Friends of Strays Animal Shelter is St. Petersburg’s oldest no kill animal shelter. Founded in 1978, our top priority is to connect animals in need of rescue with people who will love them. With thousands of cats and dogs entering our shelter every year, Friends of Strays’ staff and volunteers provide the utmost love and care for every animal that comes through our doors.
Through our outreach, advocacy, and services we strive to ensure that animal companionship is accessible to all. In addition to pet adoption, we seek to create a better world for pets and people by focusing on life saving programs promoting pet retention, community empowerment, and humane pet ownership education.
Friends of Strays receives no government funding, and our lifesaving success is only possible by the support of friends like you. Please consider an individual, business or planned giving gift to provide compassionate care to pets and the people who love them. We realize that our efforts on behalf of the animals would not be possible without you by our side.
You help us make a difference in their lives.
Friends of Strays receives $200,000 grant through Pinellas Community Foundation
Feb 16, 2024
Friends of Strays is grateful to announce that we are the recipient of a $200,000 grant for operations through the Pinellas Community Foundation, funded by Rebecca Weiss Sjouwerman and Stu...
Shelter, Pinellas Cats Alive closures for February 2024
Feb 9, 2024
Pinellas Cats Alive! intake will be closed the following dates in February: Sunday, Feb. 18 - Monday Feb. 19 Intake reopens Tuesday, Feb.20 Sunday, Feb. 25 - Tuesday, Feb. 27 Intake reopens...
Fix Your Ex! Donate $25 and we'll name a community cat after your ex
Feb 7, 2024
Broken heart? Fix your ex! Petty revenge could make you feel better. Donate $25 or more by Monday,...
Inside Animal Welfare: How Shelters and Rescues Work Together
Jan 26, 2024
Let me take you on a short but deep behind-the-scenes dive into the interconnected world of animal welfare. I am the Board Chair for Friends of Strays Animal Shelter, but I’m also a regional...
The Next 5 Years at Friends of Strays
Jan 2, 2024
Greetings! Friends of Strays is starting a series of posts on our blog, “Stray Thoughts,” featuring topics related to our organization and big-picture ideas in the world of animal...