My name is Bert!

Domestic Shorthair Kitten for adoption in Austin, Texas - Bert
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Facts about Bert

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Brown Or Chocolate (Mostly)
  • Age: Kitten
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10691479-33360006
  • Hair: Short

Affectionate - Playful - Silly

Bert has had it pretty rough in his short life thus far, but he's a tough little guy with a heart of gold. He came to APA! as a singleton with a broken leg after getting hit by a car. While he will eventually have his leg amputated (something that will not slow him down at all), even with his bandage, his foster mom reports that he's an active kitten with tons of energy. Bert loves to fetch toys, climb in boxes, leap into shopping bags, and swat at feathers on strings. He's ready to play whenever you are and, when he finally tires out, he'll jump right in your lap and snuggle up for a nap with his head buried in your neck. 

Although he's a super playful kitten, Bert loves his humans and wants to hang out wherever you are. He'll greet you when you come home with a big purr, nuzzling your legs. He also purrs when you feed him. This adorable tabby boy is not going to be the cat that spends all his time under the bed-he's going to want to spend his time where his people are. 

Bert has also shown himself to be a great roommate in his foster home. Despite his young age, Bert already has impeccable litter manners and has been good about not scratching where he's not supposed to. Occasionally he'll meow to ask you to play with him, but he's not a super vocal cat. He is still learning how to play gently, as all kittens must do, so cat-savvy kids would be best. Bert has been introduced to dogs and, although bigger dogs make him a bit nervous at first, he plays well with them and keeps to himself when he wants to. 

All in all, Bert is going to grow up to be a wonderful companion cat. After his rough start, he is really looking forward to a loving forever home where there will be plenty of affection and attention. 

Bert has tested positive for Feline Leukemia (FeLV). It is possible for kittens six months and younger to shed this virus completely and test negative, so Bert will be re-tested for FeLV at his six month birthday, at which time a definitive diagnosis can be assured. Until then, Bert should live with no other cats or kittens to ensure the virus is not passed. Bert is available for adoption now to adopters who can accommodate a feline leukemia positive, or negative, cat as he is not yet of age to have a definitive test. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society:

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.

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