My name is Oscar!

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

Facts about Oscar

  • Breed: Oriental
  • Color: White
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11141950
  • Hair: Short

Oscar is a beautiful, Oriental shorthair mix. He is all white with striking green eyes. Oscar is deaf, but that doesn’t stop him from talking to you. Orientals are known for being your very best buddy. Oscar is an incredibly friendly boy who loves to be with you!

He also loves chasing a laser dot or playing with ribbon. Since he can’t hear your praise, he likes a pat on his head to know he’s a “good boy”. He keeps a watchful eye out the window for birds and he tries “talking” to the neighborhood dogs. This little guy just wants to be with his human and loves napping next to his foster mom while she reads. He’s had his own room at the fosters’ but he’d love to have access to his forever human all the time! Oscar loves attention. He will purr and hold your hand to show how much he appreciates your affection. Usually when petted, he’ll flop on his side and squirm with excitement!

Since Oscar can’t hear, he uses other senses more. To get his attention, you can blink the lights on and off or knock on the floor. Oscar can startle easily so he would most love a home with older kids and adults who can accommodate his needs. He may be okay with other pets who are gentle and won’t sneak up on him. When viewing his foster family’s cats through a door, Oscar showed little interest and ignored them. He should be kept indoors since he can't hear cars or wild animals.

Oscar has some kidney insufficiency so it’s important that he eat only quality wet food. Luckily he loves drinking water too.  He takes medication to balance his thyroid, but sprinkled onto his food, he doesn't even know!

He’s shy at first, but give him some space and time and you will see how sweet Oscar is. When he first arrived at his foster home, Oscar preferred to spend most of his time sleeping in his bed. To get him comfortable, his foster parents would sit on the floor across the room and ignore him. Each day he crossed the room to smell/meet them and after a couple weeks he was greeting them as soon as they entered his room.  Since he relies heavily on his sight, Oscar likes to be pet on his head where he can keep an eye on you. After a few weeks he also loved scratches on his shoulders and chest. (His fur under his neck is so soft!) When pet on his lower back he gets irritated, but he will let you pet his head and neck for a very long time. Seriously, you will get tired before he does!

Some toys he’s loved at his foster house:

  • Laser pointer
  • Soft ribbon for chasing (Oscar will chew on it, so no wires! We had to knot the ends so it wouldn’t unravel.)
  • Rubbery toys to chew on (otherwise he may use your doorstops!)
  • Kicker (he kneads it and uses it like a pillow)
  • Cardboard scratcher (flat on the floor type)
  • Arch bristles for self- brushing/grooming
  • Steps to the window (He can’t jump to the sill on his own.)
  • Squishy soft place to sleep (He loved his cat bed, but eventually “stole” his foster mom’s floor cushion)

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.