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Valentine

APA-A-84235

Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair

Sex
Female

Current Weight
9 lbs

Estimated Age
1 Years
9 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair
Sex
Female
Current Weight
9 lbs
Estimated Age
1 Years
9 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$0
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Pretty, Curious, Playful

Valentine is a beautiful cat with a unique coat - her back has marbled tabby markings but the rest of her is white except for a little tabby cap on her head. She has gorgeous green eyes and a cute pink nose. Valentine is a happy, friendly cat who enjoys running around her foster home. She likes wand toys and playing hide and seek. Valentine is still young and full of energy and sometimes gets a bit over excited during playtime and will try to nip hands/feet. She doesn't bite hard or with any aggression; her foster parent has been training her not to do that by stopping playtime at the first sign of a nip and has already seen improvement in this area.

Valentine likes to hang around her humans, though she isn't a lap cat, nor is she needy. She prefers to be in the same room where the action is; most days, she curls up for a nap near her foster parent's feet during the day. Valentine does like to sleep curled up next to you at night. She also acts as a very gentle and adorable alarm clock - she'll give you a few delicate nudges when it's time to wake up, but she has an internal snooze button and will usually curl back up to let you sleep a few more minutes. This is extremely considerate feline behavior! Be advised, however, if you try to press the snooze button more than once, Valentine will let you know that it's time to get up. She doesn't have any problem communicating her needs - while she isn't loud most of the time, she knows when to use her meows.

Other fun facts about Valentine: There is a resident dog in her foster home; while Valentine was cautious at first, it only took a few days for her to adjust and now they get along fine. She would do fine with a cat-friendly canine. A grain-free diet seems to work best for Valentine. The ideal forever home for Valentine would include plenty of toys and room to run around, a nice window to look out, and loving humans who are looking for a companion, but not a shadow.

Valentine 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. Valentine 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 Valentine, 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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