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Domestic Short Hair / Mixed (short coat)

Details about Auger

  • ID C220658
  • Adoption Fee: $25
  • Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Mixed (short coat)
  • Gender: Female
  • Coat Length: Short
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Current Weight: 0.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 7/22/2022
  • Declawed: No
  • Special Diet Required

Auger's Compatibility Attributes

  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: Yes
  • Older/Considerate Children Only: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Good for Apartment Living: Yes
  • Needs Companion Animal in Adoptive Home: Yes

Auger's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Likes to Vocalize: Some
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
Other Traits:
    Lap pet, Playful, Affectionate, Eager to Please, Intelligent, Gentle, Goofy, Plays with Toys

Hi, my name is Auger.  I joined the rescue in August as a bottle-fed kitten estimated at 2 weeks old.  I was rescued from an overpopulated cat colony with my siblings.  My siblings and I were named after winter items because we were found living under a snowblower on the property.  

I'm on the petite side compared to my brother, Radco.  I'm very patient when it comes to sharing my foster mom with my siblings.  I tend to wait until Radco & LittleBit have had their fill and then I move in for my human time!  I can be shy to an approaching hand initially, but don't let that fool you, I like pets from humans.  I do have a voice and know how to call my human when I want my food. I've met the dog a few times when I've gone exploring outside my room and don't seem to mind it.  

The vet says my siblings and I have what's called kitty coronavirus. Don't let that scare you. All it means is that I need a loving human who will provide me with a solid food plan that includes vitamins (probiotics) and a daily routine to help prevent stress. You may notice runny or softer poo if I become stressed in my environment.  In a typical home environment where there is Not a lot of stress, there is low risk for cats 2 years of age to 12 years of age of contracting coronavirus from a carrier cat (assuming they are otherwise healthy with no immune deficiencies.)   Cats under 18 months or over 12 years or cats with any disease (renal disease, diabetes, herpes virus carriers, etc.) are at a higher risk if introduced to a coronavirus carrier.   In the event medications or prescription foods are sent home with your adoptive cat, we recommend setting up an appointment soon after adoption with your veterinarian to continue any future care. We recommend the use of probiotics daily to ensure optimal gut health. 

If you are interested in getting to know this animal better, please fill out an   adoption application.   An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal and is not a binding contract.

To learn more about Ruff Start’s adoption process and the care our foster animals receive, please visit our How to Adopt page.

If you'd like to donate towards this pet's care, you can donate to our Animal Care Fund.   Our Animal Care Fund supports the medical and veterinary needs for all Ruff Start Rescue animals. You'll be able to enter this pet's name on the second page of the donation form.

Want to adopt a kitten? We highly recommend you consider bringing home two instead of one! Adopting kittens in pairs has been proven to be beneficial for cats’ emotional and behavioral well-being and greatly improves the likelihood of long-term adopter happiness as a result. Adopting more than one kitten also reduces the risk of “Single Kitten Syndrome” (also known as Tarzan Syndrome), a symptom of under-socialization during a kitten’s most formative weeks. Kittens who are under-socialized may develop aggressive tendencies toward both other animals and humans as they grow, creating lifelong behavioral issues for owners.