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In shelter Cat

Washington, District of Columbia, Uni...
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Domestic Short Hair, Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
Name: YosemiteBreed: DSH Tabby CatApproximate Age: 7 weeks Approximate Weight: 1.5 lbsPersonality: Fun, playful kittyObservations with Dogs: has done well with gentle dogsObservations with Cats: has done well with other catsObservations with Kids: not yet testedCurrently Living at: DC area foster home Yosemite is one of the National Parks kitten litter, a group of kitties who landed in the shelter without their mom at just about 2 weeks old.  He is a sweet typical kitten who will be ready for adoption at 8 weeks old.The National Parks kittens were bottle fed, and bottle fed kittens tend to be extra affectionate given the bond they form with humans early in life.Kittens this age need to eat more frequently and need an adopter with time to continue socializing them and providing plenty of playtime and snuggle time each day.Yosemite would LOVE to be adopted with one of his littermates, but if you're not able to adopt a pair, a next best option is to adopt him to a home with another, cat-friendly cat to show him the ropes.  Kittens do best in pairs and they are still able to bond with their humans even when bonded to a littermate.  Littermates can keep one another company when you're not home, and ensure they will always have a playmate... the bonus is they can tire one another out!  That said, kittens can be adopted solo into homes without other cats assuming the fit is right.Please note that cats adopted through DC PAWS must be indoor only, and may not be declawed.Yosemite will need to be neutered at the adopter's expense by the age of 4.5/5 months, on or about August 9, 2021.  DC PAWS can assist with directing you to available resources for reasonably-priced spay services.The adoption fee for this cat is $115, or $200 for a pair of kittens.  If you are interested in adopting Yosemite, please submit an adoption application at US & IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES:Please note that you must use our official adoption application in order to be considered for adoption.  Applying through other sites (i.e., Petfinder) will not work.  The following are our applications:Dog application: application: PAWS Rescue does our best to provide accurate and complete information about our adoptable animals.  Please note that we cannot make any guarantees about age or breed; we rely upon our rescue partners and their veterinarians to make those assessments.  We also cannot make any guarantees about housebreaking and animal temperament, as animals can behave differently through transition and in different environments.Our shelter partners provide a basic vet screening for each animal we rescue, which includes necessary vaccinations, deworming, microchipping, and spay/neuter (unless the animal is too young or otherwise deemed by the vet to not be a good candidate for surgery). Please note that this is not a comprehensive medical exam and as such, may not identify any and all medical issues, though our goal is to flag any obvious health issues through the basic vet screening.  We share all medical records with adopters and are completely transparent about any known issues prior to adoption finalization.  ABOUT DC PAWS RESCUEOur rescue is an all-volunteer, foster-based dog and cat rescue in the DC area.  We rescue locally from Prince Georges County, MD, and from rural shelters in the south (presently Pickens County, Anderson County, and Greenville County in SC, and Raleigh County, WV).We partner with a local rescuer in Pickens County, SC, who saves adoptable cats and dogs from the three area shelters.  For the animals in this rural area, rescue is a critical lifeline, and often the only lifeline.  Our rescue partner not only works with DC PAWS to save as many dogs and cats as possible, but she has also established a successful spay/neuter program in the community to decrease the number of homeless and unwanted animals over the long term.FOSTER AN ANIMAL IN NEEDFosters make it possible for DC PAWS to save and care for homeless, neglected and abandoned animals!  To learn about fostering dogs or cats for DC PAWS Rescue, please visit: AN ANIMAL IN NEEDFor any of our animals!  Sponsors help us provide critical medical care, food, boarding, and other support for animals facing euthanasia.  Individuals who sponsor a dog or cat receive special recognition on the animal's profile.  Sponsorships can also be made in honor or memory of a loved one, and you may designate to whom DC PAWS Rescue should provide notice of your gift. Sponsorship levels of $250 and $150 include “naming rights” for a future dog or cat (respectively) that we rescue.To learn more about sponsorship, please visit:


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