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Kermit & Gonzo's Info...
|Breed:||Domestic Shorthair||Color:||Orange Or Red Tabby||Age:||Kitten|
|Sex:||Male||ID#:||Kermit & Gonzo||Hair:||Short|
Gonzo (orange tabby w/ white) and Kermit (white w/ orange tabby) are kitten brothers who were born around April/May 2012 and rescued with their 3 other siblings from a Walmart garden center. Both are absolute sweethearts and will be very shy at first but will come out of their shells to give (and receive!) lots of love once they know that their new human friends are good people.
Gonzo is the most shy of his siblings (and the smallest!) and is super adorable. His sweet, timid demeanor makes you want to go out of your way to pet him, and he does like to be petted once he knows you are safe. He is a very playful little guy and makes the funniest little noises whenever he jumps, starts to run, or changes directions. He loves to chase and wrestle with his siblings and to play with toys. He is usually the instigator of the playing, chasing, and wrestling, and he gets along with all the kitties that he meets very well.
Kermit is the biggest of his siblings and is the protector of the pack. When these kittens were first rescued he was the first to sniff out the humans and to stand in between as a shield for his siblings. The bravest of the group, he warmed up to his people friends very quickly and realized that sleeping on the bed with them is the best thing ever (well, maybe second to eating!) and likes to chase feet and play on the blankets. He also *loves* to be petted and will take in as much petting as you are willing to give. He also likes to share his love by chewing very gently on your fingers. Kermit gets along with other kitties quite well and is very laid back, though open to playing with his siblings when they want to chase and wrestle.
Both boys are neutered, current on vaccines, good with the litter box, and tested negative for FIV and feline leukemia. They are a bonded pair that needs to be adopted together, though consideration will be given to pairing either of them with their brother Animal or playmate Crush.
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.