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Friends of Strays Named Official Rescue Partner of Sunshine Kitty Catfe

Friends of Stays is thrilled to announce that we have been chosen as the official rescue partner of St. Pete's first-ever Cat Cafe: Sunshine Kitty Catfe! 

Want a place where you can go hang out with a bunch of adoptable cats while enjoying a tasty beverage? Maybe you fall in love with one of those cats and decide to adopt it. Maybe you already have cats, but need a cool spot to unwind and p... Read more

Published: 03/15/19

Friends of Strays Hosts Free Clinics for the Public

Friends of Strays is Excited to Announce the Following Clinics Available to the Public:

April 9th: Free spay/neuter and vaccination clinic for cats
April 16th and May 7th: Free vaccination clinic for dogs Read more

Published: 02/25/19

Friends of Strays and The Saint Petersburg Free Clinic Announce Pet Food Pantry Partnership

As of Monday, February 25th, Friends of Strays will be joining forces with The Saint Petersburg Free Clinic for our Community Pet Food Pantry. The Friends of Strays’ Pet Food Pantry has been providing low-income households with free cat and dog food since 2015. The program has allowed for community members to come to the shelter during open hours to collect food for their pets, but as of... Read more

Published: 02/19/19

Friends of Strays Announces The Primavera and Ziti Special Care Fund

Friends of Strays is pleased to announce it has received $10,000 for The Primavera and Ziti Special Care Fund from long-time supporters Joe Beaulieu and Joan Hutchinson. These funds will support the medical treatment and care for homeless animals with major injuries or illnesses. It is named for Joe and Joan’s two cats, Primavera and Ziti, both of whom were adopted from Friends of Strays... Read more

Published: 02/15/19

Friends of Strays Hires First Full-Time Veterinarian

For the first time in our 41-year history, Friends of Strays has added a full-time veterinarian to the staff.
Dr. Katie Emerson, DVM, has been with Friends of Strays since Spring 2016 on a part-time basis, but as of February 1st she will be working at the shelter four days a week. Dr. Emerson received her bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine fro... Read more

Published: 02/01/19

What Do You Know About FIV & FELV?

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT FIV & FELV?
FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus)
FIV stands for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. FIV is transmitted between cats by either a deep penetrating bite wounds and sexual contact. FIV cannot be transmitted to humans or dogs. 
Cats with FIV have a lowered immune system, but this does not mean that they will get sick more often. They do not require speci... Read more

Published: 01/17/19

The Truth About Spay & Neuter

Did You Know?

Spaying your female pet helps prevent uterine infections and breast tumors. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.
Neutering your male pet prevents testicular cancer and some prostate problems.
Your spayed female pet won't go into heat. While in heat cats in heat will yowl and urinate more frequently, sometimes all over the house!
... Read more

Published: 11/14/18

St. Pete Kitten & Puppy Program

Have you heard about our St. Pete Kitten & Puppy Program?

If you are you a local business owner, you have the opportunity to get a kitten or puppy named after your business!

For a donation you can sponsor either a kitten or puppy... Read more

Published: 03/30/18

Foster Program

Our foster program is a vital part of how we are able to save so many lives. Kittens come to us before they are old enough to be available for adoption and they need a place to go. They need a place that will help them stay healthy, get socialized, and recieve lots of love! 
This is where our fosters come in. These incredible people have dedicated sleepless nights, and endless hours of cleaning, feeding,... Read more

Published: 03/23/18