Lenny

Lenny is a lover. He adores being petted and is a snuggle-bunny at bedtime. He loves his playtime, too - (watch Leapin' Lenny on YouTube!). 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.

Rosie

Rosie is a small 3-year old girl that loves to be petted and rolls over to have her chin and tummy rubbed. A striking Tuxedo with gorgeous green eyes, Rosie was returned this month since her family could no longer care for her. She gets along well with other cats. (Watch silly Rosie on YouTube!). All Save Our Strays Inc cats have been sterilized, given one distemper vaccine, a rabies vaccine and have been tested for FeLV if under 6 months of age and for both FeLV/FIV if older. Also all have been microchipped. Call 727-481-5262 for information.

See more Save Our Strays cats, like Lori, on YouTube!

Donate

Your donation in any amount is welcome and much appreciated!



Buy J R Watkins Products, 100% Commission to SOS!

Save Our Strays has an online store for J R Watkins natural products! Visit J R Watkins online to buy directly from our store. Please enter code 399359 for Save Our Strays to receive credit. J R Watkins is Americaís most trusted natural products company! Please call 727-772-3300 after 10:00 am Eastern with any questions.

Shop Avon Online, 25% of purchase to SOS!

Purchase your Avon products online for Direct Delivery and 25% of each order will be donated to Save Our Strays! Visit www.youravon.com/cherylhoffman, register as a new user and the three digit code SOS after your first name. This will identify you as a Save Our Strays supporter (for example, Mary "SOS" Miller). Stock up on your beauty products today while helping the animals of Save Our Strays!

Gulfport Pet Project

The Gulfport Pet Project is an ongoing project where artists Anna Hamilton and Mary Megan Barrett are raising money for Save Our Strays and Limbo Chihuahua, through Murals for Mutts. Murals for Mutts raises money for animal welfare by painting murals on highly visible walls in communities around the country. Your petís portrait can be painted on a building in Gulfport, Florida!

Price: $100 for cats and dogs; other animal available on request. Space is limited. Contact Dawn to reserve your petís spot on one of Gulfportís local businesses. Great gift idea for a pet lover!

Contact: Muralsformutts@gmail.com or 727-902-1671

Check out: Murals for Mutts




Check Out Our Page for Senior Cats!

We now have a page dedicated to our senior cats available for adoption. These loving, older cats are looking for their forever homes, to shower a new family with lots of love and attention. Click here to see our senior cats, or follow the link to the "Seniors" page.

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.

Winter 2013/2014 Newsletter!

Click here to view our latest newsletter in PDF format.



Cat Haven Now Open

Our cheerful new haven for adult cats is now in operation in Pinellas Park. We have great cats ready for new forever homes. To meet our felines, call 727-545-1116 for an appointment. If you would like to volunteer to help feed and spend time with our felines, please call Carole at 727-347-1719 about filling out our volunteer application.

Boots and Star

Boots is a fearless 6-month old that loves to play with other cats and ignores dogs. He will be a great addition to a family. Star was rescued from a Starbucks parking lot. She loves her foster Mom's lap and her bed. She is great with other cats.

We Have Kittens!

These beautiful babies were born at the end of March. They will be available for adoption in coming weeks after they are old enough for spay/neuter. Watch for them!

Foster an SOS Cat

Adult and senior cats that were previously adopted are coming back at an alarming rate - due to the economy. We are actively seeking volunteers willing to foster these displaced cats. These felines are looking for stability in their lives again and are usually very affectionate. Foster participants must be able to drive, have their own transportation and be available for a home visit from a current volunteer prior to fostering. Litter and cat food are provided if needed. Can you open up your heart and your home to help one of these disposed cats that has been uprooted from its loving home? Please call 727-481-5262 for details or email us at sos@saveourstraysinc.com.

Help Save Trap-Neuter-Return Program!

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.