My name is Serena!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Herndon, Virginia - Serena
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Fancy Cats Rescue Team, Inc.

Facts about Serena

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Calico Or Dilute Calico
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 8065588
  • Hair: Short

Serena is a beautiful calico domestic short hair. She is a sweet, sweet, petite lady in need of a new home. Serena was originally adopted from Fancy Cats and her current owner has returned her due to an employment situation and the need to move out of state. She is looking for a permanent foster home because she has some chronic health issues. This means that FCRT pays for all medical costs and you provide food, litter, and lots of LOVE. 

Serena is happiest in a quiet home with a space to call her own. While she does not mind being around other cats or around people, and likes to be held and petted, Serena is happiest in her own space, maybe the floor of a large closet or bedroom, and prefers to have her own food dish and water away from other cats (she doesn’t mine sharing if they are in need of a snack, however). She likes to drink running water, so be careful not to let her get dehydrated if you have only a water dish for her. A fountain works well or just let the bathtub trickle for a while when she asks for it to make sure she gets enough to drink. She not only drinks from the bathtub, she likes to use the water in her grooming. Serena is very talkative, not with loud meows but with quiet murmurs, and if you are willing to listen she will tell you what she needs in her own quiet way.

Serena will not eat canned cat food, and has a sensitive tummy. Recently she was diagnosed with a thyroid problem and now requires daily medication. She does best on a high quality grain free dry food diet such as Halo or Wellness. A finicky eater, she will sometimes stop eating – her way of telling you to try a different flavor for a while.  She prefers to self-feed rather than have a prescribed mealtime – she eats when she wants to not when you think she should. Serena doesn’t care much for snacks but is a fan of catnip toys. She is a day sleeper and likes to play a lot at night. Don’t be surprised to find her lying on your chest in the middle of the night, purring loudly. Serena can be playful and silly, and is lovable and sweet. She is a peacemaker, always running to see what is the matter when she hears kitty arguments, but is never cross or aggressive. Serena needs to be with a human who can understand her needs and give her a quiet safe place to be. Are you that person?

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.