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My name is Misty!

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

Facts about Misty

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Brown Tabby
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: Misty
  • Hair: Short
Misty is the perfect companion for another cat. She loves to play and run around. Everything is a toy to her—a grocery bag, plastic wrapping, an empty paper towel roll—you name it and she will make it into a game. If you are looking for a companion for a cat you already have, Misty is the girl for you. And, double bonus, If your cat is a little over-weight, try the Misty-diet. She will run the pounds off of your cat.

Misty is more comfortable with other cats than she is with people. Her first instinct is to be suspicious of new comers. With patience, though, she turns into a loving companion for both you and your cat. Once she is comfortable, she likes to plop down on the floor, lying on her back and wriggle around. Not sure if she is scratching her back or showing what a crazy girl she is.
Misty may have a difficult transition when she goes to an adoptive home, but so her new people will need to be patient and let her adjust at her own pace. She will need to start in a room of her own and her people will need to wait for her to come to them.

Misty is an especially good match for a male cat. She gets along with most female cats also, but male cats seem to really ‘get her.’ Right now in her foster home she primarily hangs out with a big (huge) orange tabby who is about 6 years old. She is not partial to him though… she will play with anyone furry. Also, she is very cat-like in the sense that she likes to sit in small spaces—on the bookshelf next to the books, in a box but not so much in a cat carrier.

Misty will not do well in an active home. She needs a quiet, low-key household without young children. Older children who are patient and sensitive to her needs would be fine.

Misty was born in June 2013, is spayed, up to date on vaccines and tested negative for Feline Leukemia and FIV. She has been micro chipped.

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.