In the News
September 28, 2020
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
These pups will be ready for adoption throughout the next week or two.
September 1, 2020
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
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
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
SPCA Tampa Bay is helping rehabilitate wildlife with its new space.
May 4, 2020
People are bringing more wildlife to the SPCA Tampa Bay’s facility this spring.
April 28, 2020
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
SPCA Tampa Bay has changed today’s fundraiser to stick with safer-at-home guidelines.
April 15, 2020
Delays, venue changes and now virtual- The 29th Annual Pet Walk has had a wild ride!
April 7, 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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.
December 23, 2019
The animals at SPCA Tampa Bay don’t have loving homes to go to, but thanks for the Fa-la-la-la Foster program, they’ll have temporary families for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Foster families will take various pets home for two days, giving them exposure to potential adopters and the experience of a loving family.
December 11, 2019
Sen. Annette Taddeo (D-Miami) and Rep. Sam Killebrew (R-Winter Haven) announced new legislation – S.B. 186/H.B. 363 – to end deceptive rent-to-own “pet leasing” arrangements that are being offered at Florida pet stores and leave consumers and pets at great risk.
November 27, 2019
Keeping your pets safe during the holiday season and ways to reduce their stress.
November 20, 2019
Reporter Jenny Dean takes a look at how to keep your furbaby safe during the holidays.
November 5, 2019
A well-stocked first-aid kit is a must for every home. They can keep small injuries from becoming big problems. But do you have one for your pets? Learn what you should stock.
October 25, 2019
Scare House Pinellas in Largo is back and a portion of ticket sales get donated directly to SPCA of Tampa Bay.
October 24, 2019
SPCA Tampa Bay and Great Explorations have partnered on a new “For All Animals” exhibit inside the popular children’s museum.
September 4, 2019
Dozens of animals are in Tampa Bay this evening safe and out of the way of hurricane Dorian. Twenty-three animals arrived Sunday evening from the Jacksonville area, and 15 on Friday from Levy County.
August 21, 2019
Like humans, a healthy lifestyle is a critical component of pet health and a key to longevity.
July 11, 2019
A new, more convenient resource for animals and pet owners has opened in Palm Harbor. SPCA Tampa Bay’s Animal Resource Center, 34088 U.S. Highway 19 N, is now providing services in north Pinellas County.
July 8, 2019
For many, summertime is perfect for enjoying poolside barbecues or visiting dog-friendly beaches like Fort DeSoto. But our pets disagree – it can be too hot for them to enjoy it.
June 30, 2019
The city of St. Petersburg won an award on Sunday for their pet friendly efforts. The $30,000 grant they also got was just a bonus!
June 5, 2019
Businesses can apply for the program now, and will receive a listing on the City’s pet-friendly map, a window decal, social media collateral and additional informational resources about being a pet-friendly business.
May 22, 2019
Veteran animal welfare executive Tara Yurkshat recently joined SPCA Tampa Bay’s leadership team.
May 3, 2019
Both spring and summer seasons are referred to as “Kitten Season” because it is the time of year that cats give birth to many litters. The cuteness overload of a new litter of kittens can become rather sad when many of them end up homeless.
May 1, 2019
With the help of this grant, SPCA Tampa Bay Veterinary Center is offering spay and neuter services for cats and dogs for only $10 until June 26.
April 30, 2019
SPCA Tampa Bay Veterinary Center has received a $50,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to help fuel its spay and neuter efforts in Pinellas County.
April 26, 2019
For years, SPCA Tampa Bay CEO Martha Boden and her staff considered multiple mechanisms of self-sustaining funding, including an animal hospital, a boarding facility, even a pizza parlor. Learn how her nonprofit organization is applying “for-profit” business lessons to a “for-good” organization.
April 25, 2019
Chico the Chihuahua arrived at the SPCA Tampa Bay Veterinary Center after injuring his two front legs. He needed splints for his fractures and many vet visits, but his owners didn’t have the ability to provide this care.
April 22, 2019
Accidents happen to everyone, including our pets. It’s important to keep a pet first-aid kit in your home in case of emergency.
April 19, 2019
A tiny Chihuahua arrived at SPCA Tampa Bay a few months ago – underweight and with two broken legs. He is small, but he is mighty, and ready for a new home.
April 16, 2019
She’s two years old and LOVES to play. Get to know this playful pup through the eyes of Channel 10 Meteorologist, Ashley Batey.
March 29, 2019
Accidents happen to everyone, including our pets. It’s important to keep a pet first-aid kit in your home in case of emergency. SPCA Tampa Bay veterinarian, Dr. Amber Sherry, makes suggestions on what you need.
March 29, 2019
These 2-month-old guinea pigs are in need of a loving home. They would make great pets for children and are very social creatures. Adopting a pair is recommended.
March 25, 2019
The rabbits arrived Sunday night. They are some of the 452 rabbits that were confiscated as part of a hoarding situation from the Dallas area.
March 25, 2019
A group of rabbit rescued as part of a 452 rabbit hoarding case are in Tampa Bay, and pretty soon, they’ll need new homes.
March 19, 2019
An 8-month-old Chihuahua named Chico is recovering at the SPCA Tampa Bay after fracturing both of his legs. Officials say Chico’s previous owners surrendered him after learning the cost to fix his injuries and the time it would take.
March 13, 2019
This sweet guy is a 1-year-old dog who has lots of energy and loves to play, especially with toys. He’s very affectionate and loves to snuggle just as much as he loves playing.
March 13, 2019
Fees will be waived on St. Pitties and Kitties Day, set for Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo.
March 6, 2019
Meet Pepper the Cat at SPCA Tampa Bay
March 1, 2019
While common, cats and dogs aren’t the best fit for every family. Pocket pets, like guinea pigs, can be great pets for families who are adopting for the first time. Ever considered a guinea pig? Click to learn more.
February 27, 2019
The SPCA Tampa Bay wants to find homes for animals of all shapes and sizes. Did you know they have rats available for adoption?
February 19, 2019
Pups “tie the leash” for a cause – supporting homeless animals still looking for love at SPCA Tampa Bay.
February 18, 2019
Getting married for a cause! Watch pups “tie the leash” during SPCA Tampa Bay’s pet wedding ceremonies on February 16th, 2019.
February 14, 2019
Like humans, dental care is an important aspect of pets’ overall health. February is National Pet Dental Health Month, which is a perfect time to schedule your pet’s dental health checkup and annual oral health cleaning.
February 13, 2019
She’s an active 2-year-old rabbit who already has been spayed and microchipped. She’s at the SPCA Tampa Bay right now but is looking for her forever home.
February 13, 2019
Starting Valentine’s Day through Feb. 17, the SPCA Tampa Bay adoption fees will be waived for all bunnies at the shelter.
February 11, 2019
Pets can bring their human companions while they “tie the leash” with their beloved four-footed friends. And, hey, if you need a new furry friend? The SPCA Tampa Bay has an abundance of buddies you can bring home.
February 7, 2019
Pandora is a 3-year-old old mixed breed dog who has been in the good hands of the SPCA Tampa Bay for a few months now but is looking for her forever home. Reach out to SPCA Tampa Bay to meet her and other adoptable pets!
February 5, 2019
In recognition of National Pet Dental Health Month, SPCA Tampa Bay Veterinary Center in St. Petersburg is offering 15 percent off all dental services provided in February 2019. Visit www.spcatampabay.org/veterinary-center/ or call 727-220-1770 to make an appointment for your pet.
February 4, 2019
SPCA Tampa Bay’s Luan Dean, Director of Mission Advancement, and Anna Cooke from The New Barker joined Fox 13’s Linda Furtado to talk about pets getting married! We’re hosting pet weddings at SPCA Tampa Bay on February 16th.
February 1, 2019
You might be surprised that a leading Florida animal welfare executive considers herself in the people business. But that’s exactly how Martha Boden, Chief Executive Officer of SPCA Tampa Bay, describes her job. “People tend to think this work is about animals, but it’s really about people and how they intersect with animals,” says Boden.
January 31, 2019
Spaying or neutering pets prevents accidental litters, resulting in fewer homeless animals in shelters. It’s the single most impactful thing you can do to help homeless pets in our community.
January 9, 2019
January is a time for a self-reflection and resolution, a time to set goals for the New Year. Including your pet in your resolutions can increase your chances of achieving your goals!
January 3, 2019
A new year means a new set of New Year’s resolutions. Consider your pet’s health and behavior as you begin to think about the changes you want to make this year.
December 14, 2018
Employee appreciation and the adoption of animals in need? Who wouldn’t get the holiday feels.
December 3, 2018
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
Can’t decide what to get Fido this year? How about your cousin with five cats? Here are some fresh ideas.
November 8, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
An eagle with a broken leg found in local retention pond.
September 12, 2018
CATalina Marketing is generously sponsoring all fees! Come find your fur-ever friend
August 18, 2018
Congratulations to all pets who found forever homes!
August 10, 2018
Dr. Mary Giron blogs about acupuncture for your pet.
July 17, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Non-profit animal shelter, SPCA Tampa Bay, has started a new program called Whiskers at Work.
January 23, 2018
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
Will you provide a forever home for a pig?
January 22, 2018
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
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.
December 15, 2017
Learn more about Cathy Kangas and her PRAI for Paws charity that helped clear our shelter!
November 24, 2017
Dr. Rizal Lopez of SPCA Tampa Bay’s Veterinary Center tells Channel News 8 how to keep your pet safe and jolly this holiday season.
November 21, 2017
Six organizations, including SPCA Tampa Bay, are holding a cat food drive. Make an eligible donation and receive up to four free tickets to the Cats Film Festival!
November 8, 2017
Donations of an 8-pound bag of dry food or six cans of wet food will score you tickets to the Dec. 2 Cats Film Festival
November 8, 2017
SPCA Tampa Bay, Pinellas County Animal Services, Humane Society of Pinellas and Operation Snip partner up for a new veterans’ veterinary assistance pilot program.
October 5, 2017
Rescue dog turned celeb pooch will be a costume contest judge at SPCA Tampa Bay’s Pet Walk this October 7th.
October 2, 2017
Martha Boden, Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee Chair, decided early on she wanted to be a champion for bicycling in St. Petersburg and to create the first “BFB block.” Boden is the CEO of SPCA Tampa Bay, a non-profit animal shelter and public veterinary hospital located outside of St. Pete’s urban core, in an area poised for a renaissance.
September 1, 2017
Meet SPCA Tampa Bay adoptable dog, Peter.
June 7, 2017
You’ve probably heard about it in the news. Here’s the information you need as a pet owner.
May 10, 2017
Kitten season is here! Our homeless kittens need foster parents to care for them until they are ready to go up for adoption. Learn how you can help.
March 23, 2017
National Puppy Day is a holiday designed to draw attention to the number of homeless pups in shelters just like SPCA Tampa Bay.
February 16, 2017
SPCA Tampa Bay recently had 14 dogs with cerebellar hypoplasia available at our shelter.
December 6, 2016
Trainer Meagan Montmeny discusses introducing a new baby to your family pets and our Dogs and Storks program offered at Tampa General and Florida Hospital.
December 3, 2016
On Friday, 62 homeless animals found their way into a new home including 32 cats, 27 dogs, one rabbit and two goats during SPCA Tampa Bay’s Bringing Friends Together Forever Fee-Waived Adoption Event.
November 5, 2016
SPCA Tampa Bay Sniff University manager and trainer, Meagan Montmeny, discusses the perks to adopting an older animal.
October 3, 2016
Learn all about our veterinary center that is opening soon at 3250 5th Ave N in Downtown St. Pete.
September 22, 2016
Maybe you win; maybe you don’t. Either way, the animals win because all the proceeds from this energetic night of bingo benefit the SPCA Tampa Bay.
August 9, 2016
SPCA Tampa Bay and the Humane Society of the United States are working together to give a second chance to dogs confiscated from an Arkansas cruelty case.
July 19, 2016
Tampa Bay Times visits us at our YMCA Adoption event.
July 12, 2016
Follow these tips to make sure your pets are prepared for hurricane season.
July 8, 2016
The mayor of St. Petersburg Florida is proposing an ordinance that would ban the retail sales of puppies in pet stores in the hopes that it will boost adoption rates at local shelters.
April 1, 2016
Celebrate the power and dedication of volunteering with this amazing lady – Hometown Hero Joy Brauer!
March 17, 2016
For many cats, the last place they want to be is in their carrier. Most cats associate their carrier with a trip to the vet because it’s the only time the cat is in it.
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