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Published on June 26, 2020
These cheeky Austin-based cats are up for adoption and in need of good homesPhotos: Petfinder

Start your day off right with some pictures of frisky felines! There are heaps of cool cats up for adoption right here in Austin.

Hoodline partnered with Petfinder, an online adoption site that lists “more than 315,000 adoptable pets from nearly 14,000 animal shelters and rescue groups" to bring you this roundup of cats near you.

(Details like pet availability, training, vaccinations and other features are based on data provided by Petfinder and may be subject to change; contact the shelter for the latest information.)

Maggie, tabby mix

Maggie is a charming female tabby mix currently residing at Austin Siamese Rescue.

Maggie wants all your attention: She'll need a home free of other cats. She is fine with small children. She's already house-trained, her vaccinations are already up to date and she is spayed.

Maggie's current caretakers say:

Maggie loves to hang out with her people. She is always purring and is very talkative. She will make you laugh with all her chirps and sounds she makes. Maggie has an adorable personality and loves people.

Read more about how to adopt Maggie on Petfinder.

Gus Gus, domestic shorthair

Gus Gus is a handsome male domestic shorthair cat staying at Austin Pets Alive!

Gus Gus gets along swimmingly with other cats. Rest assured: He's already neutered, microchipped and vaccinated.

Notes from Gus Gus' caretakers:

Regal, curious, cautious Gus Gus was found caught in a fence, where he'd been stuck for who knows how long! His back leg was so badly injured it required amputation. But, this brave little soldier came through surgery with flying colors, and he is adjusting beautifully to life as a tripod. So, you'll forgive Gus if it might take him a while to warm up to new people and a new environment, given his recent trauma! It will take him some time to trust you, but then he will sweetly push his head into your hand and start letting you pick him up for short periods of time. Then, he will progress to coming when you call him! Before you know it, he will sleep at the foot of your bed at night. You just need to be patient, gentle and kind, and give him the time to become comfortable and relaxed. It's obvious that he appreciates love and affection, but he's not ready to rush into it on day one. In the meantime, he can be bribed with treats! Gus is not shy with toys, however. He will cheerfully tear apart fuzzy toys, and may even run after one if you throw it. Over time, we think he will embrace playtime, and be entertaining, enthusiastic and vibrant. Again, he just needs time to get there — loud noises and sudden moves startle him. When he's in the groove, he will joyfully run and jump, as capable as any four-legged kitty. No doubt, this sweet tabby has had some serious trauma in his short life. But, he has rebounded spectacularly and deserves nothing but love, happiness and security for the many years of life he has ahead. He would love a home with fuzzy toys, cozy spaces and big windows! If you'd like to be the person to give these priceless gifts to him, Gus would be forever grateful, and so would we!

Read more about Gus Gus on Petfinder.

Beau, Maine coon mix

Beau is an endearing male Maine coon mix currently housed at Austin Pets Alive!

Beau is happy to keep company with other cats, dogs and children. Don't worry: He's already vaccinated, microchipped and neutered.

From Beau's current caretaker:

Animated, happy, interactive, chatty, loud and outgoing Beau is an affectionate fella who will follow you around the house, ready to talk to you about anything. He's a lap cat for sure, and will head-butt your face to show his affection. Right now Beau looks a bit like a bobblehead with his shaved coat, but don't worry, that beautiful tabby coat will grow back soon. Beau's ideal home is with people who are home regularly, and can give him lots of attention.

Apply to adopt Beau today at Petfinder.

Kimmy, domestic shorthair

Kimmy is a sweet female domestic shorthair cat staying at Austin Pets Alive!

Fear not: Kimmy has already been spayed.

Read more about Kimmy on Petfinder.

Lyric, domestic shorthair

Lyric is a cute-as-can-be female domestic shorthair cat being kept at Austin Pets Alive!

No need for concern: Lyric is already spayed.

Apply to adopt Lyric today at Petfinder.

Caster, domestic shorthair

Caster is a winsome male domestic shorthair cat being cared for at Austin Pets Alive!

Good news: Caster is already neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.

Read more about Caster on Petfinder.

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