My name is Aru Chan!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Hermosa Beach, California - Aru Chan
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I'm being cared for by:
Peter Zippi Fund For Animals

Facts about Aru Chan

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Brown Tabby
  • Age: Senior
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10603750-201607 Courtesy Posting
  • Hair: Short

*** COURTESY POSTING - Peter Zippi Memorial Fund Inc will provide you with the appropriate contact if you are interested in learning more about this fabulous feline. ***

Aru's person had to relocate out of state and due to financial reasons couldn't take her along, leaving poor 'Aru-chan' in need of a new home. Luckily, her person had a friend who was willing to foster her until a new home is found.

Moving to a new home was frightening at first. She immediately found her safe spot underneath the bed and spent most of her time there. Even so, from the beginning she never once rejected a comforting pet on the head from her new foster-person. She soon gained confidence to emerge, and now she is more often seen sprawled lazily in the center of the room, inviting you to scratch her belly.

Though still shy around strangers, Aru loves to snuggle next to her human on the couch or on the bed and purr. She'll headbutt your hand and give a chirping meow to demand attention. She is 11 years young and still loves to play, eagerly going after a feather toy. She is a gentle, affectionate, and all-around wonderful cat. Her foster-person even wishes she could keep Aru for herself, but unfortunately Aru is frightened by other cats, of which there are two already living in the home. She would be much happier as an only cat.

About Peter Zippi Fund For Animals

About Our Rescue Group...

In memory of Peter Zippi, a young man dedicated to the care of animals, The Peter Zippi Memorial Fund For Animals was founded in 1977 by Dr. Alice Villalobos. We have adopted out over 14,000 pets (mostly cats) since then. The fund is run by wonderful volunteers who work tirelessly to help those who can't help themselves. The fund sponsors spay/neuter vouchers to qualified persons, and shelter for and adoptions of lost and homeless animals.

Come Meet Our Pets...

VCA Coast Animal Hospital
1560 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Hermosa Beach, CA. 90254

By Appointment, 7 days a week. Please call (310) 379-1264

Open Adoptions:

Thursdays - 5pm to 6:30pm, VCA Coast Animal Hospital
Sundays - 1pm to 3pm, VCA Coast Animal Hospital

Please call (310) 379-1264 the day before to confirm that a volunteer will be at these locations.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption Fees:

up to 6 months of age: $110.00

6 to 12 months of age: $85.00

Cats older than 1 year: $60.00

Over 5 years old to qualified person over 60 years old is free.

These are the minimum fees required. Please note they include the first (and sometimes more) vaccinations, microchipping, spay/neuter surgery, treatment for fleas, worms, and fairly often, costly treatment for other maladies, which result from abandonment

Of course, if you would like to make a larger donation to help cover our care for the homeless animals, we would be delighted. All donations over the minimum fees are tax deductible, and will receive written acknowledgment.

We have an adoption questionaire to fill out prior to being approved, and a personal interview with an adoption counselor is required; at our discretion, a home visit may be required. Adopters agree to keep cat(s) indoors only and to not declaw.