World Spay Day: Feb. 27!

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Today is an important awareness day: World Spay Day!
One of the best ways to keep more cats and dogs from ending up in an animal shelter is getting them spayed or neutered so they don't create more pets!
As cute as puppies and kittens are, the shelter is no place for them to grow up. Spaying and neutering is the most humane way to reduce the population of cats and dogs in our community. 
Here are a few of our programs that aim to get more cats and dogs fixed:

Kitten Heroes: if you find kittens with no mom and agree to care for them and find new homes for them yourself, we will spay/neuter and vaccinate them at no cost!

MEOW Now: our staff and volunteers will work with community cat colony caregivers to target all the cats in an outdoor colony for trap-neuter-vaccinate-return services, at no cost. 

Pinellas Cats Alive: if you have one or two community cats hanging around your home, try this program! Rent a trap for a refundable deposit, trap the cats, and bring them in during program hours. We will spay/neuter, vaccinate, and ear-tip them so they can return to their outdoor homes. 

The Puppy Project: if your dog gets pregnant, reach out to us and we will discuss your options depending on how far along she is! Once the puppies are old enough to be on their own, we will take all of them under our care at Friends of Strays and adopt them out to loving homes. We will also spay Mom and return her to your care at no cost to you! 

Friends of Strays does not operate a public vet clinic for owned pets, so if you already have a pet at home, here are some affordable clinics in the area that you can contact about getting your cat or dog spayed or neutered!