Magnificent, Calm, Happy
Arkansas Dave is one magnificent cat! He's a laid-back dude who enjoys just chilling on the couch or in his nice resting spots throughout the day and night. He's a little bit more active at night and might meow once or twice if he'd like some company, but in general he's very relaxed.
He's an affectionate cat who enjoys the occasional lap-lounge and cuddle, and he's not shy about asking his guardians for some love. He's gentle and patient with his foster family's 11-month-old baby, and he'll even hang out under her highchair when she eats so he can clean up whatever she drops. He's also good with the foster family's small female cat, though he sometimes can't resist gently nipping the back of her neck to remind her that he's the "man" of the house.
Arkansas Dave had a rear leg amputated due to injury, but that sure didn't diminish his zest for life! He gets around just fine, and enjoys batting at wand toys. Cats adjust so well to being tripods! They can run like the wind, climb and jump, and use their litterboxes with no problem.
Arkansas Dave is fully healed from his amputation, but it was recent enough (December 2019) that he still sometimes forgets that the leg is gone and tries to scratch his ear with it! Which, when you think about it, is sweetly hilarious and also prime cat-video material!
Arkansas Dave is a healthy FIV+ (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) cat. FIV+ cats typically live long, healthy lives! For more information, please contact APA! or read this FAQ: http://bit.ly/2DPxI43
. He has also tested positive for Feline Leukemia. FeLV is not a type of cancer. It's a virus that causes a weaker immune system and often a shorter life-span. For the most part, 'FeLVies' are just like any other cat. APA! waives the adoption fees of these cats, and provides FeLV-related treatment and support post-adoption. Arkansas Dave can only live with other FeLV+ cats, but dogs and other animals are just fine! Any questions? We'd love to talk with you about FeLV care.
Arkansas Dave's ideal home would be a quieter one, maybe with another cat friend and with humans that will happily give him cuddles when he needs them and some space to just relax on his own when he needs that also. And, of course, help him scratch that ear when he can't get to it himself!
If you'd like to be Arkansas Dave's BFF, lap lounge, and ear-scratcher-in-chief, contact us today to arrange a meet-and-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 Arkansas Dave, please email [email protected]