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  • Welcome to
    Save Our Strays, Inc.

    Save Our Strays, Inc. is a non-profit, humane organization whose mission is sheltering and finding homes for abandoned or homeless cats and kittens in Pinellas County, Florida.

    Save Our Strays, Inc. was incorporated in the fall of 1994. It is an all volunteer organization that cares for approximately 600 cats every year. We are a non-profit organization with a 501 (c) (3) designation. For more information click here.

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    Latest News

    June 2014

    Newsletter

    Our latest newsletter is available for viewing online. Click here to see the what we had to share with our supporters. If you haven't already, join our mailing list and be one of the first to know our breaking news.

    February 2014

    26 Adoptions

    There were 26 adoptions in February. This is close to the average for this time of year since the economic downturn, with 23 adoptions in February of 2013 and 21 adoptions in February of 2012. This brings our total adoptions for 2014 to 58!

    January 2014

    32 Adoptions

    There were 32 adoptions in January. This is an outstanding number for this time of year and hopefully shows an economic recovery, with 21 adoptions in February of 2013 and 10 adoptions in February of 2012. This is a great start to 2014 and we hope to see the adoptions remain high, with more and more kitties finding their forever homes!

    December 2013

    33 Adoptions

    December saw 33 adoptions into forever homes, bringing total adoptions for 2013 to 271. We are happy to have had the opportunity to serve this many cats and kittens, helping them find their new familites. We wish everyone the best for the coming year.

    November 2013

    19 Adoptions

    There were 19 adoptions in November. This is close to the average for this time of year since the economic downturn, with 17 adoptions in Novemberof 2013. This brings our total adoptions for 2013 to 238.

    October 2013

    15 Adoptions

    There were 15 adoptions in October. This is close to the average for this time of year since the economic downturn, with 10 adoptions in October of 2013. This brings our total adoptions for 2013 to 219.

    September 2013

    31 Adoptions

    There were 31 adoptions in September. This is close to the average for this time of year since the economic downturn, with 26 adoptions in September of 2013. This brings our total adoptions for 2013 to 204.

  • Adoptions

    Adopt a cat or kitten today!

    Prior to adoption, the prospective owner must complete an adoption contract and provide such information as address, home and work telephone numbers, driver’s license number and a photo ID, a copy of which will be attached to the contract. You must also agree to keep the cat inside. If you rent, you must provide proof that pets are allowed. The present adoption fee is $50.00 for cats over six months of age. The amount for cats six months and younger is $60 (please note this amount may change without notification).

    Save Our Strays has an adoption facility, Cat Haven, available by appointment only (please let us know which cat you wish to see when you contact for appointment) and also utilizes foster homes and space donated by local pet stores. To adopt a cat, contact us via e-mail at sos@saveourstraysinc.com or call 727-481-5091. You can also reach our intake coordinator at 727-481-5262.

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    Spotlight Featured Cats

    Smokey

    Smokey is mellow fellow, less than a year old. Come meet this friendly feline at our Cat Haven in Pinellas Park. Smokey has been neutered, tested for diseases, is current on his shots and is microchipped. To meet this great feline, call an SOS volunteer at 727-481-5262.

    Lenny

    Lenny is a lover. He adores being petted and is a snuggle-bunny at bedtime. He loves his playtime, too. Four-year old Lenny was abandoned at a shelter recently and desperately wants to be loved again. This good-looking guy has a gorgeous black and tan tabby fur coat and mesmerizing greenish eyes. Lenny has been neutered, tested for diseases, is current on his shots and is microchipped. To meet this great feline, call an SOS volunteer at 727-481-5262.

    Buzz

    Buzz is a senior cat needing a home. If you want a big hunk of kitty love, Buzz is your guy. Weighing in at 22 lbs this big guy, born in July 2005, is looking for a permanent home. He was taken into Animal Services as a stray but his microchip brought him back to SOS. Call 727-481-5262 for information on adopting Buzz.

    Rachel

    A lovely Siamese mix, Rachel will provide her family with lots of love and attention. She sports wonderful blue eyes and a beautiful beige fur coat with chocolate colored points. Rachel is a senior cat. To meet Rachel, call an SOS volunteer at 727-545-1116.

  • What is fostering

    Becoming a foster home for homeless cats or kittens can be rewarding and fulfilling.

    Fostering is the option of taking a cat or kitten home and caring for that animal until it is ready for adoption.

    This gives the cat(s) an opportunity to live in a home environment because living in even the best shelter is stressful for an any animal. Young kittens deserve to have their early "childhood" in a home setting, until they are spayed or neutered and are ready for adoption. Senior cats deserve to live their days stress free.

    During the kitty's stay in a foster home, we can learn if they are good with children and other animals, the pet's personality, and if they have any special needs. Some pets need extra attention, training, special medical treatment, or socialization.

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    Volunteer Forms and Information

    Volunteer Application

    You can complete and submit our Volunteer Application online, it's fast, easy and secure. You may access the form by clicking the following link: Volunteer Application.  

    SOS Policies and Procedures

    When applying, please read, sign and submit the SOS Policies and Procedures document which you will find at the following link: SOS Policies and Procedures  

    Hold Harmless, Waiver and Indemnification Agreement

    When applying, please read, sign and submit the Hold Harmless, Waiver and Indemnification Agreement at the following link: Hold Harmless, Waiver and Indemnification Agreement  

    Other Volunteer Opportunities

    In addition to foster homes, Save Our Strays, Inc. needs volunteers for fundraising events and transporting cats to the veterinarian and fundraisers.   more

  • Please Consider a Donation Today

    Save Our Strays, Inc. is an all volunteer organization.

    Monetary donations are always welcome, and needed. All monies received are spent on items for the care and benefit of the cats. Please find the PayPal button at the top of the page.

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    Needed Items

    • Clumping cat litter
    • Canned kitten and adult food
    • KMR (Kitten Replacement Milk)
    • Condo cages
    • Postage stamps
    • Thank you note cards
    • Cleaning supplies

    Donation Ideas

    Monetary Donations

    Monetary donations are needed and welcome   more

    Amazon Smile

    Shop at smile.amazon.com   more

    Planned Giving

    Set up an SOS endowment fund   more

    Volunteer to help

    Your time is priceless to us   more

    Foster a cat or kittens

    We always need good foster homes   more

    Cat Taxi Service

    Fosters need help with transportation   more

    Grant Writing

    Experienced grant writers needed for non-profit   more

    Kitten Replacement Milk

    We have orphaned kittens needing KMR   more

    Clumping Cat Litter

    Clumping cat litter for fosters and Cat Haven   more

    Cat Food

    Donations of adult and kitten food are welcome   more

    Gift Wrapping

    Holiday gift wrapping volunteers are needed   more

    Cleaning Supplies

    Cleaning supplies for our Cat Haven   more

    LocalShops1

    Purchase a LocalShops1 card for SOS   more

    Sponsorship

    Pledge a sponsorship today   more

  • Sponsoring a Cat

    Love cats but can't adopt? Sponsor a cat in need today!

    Save Our Strays became unique in Pinellas County as the only all volunteer organization which, as part of its mission, would accept every stray cat or kitten that needed help IF THERE WAS SPACE IN A FOSTER HOME without prejudice to age, appearance, or health. This often means, though, that we have "unadoptable" cats permanently in our care.

    How can you help? Pledge to sponsor one of the cats permanently in our care for age, appearance or health reasons. A PayPal subscription in any amount will help provide needed daily medications to a cat in need. We appreciate any amount you can give - $5.00/month or $50.00/month - it adds up and allows us to help even more. Click the PayPal link at the top of this page and check the box to make your donation recurring to sponsor a cat today.

    Cats Needing a Sponsor

    Ziggy

    Ziggy, born on Earth Day 2010 by C-section, had a rough start. He is a very handsome boy who has a chronic eye problem brought on by the Herpes virus. The official diagnosis is chronic eosinophilic keratitis. First, it was just in his right eye, but has recently moved to his left eye as well. Poor thing has to have eye drops every day for the rest of his life. Unfortunately, he has permanent scarring on both corneas. Save Our Strays and Ziggy's foster mom could use some help with the cost of the medication which is $25 per month. Any donation is welcome or a sponsorship would be greatly appreciated.

  • Contact Location

    Contact Information

    Save Our Strays, Inc.

    P O Box 1051
    Safety Harbor, FL 34695
    Telephone: 727.481.5262
    E-mail: sos@saveourstraysinc.com

  • Privacy Policy

    Save Our Strays, Inc. (SOS) provides excellent service to all visitors of this website and donors who give through the website, including respecting your concerns about privacy. We understand that you may have questions about how this website collects and uses the information that you provide to us.

    SOS will not share with any outside organization personal information you provide to us during your visit to this site. We respect your privacy and appreciate your support. If you ever want to remove yourself from our email list, all you need to do is send an email to sos@saveourstraysinc.com with REMOVE as the subject.


    All credit card transactions conducted on this site are routed through a secure server. The secure server can send and receive private information across the public Internet by scrambling (encrypting) it.


    SOS collects the following information through our secure online financial transaction pages: name, address, email address, phone number, and donation amount. Your credit card number is transmitted directly to our credit card processor; we do not store your credit card number, we never see your credit card number, and we do not have access to this number.


    When you make a donation, your personal information is used to acknowledge receipt of your donation for tax purposes. When you send a donation in honor of or in memory of someone and request that an acknowledgement be sent to another individual or a family, we will use the name and address of that individual or family for acknowledgement purposes only.


    If you have any questions or concerns about sharing personal information on this site or making credit card transactions, please feel free to contact sos@saveourstraysinc.com or call us at 727-481-5262.


  • Federal and State Charitable Registrations

    Federal Registration

    Federal determination of charitable status is confirmed in the document at this link. Tax returns for the organization can be viewed on the Guide Star website.


    State Registration

    Save Our Strays, Inc. is a non-profit organization with a 501 (c) (3) designation. The state charitable registration documentation may be viewed at this link. You may also visit the Florida Division of Corporations' Sunbiz™ web site to view the filed information for the corporation.


    If you have questions, please e-mail us at sos@saveourstraysinc.com or mail a letter to P O Box 1051, Safety Harbor, FL 34695.


    A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

  • More About Us

    Save Our Strays became unique in Pinellas County as the only all volunteer organization which, as part of its mission, would accept every stray cat or kitten that needed help IF THERE WAS SPACE IN A FOSTER HOME without prejudice to age, appearance, or health. The cat must reside in Pinellas County. We simply do not have enough foster homes to care for cats from other areas of the state. The only reason an animal within our county would be denied acceptance would be a lack of space. Every animal taken into a Save Our Strays shelter home would be cared for until it was adopted. Euthanasia is not practiced for population control. It is a procedure that is performed ONLY under the advise and supervision of a veterinarian and only if in the best interest of the animal. These animals do not live out their lives in cages. They live in the home of a loving foster parent who cares for that cat for the remainder of its life. Save Our Strays does not accept feral cats into foster homes because we ARE NOT a sanctuary. We do not have the resources, including volunteers and funds, to provide permanent, long term care for feral cats.

    As soon as there is available space in a shelter home, a cat (non-feral and friendly) is admitted to a foster home. Those seeking our assistance, in most cases, must provide transportation of the cat to the veterinarian for the initial exam or in some cases, directly to the foster home. We do not have volunteers to run pick ups. Prior to adoption the cat is then given a thorough veterinary exam which includes a feline leukemia and FIV test (if old enough), spay/neuter surgery, a distemper vaccine and a rabies vaccine (if old enough). Every cat is also microchipped. All necessary medical treatment, including surgery, is provided. Once the animal is determined to be healthy, it is ready for adoption and posted on Petfinder and taken to one of several PetSmart stores in Pinellas County various Saturdays throughout the year. Cats are not left at stores.


    Save Our Strays also assists anyone who finds a stray cat and wants to give it a home. We offer a low cost spay/neuter program that allows the individual to use the services of one of our vets at a pre-determined fee (depending on vet clinic - $85 for a female and $70 for a male, fee covers sterilization, combo test and two vaccines). We also offer a neuter/rabies vaccine only for $35 and a spay/rabies vaccine only for $55. Contact SOS directly for info on this spay/neuter program. There is a local organization, Stop Pet Overpopulation Together, SPOT (see link on our website), that has teamed up with local veterinarians to offer low cost spaying and neutering for cats and dogs at least 8 weeks of age. Contact SPOT directly for their latest services and charges. All pricing and services are subject to change without notice. Contact Save Our Strays to confirm all information.


    Since January 1995, Save Our Strays has medically assisted and adopted out 8500 cats and kittens. This has been possible through the many volunteers who give their time and love to care for these animals and to the generous contributors whose donations go directly to the medical treatment and care of the animals.


    We are proud of our accomplishments over the past 18 years and hope, with your support, to continue in our efforts to aid as many stray cats as possible. Thank you for helping us care for the homeless and often forgotten strays that live among us.


    NOTE: Foster homes are always full. We need foster homes for adult cats only. We are not seeking foster homes for kittens at this time.

    Save Our Strays, Inc. supports Trap, Neuter and Release (TNR). If you need advice and live south of East Bay Drive in Pinellas county, call Sue at 727-504-2343.


  • More About Fostering

    How Does Fostering Work?

    The foster home must complete an application process which includes three parts:
    1) the Volunteer Application,
    2) the SOS Policies and Procedures document, and
    3) the Hold Harmless, Waiver and Indemnification Agreement.


    All of these forms are available on the Volunteer page of our website and may be submitted electronically via a secure connection. A representative of SOS will be in touch with you very soon.

    The application process is for the protection of the animals. A home visit is required prior to any foster cats being placed in the home. All animals will be vaccinated and given a basic health checkup and, if not spayed or neutered already, an SOS veterinarian will perform the procedure.


    General Information for Foster Homes

    1) If you rent, your landlord must allow pets.
    2) If you have cats and/or dogs, they must be current on their vaccinations and be sterilized.
    3) Save Our Strays provides food and litter (if requested) and a cage or condo cage if necessary. These are kept in a central location for pick up. Medical expenses are also covered. The cat or kitten must go to one of our vets. You most likely will have to transport the cat to the vet and also to one of the outlets for adoption.
    4) All cats MUST stay inside.


    In an effort to serve the many cats and kittens that need our help, we are continually looking to expand our list of foster homes. If you can help, or know someone who can, even on a temporary basis, please contact us at sos@saveourstraysinc.com or call 727-481-5262.


  • More About Other Volunteer Opportunities

    We can use your help!

    Save Our Strays, Inc. participates in several fundraising events throughout the year. These might include the spring Get Rescued Event in Gulfport, the Festival of Pets in April and gift wrapping at retail outlets during the Christmas season. Most of our volunteers also foster and don't have the time to care for the cats, go to Petsmart and attend fundraising events - and work full time.


    Fundraising events are fun and a great way to spread the word about rescue in general and Save Our Strays in particular.


    We need people to help with transporting cats to the veterinarian, to Petsmart and other fundraising events. We also need people to volunteer for Cat Haven, our new facility for housing cats and kittens ready for adoption.


    If you are interested in volunteering, please complete our application process on the Volunteer page of our website. This is fast, easy and secure. There are three parts to the application process:
    1) the Volunteer Application,
    2) the SOS Policies and Procedures document, and
    3) the Hold Harmless, Waiver and Indemnification Agreement.


    If you have questions, please e-mail us at sos@saveourstraysinc.com or mail a letter to P O Box 1051, Safety Harbor, FL 34695.


  • More About Donations

    Donations are not just money!

    Please take a look at our list of donation suggestions on the right side of the main Donations page to see which opportunity is right for you. Whether your time, your skills, a future endowment, specific items or monetary - we need you!


    Save Our Strays, Inc. is an all volunteer organization so monetary donations are always welcome, and needed. All monies received are spent on items for the care and benefit of the cats, there are no paid staff. Your monetary donations are used for items such as:
    - Veterinary care
    - Canned food
    - Medications (Advantage, Revolution)
    - Litter
    - Items essential to the care and housing of a cat
    - Postage stamps


    For monetary donations, you may use the PayPal donation link at the top of the page or you may mail your donations to:
    Save Our Strays, Inc.
    P.O. Box 1051
    Safety Harbor, FL 34695


    If you are interested in donating your time, please complete our online Volunteer Application on the Volunteer page of our website. This is fast, easy and secure. There are three parts to the application process:
    1) the Volunteer Application,
    2) the SOS Policies and Procedures document, and
    3) the Hold Harmless, Waiver and Indemnification Agreement.


    If you have questions, or if you prefer to mail your application, please e-mail us at sos@saveourstraysinc.com or mail a letter to P O Box 1051, Safety Harbor, FL 34695.


    Notice: A copy of the offical registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free 800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.

  • Online Donations

    Monetary donations are needed and welcomed!

    Save Our Strays, Inc. is an all-volunteer, no-kill animal shelter. We have no paid staff. It is through generous donations from you that we are able to care for the stray and abandoned cats and kittens in Pinellas County. Your donations, no matter the size, are always welcome, appreciated and put to good use.


    For monetary donations, you may use the PayPal donation link at the top of the page or you may mail your donations to:
    Save Our Strays, Inc.
    P.O. Box 1051
    Safety Harbor, FL 34695


    If you have questions, please e-mail us at sos@saveourstraysinc.com or mail a letter to P O Box 1051, Safety Harbor, FL 34695.


    Notice: A copy of the offical registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free 800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.

  • Cat Haven

    Our beautiful facility is now open!

    A vision for many years – a facility for some of our felines to reside in comfort and a happy place where cat lovers can come to get acquainted with our felines and adopt the purrfect kitty. Our Cat Haven is centered in mid Pinellas County near 49th Street North. The support of our community is needed to keep this beautiful facility going. You can click here to visit our Amazon Wish List to view and purchase items needed such as cleaning supplies, clumping cat litter, adult and kitten food and cat toys.


    For monetary donations, you may use the PayPal donation link at the top of the page or you may mail your donations to:
    Save Our Strays, Inc.
    P.O. Box 1051
    Safety Harbor, FL 34695


    If you are interested in donating your time to assist at Cat Haven, please complete our online Volunteer Application on the Volunteer page of our website. This is fast, easy and secure. There are three parts to the application process:
    1) the Volunteer Application,
    2) the SOS Policies and Procedures document, and
    3) the Hold Harmless, Waiver and Indemnification Agreement.


    If you have questions, or if you prefer to mail your application, please e-mail us at sos@saveourstraysinc.com or mail a letter to P O Box 1051, Safety Harbor, FL 34695.


    Notice: A copy of the offical registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free 800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.

  • Spay/Neuter Fund

    Help fight pet overpopulation!

    In 2011, Pinellas County Animal Services (PCAS) received 17,090 cats and dogs. Of those 9,514 (55.7%) were killed, 5,085 (29.8%) were adopted. Approximately 37 animals are killed each work day there. PCAS is an open admission government agency required to accept every cat and dog that comes through their doors. There is no large No Kill organization in Pinellas County. The SPCA and the Humane Society in Clearwater also take in cats and dogs. Save Our Strays Inc is No Kill but we cannot take in every cat we are asked to take. Space is finite and we have few foster homes. We get five to ten calls each day from people asking us to take a pregnant cat or kittens. We have to stop getting these calls. The reproduction must stop. Too many cats are being killed because they are allowed to reproduce at such a rate that there simply aren't enough homes here. Please donate to our Spay/Neuter fund so that the killing will stop.


    For monetary donations, you may use the PayPal donation link at the top of the page or you may mail your donations to:
    Save Our Strays, Inc.
    P.O. Box 1051
    Safety Harbor, FL 34695


    If you have questions, please e-mail us at sos@saveourstraysinc.com or mail a letter to P O Box 1051, Safety Harbor, FL 34695.


    Notice: A copy of the offical registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free 800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.

  • Needed Items

    We need "stuff," too!

    Save Our Strays, Inc. is an all-volunteer, no-kill animal shelter. We have no paid staff. It is through generous donations from you that we are able to care for the stray and abandoned cats and kittens in Pinellas County. Your donations, no matter the size, are always welcome, appreciated and put to good use.


    We welcome donations of supplies such as:
    - Clumping clay litter
    - Canned kitten and adult food
    - KMR (kitten milk replacement)
    - Condo cages
    - Postage stamps
    - Thank you note cards


    Our wish list:
    - Foster homes
    - Volunteers for PetSmart stores
    - Volunteers to transport cats
    - Grant writers
    - Laptop computer to show our selection of cats at events
    - Canopy tent for fundraising events


    If you prefer monetary donations, you may use the PayPal donation link at the top of the page or you may mail your donations to:
    Save Our Strays, Inc.
    P.O. Box 1051
    Safety Harbor, FL 34695


    If you have questions, please e-mail us at sos@saveourstraysinc.com or mail a letter to P O Box 1051, Safety Harbor, FL 34695.


    Notice: A copy of the offical registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free 800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.

  • Amazon Smile

    Amazon will donate to SOS when you shop!

    AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Save Our Strays, Inc. every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Save Our Strays.


    To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.


    On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you may need to select a charitable organization (Save Our Strays, Inc., Indian Rocks Beach, FL!) to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation. If you follow the links above, they should take you straight to the Save Our Strays page.


    If you have questions, please e-mail us at sos@saveourstraysinc.com or mail a letter to P O Box 1051, Safety Harbor, FL 34695.


    Notice: A copy of the offical registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free 800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.

  • Planned Giving

    Set Up an SOS Endowment Fund!

    Save Our Strays' largest expenditure is veterinarian care (63%), which runs from routine spays and neuters to major surgeries for amputations, broken bones, eye problems and internal ailments. Cat food and litter account for nearly 20 percent of our expenses. Administrative costs (12%) include two dedicated phone lines and storage rental. Printing costs (adoption contracts, newsletters, brochures, etc) and stamps also are a part of this category. All SOS cats are microchipped for ID purposes. Our cost runs $15 per chip for this adoption amenity, which includes the registration fee. Save Our Strays' overall expenditures for the past year put our cost per adoption at $146. This figure does not factor in our long-term care for unadoptable felines, which is part of SOS's no kill policy.


    Save Our Strays' Board of Directors is working on plans to offer an SOS endowment fund, which will provide supporters with specific directives for their contributions. If you have questions regarding planned giving opportunities (gifts may be made in cash, securities, real estate, tangible personal property and life insurance), contact your financial advisors.


    If you have questions, please e-mail us at sos@saveourstraysinc.com or mail a letter to P O Box 1051, Safety Harbor, FL 34695.


    Notice: A copy of the offical registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free 800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.

  • Volunteers are Priceless

    Your time is the most precious gift of all!

    Save Our Strays, Inc. is an all volunteer organization. The more volunteers we have, the more cats and kittens we can help. A donation of your time is the most precious donation you can make.


    Adoption events - We need dedicated volunteers for our weekend adoption events at Petsmart. Days, times and hours vary by location but even if you have a couple hours to spare on a weekend to help find a cat a loving home, we need you!


    Fundraisers - We participate in various fundraisers throughout the year such as Gulfport's Get Rescued. If you have a few hours you can assist at our booth for these events, we need you!


    Grant writers - If you are skilled at finding grants and applying for grants, we are a registered 501(c)(3) organization and would appreciate your assistance in helping us obtain grants for additional funding. We need you!


    Cat Taxi - Sometimes we just need someone who is available to pick up a cat and transport them to and from the veterinarian or an adoption event. If you are willing to transport cats, we need you!


    Gift Wrapping - Each year during the holidays, Save Our Strays set up a gift wrapping booth in various retail locations in the county. We need volunteers to wrap gifts for donations. If you have time during the holidays to wrap gifts, we need you!


    If you have questions, please e-mail us at sos@saveourstraysinc.com or mail a letter to P O Box 1051, Safety Harbor, FL 34695.


    Notice: A copy of the offical registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free 800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.

  • LocalShops1

    Save Our Strays, Inc. is a member of LocalShops1

    Save Our Strays is a member of LocalShops1. LocalShops1 mission is to provide advocacy, support and education to locally owned companies in the Tampa Bay region. Membership is open to shoppers, businesses, artists and nonprofits. Shopper Membership Cards are available, which provide card holders with discounts on food, services etc. Cards are offered by Save Our Strays for $20 with part of the proceeds benefiting SOS. For a list of participating businesses go to LocalShops1.com. LocalShops1 is on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter, too!


    To purchase a Shopper Membership Card, email d5781kcfl@aol.com for details on how you can support SOS.


    Notice: A copy of the offical registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free 800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.

  • Veterinary Help

    Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program!

    Save Our Strays will assists anyone who finds a stray cat and wants to give it a home. We offer a low cost spay/neuter program that allows the individual to use the services of one of our veterinarians at a pre-determined fee (depending on vet clinic - $85 for a female and $70 for a male, fee covers sterilization, combo test and two vaccines). We also offer a neuter/rabies vaccine only for $35 and a spay/rabies vaccine only for $55. Contact SOS directly for info on this spay/neuter program.


    There is a local organization, Stop Pet Overpopulation Together, SPOT (see link on our Links page), that has teamed up with local veterinarians to offer low cost spaying and neutering for cats and dogs at least 8 weeks of age. Contact SPOT directly for their latest services and charges.


    All pricing and services are subject to change without notice. Contact Save Our Strays to confirm all information.


    If you have questions, please e-mail us at sos@saveourstraysinc.com or mail a letter to P O Box 1051, Safety Harbor, FL 34695.


  • Adoption Outlets

    Adopt a cat or kitten today!

    Petfinder
    To view some of our cats currently available for adoption, please visit us on Petfinder.


    Cat Haven
    In Pinellas Park near 49th Street - Available by appointment only.
    Call or e-mail to schedule appointment and obtain directions or to volunteer
    sos@saveourstraysinc.com
    727-481-5262 or 727-545-1116


    PetSmart (Countryside)
    26277 US Hwy 19 North
    (Hwy 19 at Enterprise Road)
    Clearwater, Florida
    727-799-3311
    Saturdays
    12:00 pm - 4:30 pm


    PetSmart (Gateway)
    7777 Dr Martin Luther King St N
    St Petersburg, Florida
    727-577-9935
    Sundays
    12:30 pm - 4:30 pm


    If you have questions, please e-mail us at sos@saveourstraysinc.com or mail a letter to P O Box 1051, Safety Harbor, FL 34695.


  • We Support Trap-Neuter-Release

    If you need advice and live south of East Bay Drive in Pinellas County, call Sue at 727-504-2343.


    After years of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) making a significant difference in reducing the number of cats and kittens euthanized in Hillsborough County (reduced from 18,213 cats euthanized in 2005 to 9, 222 cats euthanized in 2011), we are in serious danger of witnessing TNR being outlawed in Hillsborough County. This movement is due to the fanatical behavior of a few vets, who appear to be motivated by financial interests. There is no other basis for their attack on TNR up until now.


    We are asking that you visit the website St Francis Rescue or Tampa Cat Crusaders and link to the on-line petition to keep TNR legal. If you can follow the other steps, like using the template, to email the Hillsborough County Commissioners, that is even better. Liking the Facebook page devoted to Saving TNR and spreading the word will help immensely also.


    As many of you know, TNR has been actively effective in the Hillsborough community for years. The two main low cost spay/neuter clinics, Animal Coalition of Tampa (ACT) and Humane Society of Tampa Bay, have TNR'd an estimated 30,000 cats since 2006. To outlaw TNR so cats and kittens continue to multiply at alarming rates, and instead taking cats and kittens to Hillsborough County Animal Services to be euthanized the only solution available to the public, is not just completely senseless, but needless-to-say, cruel and inhumane.


    PLEASE DO SOMETHING TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION.


    If you have questions, please e-mail us at sos@saveourstraysinc.com or mail a letter to P O Box 1051, Safety Harbor, FL 34695.