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Member Spotlight: Get to Know Martha Boden, By The AAWA

By: The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, May 19, 2020 We are honored to introduce you to one of animal welfare’s brightest stars – the CEO of SPCA Tampa Bay, chair of The Association’s Spring Conference Committee, and an Association board member to boot. She’s one you wanna know, if you don’t already. Name: Martha […]

What To Do When Life Starts Returning to Normal

Our pets have been adjusting to us being home more since the pandemic started (and some may be loving it!). We are a long way off from normalcy, but what can we do to help our pets to adjust when we start leaving the house more? Individual dogs may vary in their reactions, but change […]

Even a few dollars a month can make a very real difference.

The recent pandemic has changed so many facets of our lives and has reached us in ways many Americans never thought possible.  At a minimum, most lives, businesses and social routines will be different in some way for a long time. For some members of our community those routines and lives have been altered in […]

April Is Heartworm Awareness Month

From Heartworm to Healthy: A Diamond in the Ruff Like many, Jessica Glebowski and her husband wanted to adopt a puppy that could grow up with their two young boys. What they didn’t know, was a visit to SPCA would change their mind and hearts forever. The Glebowski’s checked several shelters before striking gold (or […]

Who Will Care For Your Pet In An Emergency?

You may not want to think about your chances of becoming ill from COVID-19 but now is the time to plan in the unfortunate event that you or your family does become sick. Along with other shelters, we are suggesting you have a plan in place for not only yourself, but your pets. 1. Know the […]

The Benefits Of Pet Ownership In A Pandemic

Many people are finding themselves in the unexpected position of spending more time at home. A pet can bring companionship and joy to your life even as you practice social distancing in the wake of COVID-19. According to the International Federation on Aging, a pet can help lower your blood pressure and boost your mood. […]

Spread The Humanimality, Not The Coronavirus

SPCA Tampa Bay is a for-all shelter and we care deeply about the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, customers, donors and pets. We understand the concerns and stress many of us are experiencing and are closely monitoring the status of COVID-19. As a for-all shelter our goal is to stay open and offer […]

Mufasa’s Ready For Adoption Thanks To Hill’s Science Diet

Feline Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) – Can occur when bacteria is trapped in a cat’s bladder. It can be painful and cause the cat to urinate multiple times in a short period, sometimes containing blood (or a red tint). The side effects are much like that of a human; frequent urination in small amounts. Mufasa, […]

Manage Stress In Your Dog

by Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA Dogs communicate with us every day, but sometimes we don’t understand what they are saying. View a body language chart for stress in dogs here. Some other signs of stress include: • Whining • Whale Eye, or showing the whites of their eyes • Submissive Urination • Tail Tucked • […]

SPCA Tampa Bay Appoints New Board Chair

SPCA Tampa Bay is pleased to announce the appointment of Carrie O’Brion as the new president and board chair. O’Brion will serve a two-year term and she succeeds Jonathon Browy, who served as SPCA Tampa Bay Board Chair since 2018. O’Brion previously chaired SPCA Tampa Bay’s Development and Marketing committee. Browy will remain on the […]