My name is Marceau!

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

Facts about Marceau

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: Marceau
  • Hair: Short
This sweet boy is quietly affectionate with a subtle purr. He doesn't mind being picked up and cuddled close to the chest, or sitting in your lap. In addition to enjoying head petting and chin scratching, he likes to be groomed with a very soft bristle brush. In his foster home Marceau has his own fluffy bed on a window seat in a bedroom, a lounging spot where he can usually be found. He sleeps next to his foster mom and sometimes likes to burrow under the bedcovers.

Marceau was surrendered to a Maryland shelter due to family allergies and he was already declawed when the shelter received him. Even though he is declawed, he still has the natural instincts to use a scratching post. He likes the type with sisal rope because he can also rub his face against it as a grooming tool. As an occasional treat he likes a little catnip sprinkled around the base of the post.

He has not shown any interest in eating canned food so we think he was raised solely on dry food. In this regard it is important that he be fed a high quality grain free kibble with animal protein such as chicken or turkey as the primary ingredient. To supplement his diet with moisture and animal protein, his foster mom has also been giving him 1/2 jar of Gerber Chicken baby food each morning. He loves this treat and has come to expect it each day, prancing around and meowing until the bowl is put down for him. He also gets a few pieces of "Temptation" treats daily.

We did not know his history with other cats, so his foster mom attempted multiple times to introduce him to her resident cats. Unfortunately Marceau would quickly show his dominance by being too aggressive with them, and harmony with the other cats just could not be achieved. He will need to be the only cat in your home, but he will be happy as long as he gets the human attention that he seems to crave.

Marceau was born in November 2008. He has been neutered, tested negative for FIV and FeLV, is current on his vaccinations, and 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.