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Ruth

APA-A-81550

Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair

Sex
Female

Current Weight
8 lbs

Estimated Age
1 Years
2 Months

Location
Off Site - Tarrytown Cattery

Adoption Fee
$50
Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair
Sex
Female
Current Weight
8 lbs
Estimated Age
1 Years
2 Months
Location
Off Site - Tarrytown Cattery
Tarrytown Cattery
Adoption Fee
$50
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Playful, Confident, Alert

Gorgeous, lovable, and independent are just a few words to describe this beauty! Ruth has the greatest time exploring her surroundings, and she loves the calm that comes with wandering around, just checking things out. She has finished raising her kittens, and has been craving some peace and quiet! She will happily spend most of her time around loving humans who can give her all of the attention!

Ruth loves chasing toys around (whether string/wand toys waved back and forth, or rolled/thrown balls and stuffed toys), and will bat them back and forth with you (especially with anything that will roll). She seems to be most interested in playing with someone as opposed to on her own; her interest tends to fade if left alone with a toy, but she will play for a good long while with you!

Ruth likes to warm up to you before she starts headbutting you to ask for pets! Her favorite seems to be small scratches between her brows. She'll tolerate (perhaps with a token meow of protest) being picked up or held in your lap, but is most likely to walk off as soon as she's let go; she likes being pet but likes her space as well, and generally seems more interested in playing than affection.

Pro tip: Ruth can be bribed with treats!

With slow introduction, Ruth has the potential to get along well with other animals in the home. She seemed indifferent to the small dog she met, and is curious about her feline roommates; sometimes they bully her, sometimes she doesn't like them, sometimes she's friendly with them - so it depends on the cat! She would also do best in a home with kids who have some cat experience. She can be quite vocal when nervous and would do well with an owner who can be patient with her chattiness while she gets used to her new surroundings.

This sweet and confident girl is patiently waiting her turn for a forever home, if she sounds like the purrfect fit for your family,

Contact us today to meet this gorgeous lady!

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 Ruth, please email us at [email protected].
Come meet your new best friend

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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