh does all this with a previous spinal injury that gave him a wonky back leg! Nothing stops this guy.

The spinal damage also left Hugh incontinent, so you would need to gently press on his bladder 2-3 times a day to help him pee, plus give him his daily meds. It's not as hard as it sounds! Hugh is a willing patient. He would do best in a home - or his own space in a home - without carpet. Otherwise, Hugh is like every other cat - he wants to play, nap in cozy places, and love on his human.

Hugh is fine as an only cat, and he is cool with dogs! We haven't seen Hugh around kids, but we imagine that he is such a friendly sweetheart that he would love the attention from gentle kids.

Plus, Hugh will "help" you with your yoga poses! He will get face-to-face with you when you're in position and then lick your feet. Toss him a toy, and yoga time is over - time to play! Namaste.

Whether it's snuggling in your lap, giving you kisses, or scampering after a toy, Hugh is an absolute delight. If you want to see what an unstoppable passion for life and love looks like, contact us to meet Hugh today!

Hugh's is incontinent and requires some extra medical care, which may include a regulated diet and/or manual expression. For more information, please contact APA!

Hugh 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. Hugh 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 Hugh, 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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