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Friends of Strays Announces Support of Bill that Would Ban Declawing of Cats in Florida

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... Read more

Published: 01/13/20

Dr. Emerson Removes Stick Lodged in Dog's Mouth for Years

Buddy was playing a permanent — and painful — game of fetch.
Buddy, an 8 year-old mixed breed, was getting a teeth-cleaning last week at Friends of Strays when Dr.... Read more

Published: 12/22/19

Happy Tails: Chopped Suey and Kimber

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... Read more

Published: 11/25/19

Adopting a Dog with Demodedic Mange

Demodedic mange may look scary, but there's really no reason it should discourage you from adopting a dog. It's a treatable inflammatory condition caused by demodex mites that results in itchy... Read more

Published: 10/22/19

Home for the Paw-lidays: FOS Waives Adoption Fees on Cats for Remainder of 2019

As we enter the holiday season, Friends of Strays is thrilled to announce that all adult cats will have their adoption fees waived for the remainder of 2019! Thanks to a grant from Maddie’s... Read more

Published: 10/22/19

FOS Teams Up With Max's Mercantile To Help Heartworm Dogs

We are SO excited to announce that we've teamed up with Max's Mercantile St Pete to start the Paws-itive Crew for Heartworm Dogs at Friends of Strays!
When you adopt a Heartworm-positive... Read more

Published: 09/23/19

TNVR in Pinellas County

Pinellas County Animal Services (PCAS) recently held a series of public meetings to gather community input on a proposed amendment to an existing community cat policy that would allow for... Read more

Published: 09/17/19

Punks 4 Paws

Back in 2011 Matt Shelley was living in Auburn, Alabama. Matt was involved with a shelter in a nearby, rural community and along with the help of some friends, came up with the idea of a music... Read more

Published: 09/15/19

Wags & Whiskers: The Great Catsby

Wags & Whiskers: The Great Catsby is right around the corner! Join us on October 12th for a glamorous evening filled with 1920’s glam and entertainment at the breathtaking St. Petersburg... Read more

Published: 09/11/19

Hurricane Dorian Relief

Both animals and people living in the Bahamian areas devastated by Hurricane Dorian are in desperate need of basic necessities and if you’re anything like us, you’re wondering how to... Read more

Published: 09/05/19

Congrats, Elaine on 5 Years with Friends of Strays!

Animal care staffer Elaine Tapp just celebrated her 5 year anniversary with Friends of Strays. It’s a safe bet that our entire staff would agree, with a strong degree of certainty, that no... Read more

Published: 07/23/19

Fourth of July Pet Safety

Like many Americans, you may be looking forward to a festive Fourth of July. There will be barbeques, parties at the beach, and of course no celebration can be complete without watching fireworks... Read more

Published: 07/01/19

Pick Your Price During the Month of July!

Hurry down the to the shelter! During the entire month of July, adopters will be able to name their own adoption fee at Friends of Strays! This special will apply to all cats 1 year and older.... Read more

Published: 06/29/19

Arin Greenwood Joins Board of Directors

Friends of Strays is thrilled to announce that we have added Arin Greenwood to our board of directors!
Arin is a local animal welfare advocate & author. She's the winner of Creative Loafing's... Read more

Published: 06/13/19

Friends of Strays’ New Doggy Day Out Program Lets you Borrow a Shelter Dog

Looking for a friendly companion to join you on a walk or for some ice cream? Friends of Strays is proud to announce its new Doggy Day Out program, which pairs members of the community with... Read more

Published: 05/02/19

Volunteer Spotlight: Sandy Winter

Friends of Strays all-star volunteer Sandy Winter had quite the life before landing in Saint Petersburg. From South Dakota to Austria, she’s lived more places than most visit in a lifetime.... Read more

Published: 04/10/19

Friends of Strays Named Official Rescue Partner of Sunshine Kitty Catfe

Want a place where you can go hang out with a bunch of adoptable cats while enjoying a tasty beverage? Maybe you fall in love with one of those cats and decide to adopt it. Maybe you already have... Read more

Published: 03/15/19

Friends of Strays and The Saint Petersburg Free Clinic Announce Pet Food Pantry Partnership

Beginning Monday, February 25th, Friends of Strays will be joining forces with the St. Petersburg Free Clinic for our Community Pet Food Pantry. The Friends of Strays’ Pet Food Pantry has... Read more

Published: 02/19/19

Friends of Strays Announces The Primavera and Ziti Special Care Fund

Friends of Strays is pleased to announce it has received a gift $10,000 to establish The Primavera and Ziti Special Care Fund from long-time supporters Joe Beaulieu and Joan Hutchinson. These funds... Read more

Published: 02/15/19

Friends of Strays Hires First Full-Time Veterinarian

For the first time in its 41-year history, Friends of Strays has added a full-time veterinarian to the staff.

Dr. Katie Emerson, DVM, has been with Friends of Strays since Spring 2016 on... Read more

Published: 02/01/19

What Do You Know About FIV & FELV?

FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus)
FIV stands for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. FIV is transmitted between cats by either a deep penetrating bite wounds and sexual contact. FIV cannot be... Read more

Published: 01/17/19

St. Pete Kitten & Puppy Program

Have you heard about our St. Pete Kitten & Puppy Program?
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If you are you a local business owner, you have the opportunity to get a kitten or puppy named... Read more

Published: 03/30/18