We’re out to build a Better Way Home.

For 80 years, SPCA Tampa Bay donors, volunteers and staff led the way in our community, advocating for animals of all kinds. We are proud of the legacy they built. Now, it’s our turn. Our future success demands a facility that supports and enables our work instead of hindering it. With your gift, you will forever change the lives of animals in our care and create a Better Way Home for the next 80 years.

SPCA Tampa Bay is a For-All Shelter. That means we’ll never refuse any animal, in any condition, for any reason. As the only organization of our kind in the area, we’re creating a compassionate and inclusive community where every animal matters. Hear a message from CEO Martha Boden about why we’re ready to embark on this much-needed project.


To find their forever homes, we must be a Better Way Home. Our significant modern redesign is made up three core components, which allows us to prioritize our construction plans as the community comes together to support this project.

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Addressing immediate concerns around animal well-being and shelter operations is our first priority.

Pre-adoption housing will undergo a full renovation, administrative offices will shift to a centralized area, and our arrival area will be redesigned to welcome animals to their new lives after a long journey.


Companion animal intake, animal treatment, and foster program support are the focus of our second step. Our intake department can look forward to a thorough transformation, while our surgical suites will benefit from a redesign and a separate ICU for severe cases. We will also create a separate space for foster program operations, including a separate exam area and neonatal kitten nursery.


Our final piece of the puzzle puts the spotlight on adoption and wildlife. From housing to operations, we’ll build a comprehensive adoption center that creates a safe, welcoming environment where our animals can really shine. This hub will also host an indoor/outdoor community space. Wildlife care will round out our construction with dedicated areas for both intake and rehabilitation.

Contact Martha Boden, Chief Executive Officer, at mboden@spcatampabay.org for more information today.

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