Meow! My name is Ase
Important Note: Ase is best friends with Rodney. Please adopt both of them so they can stay together!
|Breed:||Domestic Shorthair||Color:||Gray Or Blue (Mostly)||Age:||Young|
I am already spayed and up to date with shots.
Rodney and Ase are boys who were born March 2011. They are devoted to one another and Rodney is learning everything social from Ase.
Rodney (the one with the dots) and Ase are kittens who were not socialized typically with people, but they have come a long, long way in the past months and are now loving boys who climb on humans and now seek affection.
Their mother Tricia was semi-feral and Rodney in particular still is distrustful when he is out of his room in the “big house”. Both Rodney and Ase are now accepted fully by the “big cats” (who are nine years). Ase & Rodney are running and playing together daily with the “big cats” - and there is no animosity. Lying on the bed with the oldsters is ok with Everyone.
Each day, before they come out of their room (and after they have eaten), they are held in loving arms and they are now(surprisingly) vying for their respective turn. Both cats are now begging for human love! Recently, Ase fell asleep in the human lap and Rodney joined the party on the couch for his own stroking and loving.
Rodney is a little wary yet when he is out in the big house, but in The Boys Room he is rolling and cuddling and taking pets that include the chest and tummy! He is still wary of being picked up, but he does not struggle when he is held. Hands are for loving, and toys are for playing – it really works!
Ase is perfectly acclimated to the “big house” and is following his humans around and presenting himself for stroking and holding at just about any time. Ase is still the acrobat and recently sprang in play from behind, turning in mid-air to drop a paw on the resident matron cat. She jumped - and the chase was on.
Rodney and Ase have a room separate from their mother Tricia, but they are visiting her and it is now They who are teaching her that contact with humans is really OK. The boys will still need a patient and thoughtful new home to keep some structure to the bonding process, but 4 months in their new foster home has brought them much success and experience. Staying together is important to them both.
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Rescue Group Info...
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.
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.
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.
Adopting rescued cats and kittens to Northern Virginia, Washington D. C., and Maryland communities.