Consider adopting a shelter animal this month

4 Paws does not take feral cats at this time, but has lots of sweet cats and kittens for adoption. Some can be found at the Thrift Spot, which opened on May 16 at 801A Main Street in West Point, to help fund the program.

"So far we have been very successful, with the community supporting the store with their donations of used goods and shopping the store for hidden treasures," said Weaver, the store's manager.

"Apparently, we are filling a need that the people in our community have had for awhile. They now have a place to make tax-deductible donations without driving to Richmond or Williamsburg, as well as a place to find some really wonderful bargains," she added.

4 Paws has recently started searching for a piece of land in King William County for a no-kill sanctuary for cats, and dogs that are waiting for a home or will not be able to be placed.

"We have a potential grant that comes with the stipulation that the sanctuary be in King William," Weaver said. "We would sure like to speak to someone who has a 10-acre or more piece of land that they would donate or sell at a good price."

The property would also need to have a building or building site that is well off of the road and backs to a wooded area, and could be zoned for the sanctuary, she added.

Interested in adopting a cat from 4 Paws and/or helping out the cause? Visit them on Facebook ( or visit the 4 Paws Thrift Store, open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. There are usually kittens in the shop that are available for adoption.

"Please come and watch the kittens play and please shop," Weaver said.

"All the proceeds go to the cause."

Martin can be reached by phone at 804-885-0040.