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Arkansas Dave

APA-A-78448

Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair

Sex
Male

Current Weight
10 lbs

Estimated Age
2 Years
9 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair
Sex
Male
Current Weight
10 lbs
Estimated Age
2 Years
9 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$0
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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 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. Arkansas Dave 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

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].
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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 6 months are $90, between 6 months to 6 years old are $50, and cats 7 years old or older 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!.

Want to learn more? Visit our FAQs Page

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