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


 Have A Home

We have some wonderful animals 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 because 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!



Pet Alert
Pet Alert

Norman is in desperate need of our help. He was found on the side of I-275 2 weeks ago and brought to our county shelter. Radiographs revealed he had a luxating hip injury. Norman ended up on the euthanasia list, and a wonderful man adopted him to save his life, with the intent to take care of his medical needs.

He has been getting overnight care at Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Services and day care at Animal Health Center of Humane Society of Tampa Bay.  The stress of the constant transporting back and forth is making it difficult for Norman to respond to treatment. Norman's adopter asked for our help, so we will be taking over care for Norman. 

Please help us help Norman! Any donation will go directly to his care and no amount is too small.  Click here to help...

 Where there's a will there's a way

Attorney Ken Afienko is a long time supporter and St Francis adoptive pet parent. He also proudly serves as a part-time Pinellas County Police Officer. Ken is extending his generosity to us with a unique offer. He will provide wills and living wills for supporters who donate to St Francis Rescue. It's an important service that saves families so many legal hassles at a difficult time so please take advantage of his unique offer. 100% of the donation benefits our medical fund to help sick and injured pets find new forever homes.

Visit Ken's website or get the details HERE

Ken-Afienko Website


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

April 23, 2018
at Hamburger Mary's Tampa - Ybor




St. Francis Society Animal Rescue presents COSPLAY FOR GIVE DAY & CHARITY BINGO!!!

It's going to be the Purr-fect Party as Cosplayers from all over the Tampa Bay area descend on Hamburger Mary's Tampa in Ybor to promote Give Day and KittyCon Tampa Bay. Make your dinner reservations for 5:30pm or 6pm and then visit with the cosplayers, grab some selfies, buy some raffle tickets for the popular 50-50, and best of all, support your favorite animal rescue by making an online donation onsite to the Give Day Fundraising Page for St. Francis Society Animal Rescue.

Customers are welcome to come in costume too. Whether you wear cat ears, a dog nose, face paint, or full on furry, all are welcome. Costumes aren't limited to the pets... superheroes, fantasy, renfest, pirates, sci fi, monsters, anime, whatever feeds your kitty- dress as your favorite alter ego and come out to play!!! or just come as you are and enjoy the show!!!

Prizes for the best cosplays to be announced!!!

Just a reminder, Hamburger Mary's is a restaurant so you'll probably want to wear a costume that will fit in a seat or a booth and move between tables as there's not any room for a full scale Godzilla. Also while Over the Top plays well at Hamburger Mary's, you still have to follow the rules against public nudity so keep the bit parts top and bottom covered. Also the usual rule against real weapons apply and please don't make any simulations look too real either. Now the boo part- Hamburger Mary's and St. Francis Society reserve the right to turn away anyone in costume deemed too inappropriate for a public place or a costume too big or elaborate for the space and safety in the restaurant. Otherwise--- Party On Garth!!!!

Charity Bingo cards go on sale at 7pm. For a donation of $10 cash, you get to play 10 games of bingo hosted by one of the Tampa's most fabulous drag queens. This isn't your grandma's church bingo so be warned- viewer discretion is advised..and you may laugh yourself silly. St. Francis is proud to offer some of the best prize baskets for the winners of the bingo games.

The games begin at 7:30pm and the winner of the 50-50 will be announced at the end of the evening.

St. Francis Society will also be collecting donations for Give Day. Give Day Tampa Bay is a 24-hour online giving challenge on Tuesday, May 1 to benefit nonprofit organizations in the Tampa Bay area. Nonprofits registered to participate in Give Day are eligible for prizes and this year, donations collected from Tuesday, April 17 through Give Day on Tuesday, May 1 will count toward the St. Francis total. Donations made to Give Day during the Cosplay for Give Day party will qualify for special raffle tickets with the opportunity to win $200 in gift certificates to the Columbia Restaurant.

If you are unable to attend Cosplay for Give Day & Charity Bingo, please consider making your donation today for St. Francis Society Animal Rescue. All donations made through Give Day, Tuesday, May 1 will count towards to St. Francis Society's Give Day total.


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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!

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