My name is Gabriel!

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

Facts about Gabriel

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Cream Or Ivory
  • Age: Kitten
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: C010598
  • Hair: Short
Hi everyone, my name is Gabriel! I had a really rough start to life. You see I was born into a feral colony where there were a lot of kitties and no one taking care of us very well. I became extremely sick and after I finally collapsed and could no longer go on someone finally picked me up and got me into a rescue.

When foster mama got me I weighed only 2lbs at 4-5 months old. You could feel every single bone in my body. I had puncture wounds on all my legs that were badly infected. I was covered head to toe in fleas and flea dirt. I was a real mess. I was so emaciated, anemic, and dehydrated I couldn't even stand or lift my head. Foster mama wasn't even sure I would survive. After weeks of treatment I'm now a chunky healthy boy weighing in at 6lbs!

Now I'm starting my search for a forever home. Due to growing up in a feral colony I am shy at first and will need someone who is willing to give me the time I need to trust someone new. I am never mean just very scared with new people. Once I am comfortable I am a sweet, playful, purring cuddle bug!

I have something called FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus). I can live a long healthy life just like any other kitty. I need to stay inside and stay current on vaccines because FIV challenges my immune system. But I can live with other animals (even cats!). FIV is only transmitted to other cats through mating (I am neutered!) Or serious bite wounds (I am a lover, not a fighter!) Please don't be afraid of my FIV and give me a chance at a furever home off the streets.
Love and purrs,

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.