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.
Take the Leap Adoption Special: Thursday, Feb. 29!
Feb 27, 2024
Take the leap into pet ownership! To celebrate the leap year, we will have an adoption special on all pets Thursday, Feb. 29! Adoption fees will be reduced by $25 for cats and $50 for dogs....
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...
How do you not keep all your foster kittens?
Mar 1, 2024
Are you tempted to keep all the kittens you foster? That is the question I get most often when people learn I foster for Friends of Strays, in addition to being a member and secretary of the Board...
World Spay Day: Feb. 27!
Feb 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...