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'Jump' at the chance to take home APA!'s rockin' kitty Van Halen

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pet of the week from Austin Pets Alive! Van Halen cat
Meet Austin Pets Alive!'s Pet of the Week, Van Halen. Photo courtesy of Austin Pets Alive!
pet of the week from Austin Pets Alive! Van Halen cat playing
Van Halen would love to go home with anyone, but maybe he would prefer a pretty woman. Photo courtesy of Austin Pets Alive!
pet of the week from Austin Pets Alive! Van Halen cat looking up
Adopt Van Halen today, and he'll promise to never break up with you over creative differences. Photo courtesy of Austin Pets Alive!
pet of the week from Austin Pets Alive! Van Halen cat
pet of the week from Austin Pets Alive! Van Halen cat playing
pet of the week from Austin Pets Alive! Van Halen cat looking up

Among the mega music superstars taking over Austin for SXSW, it turns out than none other than Van Halen will be making an appearance. No, this isn't Eddie or Alex, but instead a little kitty who came to Austin Pets Alive! in 2013 too young to survive without being fed by a bottle. Now a success story for APA!'s Bottle Baby Kitten Program, Van Halen is ready to make sweet music with his forever family. 

Name: Van Halen

Sex: Male

Breed: Domestic shorthair mix

Adult size: Small 

Age: 9 months

Sign: Gemini

Spayed/neutered: Yes

Adoption fee: $125

Location: In foster

What APA! says about Van Halen:

Van Halen knows how to live fast and is always running around, climbing things and tumbling all over the place. You can probably assume that he also loves to "jump" as well.

He came to APA! with feline herpes, which is a common condition that resembles a cold and will cause some occasional eye goop. Luckily, this condition can easily be kept in check with a low stress environment and quality food.

Why APA! says he deserves your love:

Van Halen has always been friendly with his siblings, other cats, his foster family's small dog and gentle children. He'll probably do pretty well with anyone (except maybe David Lee Roth). We think Van Halen will fit right into any loving home, especially if he has another playful cat to run around with.

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To learn more about Van Halen, visit the APA! website.

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