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Atlas Domestic Short Hair Pittsburgh, PA

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Black & White / Tuxedo


Special needs.
Good in a home with
Other cats, children.
Prefers a home without

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Meet Atlas

Atlas was rescued after being abandoned in an apartment. The leasing agent was running out of time to remove Atlas from the property - the next step being to release outside or contact animal control for removal and euthanasia. Within 24 hours of receiving the intake request, an Animal Advocates volunteer arrived at the residency finding Atlas trembling amongst chaos and regrettable conditions.

Sadly, Atlas has been diagnosed with several congenital heart conditions, including pulmonary stenosis, a septal defect, thickening of the heart wall and aorta malformation. He is on a twice-daily medication to help keep his condition in check. Currently all blood work is within normal range and Atlas is not presenting with symptoms of heart failure. A definitive prognosis is uncertain and the veterinary team providing his care cannot predict what his lifespan will be.

While Atlas's history and future are uncertain, one thing is known - he is an absolute love. Atlas wants nothing more than to sit and snuggle with a person and enjoy a sunny, warm window. He purrs almost constantly and is extremely affectionate. Atlas's birthday is approximated in 2020. He has plush black and white fur and long white whiskers. Atlas is tested negative for FIV/Felv/HW.

At this time, Animal Advocates is seeking a long term foster or forever home who can help provide careful monitoring and administer a daily medication routine. The team recognizes a low-stress environment in which the caregiver is consistent and frequently present is the ideal. Atlas has not been observed around dogs or directly interacted with the other cats at the rescue, though we surmise he would be comfortable with another laidback feline.

As a volunteer-foster, all expenses, supplies and other support are provided by the rescue. If you have questions or are able to help Atlas, please contact Animal Advocates at: or 412-928-9777.

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