My name is Sammie!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Melbourne, Florida - Sammie
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Melbourne, Florida - Sammie
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I'm being cared for by:
Purrs And Whiskers Shelter, Inc.

Facts about Sammie

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10683556
  • Hair: Short
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Please contact Mona ( for more information about this pet.This sweetheart was part of the BCSO 'Return to Field' program. Basically the county shelter (now run by Brevard County Sheriff) is taking cats and kittens they don't have room for (ones that were found as stray) and fixing them and putting them back on the street --- even if they are tame!

Usually programs for putting cats back on the street after being fixed are just for feral cats, a true-blue no-kill rescue group will take the tame ones to adopt out.

But now even if the situation is 'bad' like a landlord does not want the cats there, or a condo association does not allow strays, BCSO will STILL PUT THEM BACK ON THE STREET!  So what happens then? Other rescues get a call. So BCSO can claim 'no kill' without truly finding homes for them all......and the smaller rescues (private rescues without a $3M budget and a vet on staff) are absolutely REELING from the quantity of tame cats and tiny kittens being tossed back onto the street... we cannot keep up!!!

Some of the kittens are extremely small (2 pounds) and were placed back on the street up to 1/2 mile from where they were found -- seriously? Do you really think these teeny kittens will find their way back 'home' safely? Um, no. This is horrifying.

We smaller shelters are responding as much as we can to this. However, the county shelter system is 'broken' for doing true rescue for cats. This is how BCSO can claim 'no kill'....if they can't find a home for it, they just take it back to the street where it was found.

Sammie was one of those unfortunate ones who was 'fixed & eartipped' to put back on the street. (the eartip is the law, if a cat is going to live on the street it must be fixed and eartipped)

So these residents who thought they were doing a good deed by taking a stray kitty to the shelter are all being surprised when the same cats show up again ... that is, if the animal is old enough to find its way back to the food source from 1/2 mile away (and remember these are tame, adoptable cats and tiny kittens)....

Sammie is one of the lucky ones who ended up in our foster care system. We have to fix his hernia then he can go to his new home. Needless to say we do not have all his records so we will have to re-vaccinate. (note his hernia should have been fixed by the county vet but as you see they are not doing full due-diligence)

Pictures coming soon....

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About Purrs And Whiskers Shelter, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

We are dedicated to helping cats and kittens through rescue, foster, and adoption activities. We find loving homes for unwanted, abandoned, homeless, or abused cats and kittens. Most of our volunteers work full time in addition to helping PAWS!!

Come Meet Our Pets...

Adoption hotline: 321-795-6306

Most Saturdays we are at Petsmart, located next to Ross and Best Buy, off SR192 in Melbourne. Hours are 11-3. Please call the adoption hotline to be sure we will be there.

Our Adoption Process...

We request adopters download our application at on the kitten or cat page. Fill it out, fax it to 752-5120 or scan & email it to the foster mom. Adoption fee is $75 per animal which covers spay/neuter, test, worming, vaccines (age-appropriate), and de-fleaing.