Meow! My name is Pamela
|Breed:||Domestic Longhair||Color:||Gray Or Blue||Age:||Young|
I am already spayed, up to date with shots, and good with cats.
Kindness. Patience. Understanding. That is what I need in a forever home because until my foster family took me in life was pretty tough. Abused. Abandoned. Scared. That's what I was like before I was rescued by kind people who were watching out for me and my kittens before the the long, cold winter set in.
It will take a while to learn to trust you but I promise that when I turn that corner I will love your attention! Especially at bedtime and in the morning. (Great time to brush me too. I really love that!) Your bed will be my favorite spot in the house. During the evening, though, I kind of like to sit in the window and watch all the neighborhood activity.
I really like other cats but if they are mean or aggressive toward me that won't work. I don't assert myself very much.
I only eat dry food. Won't touch that other stuff. And because no one played with me nicely when I was little I am just learning now how to play with my humans and the feather stick. But when no one is around, I play plenty with whatever I can find to amuse myself. Carpeting is better for me when I run but I have gotten used to the hardwood floors.
My foster family loves me but I know that I just don't fit in. There are 3 other cats with a bond that I just can't break through. I really want to fit in someplace special just like them; to feel like I am truly wanted and that I really belong. Then my life can be filled with snuggling and just hanging out!
Pamela was born in Jan 2010. She has tested negative for FELV/FIV, is spayed, and is current on her distemper and rabies vaccines.
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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.