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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 […]

Celebrating 80 Years in the Community!

On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, SPCA Tampa Bay is celebrating the BIG 8-0! It’s our 80th birthday. SPCA Tampa Bay was originally founded on July 15, 1940, in St. Petersburg, Florida, as the Animal Welfare League (AWL). At that time Pinellas County’s cities were responsible for handling the stray and homeless dog population. By February […]

How to Help Your Dog with Fireworks

This year will be different when it comes to fireworks displays. Most towns are cancelling the big fireworks events due to COVID-19. This makes me believe that there will be an increase in neighborhood fireworks due to people staying home. And since July 4th is on a Saturday, I anticipate this being a full weekend […]

Hurricane Planning Tips From A Veterinarian

By Mary Giron, DVM, SPCA Tampa Bay Veterinary Center There are a lot of stressful things going on in the world today. Many of those stressors are out of your control, but being pro-active in your hurricane planning can save you the stress of creating one during a major storm threat. Here are some tips, […]

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 […]