Fall in love
(our long-term fosters)
To see ALL of our kittens and cats,
please click our PetStablished link:
Be sure to check our facebook page at:
for up-to-the-minute incoming kitties and their stories, updated daily.
Why Adopt From Us?
We truly CARE and are PASSIONATE about cats.
We foster all of our cats in loving homes, so we know the purrsonality, compatibility, likes and dislikes of each and every cat we adopt.
We are the only local cat rescue that microchips their cats. Period. Each microchip has a lifetime registration. Most chip companies charge $18+ a year to renew service. Ours is lifetime and is registered with the AAHA - American Animal Hospital Association. If you lose your cat, every veterinarian knows about it and knows where your cat belongs to ensure that he safely returns to you.
We test for 3 things before your cat is adopted: Feline FIV/AIDS, Feline Leukemia, and Heartworm. Most rescues only test for Feline Leukemia.
We stay in contact. Should you ever have any questions about your cat's feeding or potty habits, behavior, etc., we are here. It doesn't end with the adoption.
WE CARE ABOUT OUR CATS. PERIOD.
May 3, 2022
Give Local Piedmont
Give Local Piedmont is a one day event to inspire community members to give BIG to the nonprofit organizations that are making our region stronger.
At Forgotten Felines of Culpeper, our actions speak for us ~ we are passionate about what we do! We stand on our reputation. ~ voted Culpeper's Best Animal Rescue 2021, & 2022 ( and Best Non Profit in 2020 prior to there being a Best Animal Rescue category).
Whether it's looking in a field for hidden kittens that were dumped on the side of a road, rescuing a kitten 50 feet up in a tree, finding funding & getting surgery for a kitten found with half a leg or for a cat with an enormous bite wound or a kitten viciously attacked by a dog who needed a leg amputation, driving 4 hours round trip to save the life of cats on death row at a shelter, spaying/neutering and rehoming a colony of 44 cats behind a local restaurant, or helping an emaciated cat that was shunned by a neighborhood. We are there.
WE CARE and WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT WHAT WE DO.
We are an all volunteer, non profit rescue. We make no money. We get no state, county, or government money. We rely on your generous donations.
Our goal is $5,000. With your generous donation, we are hoping to save more lives, purchase medications and supplies, and purchase more desperately needed queen pens to keep our kittens safe.
Please join us with your support!
Saturday, October 15, 2022
5th Annual Crafts' Meow Crafts Show
Join us for the 5th Annual Crafts' Meow Craft Show on Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 9 - 3 at the Culpeper Presbyterian Church, 215 S. Main Street, Culpeper, VA. Culpeper and local area artisan crafts, vendors, food, raffles, fun!
To register for a craft/vendor booth, click here: https://form.jotform.com/80264300884151
Spaces are approximately 8 x 8 or larger for $40 each (the fee goes to our nonprofit rescue). Please email us at GoodMews22@aol.com for more information.
Volunteer and community service opportunities available for teenagers - check with your school counselor or teacher.
Proceeds to benefit the kitties of Forgotten Felines of Culpeper.
Forgotten Felines of Culpeper is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit rescue, taking in cats from Culpeper County and surrounding areas and pulling cats and kittens from high-kill VA shelters that have been abandoned or forgotten.
We provide warm and loving foster homes, proper veterinary care, socialization, and anything necessary to enable cats to find loving purrmanent homes. We are an all volunteer group, with no one being paid. Please join us with your support.
Forgotten Felines of Culpeper...rescuing the abandoned and forgotten, with no cat left behind.
Funds are always needed for food, litter, and veterinary care. We will never turn a cat in need away. Everyone deserves a chance to live, to be sheltered from the elements, to be cared for, loved, and happy .
There are many ways to donate:
Drop Off: We are usually in need of old towels and sheets, cat toys, kitty climbers and condos, beds, newspapers, cat carriers, and dog crates. You may drop off a bag of Purina Cat Chow Complete, drop off Tidy Cat clumping kitty litter.
Mail: send a gift card from PetSmart or Walmart, or send a check. Our address is: P.O. Box 342, Culpeper, VA 22701.
You can order for our cats or your pet's food directly from our Chewy.com website at: https://www.chewy.com/rp/8427
We will get $20 for each new customer!
List us as your Amazon Smile Charity by going to:
Amazon will donate .05% of your purrchase back to our kitties.
Purrchase something from our Amazon Wish List at:
Please be sure to send along a gift card so we can thank you!
Cat's Pride Litter
For every green jug of Cat's Pride® Fresh & Light® bought, Cat's Pride will donate a pound of litter to help shelter cats across the country.
Head over to Catspride.com/litterforgood today and nominate our shelter to receive free litter - the more nominations the more litter we are eligible to receive!
More clicks equal more free litter for us!
Use email address: GoodMews22@aol.com.
Thanks for your continued support.
Thank you in advance for your donation. It is very much appreciated.
We advertise our events through WhoFish.
Our PetSmart Adoption Days
Please remember, we do not do same day adoptions. If you are interested in adopting a cat from us, please click on the Adoption Form tab above. Fill out and email it to: GoodMews22@aol.com or you can fill out an application there. See you there!
Cats of the Month
BFFs Fisher, Gar"Bonzo," & Watson
A Tale of 3 Friends
Every week we get many requests for Fisher, an orange tabby that came to us with his 5 siblings last summer. Fisher and his family were dumped at the dump and ended up at a high kill shelter – a double whammy. Forgotten Felines pulled Fisher and his siblings and all were adopted, except Fisher. “So…if you are getting a lot of calls for Fisher, what’s the problem?” you ask. Well…
Fisher has always been a bit of a loner and always sat apart from his siblings. He never wanted to play with them, he seemed to be a thinker type kinda guy, quiet. He never seemed to have any self esteem or real identity.
Last summer we got in an entire family of orange cats that set up “house” in an office parking lot, right on the side of I-29 – remember? Gar”Bonzo” was the dad of that litter. Bonzo is a large orange tabby with white paws with an easy-going personality, though he didn’t come to us that way, he is TOTALLY a smooshie-guy now.
Bonzo took an interest in Fisher and cleaned him, slept with him, and even played with toys with him. Keep in mind, Bonzo never even knew what a toy was…but he did this for Fisher. He seemed to know what Fisher needed and saw the emptiness in him…and filled it. Bonzo let Fisher know that he was okay and everything was okay. He mentored him in a way. This big ol’ cat from the streets took Fisher under his wing and became a big part of Fisher’s life. “Okay then, so adopt them together.”
Last summer I received a call from the high kill shelter to pull some cats bc they would be euthanized. We took in the cats and when I asked if there were any more that needed out, the reply was, “We have one, but he will be put down bc he is feral.” I said I would take him. (Lots of times cats are not feral, just terrified from being in a big, loud, scary shelter, wondering what their fate will be.) I was told, “No, you don’t want him. He really is feral. We will put him down.” “No I want him.” I replied. Thinking, even a barn home is better than death.
Watson came to us the following day, a day before he was slated for death. This big gray and white guy just stayed in his carrier in the crate and I barely saw him for the first month he was with us. He came out of his carrier at night to eat and that was about it. Sometimes when I would come into the room late at night, I would see him lounging on top of his carrier and he would quickly run inside again, escaping interaction with me. I never heard a growl or a hiss, ever. Hmmm…I thought, feral, huh?
After Watson settled in, he was fully vetted and the door was opened on his crate. He could now come out and meet everyone he had been looking at for awhile, or stay in his crate if he chose. The decision was his. He came out and within a week or so, became best buds with Bonzo – after all, they had a lot in common. These are 2 guys that most would’ve given up on and dismissed as unfriendly cats, without taking the time to get to know them.
Soon, Watson began cleaning and grooming little Fisher, too, eating with him, sleeping with him, and bonding with him.
Now the world seemed to shine down on these three friends and all was happy and good, but they still need to complete their story. This is where you come in.
These 3 friends are not traditional lap cats. Bonzo and Watson can be pet but do not like to be picked up – that’s okay. They often look out the French doors from the playroom and let me know when I am late to give them their canned food breakfast. They rub up against my legs when I come into the room. They can be pet and love affection. They are sweet cats who deserved to live. Once in a quiet home, they will most-likely bloom with a person they can trust.
We are introducing these 3 guys, who have been through so much, to be part of a family. A family that is loving and understanding and patient and lets them adapt into their new home with love and patience.
And so….I introduce to you….Gar”Bonzo” and Watson and Fisher. Three friends together. All fully vetted and microchipped, looking to add another chapter to their success story. (A deep discount will apply when adopting.)
Please share with friends and family!
To ensure the
HAPPINESS & HEALTH
of our Seniors (both humans and feline), any senior citizen age 60 or older may adopt a senior cat at 1/2 off our adoption fee.
Owning a cat helps people to live longer by being more connected and sociable, routinely caring for a pet, improving health by lowering blood pressure, and there are many, many other benefits! Please click on the links below for more information and benefits.
Seniors make GREAT pet owners. They are attentive and loving and often the best place for a loving and lonely cat to be.
Forgotten Felines of Culpeper P.O. Box 342
Culpeper, VA 22701