Other Pets at Shelter...
Xena is a beautiful white Persian spayed female with big, blue eyes who was found nearly starving in a carport. Her rescuers brought her in, got her vetted and well-fed, and she is now healthy, gorgeous and very ready to find a permanent home. She was named Xena, the "Warrior Princess", because the warrior in her survived a life abandoned outside, but she is so much more a princess due to her sweet disposition and gorgeous looks!
Xena loves other cats and plays quite a lot with the foster kittens in the home. She loves meeting new furry friends and loves to play chase and tackle with them when it is playtime. She also likes to be in the same room where her people friends are hanging out and to sleep in the bed with her favorite people at night. Xena will let you pick her up and carry her around, and she enjoys getting affection. She is very sweet and laid back when she is not playing with the other cats, and she likes all the things that most cats enjoy - toys, cardboard boxes, and affection. She can be a little clumsy at times, so she needs people who will be gentle with her and who won't throw her down or put her in settings where she would fall too many feet if she missed a jump.
We have no way of knowing Xena's age or breed status, but she clearly comes from a Persian heritage, and it is very possible that she had been caged for most of her life before being left outside to wander and starve. Her fosters do not believe she was ever given good, loving care until she made her way into their home. Her teeth are in great condition, which would suggest she is a young adult, and she tested negative for FIV and feline leukemia. She can also hear just fine and does not have the genetic mutation that can sometimes cause deafness in all-white, blue-eyes cats. Please consider making her a part of your family!
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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.