My name is Nellie!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Herndon, Virginia - Nellie
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I'm being cared for by:
Fancy Cats Rescue Team, Inc.

Facts about Nellie

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Gray, Blue Or Silver Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 6811756
  • Hair: Short
Nellie is a silver tabby with gorgeous peachy brown accents in her fur.  With beautiful white markings around her eyes and a strong facial structure, this cat is one of the most beautiful tabbies her foster mom has ever seen. There never was a sweeter more gentle, loving, trouble-free cat. Her claws are never a problem as no matter what situation (giving medicine, taking baths, playing with balls and string, making biscuits): she is extremely cautious with using them so long as they are trimmed. Nellie loves attention in the form of rubbings and scratchings and is what one would call a perfect lap cat.  She is also a weird cat with a squeaky meow and hilarious mannerisms.  Nellie has a unique fondness for belly rubs that when you give them to her, she will do this thing where she moves along the floor/bed using only her front paws.  She will drop everything to play with a string you wiggle in front of her, but she is only selectively fond of balls early in the morning.  She loves small spaces and will find a way to get into your suitcases/drawers/pillow fortresses/cabinets no matter the cost!  She doesn't like to be picked up, but if it's to put her on your lap, she is okay with that.  She adores sunbathing very much (when I close the blinds to use the computer, she gets grumpy)! This beauty would love to be a new member of your family. Ideally she needs someone who is home a lot and wants a dear companion to purr all day. All Nellie wants is love and attention and a warm lap!

If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application and a representative will get back to you shortly to answer any questions you may have. The application can be found at this link (copy-paste into a new window):

About Fancy Cats Rescue Team, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

Fancy Cats Rescue Team was founded to provide the community a "safety net" for cats and kittens that are abused and abandoned, or added to the euthanasia list at the shelters that we are currently participating with. We are a 501 (c) (3) Nonprofit Organization and participate with the United Way/CFC #8929. The goal is to have no kill shelters in place. Education and responsible pet ownership are the foundation of our organization. Our program provides literature, counseling, referral services and educational resources to families and individuals needing guidance. Teaching people responsible pet guardianship by spay and neutering their pets, behavioral modification and health concerns. We also provide a mentoring environment for our youth volunteers where they can learn the rewards of community service while caring for animals that need their gentle, loving kindness. They also interact with the community providing self-confidence and the ability to interact with a variety of cultures and diverse backgrounds. Once an animal is received into our program, they remain with us until a safe, appropriate home is found. They are never euthanized based on their age or space limitations. They are given appropriate medical care, immunizations, spays or neuters and endless hours of tender, loving care. We are an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff. We are funded by community donations, 91% goes toward the care and well being of our animals. Our adoption fees help offset our veterinary bills.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our adoptions are held at the Fair Lakes PETsMART in Fairfax Virginia, at the Chantilly PetsMART, at the Gainesville PetsMART, and at the Springfield PetsMART
Check our website for upcoming adoptions.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adopters fill out an application that screens for problems that may be detrimental to our cats and kittens. Once the adopter is approved we provide veterinary referrals which help with low cost spays or neuters for the kittens that are too young at the time of adoption. We are always available to help with behavioral issues that arise. We provide numerous information sheets in our adoption folders, plus the medical background of each cat. The only fees involved with our program are adoption fees that offset our veterinary bills.