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.
Pinellas Cats Alive! intake closed Thursday, July 7
Jul 5, 2022
Please do not trap any cats to bring in that day.
2022 Fourth of July Holiday Closures
Jun 27, 2022
Friends of Strays will be closed Sunday, July 3, and Monday, July 4, in observance of the holiday.
Claire Wray retires from Friends of Strays
Jun 23, 2022
She has served many roles throughout her near-decade with our shelter.