My name is Salem!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Herndon, Virginia - Salem
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I'm being cared for by:
Fancy Cats Rescue Team, Inc.

Facts about Salem

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9654706
  • Hair: Short

Salem is a lovely big panther with one white toe and just a few sprinkles of white in his glossy black coat. He’s an absolute lovebug, making biscuits on a soft blanket and head-butting his foster mom before settling down to sleep by her shoulder at night. He is a bit of a talker--chirping back to his foster mom as she talks to him while doing daily activities. It’s such a sweet sound. He definitely loves his food—his soft chirps turn into meows as he reminds you that he’s ready for his evening meal of wet food. Once fed, the chirps start over again. He’s also quite a diplomat, having quickly and successfully adapted to life with a small dog and a grumpy cat. He handled the introductions like a star—he was interested but tolerant of the cat and very respectful and wise about approaching the dog. He was immediately comfortable around them, and he quickly made them comfortable with him. He’s active and playful and ever-so happy. He has impeccable litterbox habits, and he’s quickly adapted to using scratching posts. If he wants to play, he sometimes tries to bite or scratch (always in play—never aggressively), so his foster mom is continually reinforcing it with a firm “No” and redirecting his behavior. He is starting to understand that he can’t play rough with people, but his adoptive family would need to ensure that people don’t allow him to play roughly. All in all, he’s an awesome guy, a big, beautiful and VERY sweet kitty that charms everyone he meets! Salem has tested positive for feline leukemia virus (FeLV) so he needs to be in a home with only other positive cats, or as the only cat (dogs are fine!). If you have any questions about Salem's health status, please feel free to contact us. 

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.