In the News 2018

December 14, 2018

The Best Form of Holiday Employee Appreciation: Cute (Adoptable) Animal Snuggles

Employee appreciation and the adoption of animals in need? Who wouldn’t get the holiday feels.

December 3, 2018

FeatherSound News – Prepping your pet for the vet

Regular veterinary visits and annual exams are an important part of your pet’s health, including maintaining a healthy weight, preventing disease and keeping teeth and gums healthy. But some pets have fear and anxiety about visiting the vet.

November 29, 2018

TBN – Unconventional holiday gifts for your pet or the pet lover on your list

Can’t decide what to get Fido this year? How about your cousin with five cats? Here are some fresh ideas.

November 8, 2018

TBN – Health Concerns For Aging Pets

Like humans, a healthy lifestyle is a critical component of pet health and a key to longevity. Pets can experience age-related health issues, but with proper care, owners can maintain their pets’ quality of life.

October 13, 2018

WFLA – SPCA Tampa Bay rescuing animals from Panhandle after Hurricane Michael

Staff members from SPCA Tampa Bay are headed to the Florida Panhandle Saturday morning to rescue dozens of animals from areas impacted by Hurricane Michael.

October 4, 2018

Tampa Bay Times – SPCA Tampa Bay Pet Walk Is Scheduled For Saturday

SPCA Tampa Bay will host its 28th annual Pet Walk on Saturday, where walkers join to celebrate “the joy that pets bring to our lives.”

October 3, 2018

Tampa Bay Newspapers – New Largo haunted house comes alive for a scary-good cause

Scarehouse Pinellas, a 10,000-square-foot haunted house in Largo is giving a portion of proceeds to SPCA Tampa Bay throughout the month of October.

October 1, 2018

Bay News 9 – An everyday hero at SPCA Tampa Bay helps pets find homes

Over the years, one volunteer photographer has used his art to help find thousands of pets a home.

September 28, 2018

WFLA – Is this your pig?

SPCA Tampa Bay helped Clearwater police reunite a stray pig with it’s owner.

September 27, 2018

Inspired by her partnership with SPCA Tampa Bay, animal advocate continues to help pets

The first shelter I partnered with was the SPCA Tampa Bay in May of 2017. The result was an ‘ah-ha’ moment for me,” Cathy Kangas recalls.

September 18, 2018

Local haunted house helps pets in need

Scarehouse Pinellas, the newest and largest indoor Halloween Haunted House in Pinellas, with 10,000 square feet of fright, is coming to Tampa Bay this October in partnership with SPCA Tampa Bay

September 17, 2018

FL deputies and SPCA Tampa Bay rescue injured bald eagle

An eagle with a broken leg found in local retention pond.

September 12, 2018

Cat adoption fees waived during CATalina Marketing Adoption Event

CATalina Marketing is generously sponsoring all fees! Come find your fur-ever friend

September 3, 2018

SPCA Tampa Bay Veterinary Center Named Good ‘Burger “New Biz on the Block”

August 18, 2018

2,358 pets find homes during 8 On Your Side ‘Clear The Shelters’ adoption drive

Congratulations to all pets who found forever homes!

August 10, 2018

Speaking of Pets: Consider holistic care for your pet’s health

Dr. Mary Giron blogs about acupuncture for your pet.

July 17, 2018

2018 Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Business Woman of the Year Honorees Announced

SPCA Tampa Bay CEO Martha Boden is one of twenty-seven women honored as a 2018 Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Business Woman of the Year.

July 9, 2018

St. Pete Life Magazine – Better Cities For Pets

Page 24-25 of the July/August edition of St. Pete Life highlights the collaboration of the city and local animal welfare organizations such as SPCA Tampa Bay, who are striving to make St. Petersburg an even better city for pets.

June 21, 2018

St. Petersburg joins Better Cities for Pets national initiative

The City is working closely with local animal welfare organizaitons like SPCA Tampa Bay to develop a program called St. Pete Paws. This initiative works with organizations that support pets and their owners to make St. Petersburg a city where pets are welcome, and owners are caring, nurturing guardians who are working together to provide safe and secure environments.

June 18, 2018

United Airlines’ new PetSafe policy brings changes

The company is making some big changes after issues with dogs on its planes. It’s all part of United’s PetSafe policy. SPCA Tampa Bay CEO, Martha Boden, gives some tips on preparing your pet for travel. View the television segment at

June 14, 2018

Through the lens of Irma: How shelters handle pets when their owners evacuate during a hurricane

Shelters transfer adoptable animals to other shelters that are not as directly affected by the oncoming hurricane – this makes room for the pets of evacuees who may need a safe place to house their pet.

May 31, 2018

Keep Your Pets Safe During Hurricane Season

While this region was spared the worst impacts, it showed how damaging a major storm can be. As the 2018 hurricane season starts, it’s important to start putting your emergency plans in place now.

May 29, 2018

SPCA Tampa Bay Brings Adorable Pets To eLogic Learning

Through SPCA Tampa Bay’s Whiskers at Work program, adoptable pets will come visit local businesses and give employees the chance to cuddle some furry pals.

May 2, 2018

PRAI Beauty and SPCA Tampa Bay Celebrate 1-year since first “Free The Shelters” events

PRAI Beauty launched “Free the Shelters” last May at SPCA Tampa Bay, FL and it was the success of this event that convinced Cathy to expand the initiative nationally. We are celebrating 1 year later with a MEGA adoption event including SPCA Tampa Bay and nine other shelters.

May 2, 2018

Tampa Bay Newspapers – Adoption Up, Euthanasia Down

The optimistic statistics in the 2018 Pinellas County Animal Welfare Report is the latest benchmark in an effort between Pinellas County Animal Services, The Humane Society of Pinellas, SPCA Tampa Bay, Pet Pal Animal Shelter and Friends of Strays to create a uniform picture of county trends.

April 13, 2018

SPCA Tampa Bay sheltering dogs from Puerto Rico

Puerto Ricans forced to leave their pets behind in the wake of Hurricane Maria are about to be reunited with their furry loved ones right here at SPCA Tampa Bay.

March 6, 2018

ABC Action News – Whiskers at Work brings puppies and kittens to your office

Non-profit animal shelter, SPCA Tampa Bay, has started a new program called Whiskers at Work.

January 23, 2018

ABC Action News – Pigs up for adoption at SPCA Tampa Bay

Having a pig as a pet isn’t that unusual. George Clooney had one in his younger days, Babe was a movie star and a recent episode of ABC’s American Housewife featured a swine showdown with a couple arguing over having one in the house. Now there’s a whole litter of pot belly pigs up for adoption at SPCA Tampa Bay’s shelter in Largo.

January 22, 2018

Channel 10 News – Help find forever homes for these Tampa Bay pigs

Will you provide a forever home for a pig?

January 22, 2018

Fox 13 – Three shelter pigs in need of a forever home

There was a family seven adorable pigs who needed a forever home as of Monday, now there are three piglets left for adoption at SPCA Tampa Bay.

January 16, 2018

ABC News – Florida lawmakers propose legislation for lost pets

The ASPCA says hundreds of pets were lost in Florida due to Hurricane Irma, prompting a bipartisan effort to reunite families called House Bill 823.