Animal Rescue and Care

Friends of Strays Animal Shelter takes pride in saving the lives of abandoned animals in Pinellas County. With more than 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.

We provide shelter, veterinary care, food, and enrichment to more than 1,000 animals every year. Some of the abandoned animals that enter our doors are sick, injured, or traumatized. Each animal receives the care that is necessary to make them feel safe and loved. Our trained staff gives each animal medical attention upon intake. Nearly one out of every four animals surrendered to a shelter needs extraordinary medical care. At Friends of Strays, our annual average cost to feed, provide shelter, and basic medical care for an animal is $850. That number can jump significantly for pets with medical issues.

If you would like to donate to our medical fund please click here.

You can view our adoptable animals by clicking here.