My name is Pollyanna!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Tampa, Florida - Pollyanna
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St. Francis Society Animal Rescue

Facts about Pollyanna

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: C008288
  • Hair: Short
Pollyanna is a survivor. She was found bloodied, scraped up, and laying inside a cardboard box outside a store after being hit by a car. Her right rear leg had been broken, so she was taken to Animal Services where she was placed on the Euthanasia list. For the second time in as many days, her life was in imminent danger. Even if someone stepped up to save her, the shelter was planning to amputate her leg. Thankfully, St. Francis saved Pollyanna from euthanasia and decided to try and save her leg, too! But it would turn out to be a long and challenging process. After months of stressful vet visits, splint changes, a leg infection, and being confined to cage rest, it was recommended that Pollyanna's leg be amputated because it was just not healing. It was heartbreaking to think of her losing her leg after all she'd been through. Determined to save her leg, a specialist was consulted who prescribed bone supplements to aid healing and said fractures like this can take time. Three weeks later, everyone was amazed at her progress - her leg was healing! After nearly three months, Pollyanna finally got to use her leg without a splint. She could walk, chase her toys, and climb on her foster daddy. She had to stay on cage rest for a few more weeks when not supervised, but finally the day came when she was free. No more cast, no more cone, and no more cage! She was free to run, jump, and play alongside the other cats she could previously only see and cry out to. Pollyanna was a true miracle kitty, but the most amazing part was that through it all, she always purred for her foster daddy. She didn't let the experience break her. Instead, she has become a strong, confident cat who loves to play - a lot! She is very energetic. When play time is over, she enjoys sitting on her window perch or laying next to her foster daddy as they watch TV. She is good with most other cats and with a large, playful dog. She has been through so much and deserves a home as special as she is.

About St. Francis Society Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

St. Francis Society Animal Rescue is an all volunteer, non-profit 501-c-3 animal rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of sick, injured, and stray domestic animals as well as spay/neuter and medical services for those animals. We seek to place animals in a loving foster or permanent home after recovery and we DO NOT euthanize unless terminal illness necessitates such a decision. All of our animals are spayed/neutered, tested for leukemia/FIV (cats), wormed and vaccinated before they are adopted.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Some of our cats ready for adoption can be seen at the following Adoption Center locations:

PetSmart, located at 12835 Citrus Park Dr across from the Citrus Park Mall. Our volunteers are onsite for adoptions Saturday and Sunday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm and will be happy to assist you with finding the perfect feline companion. PetSmart management can assist with an adoption during other days/hours, time permitting. Cats are onsite 7 days a week.

PetSmart, located at 11331 Causeway Blvd in Brandon. Cats and adoption counselors are onsite for adoptions Saturday from 9:00am to 3:00pm and Sunday from 10:30am to 2:30pm only.

Petco, located at 13127 N Dale Mabry Hwy. Cats and adoption counselors are onsite Saturdays from 11:00am to 4:00pm only.

We have many more cats than the ones housed at our Adoption Center locations. Our cats live with foster families until they are ready for adoption and space is available at an Adoption Center. If a cat is located in a foster home and the foster has provided contact information, you can get more details on a particular cat directly from them.

Our Adoption Process...

Cats are to be indoor only; no declawing; must present proof of pet deposit and copy of lease showing pets are allowed if renting. cats are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on age appropriate shots, wormed and defleaed. More is charged for exotic breeds (or mixed) - i.e. Siamese, Persians, Bengals, etc.