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|Breed:||Domestic Shorthair||Color:||Black (All)||Age:||Kitten|
Raspberry is a true love bug, she loves everyone! She is extremely friendly and affectionate, gentle, and trusting of all people. This wonderful kitty will come when you call, and roll around to have her tummy rubbed. She loves to play with people and other cats, and would make a great companion for someone who loves to give their cats lots of affection. Raspberry has always been around either her siblings or other cat friends, and will appreciate cat company when you aren’t home to dote on her!
Raspberry has an interesting past, and is so lucky to be rescued. She and her seven siblings, all black (!), were abandoned in late August in an alley in Washington, DC. The entire litter of super-friendly “teenage” cats, about 6 months old, were dropped off and left to fend for themselves! The kitties were heard crying from their hiding places before they were seen, under bushes and porches up and down the alley. They spent two days just crying loudly for people to save them from the scary outside world, desperately hoping to be taken home to safety. Finally they came out one by one, and neighbors fed them. They were all so friendly and love people so much that they tried to follow their caretakers home, and even jumped in peoples’ laps for a snuggle when they sat on their porches! The Washington Humane Society shelter was full – the outcome would have been bad if they went there. But these lucky kitties are so great, the WHS lady called 4Paws and we went to the alley and took all seven of them in! The kitties were all thrilled to be rescued, and get the love they crave.
Raspberry loves her toy mice and balls, and will enjoy learning about new toys, especially interactive toys she can play with her new family, such as the laser light and feathers on a stick. But mostly she and her siblings love affection, and just crave love.
She’s spayed, had her FVRCP and rabies shots, and tests negative for FIV/FeLV.
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.