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Kittyhawk

APA-A-66518

Looks Like
Russian Blue / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
11 lbs

Estimated Age
3 Years
3 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Russian Blue / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
11 lbs
Estimated Age
3 Years
3 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$0
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Mellow, Reserved, Dog-Lover

Kittyhawk is an easy, low-maintenance boy who, no doubt, is supremely handsome! He's not one to rush into things. He's skittish around new people and it takes him awhile to feel comfortable enough not to run for the hills when you approach. But, patience is so worth it with this sweet kitty. Once he trusts you he loves getting scratches and loudly purrs when you pet him in all the right spots. He enjoys having his soft grey coat brushed and will even tolerate you carrying him around if you don't do it for too long.

Kittyhawk marches to a different drummer when it comes to typical kitty preferences. He wants nothing to do with cat toys and when his foster gently placed him on a cat tree, he was so put out he jumped down and disdainfully walked away, never to return. He finds other cats to be a big bother. But, he will endure their existence as long as they give him his space and don't attempt anything annoying like trying to play with him. When it comes to dogs, it's a whole other matter. Kittyhawk immediately bonded with the resident dog and turned to him for comfort and security right from the get go.

Kittyhawk is such a good, respectful boy. His fosters have never seen him try to scratch anything inappropriately and all he needs to be blissfully content is simply finding a quiet spot to lounge. Once he gets to know you, his place of choice could include a cozy corner on your bed. He really does like being around his people when he feels he can trust them.

The ideal home for Kittyhawk would be a calm, low key one. He likes his alone time, so he'd be fine in a household where he's by himself during the day. A home with no other cats is ideal, but a cat-friendly dog would likely make this canine lover very happy. Due to his shy nature, a home with adults only would be best.

If you're looking for an unassuming kitty who enjoys tranquility and is on the introverted, but loving side, Kittyhawk may just be the cat for you. Patience is key to getting to know him. Then, falling deeply in love with this gentle spirit is just a matter of time.

Kittyhawk 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. Kittyhawk 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 Kittyhawk, please email us at [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!. Personal checks will only be accepted for surgery deposit or donation.

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