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Twin

APA-A-88301

Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair

Sex
Female

Current Weight
8 lbs

Estimated Age
1 Years
11 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair
Sex
Female
Current Weight
8 lbs
Estimated Age
1 Years
11 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$0
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Regal, Independent, Playful

Meet Twin! The former street cat who carries now herself like an Egyptian goddess within her cozy palace. Currently, she's working on socializing to humans, and she has made VERY good progress!

Generally, Twin is calm and poised, but when she gets in the mood to play, she's a little tornado! Most of the time she's content to snuggle up on a chair or couch and nap, but always with one ear and one eye on her humans. Come too close, and she'll dart away. Twin no longer prowls around using boxes as protection, but she's still not a fully confident cat. Loud noises or sudden movements, and she'll head for cover. When she's leaving of her own accord, however, she walks with swagger. This is a cat who sees herself as your equal, at least, and isn't afraid to show it.

Twin makes an excellent work-from-home cat -- the perfect quiet, well-behaved roommate. No butt-holes on camera -- the only time she pops into Zoom calls is when she's hungry (she'll gently pat her human's arm for attention, which everyone obviously thinks is very cute). She's always hungry, in fact. It's not uncommon to look down from your own meal and see her sitting very politely on the floor, tail wrapped around her, looking at you as if to say, "Hi. I'm here. I'm ready to be fed now." When you get up, she'll head toward the food with enthusiasm, pausing to look back to make sure you're following her. If you go in another direction, she'll come that way to "fetch" you back with a patient but exasperated wide-eyed stare ("We were on our way to feed me, remember?!").

Twin is a horizontal cat -- doesn't seem inclined generally to go upward and has shown no inclination to knock anything off shelves. She loved the Christmas tree but only to sit under and tap the lower-hanging ornaments. She only knocked one off, but she went sprinting into the other room when it bounced! She made no move to climb it. Twin has a cute habit of pulling books off the lower bookshelves. She doesn't damage them, just pulls one out about once a week. Perhaps she'd like to read one? She is not a fan of the Roomba, but has mostly gotten used to it. Twin loves to streeeeeeetch up against walls, so you may hear the click of her claws as she stretches to her full length, but she doesn't scratch the walls. She uses her cardboard scratcher vigorously, but has shown no interest in vertical scratchers of other materials.

Twin has good litter box habits and uses a top-entry liter box with no problems. She has used both clumping and non-clumping litter. She has a tendency to kick her litter up, so the top-entry litter box has kept things cleaner. She also can kick litter loudly enough to wake her human!

Twin's ideal home would be a quiet one where she has time and space to settle in and get comfortable. A home without small children or dogs would likely be best as Twin is ready to defend her domain and her peace.

Twin 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. Twin 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 Twin, 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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