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Puppy Snuggle Break: Fire Station 7

Friends of Strays headed over to St. Pete Fire Rescue Station 7 with Briddle and Cayde! 
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Published: 07/05/18

US Congressman Stops by Friends of Strays

U.S. Congressman, Charlie Crist, stopped by Friends of Strays today to learn more about our organization and how we are helping to reduce the homeless and abandoned pet population in our community.

The Friends of Strays Board of Directors, Executive Director, and staff had the opportunity to interact with Congressman Crist and share information about our history, current programs, and plans f... Read more

Published: 07/04/18

Kitten Snuggle Break: Fire Station 2

Friends of Strays headed over to St. Pete Fire Rescue Station 2 with a litter of famous kittens! Taylor Swift, John Mayer, Calvin Harris, and Henry Stiles brought many snuggles, and surprisingly little drama to this fire house. 
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Published: 06/27/18

My Past, Present, & Future

I lived on the street, under a porch, in a back yard, in a parking lot.
I was hungry. All the time.
During the day I was hot, hiding in the shade. Hiding from dogs. Hiding from traffic. I searched for food, for scraps, for anything to fill my empty stomach. The pavement was hot on my paws. It burned. My hair began to tangle with burrs. During the night, I was alone. I was cold and scared.
I longed for someone to come find me.
To come save me. Read more

Published: 06/26/18

Kitten Snuggle Break: Fire Station 3

Friends of Strays headed over to St. Petersburg Fire Station 3 with two adorable black kittens for a snuggle break!
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Published: 06/25/18

Welcome Aboard!

Friends of Strays is proud to welcome two new board members to our forces!

Introducing... Read more

Published: 06/19/18

Puppy Snuggle Break: Fire Station 4

Recently, Friends of Strays adventured out to St. Petersburg Fire Station Number 4 with two sweet sister puppies; Lori & Lizzy! Lori and Lizzy are both terrier mixes and are only two months old! They are available for adoption at Friends of Strays Animal Shelter! Read more

Published: 06/06/18

Friends of Strays Hosts Vaccination Clinic - June 10 and July 8

Press Release - Funding for Clinic Provided by Pinellas County Animal Welfare Trust Fund

Keep your furry family members safe and sound! Please bring your leashed dogs and cats in their carriers for FREE vaccinations and free microchip implant. Read more

Published: 06/06/18

Join Friends of Strays for Inaugural ‘Alley Cats Bowling Tournament’ on July 21

Prepare to bring your A-game to St. Petersburg’s Sunrise Lanes for Friends of Stray’s first bowling tournament on Saturday, July 21. Proceeds from the “Alley Cats Bowling Tournament” will benefit the animal shelter’s mission of providing life-saving adoption services and veterinary care for homeless pets in need Read more

Published: 06/01/18

Adopt Don't Shop

Help Stop Pet Overpopulation
There are too many animals and not enough homes to go around, that’s why it’s regular protocol for shelters and rescues to spay and neuter their animals before they can be adopted out. This mandatory action helps ensure that animals placed in the community are not contributing to pet overpopulation. Most pets bought from breeders are not sterilized. You c... Read more

Published: 05/22/18

Turk

Turk is a total gentle giant! This big handsome boy may not be able to go home with other feline friends, but who needs another kitty when you have as much love as Turk does! A relaxed cool dude with a sense for adventure and exploring with his favorite humans, Turk is ready to move on to the next stage of friendship and be roomies with you!... Read more

Published: 05/18/18

We Love Happy Endings

We love happy endings!! This cute pup named Kona was brought to us when he had wandered away from home into a neighbors apartment. Not long after, his Dad called Friends of Strays looking for him! We couldn't be happier to have been a part of reuniting Kona with his Dad and sending her home!
To further help make sure Kona doesn't wander from home again, we offered our help for neutering serv... Read more

Published: 05/17/18

Pinellas County Shows Positive Trends in 2018 Animal Welfare Report

Friends of Strays, SPCA Tampa Bay, Humane Society of Pinellas, Pinellas County Animal Services, and Pet Pal have come together to increase pet adoptions, decrease stray intakes, owner surrenders, and shelter pet euthanazia,
...and it's working! 
The reports are in and 2017 broke records in positive ways for Pinellas county. 

Live release rate is at 73% 
Stray intake is down 24%... Read more

Published: 05/04/18

Thank you - Give Day Tampa Bay

Thank you for the incredible love and support we were shown on Give Day Tampa Bay. Because of all of you, we raised $5,730!!!
We are excited to be able to purchase new kennels for our expanding dog area thanks to your generosity. Friends of Strays’ mission is about saving the lives of homeless animals, and because of you and the support you've shown, we will be able to double the number... Read more

Published: 05/03/18

Savannah - A Success Story

Savannah was lost, confused, and heartworm positive. She had spent most of her young life locked in a yard alone, with no one to keep her company, and now she was running out of options at the north Florida county shelter she was being kept. There are not a lot of shelters that treat dogs who test positive for heartworms, but because Friends of Strays is one of those few shelters who do, this shelt... Read more

Published: 04/30/18

Councilwoman Darden Rice Volunteers at Friends of Strays

We were so fortunate to have City Councilwoman, Darden Rice, come visit Friends of Strays this past week. She eagerly seized this opportunity and was found cleaning cages, snuggling puppies, and getting to know more about what Friends of Strays is all about.
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Published: 04/20/18

8 Life Tips for Pet People

8 Life Tips for Pet People

1. Develop an endless curiosity about this world.
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Published: 04/19/18

Thank you Berkeley 2nd Grade Troop #1805

We want to give a huge thank you to the Berkeley 2nd Grade Girl Scouts Troop #1805. This amazing troop decided to sell Girl Scout Cookies for the first time this year. Their troop leader, Lauren Rappa Lasa, asked the girls what they would like to do with the funds they raise. To her surprise, they unanimously decided that they wanted to donate their proceeds to a local animal charity. After doing s... Read more

Published: 04/16/18

Sponsorship Opportunities

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Friends of Strays and we are celebrating this milestone with a series of events that span the year. We are looking for supporters and businesses who are interested in promoting their organizations through event sponsorship. We have several sponsorship opportunities available for both individual events and annual sponsors.... Read more

Published: 04/16/18

Give Day Tampa Bay

Give Day Tampa Bay is returning on May 1, 2018 and Friends of Strays is participating!

Give Day Tampa Bay is a 24-hour online giving challenge for nonprofits in the Tampa Bay area. It is an opportunity to learn more about the hundreds of nonprofits in our community and to support causes you care about. More than $1.7 million was raised for more than 500 Tampa Bay area nonprofits during the 2017 Give Day Tampa Bay. Read more

Published: 04/13/18