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Bootsie

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Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair

Sex
Female

Current Weight
7 lbs

Estimated Age
2 Years
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Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
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Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair
Sex
Female
Current Weight
7 lbs
Estimated Age
2 Years
0 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$0
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Playful, Calm, Independent

Bootsie is a classic brown tabby with a pristine white chest and paws and the tiniest white spot on her nose, plus some amazingly tall ears. She's pretty much the perfect roommate: lots of fun to hang out with but also likes her own space. Bootsie loves to be scratched and brushed, but she isn't needy. She might come and sit next to you on the couch after she wears herself out playing, but she's also cool being on her own. Bootsie loves toys - her favorite is her little stuffed mouse. She carries it around in her mouth and pounces on it - she can entertain herself for hours playing with this mouse. She's also a big fan of toys that move automatically. She can watch and pounce on them for hours.

Bootsie has a well-established routine in her foster home now - she'll play for a couple of hours (by herself and with her foster mom), then sleep for a couple of hours, then repeat. She doesn't make much noise other than a few small mews when she gets really excited, and she doesn't get into much mischief around the house once she gets used to it. Bootsie is a great mix of a sweet, friendly companion and an independent gal who is perfectly happy entertaining herself. Though she hasn't met any other cats, dogs, or kids yet, we think she would likely be a good fit with any combination of beings in her forever home. The ideal home for Bootsie would include plenty of toys and equally chill humans.

Bootsie has 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. Bootsie 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.

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 Bootsie, 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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