I read through the previous reviews in disgust. I have first hand experience WORKING at the South Brevard cat shelter weekly for a year or so. Though I agree the smell is pungent and the small house seems to be in disarray, I cannot stress enough how loved every animal in that shelter is.
I understand that those who are dropping off kittens may seem unwelcome, but there is literally no way to accept any more cats. Every cage (thoroughly cleaned daily by able volunteers such as myself, equipt with water, food, a litter box, and towels) in inhabited.
In response to the comment, "30 animals are killed daily," I scoff. It is true that the S.Brevard shelter euthanizes cats, but NOT on a daily basis, and they have very good cause to do so. In the year that I have been there, the only cats I have known to be euthanized are those who are terminally ill or have AIDS and are putting the workers and other cats at risk (AIDS is transferrable from feline to feline, and from feline to cat and vise versa).
I agree that the house itself is in bad shape, but the cats that inhabit that house are in the best of care with the workers and the other volunteers. I truely admire their hard work and dedication, especially the fact that they will be frank with you about whether or not they will adopt to you or not. They recognize that not everyone is able to take care of another life. It is SO incredibly difficult to see a cat come back to the shelter, and it is difficult on the animal itself.
So I ask you to look past the smell, and to lovingly adopt a cat into your family. Do NOT look towards pet shops!! They breed those animals to be sold, and the cats at the shelters are just as loving, and have been waiting to be welcomed into a loving home :)