Friends of Strays is a non-profit organization founded in 1978 in St. Petersburg, FL, dedicated to the care and adoption of homeless pets. The organization is funded by individual contributions, wills, bequests and business partner programs. Friends of Strays provides services to the most needy section of our pet population, the homeless animals of Pinellas County. These services include sterilization, medical treatment, socialization and daily care until each animal is adopted. The primary goal of Friends of Strays is to stop the reproduction of homeless cats and dogs who are abandoned and left to roam, unable to care for themselves. We are active in programs which educate the public about humane treatment and care of animals.