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Facts about Thumper

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Tortoiseshell
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: Thumper
  • Hair: Short

My name is Thumper!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Merrifield, Virginia - Thumper
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Important Note

Thumper is best friends with Bambi. Please adopt both of them so they can stay together!

Thumper's Info...

I am already spayed, up to date with shots, and good with cats.

Thumper's Story...
Thumper

Sweet but shy, I am a cuddler in disguise. I love to chase things – toys, my brother, a shoelace trailed behind my human, figments of my imagination – and wrestle with my brother. The laser pointer is fun too. I love to play with my brother (Bambi), my humans, and anything else that moves –especially the tails of my foster siblings. Not as outgoing as my brother, I am curious but cautious when it comes to new sights and sounds. I take a while to get comfortable in new situations, but once I do, I love attention. I like to sit next to you, on your lap, or half and half and I purr sometimes, but only when I mean it. I don’t want to be separated from my best friend, playmate, and protector, Bambi.

Thumper is up to date on shots, is spayed, and has tested negative for FIV/FELV

Bambi

Purr machine looking for an excuse to get the motor running. Friendly, outgoing, and fearless, I tend to be the first to greet you at the door or out of the shower. If you can’t play right now, I can amuse myself with anything that can be chased – especially plastic and stuffed toys that I can chase and carry in my mouth. I love to play with my sister as well. If you do have some time, I like that red light a lot, I’m also a fan of a moving shoelace.

When I am done playing, I will curl up next to my humans, or on them sometimes for a nap. I am very low key and have no fear. I love mealtime and getting attention. I am still young and like a balance of sleep and play. I don’t want to be separated from my best friend, playmate, and favorite pillow, Thumper.

Bambi is up to date on shots, is neutered, and has tested negative for FIV/FELV

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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.