My name is Alcyone (& Asterope)!

Balinese Cat for adoption in Herndon, Virginia - Alcyone (& Asterope)
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Fancy Cats Rescue Team, Inc.

Facts about Alcyone (& Asterope)

  • Breed: Balinese
  • Color: Brown Or Chocolate (Mostly)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 11282086
  • Hair: Long

A bit more reserved than her sister Asterope, Alcyone is a very loyal and loving kitty once she has had time to warm up. She likes to meet people on her own terms, but once she has met you, she will bother you to offer your lap and give her those oh-so-good scritches above her tail. She has even been known to reciprocate by licking your arm if you find just the right spot on her chest or shoulders to scratch! She likes to sleep in the bed as well, though her sister has always been the dominant cat and so she must “ask permission” sometimes.

She particularly likes men and older boys -- while she still lived with growing boys, she would often be found sleeping in their dirty clothing. She used to have a daily routine of napping on the chest of someone sleeping on the couch, as well, if they didn’t move around too much!

She is a sturdier cat than her sister Asterope, with some of the classic beautiful balinese features -- a well-shaped face; lovely body lines; dark points on nose, ears, legs, and tail; fluffy pantaloons (as I think of them). Her eyes are a shocking blue, and when she wants something (like a space next to you on your chair, or a window opened with a screen to look through), they will light up to the most vibrant shade and she will fluff her tail up into a beautifully feathered question mark.

She has been an indoor cat to one family her whole life, with short (ten minutes or so) supervised excursions outdoors. These have convinced her that she is a Fierce Wild Kitty, which she is not, but she does love to look out windows and screens and has in the past even caught a couple of house mice (!). She also likes to make rounds of the available windows in the mornings; she seems quite in the rhythm of being a cat. She is slightly persnickety as a result; she has been known to growl with displeasure when e.g. going to the vet, or made to come inside before she is ready. She is not, however, one of those cats who likes to play by biting and scratching, though she does love to play with feather wands and other toys!

Her health is generally good, though she is on daily medication for high blood pressure, which she does not feel that a Fierce Wild Kitty should have to take. That said, she has been taking her pills, and her medication can be compounded into a liquid (much easier to use).

With her sister, she unfortunately lost her owner suddenly to cancer and needs someone loving to offer her a place. She has been alright with older children and a busy household in the past, though her house has been quieter in the last few years. She is a bit cranky about new cats, or even her sister after a vet visit, so it is not clear how well she would get along with a cat besides her sister Asterope.

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.