Pet Pal Rescue was founded in the early 1980′s by two women when they realized the high number of animals that were being euthanized due to pet overpopulation and neglect. Driven by their passion for animals and desire to make a difference, they began taking animals from shelters, bringing them directly into their homes, and then finding permanent homes for each and every one of them. By 1988, they organized Pet Pal Rescue as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Pet Pal Rescue was located in the Orlando area until August 2002. when it moved to Pinellas County, under the supervision of Jennifer Forlizzo McCraw who was determined to build a brand new state-of-the-art facility. Pet Pal’s goal was accomplished in April of 2005 when their new building officially opened its doors!
Pet Pal has stayed true to their mission and the number of animals that they save increases each year. Pet Pal’s dream of building a Low Cost Spay / Neuter Clinic came to light in 2008 and along with this new venture, Pet Pal Rescue changed their name to Pet Pal Animal Shelter.
Pet Pal Spay/Neuter Clinic, expanded it’s services in 2009 and became Pet Pal Veterinary Clinic. It continues the fight to educate the public about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets and offer reasonable fees for these and other procedures , therefore aiding the fight to cut down the large number of pets that are euthanized each year.