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Chennai 15

APA-A-96371

Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair

Sex
Female

Current Weight
2 lbs

Estimated Age
0 Years
2 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$90
Looks Like
Domestic Shorthair
Sex
Female
Current Weight
2 lbs
Estimated Age
0 Years
2 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$90
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Chennai is the shyest of her siblings. She takes longer to warm up to people, but she is beginning to come out of hiding. She is starting to let her foster parent be in her presence when she is eating or using the litter box, but still doesn't like being picked up. Chennai is looking for a patient guardian who will help socialize her and encourage her to come out of her shell.

When she first arrived at her foster home, Chennai would hide all the time. Just making eye contact with her would cause her to hiss, but she has come a long way since then. Chennai has never been physically aggressive and will allow you to pick her up if necessary. She can still be shy and skittish, but we've seen that she is warming up with each day she spends in her foster home. Chennai is even starting to play with her foster parent! She will swat and pounce when a wand toy is dangled in front of her, as long as the human holding it stays at a distance from her.

Although she doesn't spend much time with humans, Chennai does get along with the other kittens of her litter. She will snuggle and play with them, usually when humans aren't in the room with her.

The ideal home for Chennai would be calm and peaceful so that she can feel safe as she learns to open up to people. With how shy she is, we don't think a chaotic, noisy home or one with young children would be the best match for Chennai.

If you've got the time and space to provide a loving home for Chennai, contact us soon!

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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 Chennai, 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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