Note: We are currently experiencing an overwhelming and unprecedented response to our previous request for foster caregivers- our community is truly amazing!! Thankfully, we have placed the majority of our cats into foster and this means we can continue to say YES to shelters who are overburdened with cats or are facing closures. We currently have more fosters than kitties but we're continuing to work with our rescue partners to identify need. If you haven’t yet submitted a foster application but want to, we would still love to hear from you. For everyone applying or who has applied, please bear with us if our response time is slower due to the larger than normal inquiries, Please know that we value your support and still look forward to working with you to save more kitties.
UPDATED 4/7 COVID-19 Statement
Following is our latest update on the coronavirus (COVID–19). We continue to monitor the situation closely to ensure the well-being of our volunteers, prospective adopters, and the cats in our care. We know this is an evolving situation and want to share with you the various precautionary measures we are taking to continue to focus on keeping everyone safe and healthy.
In order to aid PetSmart in sanitizing their stores, we have temporarily removed all cats from the Leesburg PetSmart and placed them in foster homes. We will be suspending adoption events in the store until further notice. We will continue to monitor Virginia directives, and will reassess as appropriate when to resume. However, we are continuing to accept and process adoption applications, and are doing adoptions by video meet and greet and hands off transfers. Once operations resume at the stores, we will encourage volunteers to participate only at their comfort level, and of course, to remain home if there is any indication that they are sick. We have provided to our volunteers resources from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Fairfax County Health Department so that they have the latest information.
Although there are reports that a few cats have contracted SARS-CoV-2, there is currently no evidence that cats can spread COVID-19. For more information, please see the Cornell University Coronavirus update: https://www.vet.cornell.edu/departments-centers-and-institutes/cornell-feline-health-center/coronavirus-update
As always, any time a cat exhibits symptoms of illness, we work with our partner vets to address the issue. Protecting the health of our volunteers, adopters and cats is our foremost priority. Thank you for your support as we navigate this time.
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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).