Our History as a For-All Shelter

SPCA Tampa Bay is the only non-profit, animal welfare agency that runs an open-admission for-all animal shelter and veterinary center in Pinellas County. Our shelter in Largo cares for more than 7,500 animals annually that have been surrendered by their owners, along with injured wildlife.

SPCA Tampa Bay cares for dogs, cats, pocket pets, exotic animals, and livestock like goats and pigs. Animals receive immunizations, medical care, enrichment and loving care while they live at our shelter. Our adoptions team and volunteers work to match families with animals that are a good fit with the family’s home, lifestyle and personalities. Every animal receives compassionate care, regardless of its breed or size.

Our Vision:
Create a community where every animal matters.

Our Mission:
Through passionate collaboration with our community, we transform the lives of animals.

SPCA Tampa Bay is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit locally governed by a volunteer board of directors. Like most U.S. animal shelters, we rely entirely on our program revenue and fundraising to sustain our operations, provide care for animals and serve the community. Despite a similar name, we are not affiliated with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) or Humane Society of the U.S.

A team of 90 staff members and 250 dedicated volunteers help us fulfill our mission.

Largo Services Directory | 727-586-3591

Wildlife Assistance 727-586-3592
Adoptions x124
Behavior x175
Donations x113
Volunteer Opportunities x162
Fund Raising Events x163
Shelter Medical Department x117
Marketing and Community Outreach x164
Human Resources x127
Finance and Administration x158

For media information or to book an interview with one of our staff contact: Eric Keaton, Chief Marketing Officer: 813-400-0745

Management Team

Martha Boden CEO SPCA Tampa Bay

Martha Boden

Carolyn Wisniewski Chief Philanthropy Officer

Carolyn Wisniewski

Chief Development Officer
Judy Thompson CFO SPCA Tampa Bay

Judy Thompson

Chief Finance Officer
Eric Keaton CMO SPCA Tampa Bay

Eric Keaton

Chief Marketing Officer
Tara Yurkshat Photo

Tara Yurkshat

Chief Operating Officer

Rizal Lopez, DVM

Chief Veterinary Officer

To reach the SPCA Tampa Bay Board of Directors with compliments, suggestions or concerns, please email us here. Please direct any inquiries through that page rather than attempting to contact board members at their home or place of employment. Be sure to include your name, phone number and email address along with your inquiry. Correspondence sent to board members anonymously and at any addresses other than the one provided here will not receive a response. Note: all board members are independent, voting members

2021 Board of Directors


  • Carrie O’Brion - President
  • Cynthia Bastos - Secretary
  • Andy Gaunce - Vice President, Governance Chair
  • Mark Martukovich - Treasurer, Finance Chair


Rick Flowers
Donna Hostnick
John Lee
Terence Mills
Catherine Mitchell
Stacy Nethercoat
Julie Rockwell
Tina Thomas