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Female Young Domestic Short Hair

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Austin Siamese Rescue

About Callie

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Please contact Kathy (kgselbrede@mac.com) for more information about this pet.Gorgeous Kitty with an Awesome Personality'Callie Callahan' was the sole survivor of a litter of feral kittens born in the wilder parts of Georgetown. (That's Callie in the last photo, at the very back of the litter; she was always the shy-est kitten. I deeply regret I didn't know enough to trap mama and kittens at the time I took that photo on May 10, 2016.) Abandoned just after weaning when mama got pregnant again (before we started TNR), she quickly 'adopted' us and never had to be trapped. Playful and feisty, she stayed very busy chasing leaves, chasing her tail, and climbing trees until finally she ventured into the house and never looked back. Once she was indoors, safe from predators and other wild things, she quickly became fully domesticated with good manners.We would keep Callie in a heartbeat (and the other 5 sweet kitties we rescued) but we already have 3 large senior dogs each needing special care. Plus, we're seniors ourselves now (both over 60 - yikes!).Once a human has gained Callie's trust, she wears her heart on her sleeve. She's an interesting, quirky awesome kitty with a wonderful warm personality that craves her very own human(s) on whom she can lavish all her kitty affections. Callie would LOVE a human who enjoys playing with her every day; her favorite games are the laser dot, and chasing a toy tied to a long string that you pull around the room.She is still a bit cautious on a first encounter with someone new, but warms up quickly in short order. She's very social and affectionate once she knows and trusts you. The distinctive ornamental oval on her chest reminds us of the 'heart of Te-Fiti' from the Disney movie Moana -- and it didn't take long for the nickname Te-Fiti to feel right for this warm-hearted kitty. This sweetheart loves to sit on a warm lap as much as she loves to sleep on the bed, and she seems to fully appreciate the simple company of the human(s) she loves.The most unique characteristic about Callie (besides the 'heart of Te-Fiti' on her chest, and the light brown piece of tabby patchwork on her chin) is how she greets us. You know it's Callie when you hear sweet tiny kitten-like mews. Her 'hello' is often a soft high-pitched double-mew, like 'aar-aar,' followed by a soft twitter. Her 'kitty talk' makes you want to stop and engage her in conversation.There's still bad blood between her and that moving red laser dot though, and one day she plans to actually catch it so it can't get out from between her paws! Until she does pull off that miracle, her new owner will have a bundle of fun getting Callie to chase it all over the house! Callie never ceases to wait patiently for me - sometimes until wee hours in the morning - hoping beyond hope that I'll have just enough energy left to shine that laser toy around or pull a string-tied toy around the room before I hit the hay! She's still a kitten at heart!Callie is good with some cats but not all cats, and is unknown with respect to dogs and children. Her curiosity drives her to experiment with getting close to our dogs but she has yet to 'tame' and 'adopt' them like she 'adopted' us. Considering that our 3 large dogs are all known cat- and squirrel-chasers (though they've learned to tolerate indoor cats), Callie is surely exercising wisdom by keeping a safe distance between herself and them, but she's seemingly very open to coexisting with dogs in general.Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

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Name
Callie
Age
Young
Gender
Female
Size
Small
Shots up to date
YES
Ok with kids
NO
Housetrained
YES
Hypoallergenic
Not Sure
Spayed / Neutered
YES
Ok with dogs
NO
Ok with cats
NO
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Addison

Domestic Short Hair

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Please contact Rae (rae@luvzhorses.com) for more information abo... show more

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Please contact Rae (rae@luvzhorses.com) for more information about this pet.Hello,My name is Addison, kind of a sophisticated English name. I like it.  I just got here from the Bastrop shelter with my sister Artemis and we were scared out of our wits.  I have gotten a lot more comfortable BUT my sister is still more afraid than I am.Foster mom will be keeping us for a week or two more or until we are comfortable being handled and with people but we will be looking for our special forever home the whole time!Let my foster mom know you might want me as your BFF and then come to meet me!!!ADDISON UPDATE:Wow, time flies when you're having fun.  Foster Mom had to be away for 3 months and we did not get much attention while she was gone, but now we're having special 'lessons' in liking people and we're doing quite well.  My sister is STILL a big scaredy cat, but Foster Mom and Foster Sister are going to work really hard with her during Christmas vacation so we will be ready for our forever homes soon after.  We are both very healthy and beautiful and we are the age shown below here on this page.  We will make great BFF's, why not ask about us and take a chance - you won't be sorry!ADDISON UPDATE Jan 16:  We are still VERY skittery and Mom is going to order some Jackson Galaxy flower remedies and we will be moved into large cages so Mom and Sis can work directly with each one of us.  Here's hoping - - FOSTER MOM UPDATE March 13:  Happy to say that Addison is doing very well.  Still a bit timid, but coming up to be petted and enjoying it.  She's out of a cage and lots of the 'roaming' kitties in the house have been allowed into the room where she is and it's now on to the next step - allowing her to come out of the kitty room and into the normal house if she wants.  I've changed her status to 'available for adoption' and she is ready for a home that is fairly quiet with someone who is willing to be gentle and patient with her.  She's a really SWEET kitty and deserves a chance at a forever home.  She gets along with other kitties, so a home with another buddy would be great.ADDISON UPDATE September 10, 2016: I am sooo ready for love .  Addison is finally ready fully for a home.  She will take a bit to get used to the new digs, but she's been off with a temp foster for 6 weeks, is back and is asking to be petted, venturing out in the house and has left sister behind in so many ways.  She can be picked up, petted and will most of the time come to you.  Loud or sudden movements still un-nerve her, but in a normal home setting she'll be a great companion.  Addison is very healthy and up to date on vaccinations and is spayed and microchipped!  Won't you consider HER as your new BFF?ADDISON UPDATE: October 2018:  Hey, I'm back.  Had a little health scare but turns out it was a wrong diagnosis and I'm healthy as can be.  I've been living in foster mom's bedroom and having a lot of fun and attention.  I love to sleep right next to her leg and I love being petted and I even beg to be petted.  I am still a little insecure and it shows when you move fast or try to chase or catch me.  I'm also a bit face shy still although I love it when you scratch and pet my head, just nervous if you try to use two hands at once.  If I'm on the bed and I know you, you can pick me up.  I will be okay for a few minutes but after that I want down.  I have the tiniest little meow, you'd think I was a kitten.  I might be a little bit insecure still BUT once I settle in and get to know you I'll be your BFF and give you back lots of love!New pics coming soon!Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet. show less

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Agnes II

Siamese

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Please contact Beth (bethbach2@gmail.com) for more information a... show more

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Please contact Beth (bethbach2@gmail.com) for more information about this pet.  Agnes loves to spend her time watching birds through the window and hanging out with her friend Alton.  Agnes was trapped and brought to a high kill shelter in South Texas along with two other kitty friends.  She had no hope of getting out alive, especially since she's a bit older and not sure people can be trusted. She's best friends with her buddy Alton and is also very close to her friend Alfreda.  You can see the profiles for Alton and Alfreda by clicking on the links at the bottom of this page. Agnes is aloof with people.  Not truly feral but not wanting to be touched by people either. She gratefully accepts plates of wet food and treats but does not want to be petted and will move away from you if you try.  She gets along well with any new foster cat who comes to share her space though so she is a great companion to cats.  Do you have it in your heart to share you home with Agnes?  She is so grateful she now lives indoors and just wants to have a place she can continue her hobbies of bird watching and just hanging out. It would be beyond fantastic if all three of these friends could find a special home together. Contact foster Beth for more information about Agnes and her friends, bethbach2@gmail.com.      Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet. show less

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Alfreda

Siamese

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Please contact Beth (bethbach2@gmail.com) for more information a... show more

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Please contact Beth (bethbach2@gmail.com) for more information about this pet.  Alfreda is enjoying her well deserved retirement from producing babies.  She's a beautiful Lynx Point girl who was brought in as a stray by animal control and appeared to have always lived as a community cat.   So now she's really digging a roof over her head and steady meals. Alfreda is a cat's cat and not all that fond of people. She is what we call an indoor feral.  She doesn't like people but she would not do well at this point as an outside cat.  People serve a purpose of course but petting should not be one of them.  Simply bring the vittles please and leave me to hanging out with my feline buds.  Alfreda would like to find a nice home where she can just be a cat.  She lives well among people but is not a typical 'pet' cat.  She adores the other two kitties she came in with and readily accepts any new foster who comes to share her space.  Do you have it in your heart and home to give Alfreda a permanet place to hang out?It would be beyond fantastic if all three of these friends could find a special home together.  Contact her foster at bethbach2@gmail.com with any questions.   Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet. show less

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Alton aka Snow

Domestic Medium Hair

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Please contact Beth (bethbach2@gmail.com) for more information a... show more

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Please contact Beth (bethbach2@gmail.com) for more information about this pet.  Snow is a gorgeous, pure white boy with stunning  yellow green eyes.  He's nervous with new people but really does want attention. He likes petting but can be shy about it at first.  He warms up quickly with treats and lets me pet him all I want when I have Temptations to give him. He likes to just hang out with his kitty friends, watch birds, and take long naps. He's easy going with other cats and kittens and takes on the role of friend to the kittens who come through his foster home.  Snow is a gentle cat but is nervous about people he hasn't seen before.  He has the potential to be a very loving cat with his people but needs time to warm up to people so his adopter needs to be a patient person willing to give him that time.  He loves treats, so that is a good motivator for allowing petting.Snow was living outside, already ear tipped but was trapped again anyway and taken to a shelter with a very high kill rate.  He's extremely grateful to get to live indoors now. It would be beyond fantastic if all three of these friends could find a special home together.         Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet. show less

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Amelia

Domestic Short Hair

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Please contact Kathy (kgselbrede@mac.com) for more information a... show more

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Please contact Kathy (kgselbrede@mac.com) for more information about this pet.A Special Needs Kitty with a Big HeartAmelia was born to a feral mama cat out in the wilder parts of Georgetown. We were able to trap Amelia at a young enough age after weaning that she's fully tame. She's an exceptionally sweet kitty with many positive and wonderful personality traits. We would keep her (and the other 5 sweet kitties we rescued) but we already have 3 large senior dogs needing special care. Amelia has a lot to offer a kind human who needs a BFF, who wants only one pet (Amelia by herself) in their household, and who can take on her special needs possibly for the rest of her life.First, the good news about Amelia's wonderful feline traits..... She is a social kitty. She's shy and scared with people she doesn't know, but once she feels safe she's very forthcoming. She thrives on being near her trusted human(s) and is a true love bug with them. She's a soft friendly purry kitty who loves to see you come through the door (you'll often find her waiting there for you), who loves affection, who wants to sit on your lap or next to you. She's both a calm snuggly lap cat and still kitten enough to love playing with her human(s) - her favorite game is chasing a toy tied to a string while you pull it around the room. She's vocal with sweet 'kitty talk' but not too loud. She loves to sleep near (or on) you on your bed.As for her looks, she's a stunner! Snow white fur frames mosaic patches of gray tabby across her shoulders. Her pink nose is a nice accent against her large clear green eyes. She always looks beautiful where ever she curls up to sleep, inviting pets, cheek rubs, head scratches, and cuddles.The thing that holds Amelia back at our house is that she has allergies. Because we have 3 dogs and 5 other cats in the household, to protect Amelia from allergens (especially food but also environmental), we have to keep her confined to her own room while she undergoes her dermatology treatment plan. Basically, with us Amelia is in isolation most of the time, which makes her sad and lonely.Being under the care of Dr. Jenice Daigle, Animal Dermatologist with Central Texas Veterinary Specialty Hospital, means Amelia looks forward to a bright future in which her allergies are either resolved or well-managed. Though she's currently eating two brands of hypoallergenic foods (at this time any other foods cause itchy skin rashes and sores, hair loss, topical and oral medications, and the dreaded 'cone'), in 2021 it should be possible to conduct food trials to determine what 'normal' foods she can eat.At Amelia's most recent derm appointment on July 2, Dr Daigle recommended that a daily oral medication (Atopica) be continued for one more month, with a recheck appointment on 7/30, and anticipates continuing the Atopica for 2-3 more months after that (through September or October). It is hoped that Atopica will 'reset' Amelia's immune system so that her skin stops reacting. So far she is doing better than she's ever been. Her skin and coat are back to a normal healthy condition, and she's back to her playful happy (though lonely) self. If you have a heart for 'hard luck' kitties like Amelia (whose allergies are no fault of her own), and if you have the time and resources to help her out with her required treatment, here's a list of things that could make you a possible good fit for this little munchkin and an 'angel' to relieve her from current mostly-isolated living situation:*  You have no other animals (ie, no other potential allergen sources) in your home and are ok with having just one special kitty who would love to spend as much time as possible with you.*  You would enjoy playing with Amelia (pulling that string-tied toy around the room, flashing the laser beam so she can chase it, etc.).*  You (and the people you live with) are 'neat freak' enough not to leave food or crumbs where this rascally kitty can get to them when you're not looking.*  You are willing and able to take over the remainder of Amelia's care (we are willing to pay for her remaining treatment with Dr. Daigle), which is focused on resolving her allergies or at least keeping them under control. Right now that includes:          1) A very strict uncompromising veterinarian-prescribed diet (Royal Canin HP kibble, Hill's z/d kibble and canned food).          2) Daily oral medication (Amelia doesn't like this but is such a good kitty she tolerates it. We get it done as quickly as possible in the evening, and then have a fun playtime afterward to help her feel better and forget about it).          3) Taking Amelia to follow-up dermatology appointments in Round Rock. Again, she doesn't enjoy the transport but she tolerates the whole ordeal. As long as she's not tipped off to the carrier (in which case she'll run and hide), it's easy to put her inside it. Vets have always commented what a good kitty she is.If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact us to explore the possibilities. We would SO love to see Amelia be accepted into a loving forever home where she can be free to explore and play and stay close to her human(s) instead of being stuck in a back room by herself most of the time.Beyond allergies, Amelia has so much to offer and just might be your perfect forever kitty companion.Please contact us if you'd like more information and details about sweet Amelia.Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet. show less

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Amelia Bedelia

Balinese

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Please contact Courtney (courtneygoza@gmail.com) for more inform... show more

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Please contact Courtney (courtneygoza@gmail.com) for more information about this pet.High Energy Good Time GirlThis little girl was found with her sister, Cocoa Bean in a crate abandoned at a neighborhood mailbox in Austin. They were found by a good samaritan who contacted our rescue. Amelia was initally very scared of humans and hid wherever she could squeeze into. She was only 3 pounds when she came so she could get into a lot of small places! She has made great progress in the few weeks she has been in her foster home. She has gained a lot of confidence and become a kitten that craves attention and pets. She also loves being brushed. She is very playful. Because Amelia was initally very shy and scared, I would not recommend her for a home with small children or a very busy house with lots of noise/activity. She would love a home that would adopt her with her sister. They are not bonded but they do play with each other and it would make transition much easier if they had each other. She is a medium hair fluffy kitten and will need regular brushing. We believe she may be a Balinese mix with Tortie points.Amelia was most likely born in March, 2020. Her and her sister are fostered at a home in Kyle, Texas. Meet and Greets will be done via Zoom call with approved adopters only. Her adoption fee will be $200.00. There is a $25 discount per cat when adopting two or more kittens.Interested adopters should submit an application directly to the rescue by visiting  www.austinsiameserescue.org. Additional information about this kitten may be available on this kitten's profile page posted on the rescue's site. Please note that application processing time can take one to two weeks. We know this wait can be frustrating but we are working hard to find great great homes for our cats.Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet. show less

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Bob

Domestic Short Hair

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Please contact Kathy (kgselbrede@mac.com) for more information a... show more

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Please contact Kathy (kgselbrede@mac.com) for more information about this pet.Passionate, uniquely handsome, yearns for safe human connection.A strikingly gorgeous male with unique stripey swirls on his sides and back legs, handsome eyeliner, white socks, white chest and “collar,” short tail (hence his name), Bob was likely born to a feral mother in the wilder parts of Georgetown. He started coming to our porch for dinner in late summer of 2017 when we snapped the photo of him sitting with a raccoon and opossum politely waiting to be served. He seemed happily independent, always evading our traps, but lonely, often breaking our hearts with sad meowing as he wandered off into the night after dinner. In 2019 when Bob showed up with a huge cactus spine through his right eye we feared the eye was a lost cause and that he may even die from resulting infection. We rushed to the nearest KFC and on March 14, 2019 Bob finally entered our trap and we immediately took him to a vet willing to try to save his eye. He came back almost as good as new: the pupil in his right eye is a little larger (some call it soulful) but the vet truly did a miracle and he’s had no issues with vision or eye health. As with several adult ferals before Bob, we had done the “T” and “N” of TNR, but couldn’t bear to “Release” him considering the local predators, rattlesnakes, cactus, etc., so we started taming and socializing him. Of course he was terrified at first of being indoors, hiding in his crate and hating even to be looked at by humans. He’s since made tremendous progress. His true personality has emerged, and (like all cats) he’s quite unique. He’s definitely not standoff-ish. He wears his heart on his sleeve and always lets us know how he’s feeling. Most often he gushes with displays of love, gratitude and affection. He now yearns for our company, loves being talked to, and loves to be petted (though he can still become defensive of fast or unexpected movements). Whether or not we’re petting him he purrs and rubs and rolls around and makes hundreds of exaggerated biscuits - many in the air while he’s laying on his side or upside down - in our presence, always happy just to have us near him. He’s just begun to press his cheek into our arms and hands!!! He loves to play with toys but still needs to be taught how to do that with a human. He’s also very vocal, and his meows are quite varied depending on his emotions at the time. He thrives on human company, hates being left alone, and often protests with a loud, very sad meow (almost begging “Please don’t go!!!!”) when we have to leave his room. He appreciates as much time as we humans can give to him. The sad news for Bob is that we still have 5 other adult ferals who don’t all get along, so Bob is mostly in “solitary confinement” in his own room. We believe he would thrive in a calm, quiet home where he could enjoy observing and interacting with trustworthy adult humans in a shared living space. All indications are that he strongly desires to make friends and get close and that he’ll continue to respond very positively if adopted by a patient, dedicated animal lover(s) willing to give him time, patience and the love he lacked out in the wild, and committed to continue helping him learn how to break down the defensive boundaries he needed to survive in the wild and allow himself to be loved and to return love in gentle ways. His heart and passions are exceptionally huge, and this will make him a wonderfully soulful pet for the right forever home. We so wish we could keep him but it's not fair when our time and affections are spread so thin.   Since Bob is still a work-in-progress, he is better suited for a household with one or two experienced, patient cat person(s) who have a heart for ferals rather than first-time cat parents. At this time he is not a good fit for a household with children! He is making great progress through, but sometimes shows us he's still in, the 'transitional' phase of taming where his 'wild' defensive side can strike out with a claw or warning nip (which with us always results in a purposefully exaggerated human yelp to show him that’s not okay, Bob’s temporary retreat and pouting, and then a lovely make-up session in which he vocalizes and exhibits his remorse). He’s not a lap cat yet, but he’s following the pattern of our other successful domestications of adult ferals (one of which started out quite ferocious but since has tamed our three dogs – two of which used to try to kill cats - and rules as queen of gentleness over the front area of our home). As for other cats, Bob has met two of the other tamed feral cats in our home: one attacked him while he remained passive, and he coexisted peaceably with the other; so, we venture to guess that in the future Bob could enjoy the companionship of other non-combative animals. (NOTE: Dr. Roy Smith, founder of Central Texas Cat Hospital, swears after 50+ years of rescuing and treating cats that every cat wishes to be the ONLY cat in a household, that it’s we humans who believe they need a cat friend.) We would love to talk to you more about Bob to find out if you and he might make a good fit together. The two cat trees in the photos are available free to his new adoptive family. His favorite is a very high quality tree made by New Cat Condos, one of their top-of-the-line products.Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet. show less

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Bria

Siamese

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Please contact Rae (rae@luvzhorses.com) for more information abo... show more

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Please contact Rae (rae@luvzhorses.com) for more information about this pet.Hi There,My name is Bria and I was living at the Comanche, TX shelter when they discovered I was pregnant. They scurried and made arrangements for me to get out of the shelter ASAP so I wouldn't have my babies there.The nice ladies at Comanche, especially Laurie and Kimberly worked quickly and got me to ASR and into a foster home on Tuesday and I had my babies on Thursday!  Talk about the nick of time!I am the proud healthy mother of three little cuties who will be up for adoption in 8-10 weeks time.  I will then need my own forever home and if you would like to have me as a BFF please come to meet me.  I'm a very loving girl and a really good Mom and I purr all the time!5/6/16 UPDATE: Bria has come a very long way and is now ready for a forever home.  She is a silly, bouncy kitty with a bit of 'tude', but she is friendly and ready for more.  She isn't really comfortable with most of the kitties in our home, but plays with Darth as if he was her baby or she was his sister.  She has gotten a lot more comfortable with humans as well.  She will rub up against my legs and allow me to pet her on the head and chest and one or two strokes down her back and then gets excited and sends 'warning' signals.  I think she just gets easily over stimulated, but she can be a bit nippy so she is not a good choice for a family with small children.  She would be great as a companion for an adult home with one other kitty as long as she is allowed plenty of time to acclimate and get used to the other kitty.  I do believe that if Bria has a home of her own where she has more area to roam (right now she stays basically in one big bedroom) she will come completely out of her fear shell and become a really sweet and loving kitty.  Won't you tkae a chance on this girl?  She deserves a place of her own after such a rough start.UPDATE: July 2017 - Bria is definately a good candidate for an adult home with one or even two other kitties.  She is now integrated into the population and managing nicely.  She isn't agressive and will back down from confrontation but sometimes she will defend herself a bit.  She still is a sweet girl but still gets a bit over excited at too much petting. She really needs a quiet home where she can ask for and get the attention and love she deserves.  She'd make a great companion!Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet. show less