Spca Tampa Bay Florida

A nonprofit organization

$27,680 raised by 31 donors

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Former marine and retired nurse Renee was devastated when she learned her dog Mishka had life-threatening bladder stones that would require surgery to remove. Without means to pay for the surgery, Renee sprung to action to save Mishka’s life. She sold personal belongings, reached out to friends and family, shared her story on social media, and even set up a GoFundMe campaign. But it wasn’t enough.

The Caldwell Keeping Families Together Fund at SPCA Tampa Bay Veterinary Center made Mishka’s surgery possible. This donor-supported fund supports families who are facing financial hardship and need help paying for their pet’s veterinary care. 

Often, these families are facing a gut-wrenching decision: skip essential veterinary care and put the pet’s health at risk; surrender their beloved pet so it can receive the veterinary care it needs; or at times, end the pet’s suffering with humane euthanization. With your support, families don’t have to make this difficult decision. The Caldwell Keeping Families Together Fund helps pets receive the care they need and remain in homes with their families.

Right now for Give Day Tampa Bay, your donation will make twice the impact! A generous donor – inspired by stories like Renee’s – has stepped up to match all donations made to the fund, helping us save even more lives and keeping more families together. 

“I’m very, very grateful for the fund and the kind people who donate to it,” said Renee. Today, Mishka is happy and healthy, and Renee still has her loving companion by her side.

Renee and Mishka are just one success story. Last year, $48,000 in grants from the Keeping Families Together Fund helped 166 struggling families pay for their pets’ veterinary care. 

Will you help save a pet’s life and keep families together? 

Donate today!


About us:

SPCA Tampa Bay is the largest non-profit, open-admission shelter and public veterinary hospital in Pinellas County. Our shelter in Largo accepts every animal including dogs, cats, pocket pets and other exotics, livestock and wildlife. 


 Veterinary Care

  • SPCA Tampa Bay operates its Veterinary Center in St. Petersburg offering comprehensive pet care services to all pet owners.
  • Services range from wellness, medical, surgery and general care services, along with spay and neuter services, for dogs and cats.
  • A portion of all Veterinary Center revenue helps “paw it forward” to support the programs and services at SPCA Tampa Bay’s animal shelter in Largo, as well as to help other families with their pet’s care through the Caldwell Keeping Families Together Fund.

Animal & Wildlife Care

  • Animal admission, which includes caring for every animal surrendered
  • Animal transport to a veterinarian or emergency veterinary clinic for sick or injured pets
  • Lost/found pet assistance. SPCA works with Pinellas County Animal Services to report all lost/found dogs and cats. SPCA handles all lost/found or sick/injured rabbits, birds, small animals and livestock.
  • Wildlife rescue, which includes working with caring partners to provide medical attention and rehabilitation to wildlife animals.  
  • Animal cruelty investigation for wildlife and livestock. SPCA works with local law enforcement to investigate cases of abuse or neglect and steps in to confiscate animals in need.

Community Outreach Programs

  • Pet adoption. SPCA’s adoption team focuses on matching every animal in its care with a loving forever home.
  • Pebble’s Food Bank provides free pet food to dogs and cats of Pinellas County residents facing unexpected financial hardship.
  • Free pet behavior help is an excellent resource for pet owners having behavioral issues with their dog or cat.
  • Our partnership with New Dawn Animal Behavior Center provides training for dogs using positive reinforcement training to bring out the best in pets. A variety of classes is available to help in all stages of a pet’s life.
  • Youth summer camps offer fun and hands-on learning experiences covering all aspects of caring for a pet.


Organization Data


Organization name

Spca Tampa Bay Florida

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9099 130TH AVE
LARGO, FL 33773


(727) 586-3591