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SPCA Tampa Bay Transports Another 20+ Pets From Louisiana

Animal welfare agencies everywhere are helping to Spread The Humanimality in the wake of a busy hurricane season for the Gulf Coast states. Late Tuesday night, SPCA Tampa Bay staff packed up a transport van for a 4-hour drive to the panhandle to help get displaced pets out of hurricane-stricken Louisiana. This is one of […]

Grab your pup and get some fresh air this October

We usually save resolutions for the New Year but this October, why not re-commit to walking your dog? The weather is just starting to cool down here in Florida. Cooler mornings can provide a fresh start to your day and everyone benefits from getting outside. Walking regularly promotes heart and muscle health in both you […]

Bearded Dragon Finds His Way Home

A rare and happy ending for one bearded dragon. Many people aren’t aware that SPCA Tampa Bay takes in reptiles, rabbits, birds and livestock that are found in the community, and neither did Todd’s owner. Todd escaped his home and was missing for nearly 2 months. His owner, Gretchen, was distraught and searched her neighborhood […]

SPCA Tampa Bay Receives 30 Homeless Dogs from Louisiana SPCA

Largo, Fla.—SPCA Tampa Bay received 30 homeless dogs from Louisiana SPCA on Monday, August 31. The ASPCA Relocation team transported the dogs from the Louisiana SPCA in New Orleans to make room for animals displaced by Hurricane Laura. The dogs will be made available for adoption at SPCA Tampa Bay as early as Wednesday. Hurricane […]

Scaredy-Jax: Foster To The Rescue!

We could tell that Jax was a good, sweet boy- but he needed help with his socialization skills. He was very timid and seemed nervous of the loud barking in kennels. After arriving at SPCA Tampa Bay, Jax spent one week in foster care with our volunteer Tony. Time outside of the shelter, with a […]

What happens to your pet if something happens to you?

Our pets are part of our family and we worry about what will happen to them if we are no longer able to care for them. As many as 500,000 pets are surrendered to shelters each year because their owners didn’t make plans for their care. Many people are now taking the opportunity to revisit […]

Dreaming For A Home Of Her Own

Dreamer use to be a stray cat, dreaming for a home of her own. When she arrived at SPCA Tampa Bay she was in rough shape, barely able to eat and scared, with an upper respiratory infection. Dreamer needed a quite atmosphere outside of her kennel to reduce stress, fight her infection and learn to […]

I Found a Kitten…

I found a kitten outside? Should I bring her into my CASA? Advice from our friend, the Kitten Lady. Before picking up a kitten, assess the scenario using the Kitten Lady’s CASA method. Consider the following 4 factors: Condition, Age, Situation, and Abilities. Condition: Is the kitten clean & alert, or dirty and in distress? […]

AmazonSmile is now available on your mobile app!

AmazonSmile is now available on your mobile app! 📲👍 https://smile.amazon.com/ donates a portion of your qualifying purchase to the charity of your choice. 💻 On your laptop/desktop – shop AmazonSmile just as you would Amazon.com. Click “get started” and select SPCA Tampa Bay as your charity. Already using Smile? You can change your charity at any time by clicking the […]

Safely Soaking Up Summer With Your Pet

By Rizal Lopez, DVM Summer is starting to come to a close, but for Floridians, high temperatures will likely continue until October. While many of us enjoy the sunshine, our pets may feel differently. You probably know hot pavement and hot car safety, but here are some lesser known tips to help your pet safely […]