ASPCA Pet of the Week: Avril

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 11:15am
Black cat laying on her back

Avril is a sweet and sensitive kitty who would prefer to get to know you slowly. This shy beauty can get a bit overwhelmed at first and will need some space and time to adjust to her new surroundings. But once she feels comfortable, she’ll be asking for cheek scratches in no time!

Like many New Yorkers, Avril is prone to allergy and asthma flare-ups that may require veterinary care. Our Adoptions team is available to give you tips on how to manage her health needs. Avril would like to be the only cat in her new home, and would do best with an adopter who is looking for an independent feline companion. Adopt Avril today!

Avril is available for adoption at the ASPCA Adoption Center. If you are interested in adopting, please call our Adoptions department in New York City at (212) 876-7700 ext. 4120. To learn more about Avril, please visit her page.

Check out this video of Avril in action as she plays with her favorite toy in the Adoption Center!

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Avril, my pretty girl, you are magnificent. I hope a wonderful person comes along very soon to scoop you up and bring you to a loving, caring, fun-filled new home.

Pat P.

I have always wanted a black cat! Most of the ones I have known are extremely sweet and friendly, but because of ignorant superstitions are difficult to adopt out. I think they are gorgeous, too, although I think all cats are beautiful in one way or another. Fate being what it is, all my cats have been rescues (they have shown up on my back porch) of other colors, but, nonetheless, they are all adored!


I am looking for another cat to keep my Tiggerman company because he loves other cats and tries to make friends but when they hiss at him he just looks at them in puzzlement. He's just one big lover and he is a rescue. I'm not sure who rescued who but I had just put down (I hate that term?my elderly cat and was grieving and not ready to adopt and he just strolled right into my open entryway door. He was skinny as a rail, covered in fleas, had ear mites so bad that he had torn his ears scratching at them. It was love at first sight on both are parts and he's been with me 7 years. I know he's lonely when I'm not at home and he is such a lover, but I can't find a mature cat that is up for adoption that isn't a loner and does well with other cats. I saw Avril and thought she's beautiful and absolutely perfect. Good clean air up here in Vermont which will be helpful to her allergies so I was quite disappointed once again when I learned she had to be the only cat in her new home. Everyone says adopt a kitten but it is summer and I need to be around to train the kitten the same way I trained Tig. He understands many words and commands so I think he's part dog. If anyone out there has a well trained cat who wants to share the company of a very large male gray tiger who is a lover not a fighter let me know. I will be watching the comments.