Hurricane Irma came, and saw, but didn’t conquer!
Thanks to the hard work of every member of the Friends of Strays team, the shelter came through the storm with no damage or power loss and all of our animals are safe. We did not evacuate the animals due the fact that the shelter is in a non-evacuation zone and because of the storm prep we did including sandbagging all of the doors/entryway... Read more
Our 2018 FOS Rescue Crew calendar is here! Pictures of our amazing Pinellas firefighters, paramedics, and officers holding puppies and kittens will hang on your wall to greet you throughout 2018. This calendar was created to encourage our supporters to join our FOS Rescue Crew. The FOS Rescue Crew is a group of donors who give monthly and will help us continue our mission of saving lives of homel... Read more
Read the lastest from Friends of Strays in their Summer 2017 The Paw Street Journal. It is includes a Message from Executive Director, Dara Eckart, details about the upcoming Wags and Whiskers: A Hepcat Ball, announcing the Peggy Grom Special Foster Fund, a Friends of Strays Success Story and a teaser for the 2018 FOS Rescue Crew Calendar that's coming out soon! Read more
Friends of Strays recently decided to trade in their unused box truck and beat up van for a new van. After driving the old van to the airport to pick up dogs from St. Croix and scraping the top of the van on the ceiling of the airport parking garage, the shelter knew it was time to invest in a new vehicle.
Friends of Strays Board Treasurer, Bill Grom, took on the chall... Read more
We’re celebrating Christmas in July with HALF-OFF ADOPTION FEES for cats and kittens! Come in, fall in love, and adopt your new best friend! From July 28th – 31st sleigh bells will be ringing! You can see all our adoptable cats and kittens right here on our website! Just click on ADOPT!
Help our felines celebrate this hot Florida summer with a little Christmas spirit! Show them what &l... Read more
Pulled off the streets of St. Croix in the Virgin Islands, Henry was a skinny and shy little puppy. The overpopulation of dogs in the Virgin Islands didn’t allow many chances for adoption, so he was transferred to Friends of Strays Animal Shelter in the hopes of finding him a forever home. Read more
Are you ready for a day of mystery, intrigue and adventure? If so, get prepared for the Third Annual Friends of Strays Quest for the Emerald Paw! Read more
This morning we celebrated the generosity of our anonymous donor who covered all the cat and kitten adoption fees during the month of April. After falling in love with the handsome Mr. Bigglesworth, but unable to bring him home, this anonymous donor wanted to do something that would help cats like Mr. Biggs find their forever home. Because of his generosity, we adopted out 103 cats and kittens duri... Read more
One week from today is Give Day Tampa Bay, the 24-hour online giving challenge presented by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. Join other animal lovers on Tuesday, May 2nd in making a donation to Friends of Strays and help us reach our goal of $12,000. All funds will go toward lifesaving services for the hundreds of abandoned animals we care for and prepare for adoption each year. You can make ... Read more