Pinellas County Animal Services News
As September approaches, please remember this month is the peak of hurricane season. The pet friendly shelter locations for Pinellas County are Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg and Largo High School in Largo. PCAS requests all veterinary staff remind all your clients to have medical records, medications, crates, and supplies prepared in the event of a hurricane that may require evacuation.
October 1st begins a new fiscal year for Pinellas County and a new year for PCAS initiatives to assist low income citizens with preventive care and sterilization utilizing the Animal Welfare Trust Fund. The AWTF is supported through donations in order to benefit and assist animals of Pinellas County both in the shelter and in the community. This fiscal year, PCAS will be providing vouchers to qualified citizens for these services. If your clinic would like to participate in the program, please review the attached letter and sample voucher with the approved fee schedule. Participating clinics collect the voucher with approved services at time of check in for the appointment. Once services are provided, the voucher and the attached invoice for completed services is submitted to PCAS for payment. If you would like to participate, please contact Kelli Coppla at 727-582-2675. Thank you for all you do for the pets of Pinellas County.
Doug Brightwell, MBA, CAWA
Pinellas County Animal Services
12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33774