Fancy Cats Rescue Team has been working in the Fairfax County community since 1997. Its tireless volunteers take in stray and abandoned cats, mostly from area shelters that, if unable to place the cats in homes, are required to euthanize even the healthy animals. Last year FCRT paired almost 900 rescued kitties with loving families. It also received the Shelter Partner award from the Fairfax County Animal Shelter for the second year because FCRT rescued 89 cats from needless euthanasia at that shelter.
FCRT also endeavors to educate the community about the benefits of spaying and neutering companion animals. Through this education, FCRT is hoping to make a dent in the overpopulation of stray and abandoned cats in its community.
Since FCRT is mostly a volunteer-based organization, it relies on the generous donations of time and money by its volunteers.