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New Years Resolutions for Pet Owners

New year, new you! You likely make resolutions for yourself during the New Year, but how about for your pet? January is the time to commit to routines you want to practice all year long. Take a look at these actions you can take to make 2021 your pet’s happiest, healthiest year yet.  – Schedule […]

Holiday Safety Tips for Pets

Let’s end the year right with some pet safety reminders! The holidays are a time for celebration, but some traditions are dangerous for our four-legged friends. Here are some tips: – Beware of toxic foods. Chocolate, grapes, raisins, onions, caffeine and alcohol are among the foods that can harm pets. Stick to pet-friendly foods to […]

Found A Baby Bunny?

Wildlife rehabilitators receive numerous orphaned or injured baby animals annually and the most difficult wild baby animal to save is the cottontail rabbit. If you stumble on a seemingly abandoned nest of babies, unless you know the mother is dead, the best thing you can do is LEAVE THEM ALONE. Many people mean well when […]

Have A Pet Safe Thanksgiving

The holidays are upon us! If you’re like our household, you like including your pets in holiday celebrations. We may think that giving them their own special dish of food to enjoy for Thanksgiving is a good idea, and it can be a great bonding experience but you need to be very careful with what […]

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 […]