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Friends of Strays Hosts Open House!

Join us as we celebrate the completion of renovations at Friends of Strays Animal Shelter!
Public tours will be offered throughout the afternoon showing the transformation of our medical department and dog kennels. Come enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the shelter and learn how your support is helping us save more animals than ever before! Food and beverages will be served to those in attendance... Read more

Published: 01/23/19

What Do You Know About FIV & FELV?

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT FIV & FELV?
FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus)
FIV stands for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. FIV is transmitted between cats by either a deep penetrating bite wounds and sexual contact. FIV cannot be transmitted to humans or dogs. 
Cats with FIV have a lowered immune system, but this does not mean that they will get sick more often. They do not require speci... Read more

Published: 01/17/19

Trimming Your Cat's Nails

How to Trim Your Cat's Nails
Have a Plan
Trimming your cat's nails can be a tricky procedure. Cats are agile, flexible, and can be very opinionated. Be sure you have ample amounts of patience, assistance, and time before beginning.
Exposing the Nail 
The first thing you need to know about trimming your cat’s nails is how to expose the nail. Pressing gently on the top of your cat&rsqu... Read more

Published: 01/09/19

7 Ways To Make The Holidays Safe For Pets

Friends of Strays Offers Tips to Keep Pets Healthy and Happy During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is a joyous time for friends and family to rejoice over delicious meals and happy celebrations. But the festivities we enjoy so much can create dangerous situations for your pets and nothing can spoil good cheer like an emergency trip to the veterinary clinic. Friends... Read more

Published: 12/21/18

Mr. Bigglesworth is back at Friends of Strays

Our remarkable Mr. Bigglesworth is unfortunately back at Friends of Strays. Through no fault of anyone, he was returned after his owner fell ill and could no longer properly care for him. For those of you who don’t remember, Mr. Bigglesworth made headlines back in the spring of 2017 after he stole the heart of a generous donor. This donor, who chose to remain anonymous, fell in love with Bigg... Read more

Published: 12/10/18

The Truth About Spay & Neuter

Did You Know?

Spaying your female pet helps prevent uterine infections and breast tumors. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.
Neutering your male pet prevents testicular cancer and some prostate problems.
Your spayed female pet won't go into heat. While in heat cats in heat will yowl and urinate more frequently, sometimes all over the house!
... Read more

Published: 11/14/18

St. Pete Kitten & Puppy Program

Have you heard about our St. Pete Kitten & Puppy Program?

If you are you a local business owner, you have the opportunity to get a kitten or puppy named after your business!

For a donation you can sponsor either a kitten or puppy... Read more

Published: 03/30/18

Foster Program

Our foster program is a vital part of how we are able to save so many lives. Kittens come to us before they are old enough to be available for adoption and they need a place to go. They need a place that will help them stay healthy, get socialized, and recieve lots of love! 
This is where our fosters come in. These incredible people have dedicated sleepless nights, and endless hours of cleaning, feeding,... Read more

Published: 03/23/18