2013 went by sooo fast and we are proud to have found homes for so many precious felines who were abandoned or given up!
But we could not have done it without the efforts of the Northern Virginia community who share their love of the feline breed. That includes our wonderful adopters and our ever so faithful volunteers.
There is always room for one more! So many times people will say, "Oh I have two already." We smile as rescuers because we all have acquired more than our fair share as the sickly and unadoptables look up at us with their beautiful innocent eyes and say, "if not you, who?"
But even we become saturated and cannot take in anymore and that is where the need for new foster homes comes in. We are looking for 7 homes to take in just one of our cats from our group home, to teach them what a real home, a real human bed, a real family life is like. Some of these cats know nothing but a semi shelter environment, where they are fed, kept warm and safe, but don't know what a TV sounds like or what a pot of stew smells like. They deserve this kind of setting just as much as your own family cat does. But we need you to offer your assistance, your home, your love and attention. Just say "one"
Did you know that some employers will allow you to volunteer for a charitable organization and they will recognize your community service by matching your volunteer hours with funds to the organization?
Many major companies encourage their employees to give of their time because volunteering to the community is important for character building!
Contact your human resources department to see if they have such a program and what the rules are. We would love to have you as our volunteer with or without such a program but if that idea might influence your decision, find out! Tbank you to those who checked into it and have us as your recipient!!! You know who you are!
We wish there was not a need for us to stay in business! BUT.......
Our VA legislature has postponed until 2015 voting for a bill that would provide free spay and neuters for ferals in the state and low cost spay and neutering for low income owners. This would have had a major impact on the number of homeless cats and kittens swamping our shelters.
Spaying and neutering your cat makes it a healthier cat! But surgery can be expensive! Contact us for low cost spay and neuter information and get your cat fixed now, before it develops a uterine infection or mammary cancer. And yes, males can get cancer from not being fixed.
There is no good reason not to. We can help.
Feline Network Rescue INC is an all volunteer, 501C3 cat rescue organization located in Northern VA. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and most work full time in unrelated jobs. But we all share a common love of cats and pitch in to save as many as our volunteer base can handle.
Started under the auspices of another rescue organization in 2003, Feline Network Rescue has grown to be one of the most respected groups in the area. We have no paid employees and depend on donations and adoption fees to cover our intense medical, food and litter expenses for our rescued cats and kittens.
Donations in the form of checks made out to Feline Network Rescue INC, gift cards to Petsmart, Petco, BJ's can be mailed to:
Feline Network Rescue INC
PO BOX 523452
Springfield, VA 22152
We strive to match the right cat with the right family. Our educational mission is to help you become aware of the needs of cats in our community and the needs of cats in your home.
We advocate TNR of feral cats and will provide you with information and resources to get your colony spayed/neutered and vaccinated.
Would you like to volunteer??? We would love to add you to our family and have you share our passion for cats!!!!
Adoption events every Saturday at the Sterling VA Petsmart from 11AM to 4 PM. We are conveniently across the street from the Northern VA Community College.
The address is 46220 Potomac Run Plaza, Sterling VA on RT 7 near the RT 7 and RT 28 intersection.
Due to space limitations , we cannot bring every adoptable cat to the event every weekend.
If you are interested in a particular cat, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request that we arrange for that cat to attend.
Some cats do not show well at the events due to the noises and the presence of dogs. In that case, we encourage you to meet those cats at their foster homes by appointment. Your application must have been submitted and preapproved for us to ask our foster parents to invite you into their home for the introduction to their fosters. We hope you understand that this is by invitation once we know we will approve your application.