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2018 Marks 40 years of Finding Forever Homes

2017 was an incredible year for Friends of Strays. With hard work and lots of love, we almost doubled the number of adoptions we had in 2016 - 1,028 total! 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of our shelter and we have big plans to celebrate this milestone in our history. Our goal for 2018 is to find forever homes for 1,200 cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies and celebrate our anniversary with e... Read more

Published: 01/18/18

Introducing: Keep The Mom Program

Help Stop the Cycle!... Read more

Published: 01/16/18

Volunteer Orientation

Interested in becoming a volunteer?
We have a Volunteer Orientation coming up on Saturday, February 3rd! Sign up today by emailing Volunteers@FriendsofStrays.org... Read more

Published: 01/11/18

1,000 Adoptions


We are so happy, thankful, and excited that we were able to find homes for 1,000 animals this year! We want to thank all those amazing adopters who opened their homes to a forever friend, as well as our supporters, staff, and volunteers. Thank you!

Now celebrate with us!


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Published: 12/28/17

Giving Tuesday 2017

November 28 was #GivingTuesday and we sure felt the love. We raised over $5,000 thanks to all our supporters and the anonymous donor who matched all donations that came in. We are so grateful for our amazing community who supports us and our mission of saving and finding forever homes for homeless animals.... Read more

Published: 12/01/17

Friends of Strays on WMNF Talking Animals

You can listen to our Executive Director talk about our goals of reaching 1,000 adoptions by the end of 2017 on WMNF Talking Animals!
Help us reach this goal by choosing to #AdoptDontShop at Friends of Strays!... Read more

Published: 11/29/17

Fort Knox golf tournament benefits Friends of Strays

REDINGTON SHORES – Thousands of dollars were handed over to the Friends of Strays organization recently as the result of the annual Fort Knox Bar and Grill Charity Golf Tournament... Read more

Published: 11/22/17

Hurricane Irma

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

Published: 09/21/17

2018 FOS Rescue Crew Calendar is here!

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

Published: 09/21/17

The Paw Street Journal - Summer 2017

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

Published: 08/15/17