Parade of Paws Event in Key West

The Florida Keys held a fundraiser last weekend called the Parade of Paws to raise funds for their new shelter!

It was a blast!  So many of my freinds & their dogs were there all decked out in thir Chrismas Fashions.  The Big hit was Angela from Abaco Gold and her dogwagadoodledog collars key west pet parade of paws

We can all do are part to help get our NEW SHELTER BUILT!


Below is info from the FKSPCA and a link to their website to donate:

Tremendous progress has been made to raise the funds needed to build a new animal shelter in Key West. We have raised $7.7 million in cash and pledge commitments and are now working to raise the remaining $1 million needed to complete the project, which includes architect and engineering fees,  permitting fees, landscaping, fixtures and equipment (including a clinic).

There are still a number of terrific naming opportunities available and we need your support! Please join the campaign efforts and invite us to speak at your civic, neighborhood or social group meetings. Please join us in fulfilling the needs of the animals and families we serve in Key West and the Lower Keys.

You can help us by donating to the building fund by Clicking Here To Donate or by Naming a Space in the New Shelter.

Our plans call for energy-efficient, hurricane-resistant, environmentally-friendly facility that will offer:

  • A comfortable home for the animals in a low-stress environment while they wait for their forever homes.
  • A bright, inviting place for the community to visit and adopt animals.
  • Separate entrances for those individuals surrendering animals from those individuals adopting animals.
  • Separate air-handling systems to prevent the spread of disease.
  • Quarantine areas for contagious animals.
  • Enough room to house the pets of first-responder emergency personnel who stay behind to help our community in the event of a hurricane.
  • Temporary boarding for pets of domestic violence victims, or other emergency situations.
  • A state-of-the-art veterinary clinic.
  • A community service room for public education or public use.

The FKSPCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of abandoned, unwanted and mistreated companion animals. We provide a clean, safe environment, health care, environmental enrichment and adoption service.

The Florida Keys SPCA is a completely independent, private, not-for-profit organization. We are not under the umbrella of, nor are we funded by the ASPCA or any other national humane organization. While we receive funds from Monroe County under our contract to provide animal control services in our jurisdiction, maintaining the high standards of care we provide for our animals, including veterinary care, and other important programs such as spay/neuter and community outreach can only be accomplished through donations from people like you. Every donation, large and small, is important, needed and much appreciated. Thank you for the part you play in helping us help the animals in our care.

The Florida Keys SPCA is proud of the work we do for the less fortunate animals in our community. We are here to speak for those without a voice. So we are asking for your help – for them. The high quality of care we provide for the animals is only possible with your tax-deductible donation. On behalf of the animals, we thank you for your support.

The Florida Keys SPCA accepts donations of cash, check, or credit card. Make a donation on-line through PayPal with the DONATE buttons found on our website. If you would like to make a donation on-line in memory or in honor of someone, please download our tribute form and fax or email it to us so that we can acknowledge your donation to that person or their family.

Become a Guardian Angel with a monthly donation
Some dogs that are brought to the shelter have never been inside a house before; others need to learn their manners. Kittens of feral cars need socialization before they can be placed for adoptions. Others are simply overlooked until that right person spots them. For instance, it was five years before Marietta, a beautiful cat, was adopted. While that was unusual, a stay of six months to a year is not uncommon.

Because we place no time limit on animals waiting at the shelter for their forever homes but training and socialization take time and patience – and money. A lengthy stay, too, becomes expensive. It is estimated that the cost to shelter and care for one animal per week is $200 to 4250, a large sum for a small, independent organization like ours.

Your monthly donation will make a big difference. Call 305-294-4857 to set it up, or for more information.

Click donate button for recurring gift options.

Choose what your donation will support:

General Donation
The FKSPCA is contracted by Monroe County to provide animal control and adoption services. The funding provide by this contract falls woefully short of the actual costs incurred to properly care for the animals that come through our shelter, or to provide essential services to our community. Your donation to the general funds will help us to meet the basic needs of the animals.

Oscar’s Fund
While most animals enter our shelter in good health and ready to be adopted, others come in sick or injured. These animals often require extensive veterinary care and/or medication before they can be placed for adoption.

This fund was named for Oscar, a miniature Schnauzer. Oscar was thrown from a moving vehicle on Duval Street. He suffered a fractured shoulder and numerous abrasions. He was also found to be badly matted and full of fleas. Further testing indicated that Oscar was infected with potentially deadly heartworms. Under the care of Dr. Kristen Jensen at All Animal Clinic, Oscar’s shoulder healed. And, under the care of Dr. Ronit Berdugo, Oscar was rid of heartworms. Oscar has been adopted and has a wonderful new family.

So that all animals that come into our shelter get the same chance as Oscar, we established Oscar’s Fund. Donations to this fund go specifically to pay for the medical care of sick or injured animals.

Special thanks go out to Drs. Lisa Bramson and Kristen Jensen at All Animal Clinic and Dr. Ronit Berdugo for their tremendous support in caring for the animals at the Florida Keys SPCA.

Building Fund
The Florida Keys SPCA operates out of a facility that is unsafe for animals and humans. They are in constant threat of falling concrete, leaking roofs and rat infestations. Thunderstorms flood the shelter, while the threat of a hurricane forces us to evacuate every animal into a safe foster home. Your contribution is immensely important to help build the new shelter our animals need and our community deserves.

Spay/Neuter Clinic
The Florida Keys SPCA offers low-cost, high-quality spay and neuter surgeries for cats and dogs. Fees are waived for individuals indicating financial need.

We offer free spay/neuter surgeries for feral cats as part of our community trap-neuter-release program. In addition, we offer free spay/neuter surgeries for Pit Bull and Pit Bull mixes through our Pit Fix Program.

Spay/Neuter is the most important step we can take to reduce the amount of unwanted pets entering animal shelters. Your tax-deductible donations will help us continue this important service.

Friends Forever Society
Naming the Florida Keys SPCA in your will, estate plan, or life insurance policy demonstrates your lasting commitment to animal welfare and helps assure the future financial health of our organization for years to come. We will be honored and delighted to add your name as a member of the Friends Forever Society when you let us know you have taken this meaningful step.

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