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Spicy Boi

APA-A-90701

Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair / Unknown

Sex
Male

Current Weight
9 lbs

Estimated Age
0 Years
10 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair / Unknown
Sex
Male
Current Weight
9 lbs
Estimated Age
0 Years
10 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$0
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Cautious, Handsome, Blossoming

Spicy Boi has beautiful marmalade stripes and the sweetest eyes! He's been working so hard at coming out of his shell and is still learning to trust people. He recently made friends with another kitty which has helped him become less afraid. They don't snuggle just yet, but Spicy likes hanging out with his new buddy and his foster mom can hear them playing at night. Definite progress!

Spicy is showing us that he wants to do more than tuck himself away all day. He's been mustering up the nerve to increasingly venture out of hiding. He'll now sit in the hallway and watch his foster mom from a distance. Sometimes he'll even come into the same room. She's managed to contain her excitement and play it cool at each new milestone. Her nonchalant, no rush approach is paying off. This adorable scaredy becomes a little bolder with each passing day.

Spicy needs a quiet home with a patient, cat-savvy person who is willing to unhurriedly allow him to adjust at his own speed. A slow and steady pace is really helping him overcome his fears and is just what he needs to continue to build his confidence. A friendly kitty companion would likely help him become more comfortable and make life more fun for him. Spicy isn't interested in being petted right now. But, given his increasing interest in spending time in the vicinity of humans, he may just work his way up to enjoying pets and more.

The world is a scary place, but trusting and loving the right person sure is grand. If you're willing to gently show Spicy this beautiful lesson, the sweet rewards will fill your heart. Contact us for an introduction!

Spicy Boi 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. Spicy Boi 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 Spicy Boi's 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 Spicy Boi, 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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