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Fancy Cats Rescue Team

Who We Are

Fancy Cats Rescue Team is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. (United Way #98772)

The Fancy Cats Rescue Team is a passionate leader in the animal rescue community with over 20 years experience. Founded in August 1997 by Cathy Awad, Fancy Cats now has 10 Adoption Centers, 70 foster homes over 70 active volunteers.

Our organization is known for responsiveness to our donors, adopters, volunteers, and the public.

On average, Fancy Cats helps +1,000 cats each year. Since our inception in 1997, we have found loving homes for +20,000 cats. We often tell people we are the largest cat-centric rescue in the state. You can our check our numbers against any rescue or shelter at the Virginia Department of Agriculture and and Consumer Services Animal Reporting Website where all rescues are required to report information each year.

What We Do

Our mission is to end needless euthanasia at shelters in the National Capital area by rescuing and finding suitable lifetime homes for our cats, promoting spaying and neutering, and educating the public on responsible pet ownership.