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My name is Celeste!

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

Facts about Celeste

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: Celeste
  • Hair: Short
Meet Celeste, a complete lap cat who is very loving and affectionate. She definitely likes just hanging out with people, but she also loves to play. Until she arrived at her foster home, she seemed not to know what toys were, but she’s having great fun finding out. She loves action toys like the laser pointer and the motion toy that goes in circles, and she’s delighted to know there are so many more toys still to discover. She likes to perch on a sunny windowsill and watch the birds outside but is content in her new indoor environment and is growing more confident every day.

It is not yet known how Celeste gets on with other cats and dogs; she is still a new girl in her foster home and will be introduced slowly to the resident felines and canines.

Celeste arrived injured to the Prince George's County Animal Shelter and came to 4Paws in mid-September 2016. After receiving medical care for her injuries, she is healthy and happy and ready to find her forever home. Her right eye could not be saved, unfortunately, but Celeste gets by just fine with one gorgeous green eye.

Celeste was born in August 2014. She is spayed, micro chipped, and current on all her vaccinations. She has tested negative for FIV/FeLV.

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.