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.
A New Giving Tuesday Record!
Dec 3, 2020
THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this the most successful Giving Tuesday in Friends of Strays history! Whether you donated or helped us spread the word, we couldn't have done it without you!
Friends of Strays Helps Cats from Ocala Hoarding Situation
Nov 6, 2020
Friends of Strays is assisting Marion County Animal Services with an extreme hoarding situation involving more than 500 cats. All cats were living together in a single home in Ocala, FL. Friends of Strays, along with other Florida shelters including Cat Depot and Jacksonville Humane Society, have taken in a number of these cats where they will be placed for adoption.
Friends of Strays Resumes Doggy Day Out After 6 Month Hiatus
Oct 5, 2020
After a 6 month pause due to COVID-19, Friends of Strays’ exceedingly popular Doggy Day Out program is set to resume Monday, October 5th.