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
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 https://youtu.be/OhdB3psJ0fY.
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.