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My name is Fernando!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Tampa, Florida - Fernando
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I'm being cared for by:
St. Francis Society Animal Rescue

Facts about Fernando

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: C010251
  • Hair: Short
I was 8 weeks old when late at night my former care taker dropped me off at the local county park. Scared and lonely I found a hiding place and stayed their until I saw a bunch of cats beginning to gather under a light where a man was feeding. After he walked away I ran up and began to eat tiny morsels that were left by the other feral cats. Not until after several weeks of hiding from large dogs and coyotes did I began to trust the man that was bringing food every day. I started out slowly by approaching him closer and closer until one day I decided to give him my trust by rubbing on his leg. He seemed to like that and encouraged me to do it often. Eventually I was sitting on his lap and allowing him to give me hugs and kisses on the head. He then contacted St. Francis and they decided that I am so sweet that they want me to go into a forever home instead of living on the streets. I would like that too. I am communicating with my foster that I would like a home that likes black kittens that play, purr and want to be where they are. If that is you, then I am all yours.

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.