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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. - 7:00 p.m.

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

Sunday: 1:00 p.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

3250 5th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33713

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New Dawn Animal Behavior Center Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.*
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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