top

My name is Wooly Bear!

Domestic Longhair Cat for adoption in Merrifield, Virginia - Wooly Bear
Add me to your favorites

I'm being cared for by:
4Paws Rescue Team, Inc.

Facts about Wooly Bear

  • Breed: Domestic Longhair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: Wooly Bear
  • Hair: Long
Wooly Bear is a young and handsome boy who at first appears to be all black, but has sections of smoky grey fur. His previous family had more cats than they could adequately care for, so they accepted assistance from 4Paws in rehoming some of the cats.

Wooly Bear may take a little time to adjust to a new home, having just experienced a change into unfamiliar surroundings. Since he came from a multi-cat household he would be a good addition to a home with other cats, but he doesn't like dogs. Proper introduction procedures to other cats still need to be followed. Guidelines for the process can be found on the 4Paws website.

He would thrive in a household where he gets plenty of love and attention. He lived with children in the prior home.

Wooly bear was born in February 2015. He has been neutered, is current on 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.