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Facts about Copper

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: Copper
  • Hair: Short

My name is Copper!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Merrifield, Virginia - Copper
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Merrifield, Virginia - Copper
Photo 2 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Merrifield, Virginia - Copper
Photo 3 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Merrifield, Virginia - Copper

Copper's Info...

I am already neutered and up to date with shots.

Copper's Story...
Copper and Pepper are affectionate, playful, beautiful brothers looking for a new home. Both of them are very loving – Pepper will sit in your lap for hours and Copper will snuggle next to you while nudging your hand for pets.

Copper was named for his beautiful bright orange color, and you can rub him like a lucky penny – he especially likes to have his neck and cheeks scratched. Pepper has sleek shiny black fur, bits of white on his back toes and his belly, and big green eyes. He likes head scratches too, and long strokes on his back and sides.

Both these guys love cat toys like laser pointers, and they also turn household objects into toys. Pepper, particularly, is a good choice for a forever family who appreciates cats’ skills but not one with fragile knick-knacks, because he sits on a desk or shelf tapping things with his paw until they roll onto the floor.

Copper and Pepper both like high places. They lounge on top of the refrigerator, or climb the side of a tall bookcase as if it were a ladder and then perch on the top shelf watching everyone else. Pepper also follows his people around the house, trying to make himself useful. They haven’t been able to convince him that leaping onto the bed doesn’t help straighten the sheets. Maybe he just likes making people laugh.

Copper and Pepper were born in early spring 2009. Their mom was once someone’s pet but ended up living outside with her kittens until someone contacted 4Paws to rescue them. Their mom and sister have been adopted but for some reason people have passed by these two sweeties. Copper doesn’t like the noise and bustle of adoption fairs, so he doesn’t show well there, and Pepper is probably experiencing the subtle bias against black cats that leads people to focus on colorful cats. Both have been neutered, tested negative for FIV/FeLV, and are up to date on vaccinations.
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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 ($95 for an adult or $125 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.