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My name is Miss Longbottom!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Alexandria, Virginia - Miss Longbottom
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I'm being cared for by:
King Street Cats

Facts about Miss Longbottom

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black & White Or Tuxedo
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9535364
  • Hair: Short
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

PRECIOUS YOUNG GIRL WITH "BRIGHT, LOVING" PERSONALITY WILL SHOWER HER TRUSTED PERSON WITH AFFECTION, GENTLE MEOWS AND MANY, MANY PURRRRRS

Hello friends, My name is Miss Longbottom. I'm a soft, plush young girl seeking a quiet, calm home with a forever person who will enjoy my gentle, loving, unobtrusive "purrsonality" and my sweet meows, head butts and happy purrs. I had a very rough start in life but thanks to the love and support of a truly wonderful King Street Cats foster home I have come a long way and my true nature has emerged!

King Street Cats saved me. I was left in a locked moving van with 14 other cats - and we almost didn't make it. Thank goodness a motivated samaritan heard our cries and got us to a local shelter. I was completely shut down and depressed - wouldn't you be? This is where King Street Cats came in - they welcomed me into the KSC family and agreed to give me the time I needed to heal.   When I first arrived at the KSC, I was terrified and  vacillated between lashing out and cowering in a corner. I then stopped eating. At this point I went to my amazing foster home where the real magic began...

What a difference! I found myself safe, warm, loved and supported by gentle humans who understand scared kitties. And guess what?? Almost immediately I was eating up a storm, purring, exploring and head-butting my new people! You probably know that this head butting, which we call "bunting," is a cat's way of signaling acceptance of a human. We claim you as "ours" and we want to interact with you because you make us feel safe and we accept you! This is how I felt as soon as I came to know how wonderful a human could be.

It turns out that I have been a sweetheart on the  inside all along! All I really wanted was a quiet place where I wasn’t shut in. I have a precious, bright and loving personality. I love head and back scritches, and I am a professional-level "bunter" (those head butts). I'm curious about other cats and I tolerate the antics of my foster mom's youngest kitty.   

I can still be a bit shy – I will close to your lap but I'm not yet ready to climb in. At the moment I am not fond of being picked up. Not a surprise after all I've been through! My foster mom's belief is that these things are likely to be overcome in time as I come to trust you and we continue to build my confidence together as a team. One of my gentle volunteer friends says, "This shy girl so deserves a family of her own to give her snuggles." 

I'ma young girl - born in Spring 2013 I am two (2) years old as of this posting in January 2016. I'm a warm, soft and silky kitty with snowy white fur with jet black patches. I have a cute little black spot on my pastel-pink nose and bright almond-shaped eyes that change from green to gold depending on the lighting conditions. 

In return for a quiet home with love, food and a few toys, I will shower you with affection, gentle meows, purrs and head butts.   I  would do well as your "one and only" or with one or two friendly, non-aggressive cats.   I have come a long way; I only hope the distance to my forever home isn't as far.

You can easily learn more about me or arrange to meet me. Please send an email to contact@kingstreetcats.org and ask for me, Miss Longbottom. Thank you very much!

Affectionately yours,
Miss Longbottom



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About King Street Cats

About Our Shelter...

We are proud to be the only cat-exclusive orphanage in Alexandria, Va. We have been in operation since 2003, and were previously known as The Albert Foundation for many years before becoming King Street Cats. Because we are a free-roaming and no-kill cat orphanage, we have the "cat-friendliest cats" in town! Our primary purpose is to educate and assist the community in regard to cat welfare, and to provide loving homes for the cats and kittens in our care. We accomplish this through outreach to the local community by providing information on proper cat care, behavioral problems and medical issues involving cats. We also assist local residents in locating and retrieving lost cats and assist individuals through the cat adoption process. We provide abandoned and rescued cats and kittens with a safe and secure temporary home until a permanent, loving home can be found.

We promote spaying and neutering and all our cats and kittens are sterilized and fully up-to-date on all medical care prior to adoption. We also provide post-adoption support for adopters and anyone else that needs cat care advice. Because we only work in the area of cat welfare .... we know cats! Please stop by and visit with our friendly cats.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Adoptions at 25 Dove St (the King Street Cat home) are every Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 to 4:30 pm

Additional Adoption Events:
- Petco at Beacon Hill on the first Saturday of the month (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
- Profeed at Bradlee Shopping Center on Saturdays and Sundays (1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
- Petsmart at Falls Church on 3rd/4th Sunday of the month (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process is simple. When you come to the adoption center, you will fill out an application and a volunteer will interview you and ask about your cat knowledge and experience as well as your other pets. If your application is approved, they will help match you to the cat is perfect for your home and lifestyle. Some adult cats may be adopted singly, but we prefer to adopt out kittens in pairs unless you have a playful cat or dog already in residence to keep the kitten company.

King Street Cats asks for a $125 non-refundable adoption fee to adopt a cat or kitten, or $225 to adopt two. The fee includes:

- A cat that has been to a vet and tested for FELV/FIV. They are not put up for adoption unless the tests are negative (although sometimes we do have an FIV-positive cat that is healthy and can be adopted).
- An adult cat that is up-to-date on vaccinations before being made available for adoption. (Kittens will have had vaccinations appropriate for their age)
- Cats and kittens are spayed or neutered before they are placed for adoption. Kittens are spayed/neutered between 12-14 weeks and are then available for adoption.
- Post-adoption support: our volunteers are very knowledgeable about cat care. We encourage adopters to call us with any questions.