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Gus Gus

APA-A-83972

Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair

Sex
Male

Current Weight
6 lbs

Estimated Age
1 Years
3 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$50
Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair
Sex
Male
Current Weight
6 lbs
Estimated Age
1 Years
3 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$50
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Regal, Curious, Cautious

Gus Gus was found caught in a fence where he'd been stuck for who knows how long! His back leg was so badly injured it required amputation. But, this brave little soldier came through surgery with flying colors and he is adjusting beautifully to life as a tripod.

So you'll forgive Gus if it might take him a while to warm up to new people and a new environment, given his recent trauma! It will take him some time to trust you; meanwhile, he will chatter up a storm to you (he's not shy about that!), explore the house (while serenading you with his cute trills), and play, play, play! Gus is also not shy about toys. He will cheerfully tear apart fuzzy toys and may even run after one if you throw it.

Playtime is good for Gus - it keeps him occupied and avoids boredom. He can play for hours! He can joyfully run and jump, as capable as any 4-legged kitty.

Once Gus is completely comfortable, he is known to sweetly push his head into your hand and start letting you pick him up for short periods of time. Then he will progress to coming when you call him! And before you know it, he will sleep at the foot of your bed at night. You just need to be patient, gentle, and kind, and give him the time. It's obvious that he appreciates love and affection, but he's not ready to rush into it. Note: he can be bribed with treats!

Gus instantly made friends with the two kittens in his previous foster home, though he was more reserved and cautious of the older adult cats. And he seems to miss them, because he has walked around in his new foster home looking for them and meowing for them! We think Gus would be best in a home with a feline friend he could play with.

No doubt, this sweet tabby has had some serious trauma in his short life. But, he has rebounded spectacularly and deserves nothing but love, happiness, and security for the many years of life he has ahead. He would love a home with a cat buddy, fuzzy toys, cozy spaces, and big windows! His people should be able to ready his body language and give him the time he needs to settle in. If you'd like to be the person to give these priceless gifts to him, Gus would be forever grateful and so would we! Contact us for an introduction!

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 Gus Gus, 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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