In the News 2020

December 10, 2020

News Channel 8: Clearwater Marine Aquarium celebrates dolphin rescues with puppies, foster families

The aquarium is partnering with SPCA Tampa Bay and the Gulf Coast JFCS Heart Gallery of Pinellas & Pasco Program to bring awareness to finding homes for pets and children in need from Dec. 10 to Dec. 12.

September 28, 2020

Fox News 13- SPCA Tampa Bay rescued 80 animals during hurricanes

Dozens of animals are searching for their forever home, including those who were rescued when recent hurricanes made a landfall in the U.S.

September 3, 2020

WTSP- SPCA Tampa Bay takes in 30 dogs from Louisiana following Hurricane Laura

These pups will be ready for adoption throughout the next week or two.

September 1, 2020

WFLA Channel 8- Louisiana shelter dogs hoping for new homes in Tampa Bay following Hurricane Laura

TAMPA (WFLA) – Animals from the Louisiana SPCA in New Orleans are headed to Tampa Bay in hopes of finding a furever home after Hurricane Laura.

August 26, 2020

CBS Tampa Bay- Waiving Select Adoption Fees This Saturday

SPCA Tampa Bay announced they will waive select adoption fees on Saturday, August 29, during its annual Clear the Shelter pet adoption campaign.

August 4, 2020

WFLA Channel 8- Help SPCA Tampa Bay raise money with portraits of your pets

Is your fur baby the king of your castle? If you said yes —and why wouldn’t you?—you can turn them into art that reflects their household status—all for a good cause.

June 8, 2020 Here’s what to do if you find a hurt animal in the wild

SPCA Tampa Bay is helping rehabilitate wildlife with its new space.

May 4, 2020

ABC Action News- SPCA Tampa Bay sees spike in wildlife brought to its facility

People are bringing more wildlife to the SPCA Tampa Bay’s facility this spring.

April 28, 2020 SPCA Tampa Bay expands wildlife rehabilitation services

Largo, Fla. (April 27, 2020) – SPCA Tampa Bay is expanding its capacity and services during the COVID-19 pandemic to rehabilitate sick, injured and orphaned wildlife.

April 18, 2020

10News WTSP- Help homeless pets by taking your pet on a ‘virtual’ walk!

SPCA Tampa Bay has changed today’s fundraiser to stick with safer-at-home guidelines.

April 15, 2020

Luan Dean talks Virtual Pet Walk with iHeart Radio

Delays, venue changes and now virtual- The 29th Annual Pet Walk has had a wild ride!

April 7, 2020

St. Pete Catalyst- SPCA, public health officials offer advice on your pet and Covid-19

Animals that test positive for Covid-19 don’t appear to pose a risk to most humans at this time, a veterinarian with the SPCA Tampa Bay says.

March 27, 2020

WTSP Channel 10 – How to make a plan for your pets as COVID-19 spreads

Making a plan in any emergency situation is important. SPCA Tampa Bay CEO, Martha Boden, reminds us to include pet planning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 12, 2020

SPCA Tampa Bay Among Florida Organizations to Assist in HSUS Rescue

This week SPCA Tampa Bay partnered with The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and seven other Florida organizations to assist in the rescue of 140 neglected dogs reported to be living in horrible conditions in Dixie County, FL. On Tuesday, SPCA Tampa Bay picked up 21 dogs from a temporary shelter set up near Dixie County by HSUS. 13 of the dogs were transported to a local partner and 8 were brought to SPCA Tampa Bay in Largo.

March 3, 2020

St Pete Catalyst – Why a ‘For-All Shelter’ matters to St. Pete

Last year, driven by our desire to build partnerships wherever possible, the SPCA Tampa Bay leadership team developed new terminology for our approach to providing temporary care to animals in need. We landed on a phrase that says just what we mean: SPCA Tampa Bay is a for-all shelter.

February 4, 2020

Feather Sound News – Have Your Brushed Your Pet’s Teeth Today?

February may be National Pet Dental Health Awareness Month but oral health is important all year long. Early detection and treatment is critical for preventing problems further down the road. Periodontal disease can cause serious pain making it hard for pets to eat food and groom themselves.

January 8, 2020

Tampa Bay Newspapers – Five New Year’s resolutions for pet owners

Many people make New Year’s resolutions to incorporate healthy changes into their lives. Pet owners can also resolve to start new habits to make 2020 their pets’ happiest, healthiest year yet.