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|Breed:||Domestic Shorthair||Color:||Orange Or Red (Mostly)||Age:||Young|
Conga's my name and I'm just sitting around waiting for someone to adopt me. In the meantime, let me explain how I got here, what a story!
A couple of months ago I found myself lost, very hungry and living outside which was very scary. Luckily I found a house in the neighborhood that had a deck I could squeeze under to keep safe at night, but, this didn't help my growling tummy.
One day I decided to look through the sliding glass door of this house and whoa, there were five cats laying around looking full, warm, and happy. This seemed like the place for …food …food …food. So I kept coming around looking in that door, until finally the humans in there saw me and how hungry I was and came out with a big bowl of food that I gobbled down lickity split. I gave it my best meow and they brought even more.
I couldn't believe it, everyday they fed me and everyday they sat waiting for me to finish. Little by little I warmed up to them, so when I finished eating I would go over to get my pets. It felt so good I purred and purred. It was nice to have someone care about me. Pretty soon I had a homemade bed and a makeshift kitty condo so if it rained I wouldn't get wet, plus I could get some privacy when I slept.
So I stuck around the deck for awhile and continued to eat and grow into a strong young kitty. I really was happy there, but the time came when the people knew I needed a forever home safe from the cold of the winter. My last few days in Woodbridge, VA I learned to sit on their laps while purring away. They said I was going to be a lovey dovey cat, whatever that means. The nice people gave me my sleeping blankie when I left, as I was really scared. The day before Thanksgiving I went to live with my foster until I get adopted. It was wonderful to lay inside with my blankie & just sleep without any fear. Yeah, isn't that what cats are suppose to do anyway?
Adopting me will bring you lots of joy. When I get to know you, I'll be your lovey dovey boy, purring all the time, did I mention I like to talk too. With me around you'll be a lot calmer too! I also get along with other cats.
Thanks for reading, please give me a home! Love, Conga.
Conga is approximately 1 1/2 years old. He is neutered, has tested negative for FIV & Feline Leukemia, and is up to date on vaccinations.
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.