Who We Are
Friends of Strays is a non-profit organization founded in 1978 in St. Petersburg, FL, dedicated to the care and adoption of homeless pets.
The organization is funded by individual contributions, wills, bequests and business partner programs. Friends of Strays provides services to the neediest section of our pet population, the homeless animals of Pinellas County. These services include sterilization, medical treatment, socialization and daily care until each animal is adopted.
The primary goal of Friends of Strays is to stop the reproduction of homeless cats and dogs who are abandoned and left to roam, unable to care for themselves. We are active in programs which educate the public about humane treatment and care of animals.
Please take a moment to listen to this video of Co-Founder Jean Bomonti telling the story of how we came to be and why our mission to save the homeless and abandoned animals lives on in her legacy. We hope her words have a profound impact on your decision to support Friends of Strays.