Established in Tampa in 1997, St. Francis Society Animal Rescue is an all volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of homeless cats
and dogs by providing health care and placement in suitable, forever homes.


 Have A Home

We have some wonderful Cats and Dogs in our care that need a home. Please open your heart and give a deserving animal a new start on life.

You too will reap benefits from your adoption. Pets provide us with unconditional love and ask so little in return. Make a difference for a homeless animal today.  

Whoever said "Money can't buy happiness"..... well, they obviously never paid an adoption fee for an animal!

Have A Home

Heart  Your donations make these success stories possible!

These wouldn't be success stories without the generous love and donations we received from all the wonderful people that read their stories and reached out to help them. YOU made these stories possible and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. These very fortunate animals that received your love, THANK YOU TOO!!!
Click a picture to read their story....

Sebastian Wilson
Sebastian Wilson


If you love animals and want to make a difference in the life of a needy cat or dog, consider becoming a volunteer for St Francis Animal Rescue. We have a great group of people that share a passion to "Make a difference, One animal at a time..." Join us!

"The purity of a person's heart can be quickly measured by how they regard animals"                                     ~ Anonymous

Upcoming Event

Next Photo Date May 2 at the Cabela Event - Vote for April
May 02, 2015
at Citrus Park Petsmart

The May 2nd photo shoot has been moved to the Second Chance at Life Adoption Event hosted by Cabela, Citrus Park Petsmart, 12835 Citrus Park Plaza, Tampa from 10-4pm. Heather Papolos Photography will be located in the St. Francis Society Animal Rescue booth.


See you there and don't forget to go online and vote for your April favorite pet.


2016 Monthly Calendar Contest which will benefit St Francis Rescue will be held each month in 2015 on the property of Westchase Veterinary Clinic.

When: A new contest starts every month. Each month's winning pet will receive a separate photo shoot and receive a feature page for that month's calendar page.

How to Win: Come on out to Westchase Veterinary or a location to be announced for the monthly photo shoot and receive

A free photo session for your pet

A free hi resolution digital file for printing or sharing

A free goody bag with gifts from our sponsors

A free posting in our monthly calendar contest

The photographer will pick the best image of your pet to be featured in the calendar contest for that month. The calendar voting page will be promoted to animal lovers but no one loves your pet more than you so it’s up to you to encourage everyone you know to vote for your pet. Each vote is $1 [minimum 5 votes per entry] and all proceeds benefit homeless pets in need. The image with the highest votes at the end of the month wins the spot in the calendar!

No appointment is necessary. You may bring more than one pet to participate but only one pet will be permitted per photo.

You are welcome to come back to future sessions or you can use your first photo every month for the duration of the contest. At the end of each month the votes will be cleared and previous month’s photos will be re-posted [if desired] along with the new photos from that month’s photo session. There is no limit on the number of pets you can enter in the contest.

Cats will be photographed separately from the dogs so please contact us to make arrangements in advance.
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Signature Sponsors:  Heather Papolos Photography & Westchase Veterinary Hospital


May 2nd 10 am- Citrus Park Petsmart- Second Chance at Life Adoptions hosted by Cabela
June 6th
July 11th
Aug 1st
Sept – to be scheduled
Oct – to be scheduled
Nov and December themed images to be scheduled in early November.

VOTING is ongoing - Vote for April's contestents at HERE

Please visit for more information about Heather Papolos Photography and additional photo options. Plus you can view the Gallery and see the pet photos taken to date.


Directions to Westchase Veterinary & Emergency Center 
12043 Whitmarsh Ln
Tampa, FL 33626
Phone: 813-343-0738
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Name:Chico Bebe
Age:3 yrs 5 months
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For those of you that have BELLYRUBITIS,
  there is only one cure......adoption!


And remember, puppies need belly rubs and adoptions too!