Hello, my name is Albert. I am a very handsome cat with a story to tell. I'll get to that in a moment. First, a bit about me. I am unbelievably friendly. The rescue volunteers tell me that I'm one of the most outgoing, friendly, affectionate cats they've ever rescued. Well, that's probably true. I have a lot to be thankful for and I owe it all to people. I LOVE everyone. I get along well with dogs who are cat friendly. I have a mellow, laid back personality. I enjoy lounging and playing with toys. I am also a total ham for cat treats. I will do just about anything for cat treats. I love being petted and groomed, cuddled and loved. I am well behaved and always use a litterbox like a good boy. I'm a gem! So, here's my story of how I came to be with Paws for Life. I lost my family, but found my way into a community cat colony. Most of the cats in this group are unsocialized with no interest in human interaction. Not me, though. I love people. One day, around feeding time, I wandered into a trap and was whisked away to the vet clinic to be neutered. Once under anesthesia, things started to go badly. I turned blue. The clinic was going to kill me, but a rescuer was there and asked permission to try to save me. It worked! I went to a full vet hospital where they took great care of me and pretty much brought me back from near death. We discovered I have a little hole in my heart, but that hasn't slowed me down. I am active and playful, full of life and full of love. I am scheduled to have an echocardiogram in March. The Rescue will pay for that. In the meantime, I am taking supplements and I feel fantastic. I will probably need heart medicine for life, but believe me, I'm worth it. Please give me a chance! Adoption fee: $20. Fee includes testing, deworming, vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchip and 60 days of free pet insurance.
Adoption and Foster Care ApplicationComplete this form and a volunteer will contact you to answer questions and to schedule a meet-n-greet.
Saturday, August 5: Adoption event at Petco, 29335 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills (just south of 13 Mile Rd). From 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., come meet adoptable cats and kittens on the 1st and 3rd Saturday each month (as available - not all adoptable animals will be at every event).
Adoption event dates for 2017: August 5, August 19, September 16, October 7, October 21, November 4, November 18, December 2 and December 16.
Sunday, August 13: Adoption event at Dodge Park in Sterling Heights from noon to 4 p.m., come meet adoptable pets at the 2017 Paws in the Park 10-year anniversary celebration for Paws for Life, including adoptable pets, dog walk, family picnic, vendors, dog games and kids' activities. Games, raffles, prizes, entertainment and fun for everyone!
Saturday, August 26: Adoption Event at PetPeople, 6520 Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Hills. From 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., come meet adoptable cats and kittens on the 4th Saturday of each month (as available - not all adoptable animals will be at every event).
Adoption event dates for 2017: August 26, September 23, October 28 and November 25.
Adoption Process: Complete the application at www.pawsforliferescue.org. We then arrange a location, date and time for you to meet some pets. If the meeting goes well and everyone is happy, you begin the mandatory, minimum two-week adjustment period with the pet as part of your family. You will pay the non-refundable adoption fee at the start of the two-week adjustment period. This pending period allows your new dog or cat time to adjust to their new home, new people, new routine, etc., and for you to decide if it's a match and the right pet for you. At the end of two weeks (some people extend the adjustment time as needed and that's fine too), if everyone is happy, then we finalize the adoption. Feel free to email if you have any questions.
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NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter! Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures, on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.