My name is Myrtle!

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

Facts about Myrtle

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: C009703
  • Hair: Short
Sweet mamma Myrtle was once a stray from the Ybor city ship yard. She is not even two years old and is a tiny little panther girl with beautiful eyes and silky fur. She's about the size of a 9 month old kitten. She'd been fed and looked after by the kind employees. Myrtle was not completely trusting of her caretakers but knew they meant she wouldn't have to go hungry. When a St. Francis volunteer noticed she was once again very pregnant, we jumped into action. Myrtle was trapped and brought into the safety of our foster home. A few days later, she had 6 perfect little nuggets. In time, Myrtle quickly learned to trust and then love her humans, even search them out for affection and attention. She has been an amazing mom to her 6 plus 4 other orphaned kittens. Now it's her turn to be spoiled and to get to a kitten herself! She loves to be petted and will purr and purr. Myrtle also loves a little bit a cat nip. She is not a fan of being picked up and carried around or having her head petted. She's far too dignified for that silliness! Myrtle never wants to go back to the scary outside world where she had to fight for food and safety every single day. She has worked so hard taking care of little ones. Now it's her turn to find her forever home. Could you give her a chance at a happy and safe indoor life? Maybe she will even get a home with one of her little babies! If you're interested in learning more about Myrtle or any of her little ones, please email me!

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.