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Hurricane Irma Assistance
At this time, all hospitals are dealing with the affects of Hurricane Irma. Loss of power and business in general appears to be the major concerns. Not only our practices, but our clients, their animals, our staff and families are dealing with issues some of us have never seen before and will take time to recover.
The Pinellas Animal Foundation was partly founded on the need to help veterinarians in emergencies and the time of need. We have funds set aside and available to help upon request. The funds are the result of the many donations hospitals have made to the PAF over the years from the rabies licenses fee donations.
The PCVMA and PAF are your sources of information, please contact us email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Over 200 veterinarians, staff, families, clients and friends attended the 18th Annual Ball. We had 90 silent and live auction items, great food, casinos, dancing and a whole lot of fellowship and fund.
A check for $5000.00 was presented to Elaine Anthony of SPC by Dr. Howell, President of the PCVMA, and Dr. Morgan, President of the PAF, for Veterinary Technician Scholarships.
Many thanks to everyone involved.
Donald H. Morgan DVM
President – PAF
Any practices in Pinellas County that have a confirmed case of canine influenza, please notify Animal Services!
Penny for Pinellas
As Hurricane Irma was bearing down on our community, many of our residents looked to Pinellas County Animal Services to safely house their pets through the storm. Each year, our countywide shelter and adoption center provides care for more than 11,000 animals. This state-of-the-art facility was originally built with support from the Penny for Pinellas 1-percent sales tax, and the Penny has funded subsequent improvements over the years, including kennel ventilation, safe quarantine facilities and other upgrades.
On Nov. 7, 2017, citizens will consider renewal of the Penny for 10 years, 2020-2030. Additional upgrades to the Animal Services facility are among the numerous projects proposed for the Penny renewal, which include roads, bridges and trails, water quality, flood and sewer spill prevention, public safety facilities and equipment, parks and environmental land and community vitality projects.
To learn more about the Penny, including an interactive map of proposed projects, FAQs and more, visit: www.pinellascounty.org/penny.
Bureau Director – Pinellas County Animal Services
12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33774
SPCA Tampa Bay wishes to thank all the supporters we had for our Annual PetWalk, held on Oct. 7. Despite some lingering issues from Irma, we had a good turnout of both walkers and vendors/sponsors, and the weather was pretty good, for an October day in Florida!
Our shelter in Largo is holding several events this fall: Kid’s Camp for ages 6-11, on November 20-22; Pet Photos on Nov 3-6, and the Cats Film Festival, a 70 minute field highlighting cat antics, on Dec. 2. All these events help benefit the animals at our Largo shelter.
Our veterinary hospital in St. Pete celebrated its 1 year anniversary a few weeks ago. Proceeds from our full service hospital go back to the shelter in Largo, to help fund our programs. We continue to appreciate your support, and we hold strong our desire to work collaboratively with our veterinary colleagues. Please feel free to reach out to us about tours or more information on how we see ourselves fitting into the bigger picture of helping the pets in our community.
Rizal Lopez, DVM
Senior Director/Veterinary Services
SPCA of Tampa Bay
9099 130th Avenue North | Largo, FL 33773
727.499.0370 fax: 727.499.0368
Once again, thanks to the PAF and PCVMA for your continued support of our students with your scholarship donation of $5,000 through the Bowser Ball. Our participating students had a fantastic time, including our stand-in DJ.
We appreciate your support of our students and program.
Richard M. Flora, DVM MSBA
Dean – School of Veterinary Technology
St Petersburg College
12376 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33774
Fax: (727) 444-6971