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AJ

APA-A-79116

Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair

Sex
Female

Current Weight
7 lbs

Estimated Age
5 Years
5 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$50
Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair
Sex
Female
Current Weight
7 lbs
Estimated Age
5 Years
5 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$50
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Sweet, Loving, Couch Potato

AJ's foster mom describes her as a potato cat - both the couch and sweet variety. This brown tabby girl had a rough start - she came to APA! after being removed from a hoarding situation. She also had eye surgery, which dramatically improved her vision. However, she still has a bit of trouble seeing things from a distance or in the dark, which results in an extra layer of caution on her part. AJ can be fearful at first and might hide in a small space or even hiss if she doesn't recognize you from afar. But she is never aggressive; if you approach her quietly and slowly and offer to pet her, she'll happily purr away. All AJ really wants is to laze around with her humans in a quiet space and receive pets. She's pretty quiet (other than her purring). Currently, her activity level is low, though she's begun to enjoy playing with a feather toy every now and then. Her favorite activity is warming up the couch next to you. AJ isn't a lap cat, but she will happily sit next to you and purr away, offering headbutts in exchange for all the pets and scritches you will give her. She's an excellent quarantine (and beyond!) companion. Because of her vision issues and preference for quiet, we anticipate that the ideal home for AJ would be a quiet, calm place with loving humans. Older, cat-savvy kids would probably be fine, but younger kids and most dogs probably wouldn't be a great fit. We're also not sure if she wants to live with other cats after being part of a hoarding situation. AJ requires very little to be happy and offers so much unconditional love - all she needs is a little time to adjust and you'll have a sweet, soft new friend for 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 AJ, 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!.

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