Help Cats on National Cat Day and Beyond!

Today is National Cat Day – which means your Facebook feed and twitter stream will be filled with adorable cats. But do you know where you can see an adorable cat everyday? Your house! And we can help. We currently have over 100 cats and kittens that are looking for permanent homes. So we’ve put together a quick guide on how YOU can help us help more cats:

ADOPT
First and foremost, consider adopting a cat. LDCRF found homes for over 500 cats in 2012, but need your help to save even more in 2013 – nearly half the cats entering shelters in the state of VA are being euthanized, according to Virginia Department of Agriculture 2012 statistics. At LDCRF, we work with shelters to pull cats and kittens that would otherwise be euthanized, and find them homes in the DC metro area. We work with shelters on a regular basis so that we help them lower their euthanasia rate long term, not just short term. When you adopt a cat from LDCRF, you’re saving two lives. You’re not only helping the cat you adopt by providing them a permanent home, but you’re allowing us to save another cat from euthanasia.

Take a look at the many cats we have up for adoption right now here. You can also email cats@lostdogrescue.org if you have questions about the cats we have up for adoption. We offer same day adoptions with a two week money back trial period, to ensure that it is a good fit. This is especially helpful if you already have other animals at home that your new friend will be introduced to.  All cats are already spayed or neutered, combo tested and given age appropriate vaccines.

We have cat adoption centers located at the Reston, Tyson’s Corner and Leesburg Petsmart where you can go anytime to see some of the great cats up for adoption. Cats are also available for adoption at the following adoption events (for location details click here):
Fridays at the Tyson’s Corner Petsmart from 6:30-8:30pm
Saturdays at the Seven Corners Petsmart from 12-3pm
Sundays at the Leesburg Petsmart from 1-4pm
Sundays at the Reston Petsmart from 1-4pm
Sundays at the Tyson’s Corner Petsmart from 1-4pm

FOSTER
This is a great option for those who cannot adopt but still want to help. Fosters provide a temporary home for a cat or kittens, and make a huge difference. Unlike most of our dogs, cats don’t see adoption events as a fun outing to meet new people. Because of this, foster parents can make a difference by talking to potential adopters about how the cats are in a home environment. They can also take photos that show off the cats personality. All cats are already vetted and fixed, and we have many cats that would benefit greatly from a foster home. Interested in fostering? Fill out the quick cat foster application here, and then check out some of the cool cats looking for foster homes here.

VOLUNTEER
We are always in need of volunteers to help play with socialize cats at our adoption centers, and spruce up their cages, cleaning litter boxes and giving them their food and toys. Our adoption centers are located in Reston, Tyson’s Corner and Leesburg. If you’re interested in volunteering to help email cats@lostdogrescue.org. Even if you can’t attend an event, consider making flyers up for a cat currently up for adoption, and help market them both online and offline.

SPONSOR
Sponsoring a cat is a great way to help LDCRF offset the cost of caring for the cats looking for a home. For a $50 donation, your name will appear on that cat’s profile as their Pal for Paws sponsor, and your tax deductible donation will go to help pay for medical expenses. Here are just a few that are still looking for sponsors (and of course adopters!):

Whiskers

Whiskers

Freedom

Freedom

Scooter

Scooter

Pepper-Anne

Pepper-Anne

Joan

Joan

Fernando

Fernando





















Fill out the form below if you’re interested in more about helping cats, and check off the boxes that reflect your areas of interest!

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