My name is Jack!

Domestic Shorthair Kitten for adoption in Merrifield, Virginia - Jack
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4Paws Rescue Team, Inc.

Facts about Jack

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Kitten
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: Jack
  • Hair: Short
Jack is the only boy and the biggest of the three with a sleek jet black coat, delicious chocolate toes, and one magical white whisker. He has intense citron colored eyes that are mesmerizing to look at. Jack is the leader and the first one out -- ready to run around and play. He is quite the climber and loves to play with all sorts of toys though he can be a little clumsy when he’s in playtime mode. His favorite toy is the orange octopus, which he carries around like a little prize. Occasionally he will drag it around while letting out a little grr…telling it he’s in charge.

Jack is sweet and gentle though and looks out for his smaller sisters. He will let you hold him like a baby on his back and he will go into a trance gazing up into your face. It is totally adorable to experience! He loves to be around his humans and will let out the most pitiful little cry when he needs attention. Like his sisters, he loves to sleep and cuddle with his humans and has a penchant for licking toes! Jack has a lot of love and energy to share. For that reason he will need to be adopted with another playful kitten or have another playful cat in his forever home.

Jack was born on April 20th, 2016. He is neutered, tested negative for FIV and feline leukemia, and is up to date on vaccinations appropriate for his age.

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.