My name is Shadow (formerly Mittens)!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Stafford, Virginia - Shadow (formerly Mittens)
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Shadow Cat Advocates

Facts about Shadow (formerly Mittens)

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black & White Or Tuxedo
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
Unreal. Shadow (formerly Mittens) was adopted and just returned again after being in the new home for 1 1/2 years. This poor little girl is heartbroken. Her second family is moving to Hawaii and is not taking her with them. Shadow was brought back to us yesterday and she tested positive for FIV. This means that if she gets sick she will have a harder time recovering. Shadow is now a tad bit overweight and is on a special diet for kitties with sensitive tummies. She eats Blue Buffalo for Sensitive stomachs in the pink bag.

FIV can only be transmitted through deep bite wounds that draw blood. It can not be transmitted through normal casual contact such as cleaning each other. It can not be caught by sharing a food dish or litter box, so as long as Mittens is with non-aggressive cats, and they are properly introduced, she can safely coexist with other non-FIV+ cats.

Her birthdate was estimated to be May 1, 2014.

Shadow has tested negative for feline leukemia but is positive for FIV, has been dewormed, is up to date with all shots and spayed She requires a home where she will never be declawed, or allowed to go outside. If you would like to find out more about giving Shadow the home she deserves, please call Cari at 540 226-0050 or email We answer emails as quickly as possible, but calling for info will be much faster.

Mittens is bummed! She was adopted a year ago and lived happily until she was accidentally let out of the house; when we helped recover her, her human decided it was too stressful to keep close tabs on her :-( Now Mittens is back with us hoping for a home where she will be cherished for her sweet personality and loving heart.

About Shadow Cat Advocates

About Our Rescue Group...

Shadow Cat Advocates exists to provide assistance to all the abandoned and forgotten cats and kittens that live all around us. We are a 501c3 non-profit and all donations to our organization are deductible to the extent allowed by IRS laws. We have no office expenses, no salaries, and our volunteers all work for FREE and pay their own expenses. Without volunteers, our mission would be meaningless. We are looking for additional volunteers. Are you willing to foster a cat for a short period, become a caretaker, help trap, or assist in one of our fundraising events? Shoot us an email as any help you can offer will be met with a huge THANK YOU! Be sure to go to our web site to find out more about our organization:

Come Meet Our Pets...

We do not have a “store front” as all fostering is done in a home environment. To schedule an appointment to visit the cats or kittens, please give us a call at (571) 408-9626.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption fee is $125. We will do a vet check to make sure the pet(s) you have currently or previously in your home have received adequate and yearly veterinary visits. A lifetime care contract and home visit are part of the adoption process.