The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Suncoast, formerly known as the SPCA of West Pasco, has been saving lives and finding homes since 1964 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Currently, we are saving the lives of hundreds of adoptable pets every year. The SPCA temporarily provides a home for cats and dogs who are owner surrendered for a variety of reasons, as well as those who run out of time at other shelters. Our dedicated staff provide them with attention, health care, food, a clean place to sleep, and love while they are housed at the shelter.
The SPCA Suncoast’s mission is to save, protect and improve the lives of our community’s animals by advocating for their welfare, educating the public, enhancing the human-animal bond and providing compassionate care for homeless pet animals waiting for adoption.
The SPCA Suncoast is a “no kill for space or time” facility. This means that no adoptable animal is euthanized to allow for another coming through the door. However, the SPCA Suncoast is not an open admission shelter. We are only able to accept animals that we feel we can adopt. Animals are screened for adoption potential at the time of admission. We do our best at the SPCA Suncoast to find homes for as many animals as possible. We are committed to a community approach to help lower the euthanasia rate in our county. We participate in a transfer program which allows us to take in animals from other shelters that are open admission, and house animals that are at risk of being euthanized due to lack of space.
Each animal in our care is evaluated as an individual. Many animals with medical needs receive treatment and are adopted out or are transferred to breed specific rescue groups. The decision to treat a medical condition is based on probability for a cure, contagiousness, and availability of resources.