Mya was found as a stray in the summer of 2014, and brought to Dogs & Cats Forever No-Kill Shelter in Fort Pierce, FL. She had mange and was put on several medications by a veterinarian, but sadly, she had an allergic reaction to her medications,and developed an autoimmune response to her meds. She has been to specialists in Stuart, West Palm Beach, and Gainesville, at the University of Florida. She is slowly getting better but has run up more than $5,000.00 in vet bills and medication costs. Her vets say that it could take more than a year for her to recover fully. Mya is only a year old and has a wonderful personality despite being in and out of clinics and given medicine almost nonstop.
Mya needs veterinary care for many months to come, and while Dogs & Cats Forever is currently responsible for her care, we are a private animal shelter which receives no financial assistance from local government, and we need help to pay her bills. Please help Mya get better so she can one day find a forever home.





Update: Trouble has been adopted.

Trouble is in trouble, and she needs your help.

Trouble is a seventeen year old Tortoiseshell calico girl who was surrendered by her owner. Sadly, after living with the same family ever since she was six weeks old, it looks like Trouble may have to spend her remaining years in a shelter.

According to her former owner, Trouble had not been to the vet in several years, and tests revealed that she had been suffering from diabetes for some time. She is now on insulin injections and the rest of her bloodwork is normal.

Trouble is available for permanent foster, which means that her insulin,syringes and special food will be provided by the shelter to anyone who will take her home and care for her. She is frontal declawed, and is very well-mannered and sweet.

Trouble needs someone who will love her and care for her for the remainder of her golden years-in a real home like she is used to. Although shelter staff and volunteers will do their best to care for Trouble, it will be very hard for her to adjust to shelter life.

If you have room in your heart and room in your home, please help Trouble.

Teddy and Cuddles

teddy_cuddles1Update: Teddy and Cuddles have been adopted.

Cuddles is a six month old Siamese mix kitten and Teddy is her older brother. According to the eye specialist, Cuddles has very limited vision. She is very sweet but also very dependent on Teddy, a nine month old Siamese mix who is probably her brother form another litter. The pair are available for permanent foster as well as adoption. Cuddles is on no special medication, but surgery may someday help her see better.



Update: Sonny has been adopted.

Sonny is a five year old orange and white Hemingway (extra toes) cat.  He is a very large boy and would need to be placed on a diet which would allow him to lose weight slowly. he also has a heart murmur.  For this reason, he is available for permanent foster.  He has been a housecat all of his life, and would love to have a quiet home again soon.

Zoe, Nike, Spartacus

Zoe, the mother, is still available for adoption and patiently awaiting her forever home, too.

Update: Great news! Nike and Spartacus have been adopted by very loving families. Zoe the mother is still available and patiently waiting for her forever home too.

Three very special cats are looking for special homes


Zoe arrived at the shelter only days away from delivering a litter of six kittens.  Sadly, all but two passed away shortly after they were born.  Nike, a black and white boy was normal, but his brother, Spartacus, was born with contracted tendons in his front legs.  His legs were bent inward and he walked on his elbows.

At four weeks, he was too small for surgery, and  veterinarians predicted that as he grew, he would become too heavy to walk on his weakened front legs. They suggested that euthanasia would eventually be the only choice for him.

Fortunately, his foster mom researched his condition online and tried a treatment that had been successful in some cases.  She warmed his legs with a heating pad, massaged them, and put them in lightweight cardboard splints held in place with bandages. She performed the treatments several times a day for weeks.  Miraculously, the treatments began to work.  Spartacus began to walk normally, and now, plays with Nike and Zoe like a normal kitten.

Nike and Spartacus are now six months old, and it is time for the boys and Zoe to find forever homes.  Of course it would be wonderful if they could be adopted together, but it is more important that each of these special cats find a home-whether together or separately-where they can be loved and cared for.

See the YouTube video showing how Spartacus learned to walk

To read more about Spartacus, visit his Facebook  site at

Zoe, Nike, and Spartacus can be seen by appointment at their foster home.  Please e mail  Andrea at or Martina at to meet these special kitties.




Simon is a five year old boy who needs a permanent  foster home.  He is on a special diet-which the shelter would provide. Simon would do best if he were the only pet in the household, and he would be happiest in a quiet adult home.


Andrew is a two year old boy who is positive for feline immunodeficiency virus, or FIV. He is very docile and loving, and he would be perfect in a home with no other cats or with other cats who also have FIV. With indoor care, cats with FIV can have a normal lifespan in good health. Andrew would be a perfect fit with a family of any age. He is available for permanent foster as well as adoption.