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  • Status Can be reserved
  • Adoption Fee $200
  • Age 2 years old
  • Sex Male
  • Breed DMH Tabby
  • Size Medium
  • Location Ottawa East
  • Gets along with Cats
  • Prefers home without Children
  • Training Litter trained

Fig is slow to warm up to new people but once you gain his trust, he enjoys being pet. He will run over to you and flop onto his back to show you his belly, though chin scratches are by far his favourite. Fig enjoys spending his time sun bathing and watching the wildlife outside. When he’s not lounging he’s snuggling and playing with his foster siblings. Fig is startled by fast movements and loud noises and is best suited to a quiet and calm home that is adult-only or with older children with previous cat experience. Fig would be happiest in a home with a feline friend and due to medical considerations (see below) he should be adopted with one of his colony mates (Aries, Potter, Willow, Clove, Cashew).

Medical Considerations:

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

Fig also suffers from asthma which is currently being treated with puffers. Lastly, he 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 Fig 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 Fig would likely transmit it to any cat he 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 Fig, please apply online at: https://www.theaveryfoundation.ca/adoption/adoption-application/cats/ or to learn more about him and his health send us a message.

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