Welcome to Friends of Strays

Friends of Strays is a non-profit organization founded in September 1978 in St. Petersburg, FL, dedicated to the care and adoption of homeless pets.

Our organization is funded by individual contributions, wills, bequests, and memberships. Friends of Strays provides services to the most needy section of our pet population, the homeless animals of Pinellas County. These services include the daily care, sterilization and temporary shelter until adoption of the pet can be arranged. The primary goal of Friends of Strays is to stop the reproduction of homeless cats and dogs who are abandoned and left to roam, unable to care for themselves. We are active in programs which educate the public about humane treatment and care of animals. Friends of Strays is a no-kill animal organization dedicated to caring for those who cannot speak for themselves - our voiceless friends - the animals.


Hooray for our Volunteers!!!

National Volunteer Week (April 6 - 12th) is the perfect time to recognize the people that accomplish extraordinary things through service. Let's celebrate the service of our dedicated Friends of Strays volunteers! It takes a small army of compassionate volunteers and fosters to carry out the work and mission of Friends of Strays... Read more

Published 04/10/2014

Which will it be...a Calico or a Tortie?

Celebrate Spring with a new friend! A colorful month deserves a colorful Calico or Tortoiseshell kitty. What is the difference between a Calico and a Tortie?... Read more

Published 04/04/2014

Irish eyes are smiling...

$10 discount for any green-eyed cat or kitten adopted during the month of March! Let our beautiful green-eyed cats and kittens steal your heart away and bring you the luck of the Irish! Adoption information... Read more

Published 03/10/2014


Give Day Tampa Bay

Tuesday, May 06

Give Day Tampa Bay is a one-day online giving challenge led by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and the Florida Next Foundation to raise support for local nonprofits and grow philanthropy in our region. It is a community-wide event to show off Tampa Bay’s spirit of giving, raise awareness about local nonprofit... Read more

Clearwater Biker Club Hosting FOS Benefit Party

Saturday, June 21

You're Invited! Everyone is welcome to this family friendly event hosted by the Clearwater Bikers. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Friends of Strays to help our shelter animals! WHEN:  Saturday, June 21st from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm  WHERE: Bourbon Street of New Port Richey For more info... Read more

Foster Program

Do you have the time and space to provide temporary homes for animals until permanent, loving homes are found? Friends of Strays provides all necessary training, cages, formula, and pet food. All you need to provide is temporary love and care. You can have all of the enjoyment of watching the kittens grow and play without the long-term commitment. Become a Foster family today!
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