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My name is Chagall!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Merrifield, Virginia - Chagall
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4Paws Rescue Team, Inc.

Facts about Chagall

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Brown Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: Chagall
  • Hair: Short
Chagall is a young male with a stunning brown tabby & white color combination accented with gorgeous green eyes. His rescuers found him living outside amongst a feral colony, but he was the one who would greet them everyday meowing with his tail high in the air, interested in being petted and curious what flavor dinner would be that night. Clearly, he was a friendly boy who had simply been abandoned.

Chagall is very human-affectionate, and petting him is the way right to his heart. He is very timid in new settings (more fearful of the space and other animals than of the people) but is always happy to get affection from his human friends. It is the petting and human affection that brings him out of his shell. He also likes to play with toys and seems to really enjoy the wand toy quite a bit!

Chagall seems to do fine with other cats and is not whatsoever aggressive toward them, though he generally seems the most content when there aren’t too many other animals around. He had been bullied by a mean cat in the colony that his rescuers retrieved him from, so he would probably prefer a new home where there are not too many cats and where the only cats there are nice and gentle.

Chagall was born in February 2012. He is neutered, current on vaccines, healthy, tested negative for FIV & feline leukemia, and has been micro chipped. He needs to be on a diet of predominantly canned food, but that’s OK because that is the healthiest diet for cats anyway!

About 4Paws Rescue Team, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

The 4Paws Rescue Team is a nonprofit community-based all volunteer organization that takes in neglected, abandoned, abused and unwanted cats and kittens. Cats rescued by 4Paws receive vaccines and appropriate veterinary care before being adopted into permanent, loving homes. An animal rescued by 4Paws will never be euthanized except out of medical necessity.

Additionally, 4Paws is dedicated to supporting the management of populations and improving the health of feral cat colonies. 4Paws volunteers also hold seminars in local schools to teach children the importance of responsible pet care.

4Paws is a qualified public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are fully tax deductible as allowed by law. A copy of our FY2005 annual report may be viewed by clicking here.

The 4Paws Rescue Team participates in the Combined Federal Campaign and Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign. Federal Government workers can contribute to 4Paws through payroll deductions by designating #34517. Virginia State Employees may contribute through their payroll by designating #3472.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Adoption fairs are held once or twice a month at various PETCO stores in Northern Virginia. The adoption fairs are usually held on Saturday’s from 1:00 to 5:00. Between 30 and 60 cats and kittens are shown for adoption at each fair—with the larger fairs generally occurring April through October.

While they are waiting to find permanent loving homes, our cats temporarily live in foster homes. The foster families bring the cats and kittens to the adoption fairs to be seen by potential adopters. Applicants have the opportunity to handle the cats and in some cases, meet the foster parents who can provide additional insight into a cat’s habits and personality.

Our Adoption Process...

At the adoption fairs, if you meet a kitten or cat that you want to adopt, you will be asked to complete an application and contract and leave a check for the adoption fee ($120 for an adult or $145 for un-neutered kitten of which $50 is a deposit that is refunded after you provide 4Paws proof of sterilization). We ask that you pay the adoption fee up front at the fairs in order to “put a hold” on the cat until your application is processed. If your application is not approved, your check is returned to you.

Neither cats nor kittens are sent to their new homes on the day of the fair. It usually takes 4-5 days to process the application before the cat can go to his or her adoptive home. Pre-approval is an option, though. To accelerate the adoption process, you can fax a completed application and contract to us at 703-560-9795 a few days before the fair. Adoption Applications are available on this website.