Friends of Strays Animal Shelter takes pride in saving the lives of abandoned animals in Pinellas County. With over 100 cats and dogs visiting our shelter at any given time, Friends of Strays strives to provide the utmost love and care for every animal that comes through our doors.
Our staff is dedicated to helping the homeless animals in our care find their forever homes. We understand the unique bond that a person has with their companion animals and how that relationship can provide a sense of well-being and comfort for many years.
Founded in 1978, we are community focused, working together to make an impact in the lives of humans and their companion animals through our many programs, including the Doggy Day Out, Keep the Mom and Pets for Patriots.
As a 501(c)3, our lifesaving success depends on individual, business and planned giving donations. We thank you, the generous members of our community, for your support and concern for the abandoned animals we all love. We realize that our efforts on behalf of the animals would not be possible without you.
You help us make a difference in their lives.
FOS Eliminates Breed Labels on Dogs
Jan 15, 2020
As of January 1, 2020 Friends of Strays is no longer identifying our dogs by breed. In a growing nationwide trend, shelters are dropping breed labels from cages and kennels, no longer identifying...
Friends of Strays Announces Support of Bill that Would Ban Declawing of Cats in Florida
Jan 13, 2020
We're proud to have announced our support to the Florida State Senate Committee on Agriculture in favor of Senate Bill 48, legislation that would prohibit the harmful practice of elective declawing...
Happy Tails: Chopped Suey and Kimber
Nov 25, 2019
Chopped Suey and his littermates Wasabi & Sushi were ordinary kittens at Friends of Strays. Per usual, these adorable brown tabbies returned from foster care at 8 weeks old, hit our adoption...