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United Way of the National Capital Area
Last Updated:
4/16/2014 4:32 AM

The Feline Foundation of Greater Washington is an all-volunteer nonprofit dedicated to the rescue, care and adoption of homeless cats and kittens in the metropolitan Washington DC community.

Ready to find your forever friend?
See all the cats available for adoption  . . . including wonderful,  Delilah , who needs a home (or foster home) very soon!  




Fabulous, fun loving JESSIE has been in 4 different foster homes in 10 years & needs a home of her own NOW!

Jessie is a laid-back companion who will be the life of your party!

Please apply to foster or adopt! She needs you TODAY!

 Niles and his sister Baby were adopted as tiny kittens in the fall of 2002 and returned in 2013. Both
cats adjusted beautifully to a new foster family but then Niles got too comfortable and began attacking Baby! When not trying to intimidate his sister, Niles is a gentle, super playful boy who loves people of all ages including his first foster family's young children. From Niles' varying reactions to living with owners who traveled and left him alone for several weeks every month, in a family with a stay-at-home mom and in a second foster home with a foster dad who worked 14 hour days 6 days a week, we have learned that Niles has terrible separation anxiety and is stressed out when left alone for long periods of time. His dream is to be the only cat in the house and to be your home office assistant by day, evening playmate and snuggle buddy by night. Please read more about Niles here .   And watch their video!  Please fill out an adoption application today and you could be sharing your home with Niles (or Baby) in just a few days! (Baby is thriving in her foster home and is available for adoption, too.)




1.  Contribute to us via your Combined Federal Campaign or United Way.

2.  Consider adopting an older cat.
In these troubled times, many people have abandoned or given up their pets. What a sad ending for cats who have given unqualified love all their lives! Senior cats make great companions. Here are more good reasons!

3.  Become a cat foster parent.
The number of animals we can help is limited only by the number of available foster homes. Please consider volunteering in this very rewarding capacity. Find out more

4.  Got barn? The Foundation is looking for farms and stables for homeless, free-roaming cats, in a safe environment, with access to shelter and food. All cats are checked by a veterinarian, and are spayed or neutered. If you have a big heart and a lot of land, please consider giving these cats a safe home to call their own. For more information, please call us at 703-920-8665.

5. Encourage every pet owner you know to spay or neuter their pets.

For every cat spayed or neutered, 420,000 homeless kittens are prevented in just seven years.



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Cat Health Warning: Lilies and Cats = A Fatal Combination


lily warning graphicAlmost all members of the lily family contain toxins that can be deadly to cats. Just a curious nibble, a lick of pollen, or even a sip from a vase can be enough to cause irreparable kidney damage and even death. Signs of lily toxicity include vomiting, lethargy and appetite loss. Keep your beloved feline companions away from lilies!


This notice is posted in honor of our miraculous White Nose, who survived a lily encounter, and in memory of beautiful Bella, and countless other kitty angels who did not.


About FFGW
Cats in our program reside at private homes of foster care givers and remain within our organization until a permanent home is found. We do not euthanize healthy cats.


Formed in 1995, the mission of the Feline Foundation of Greater Washington is to provide necessary veterinary and loving foster care for every animal in our program, to find them permanent, adoptive homes where they will be treated with love and respect for the rest of their lives, to provide foster care for life if no adoptive home can be found, and to educate the public regarding responsible cat care.  We are a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 54-1749459).