For All Dogs Partnership Pilot
DATED Friday, October 27, 2023. On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of SPCA Tampa Bay, we wish to thank all the animal lovers who shared their opinions on the For All Dogs Partnership pilot. We have heard a wide range of perspectives from people through emails, survey responses and conversations.
The pilot program aimed to find a new approach to protecting puppies and consumers in Pinellas County, where six puppy stores operate. We knew this was uncharted territory.
We appreciate the constructive feedback and are convinced we have more to learn before we can solidify a program with non-traditional partners. Therefore, we are pausing the pilot program. More research needs to be conducted, more trust needs to be built, and much more work is still to be done.
As we look to the future, we will remain open to exploring new and different ways to protect animals.
Catherine Mitchell, President, Board of Directors
Martha Boden, CEO, SPCA Tampa Bay