October is Adopt a Shelter Pet month and I can think of no better non-profit to spotlight than Friends of Strays.
Founded in September, 1978 in St. Petersburg, FL, this organization is dedicated to the care and adoption of homeless animals of Pinellas County and is funded by individual contributions, wills, bequests, and memberships.
The services they provide include the daily care, sterilization and temporary shelter until adoption of the pet can be arranged. Their primary goal is to stop the reproduction of homeless cats and dogs who are abandoned and left to roam, unable to care for themselves.
Friends of Strays is a no-kill animal organization with programs that educate the public about the humane treatment and care of animals.
To learn more about this organization, to donate, adopt or volunteer, please visit their website: www.friendsofstrays.com
Business Office & Shelter: 2911 47th Ave N., St. Petersburg, FL 33714
Telephone: (727) 522-6566
Office: Mon-Fri 9am-3pm; Shelter: Tues-Sat Noon-6pm
Mark Your Calendar: Saturday, October 25 – This year’s annual Fundraiser, A Fall Fur Festival. It will be held at the Saint Petersburg Yacht Club from 11 am- 2 pm, with a delicious luncheon and a fabulous fashion show. As always, the program will feature our four-legged friends on the runway. There will be cat cocktails, dog beers, and a spectacular silent auction.