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.
COVID-19: A Silver Lining for Homeless Pets? How Friends of Strays Plans to Keep its Kennels Clear
Jun 15, 2020
Is entering an animal shelter always the best option for a homeless pet? Friends of Strays, like many shelters across the county, has seen our kennels clear as a result of COVID-19. With so many working from home, we’ve seen our community step up to foster and adopt at unprecedented rates; and for the first time ever, the demand for shelter pets is greater than the supply. This got our staff thinking -- what programs can we implement to make an empty shelter the new normal, even in post-COVID times?
Friends of Strays Joins Home To Home Initiative
May 15, 2020
Friends of Strays has teamed up with Home To Home -- an interactive website created to help keep animals in homes and out of shelters. It provides a positive and proactive method to rehoming pets...
Friends of Strays and COVID-19
Apr 22, 2020
***ADOPTIONS WILL BE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY WHILE WE ARE CLOSED DURING COVID-19*** Amid growing concerns surrounding COVID-19, Friends of Strays will be closing temporarily as of Monday, March 23. Please, if you’ve been...
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