Mission Pawssible: The cat's meow

Mission Pawssible

Animal Allies Florida is a nonprofit rescue group focused on finding forever homes for loving pets.

Primarily working with kittens and cats, the group has several 'kitty half-way houses' located across Northwest Florida that serve as a free-range environment for cats to live in, bridging the gap between rescue and adoption.

Sharyn Berg, founder of Animal Allies Florida, said the main goal of the organization is to get cats adopted into loving homes as soon as possible. Right now, they have close to 200 cats and kittens looking for homes.

Sharyn said adopting one cat is fun, but two is hilarious - and she has plenty of playful kittens ready to find their families.

"Joseph and Mary are a brother-sister pair," said Sharyn. "The adoption fee is $55 for one, $75 for two, that includes the spay and neuter, feline leukemia test, shots, deworming and defleaing."

If you don't have enough energy to run around after a kitten, a more mature cat, like 3-year-old Mikey, might be more up your alley.

"Mikey was adopted from us when he was just a kitten three years ago. His mom fell on hard times and she can no longer hang on to him, so as it's our policy, she returned him back to us and we'll find him another home," said Sharyn. "He is a great cat; he loves to cuddle. He gets along with other cats, he's a super kitty-daddy to all the kittens."

If you're interested in adopting Joseph, Mary, Mikey or any other cat or kitten from Animal Allies Florida, head to

To meet some of the organization's adoptable cats and kittens in-person, you can find them at the PetSmart on Davis Highway in Pensacola, every Saturday from 12 p.m. until 4 .pm.

Not the right time to adopt? Animal Allies Florida is always in need of volunteers. You can find the volunteer application here.

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