Get Involved / Donate
Many caring pet-loving residents come to Animal Services to ask how they can help the animals we care for at the shelter. While our budget does allow us to provide the basics for the pets we care for, contributions help us go that extra mile to provide the high-level care these animals deserve. If you can,
here are three ways you can assist:
1. Donate to...Animal Welfare Trust Fund:
Through the Animal Welfare Trust Fund, our citizens are able to donate directly to the animals under our care. The donations are used for the extra medications, specialty food, and items for our cats and dogs that we might not otherwise be able to provide. Please make your check out the PCAS Animal Welfare Trust Fund. You may bring it to the shelter or mail to:
Pinellas County Animal Services
12450 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33774
This fund was established to provide for the receipt of gifts, grants and awards of money from either public or private donors to be placed in a trust and appropriated for the exclusive use, welfare and benefit of domestic animals within Pinellas County. The Trust Fund makes it possible to care for a larger number of animals and provides special needs such as:
- Comfortable kennels
- Improved ventilation and quarantine/isolation facilities
- Special dietary food
- Toys to prevent boredom
Animal Welfare Trust Fundraisers:
Cat Adoptions Rescue Partners
Since creating partnerships for cat adoption programs with over a dozen local pet stores, we now adopt out more cats than dogs. A portion of the donations from the pet stores participating in the Cat Adoption Program are utilized to fund the personnel and expenses to operate and expand the program and get more cats adopted. All donations received from the cat adoptions are placed in the Animal Welfare Trust Fund.
Pinellas Paws Cause Mural
Pinellas County Animal Services and Murals for Mutts have formed a partnership to raise money for the Animal Welfare Trust Fund.
For a $100 charge, a pet portrait will be painted on the wall and become a part of the mural, with $25 donated to the Animal Welfare Trust Fund. To participate in the Pinellas Paws Cause mural, email or call (727) 902-1671.
- Animal Welfare Trust Fund Community Grant Program Application
Animal Welfare Trust Fund Annual Reports:
2. Donation Wish List:
Pinellas County Animal Services need many types of donations. If you cannot make a monetary donation to the “Animal Welfare Trust Fund.” you can still help in other ways. Please drop off all items at the front desk.
Many items are in need on a daily basis:
- Unopened cans or bagged cat/kitten and dog/puppy food
- New pet toys
- Slip training leashes
- Pet beds
- Crates of various sizes
- Cat condos
- HE Laundry Detergent
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Milk Bone dog treats
- Creamy peanut butter (NO xylitol ingredient)
- Cat litter
- Liquid dish soap
- Hand sanitizer
- Dog or cat shampoo
- Food bowls
- Ink cartridges for computer printers (call to ask specifics)
This is also a great way to get children involved. Children can perform drives in their neighborhood for a school project!
3. Donating Time:
We have many opportunities for people who love animals and can donate some time to their well-being. From dog walkers to people greeters, we have many ways that the public can help us. Please call us at (727) 582-2600 for more information and review our volunteer site.
- Examples: Foster Care Program, Teen Program, Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) and Adult Opportunities
Support Florida Friend License Plate Program:
You can help support the Florida Friend program by purchasing a Spay/ Neuter license plate. Purchases directly contribute to animal welfare in the state of Florida. Each year, license plate funds are distributed to local spay/ neuter programs targeting animals at the highest risk for reproduction. For more information, visit Florida Animal Friend .
The Spay/Neuter license plates may be purchased through the Pinellas County Tax Collector .
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