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My name is Francesca Wallace!

I'm being cared for by
4Paws Rescue Team, Inc.
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Facts about me

Domestic Shorthair
Gray or Blue
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Hair Length

My story

Please note:

4Paws will only consider local adoptions (Northern VA / DC / MD metropolitan area)

4Paws does not adopt to students

All kittens under 6mos of age must be adopted into a home that already has another young cat/kitten; otherwise, must be adopted in pairs with a littermate.


Aren't I a pretty lady? Its not just me that thinks so, I get told all the time. It gives me a lot of confidence when I deal with strangers. I don't expect you to be bold and grabby with me. Please ask first before petting me. Sometimes I am just not in the mood, but a lot of the time I enjoy a good head scratch.

I am approximately 2 years old. When I was found outside I was knocked up... almost ready to give birth. A nice lady took me inside so that my babies weren't born in a gutter. I was a great mom, but the hormones and constantly being touched, bitten, and grabbed at by the kittens made me crazy! I raised four healthy kittens but thank goodness that will never happen again! I am spayed now and up to date on my vaccines. I also tested negative for FIV and FeLV (if you are interested).

I learned one thing for certain-- I am not mother-material. All those mewing, crying little rug rats-not for me! Give me a warm afternoon, a big window, peace and quiet, and a good meal (I love to eat fancy feast) and I am happy as a clam.

I have been a little lonely lately. I have a room all to myself-- dont like other cats-- but lately I've been bored. My foster mom works a lot of hours and can't spend much quality time with me. That is why I am writing this note. I am looking for a new home with one or two adult humans. I have no patience for kids-- human or feline.

The humans should have lives of their own and not expect me to me their sole source of entertainment, but they should have time during the day to sit with me. They do need to be able to read my moods. When I have had enough petting, I'm done and its time for you to leave me alone.

I like to talk, especially when its time to be fed-- I will give you a beautiful melody of chirping. I have good litter box manners (of course, I am a lady). I only eat wet food-- Fancy feast classic or grilled. Dry food makes me gain weight. Now that I have lost the pregnancy weight, I don't want to ever go through the ordeal of dieting again!

Now you know a little about me, tell me about yourself. Can you give me the new home I am looking for?

Please e-mail us if you're interested in Francesca. Be sure to include your phone number in your message. Please limit inquiries to the Greater Washington, DC area, except for barn cats.

4Paws Rescue Team, Inc.

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P.O. Box 2908, Merrifield, VA 22116

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

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 ($120 for an adult or $145 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.

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Go meet their pets

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.

More about this rescue

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 #200063.