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  • Status Can be reserved
  • Adoption Fee $200
  • Age 2 years old
  • Sex Female
  • Breed Tabby
  • Size Medium
  • Location Ottawa East
  • Gets along with Cats
  • Training Litter trained

Aries is slow to warm up to new people. She looks to her siblings for guidance when interacting with her foster and will allow pets when she sees everyone else enjoying them. Like most young cats she enjoys playing, sun bathing and snuggling with her siblings. Aries would be happiest in a home with a feline friend and due to medical considerations (see below) she should be adopted with one of her colony mates (Fig, Potter, Willow, Clove, Cashew)

Medical Considerations:

Aries is currently on a medical hold due to dental health concerns; an adoption application can be submitted to reserve her.

Aries also has Feline Coronavirus (FCoV). FCov is a common virus in cats. Generally, it presents as an asymptomatic infection, but can cause upper respiratory issues, and diarrhea which Aries has experienced intermittently. There is no cure for FCoV, only supportive care can be provided to treat symptoms as they arise such as specialty diets, probiotic supplements and/or antibiotics.

FCoV itself does not cause serious illness but it can undergo a genetic mutation in some cats and become a very serious virus called Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP). FIP results from the distinctive occurrence of a mutation of FCoV within a genetically susceptible cat with a particular immune response. This mutated virus is cell-associated and thus is not commonly transmitted directly from one cat to another. FIP generally develops within a few weeks to 18 months after infection with FCoV, often following a stressor.

Due to the contagious nature of FCoV Aries would likely transmit it to any cat she may share a home with. While cats can live long healthy lives with the virus and can go a long period of time being asymptomatic, sadly, there is no way of knowing whether or not it will mutate into FIP. A prospective adopter would need to be prepared for the potentially elevated cost of caring for a cat with such a virus as they may require more frequent veterinary visits and use of antibiotics and/or speciality diets to treat symptoms.

The Avery Foundation is a foster-based and volunteer-run rescue. Every TAF rescue cat is vet checked, vaccinated, treated for parasites, spay/neutered, microchipped and receive any necessary additional medical care.

Our adoption process involves an application, reference check, interview, and home visit prior to placement. From the time we receive your application through the screening process adoptions can take a couple weeks. We thank everyone who takes the time to apply but only those who best fit the cat’s requirements will be contacted.

If you’re interested in adopting Aries, please apply online at: https://www.theaveryfoundation.ca/adoption/adoption-application/cats/ or to learn more about her or her health please send us a message.

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