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About Us 

RappCats—Dedicated to Saving Cats & Changing Lives

  • RappCats is a private, non-profit organization that rescues, cares for, and finds loving homes for abandoned, abused, neglected, injured, and homeless cats and kittens throughout Rappahannock County. 

  • We operate the RappCats Adoption Center, a cage-free, no-kill facility that is the only state-approved cat shelter in Rappahannock County.

  • RappCats is operated by volunteers and funded through donations alone. The Rappahannock County Animal Shelter is funded only for dogs so our rescue work and care for needy cats and kittens is critical.

  • We have a team of volunteers who socialize rescue cats and kittens to enable them to find wonderful, loving homes.  

  • We provide spay and neuter services and vaccinations to Rappahannock County kitties.

  • RappCats provides assistance to local families, senior citizens, and the community with stray and abandoned cats including helping with trapping, food, veterinary care, and essential information. 

What RappCats Does


General Assistance

RappCats assists with the spay/neuter, vaccination (including rabies), medical treatment, feeding and adoption of stray, abandoned, injured, sick or homeless cats in Rappahannock County. RappCats also helps with trapping of stray and feral cats, and provides education and information on the safe handling, treatment and care of cats.


Adoption Center

The RappCats Adoption Center is the only community cat shelter in Rappahannock County. It is also the only privately operated animal facility in Rappahannock County that is licensed by the  Virginia State Veterinarian. The RappCats Adoption Center is a cageless, no-kill shelter that accepts adult cats that are capable of being adopted. We feed, shelter, socialize and provide medical care for all cats at the Adoption Center. We strive to find each of them a loving, permanent home, and to maintain a healthy and happy shelter environment until they can be adopted.


Kittens, Nursing Mothers, Feral Cats and Certain Special Needs Cats

Because of their special vaccination and other needs, we cannot presently take kittens, nursing mothers, feral cats, or certain special needs cats into the Adoption Center. However, for these cats RappCats provides foster care, spay/neuter, vaccinations (including rabies), veterinarian care, adoption and other assistance including guidance and education on their care. Please contact RappCats for further information.

We Need Your Help!


RappCats is not affiliated with the County government and relies entirely on the generosity of people like you to support our operations. Please consider supporting RappCats!


We depend on volunteers to run the RappCats Adoption Center, to provide foster care and to help with many other needs. 


Your financial contributions, of whatever size, will help us to continue to provide a safe haven for Rappahannock’s abandoned and homeless cats, and to help Rappahannock County families and senior citizens with spay/neuter, rabies and other vaccinations, veterinarian care, and food for sick, stray or needy cats. Even small donations are important!


We sincerely appreciate your help!

Meet Just a Few
of Our Current Cats


This tuxedo cat is a big ole lovebug!

He really wants a home and will make an affectionate, sweet companion. He adores attention, likes being petted and is happy to be held like a baby! He'll curl up with you if you'd like.


This tuxedo cat is 4 yrs young and a sweet boy. He has a few quirks: he loves to sniff everything:) and he likes vacuum cleaners! He likes to be vacuumed! 

Now that's a good sport for you!

He will add love & affection to your life. 


This sweet cat has had too much loss and grief in her life. She lost her first, long time owner when he moved into a nursing home, and her 2nd when she moved and surrendered Sophia. This gorgeous cat needs to be adopted for her inner beauty and needs to be the only pet in the household. She deserves much love and devotion and will reward you in kind.


This sweetheart will be happy to have a quiet conversation with you. She has a "chirp" meow that's delightful. Ramona needs an adopter able to give her one pill daily.This keeps her tummy and digestion working well! 


Looking for a young cat who still has a playful kitten in her? Sandy is adorable! She has leopard spots on her belly and gorgeous stripes too! She entertains herself with her toys, is friendly, and seems to get along with other cats just fine. She'd probably be fine with gentle dogs too. 


Birdie is still a little timid, but once she warms up to you, she adores affection! She loves being petted, and will roll over and show you her cute tummy. Her markings are beautiful!


How cute is this? Lorrie found the smallest box possible and curled up for a nap. Maybe she's saying her bedtime prayers before going to sleep. She is a female ginger, which is uncommon. She gets along with all the other cats and adores being petted and brushed! 

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