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Swirly

APA-A-65857

Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
9 lbs

Estimated Age
7 Years
9 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
9 lbs
Estimated Age
7 Years
9 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$0
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Playful. Tender. Timid.

There really is no other way to describe Swirly than sweet. This timid boy loves to be pet and loves to be around his people but he's also a little shy so will need some help coming out of his shell. He needs a little extra love and support to let him know he's safe and that you are his and he's yours. Swirly is ready to open up, he just needs that little extra encouragement.

While he has a more timid personality, he's not afraid to let you know what's on his mind and will talk your ear off if you'll let him. Swirly does get a little vocal when he thinks it's time to eat or when he can't find his people. Once he corrals his people he will continue to mouth the meow but without any sound! How cute is a silent meow?!?

Swirly does like to play but is a little limited with his feistiness because of arthritis in his back legs. His favorite toy and play activity is going after his bird on a stick. He also likes to get a good scratching session in, but don't worry - he only scratches on his board never anything else.

Swirly's ideal home would be where he can get some help coming out of his shell. One where he will feel loved and secure. Oh, and one that has plenty of catnip!

"My heart stopped. It just stopped beating. And for the first time in my life, I had that feeling. You know, like the world is moving all around you, all beneath you, all inside you, and you're floating. Floating in midair. And the only thing keeping you from drifting away is the other person's eyes. They're connected to yours by some invisible physical force, and they hold you fast while the rest of the world swirls and twirls and falls completely away." ~ Wendelin Van Draanen

The rest of the world will fall away when you bring Swirly into your life!

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 Swirly, 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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