In the News

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

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.

December 15, 2017

A Screaming Success: Prai Beauty/SPCA TB Adoption Event

Learn more about Cathy Kangas and her PRAI for Paws charity that helped clear our shelter!

November 24, 2017

Channel News 8 - Holiday Pet Safety with Dr. Lopez from SPCA Tampa Bay Veterinary Center

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

Tampa Bay Newspapers - Agencies team for cat food drive

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

Cats Film Festival to Help Local Felines

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

Pinellas County and Local Organizations Pay Tribute To Veterans

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

Does your pup have what it takes to impress Pet Walk costume contest judge, Ezra the Yorkie?

Rescue dog turned celeb pooch will be a costume contest judge at SPCA Tampa Bay’s Pet Walk this October 7th.

October 2, 2017

Growing bike culture through vision and leadership in St. Pete

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

Morning Blend with SPCA Tampa Bay

Meet SPCA Tampa Bay adoptable dog, Peter.

June 7, 2017

Canine Influenza Virus in Florida (2017) - University of Florida

You’ve probably heard about it in the news. Here’s the information you need as a pet owner.

May 10, 2017

Kittens Galore! SPCA needs your help with strays - ABC Action News

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 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

Special needs puppies available for adoption - Channel 10 News

SPCA Tampa Bay recently had 14 dogs with cerebellar hypoplasia available at our shelter.

December 6, 2016

Daddy Boot Camp - Bringing Baby Home To Meet Your Pets - Fox 13

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

SPCA Tampa Bay waives adoption fees through Sunday, Dec. 4 - Tampa Bay Times

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

The Benefits of Adopting Senior Animals - Feather Sound News

SPCA Tampa Bay Sniff University manager and trainer, Meagan Montmeny, discusses the perks to adopting an older animal.

October 3, 2016

SPCA Tampa Bay Brings Jobs and Pet Care to St. Pete

Learn all about our veterinary center that is opening soon at 3250 5th Ave N in Downtown St. Pete.

September 22, 2016

Drag Queen Bingo: One For The Pups - Creative Loafing

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

Arkansas Cruelty Confiscation Dogs Come To The Bay Area - Fox 13

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

YMCA Adoption Event - Tampa Bay Times

Tampa Bay Times visits us at our YMCA Adoption event.

July 12, 2016

Prepare Your Pets For A Hurricane - TBN Weekly

Follow these tips to make sure your pets are prepared for hurricane season.

July 8, 2016

New St. Pete Puppy Ordinance Proposed - Fox 13

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

Fox 13 - Hometown Heroes

Celebrate the power and dedication of volunteering with this amazing lady – Hometown Hero Joy Brauer!

March 17, 2016 - Ease the stress of vet visits by teaching cats to love their carrier

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.

Largo Shelter

9099 130th Avenue North
Largo, Florida 33773

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Shelter Hours:

Tuesday – Friday: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Veterinary Center

3250 5th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33713

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Veterinary Center Hours:

Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.*
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*Closed 12:30 p.m. -2:00 p.m. every 3rd & 4th Tuesday of the month

New Dawn Animal Behavior Center

11501A 47th St. North
Clearwater, FL 33762

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New Dawn Animal Behavior Center Hours:

Hours: Open Tuesday – Saturday, Closed Sundays and Mondays

(note: their classes times vary month to month so they don’t really have set hours)

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