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Our mission is to rescue dogs and cats from animal shelters that may otherwise be euthanized due to time limitations, illness, injuries or lack of socialization and training. We are dedicated to educating the public about the pet overpopulation crisis, the importance of spaying/neutering and responsible pet ownership. WE DO NOT ACCEPT STRAYS
Pet Pal Animal Shelter, formerly known as Pet Pal Rescue, was founded in the early 1980s by two women when they realized the high number of animals that were being euthanized due to pet overpopulation and neglect. Driven by their desire to make a difference, they began taking animals from shelters, and finding permanent homes for them. By 1988, they organized Pet Pal Rescue as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Pet Pal Rescue was located in the Orlando area until August 2002. when it moved to Pinellas County, under the supervision of former director, Jennifer Forlizzo McCraw who oversaw the construction the actual shelter which opened it’s doors in April of 2005. In 2008, Pet Pal built a low cost spay/neuter clinic and in 2009, they expanded their services and changed the clinic’s name to Pet Pal Veterinary Clinic. The Clinic offers reasonable fees for their procedures , therefore aiding the fight to cut down the large number of pets that are euthanized each year. Under the direction of Executive Director, Scott Daly, Pet Pal has stayed true to their mission and the number of animals that they save increases each year. It continues the fight to educate the public about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets and responsible pet ownership.