Pinellas County Animal Services (PCAS) recently held a series of public meetings to gather community input on a proposed amendment to an existing community cat policy that would allow for... Read more
Back in 2011 Matt Shelley was living in Auburn, Alabama. Matt was involved with a shelter in a nearby, rural community and along with the help of some friends, came up with the idea of a music... Read more
Wags & Whiskers: The Great Catsby is right around the corner! Join us on October 12th for a glamorous evening filled with 1920’s glam and entertainment at the breathtaking St. Petersburg... Read more
Both animals and people living in the Bahamian areas devastated by Hurricane Dorian are in desperate need of basic necessities and if you’re anything like us, you’re wondering how to... Read more
Animal care staffer Elaine Tapp just celebrated her 5 year anniversary with Friends of Strays. It’s a safe bet that our entire staff would agree, with a strong degree of certainty, that no... Read more
Like many Americans, you may be looking forward to a festive Fourth of July. There will be barbeques, parties at the beach, and of course no celebration can be complete without watching fireworks... Read more
Hurry down the to the shelter! During the entire month of July, adopters will be able to name their own adoption fee at Friends of Strays! This special will apply to all cats 1 year and older.... Read more
Friends of Strays is thrilled to announce that we have added Arin Greenwood to our board of directors!
Arin is a local animal welfare advocate & author. She's the winner of Creative Loafing's... Read more
riends of Strays is excited to annouce the following free cat clincs:
Tuesday, June 18th
Tuesday, July 2nd
Includes spay/neuter surgery, core vaccines, microchip placement, and... Read more
Looking for a friendly companion to join you on a walk or for some ice cream? Friends of Strays is proud to announce its new Doggy Day Out program, which pairs members of the community with... Read more
Friends of Strays all-star volunteer Sandy Winter had quite the life before landing in Saint Petersburg. From South Dakota to Austria, she’s lived more places than most visit in a lifetime.... Read more
Want a place where you can go hang out with a bunch of adoptable cats while enjoying a tasty beverage? Maybe you fall in love with one of those cats and decide to adopt it. Maybe you already have... Read more
Beginning Monday, February 25th, Friends of Strays will be joining forces with the St. Petersburg Free Clinic for our Community Pet Food Pantry. The Friends of Strays’ Pet Food Pantry has... Read more
Friends of Strays is pleased to announce it has received a gift $10,000 to establish The Primavera and Ziti Special Care Fund from long-time supporters Joe Beaulieu and Joan Hutchinson. These funds... Read more
For the first time in its 41-year history, Friends of Strays has added a full-time veterinarian to the staff.
Dr. Katie Emerson, DVM, has been with Friends of Strays since Spring 2016 on... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more