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Community Voices: BayFirst sponsors SPCA pet adoptions

Karen Chassin



Image: SPCA Tampa Bay

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Collaborating with a nonprofit whose mission complements your corporation’s image and interests can be a great way to mark a business milestone, launch a new brand, or honor employees. A partnership between BayFirst (formerly known as First Home Bank) and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Tampa Bay illustrates this principle brilliantly.

In celebration of their new name, BayFirst is donating $25 to SPCA Tampa Bay for every animal adoption made from May 20-27. In addition, they’ll provide all adopters with a $25 gift card to PetSmart.

“Our partners at BayFirst thought that helping animals find new homes and connecting people to pets would be a rewarding way to launch a new chapter in their business,” said Martha Boden, CEO of SPCA Tampa Bay. 

The adoption week event is the culmination of a series of BayFirst community celebrations and giveaways, reflecting the institution’s commitment to its St. Petersburg home and expanded range of financial service offerings.

Participating in the adoption promotion is simple. SPCA Tampa Bay currently has over 130 adoptable dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, turtles and more available for adoption and in need of their forever homes. Adoptable animals can be viewed online at or during adoption hours at the SPCA Tampa Bay Largo facility at 9099 130th Ave N, Largo, FL 33773.

SPCA Tampa Bay is a For-All shelter and pet hospital that transforms the lives of animals through passionate collaboration with the community. It is the only non-profit animal welfare agency that accepts all animals regardless of size, breed, species or situation in Pinellas County. Founded in 1940, SPCA Tampa Bay has cared for thousands of homeless, surrendered, and injured animals. For more information, visit

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