With "Black Friday" for inspiration, we feature our black cats this week. We have three very personable young black cats, and they are guaranteed to bring you only good luck. Don't fall prey to the old superstitions and prejudices regarding black cats--they often make the best pets, perhaps because they know they have to try harder. See the article "Curse of the Black Cat" in the October issue of Washingtonian magazine (a copy is posted in Pro Feed) and see the descriptions of Natalie, Jack, and Murray on our “Adoptable Cats” page.
Our next adoption day is Saturday, November 27, at Pro Feed in the heart of Vienna. Come see our sweet young adult cats that would love to have a new home. [NOTE: At this time, we do not have any kittens.]
PLEASE NOTE: AT THIS TIME WE SIMPLY CANNOT TAKE IN ANY MORE CATS. We are already overcrowded and seem to find enough cats needing rescue on our own. If you need to re-home or rescue a cat, please contact one of the larger groups with more resources like Fairfax Humane Society, Friends of Homeless Animals, Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART), or Feline Foundation of Greater Washington.
Who We Are
Piedmont Feline Rescue has been finding forever homes for lost, abandoned, or otherwise homeless cats and kittens since 1994. Most of our cats come from the Rappahannock County and Culpeper areas, but some are from the Northern Virginia suburbs. We get cats that may have been walking the streets, living in a sewer, lost in the forest, escaping abuse, left in a box at a dump, born to a feral mom, rescued off of “death row” at a shelter, found in a motel parking lot or at a gas station, or just simply unwanted and unloved and let go. We take them in and give them whatever medical treatment is needed, let them get their bearings and learn to trust people again, and then we try to find that special home where they can be safe, happy, and loved.
Adopting a friend
First we talk to you and find out what you’re looking for and figure out if we have a suitable feline. If there is a cat (or cats!) that you would like to adopt, we have you fill out an application form. After that we will do a vet check, and if that is OK we will follow up with a home visit.
Our goal is to be as sure as we can be that you and the cat are a good match, that the situation the cat will be going into is right for the cat, and that you both will be happy. We get extremely attached to our fosters, and it really is like letting one of our own pets go. Our foster parents know their cats best, so they usually have a big say in the approval process. NOTE: We will only adopt to a home that we can visit, so you must be in our geographic area, which is basically Northern Virginia (and nearby parts of Maryland) and the Rappahannock/Culpeper area.
Our adoption fee is $95 per cat ($150 for a pair), which rarely covers even routine medical work for a healthy cat. Often we have to spend much more to get a cat back to health, with the difference made up by donations and by our volunteers.
Come Visit Us!
You can see us on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Pro Feed Pet Nutrition Center in Vienna, VA. Pro Feed is at 234 Maple Ave. E, right between the Spokes bike shop and a Chevy Chase Bank, and across the street from Jammin' Java and the new Walgreen's. Pro Feed carries high quality pet food and lots of other goodies, and has been a great sponsor for us. Please check our events calendar to be sure we will be there on any particular Saturday, including the occasional fifth Saturday in some months.
We may also be able to arrange for you to see a cat at other times if you miss us at Pro Feed and have a strong interest in someone. Send us an e-mail or leave a phone message and we will try to arrange a mutually convenient time and place.
Piedmont Feline Rescue League 1447 Spring Vale Ave
Phone: E-mail is definitely the best way to contact us.