A Non-Profit Veterinary & Community Partnership
Providing Educational & Service Programs
Phone: (727) 397-7387(PETS)
10825 Seminole Blvd. Building A, Unit 3 Seminole, FL 33778
BOWser and CATsino Ball
The 21st BOWser and CATsino Ball will be held October 16, 2021 at the Belleair Country Club.
The Bowser and Catsino Ball is our signature yearly event where all proceeds go to the Veterinary Technician program at St Petersburg College. Our next BOWser and CATsino Ball (21st) will be held Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 6:00 – 10pm at the Belleair Country Club.
Call 727-397-7387 for more information about the upcoming 21st BOWser and CATsino Ball and Auction in 2021.
Pet Loss Support
A Partnership Between Veterinarians and the Community
Educating Children About Pet Responsibility
Welcome to the Pinellas Animal Foundation Website
Good News! We will be back in 2021…Unfortunately, due to Covid 19, we had to cancel the 21st BOWser and CATsino Ball.
The Pinellas Animal Foundation (PAF) and PCVMA (Pinellas County Veterinary Medical Association) hosted the 20th BOWser and CATsino Ball on September 21, 2019 from 5:30 – 10pm at the Belleair Country Club.
Over 250 veterinarians, staff, families and friends attended this outstanding event in support of veterinary medicine and the student scholarship fund at SPC College of Veterinary Technology
Everyone enjoyed an evening of festivities including Casino Games, Dinner, Dancing and a Silent and Live Auction.
2021 BOWser and CATsino Ball
We invite everyone to come and join us for the 21st BOWser and CATsino Ball on October 16, 2021 for an evening of fun. For more information just click here or on the image below
The Pinellas Animal Foundation is a a non-profit veterinary and community partnership established in 1983, is dedicated to improved animal care, owner responsibility and increased awareness of the value of the human/animal bond.
Our goal, at the Pinellas Animal Foundation, is to enrich the lives of companion animals and people of all ages through education, responsible pet ownership and service programs.
Two main programs within the PAF are the Pet Loss Support Group and The Pet Professor educational outreach to teach elementary children in the Pinellas County School system about responsible pet care, safety and ownership.
History of the Pinellas Animal Foundation
The Pinellas Animal Foundation (PAF) was created in 1983 as a joint effort, with the Pinellas County Veterinary Medical Association, to enhance the awareness of the pet-human bond and to provide pet education for the Pinellas County pet owners. The PAF is a non-profit…
Pet Loss Support
Recent PAF News
JANICE “CRYSTAL” M. FINNIS, BA, MS (COUNSELING ED)
This past year our grief counselor, Janice “Crystal” Finnis, spent 157 hours of telephone and in-person group session counseling and had 291 counseling telephone calls. Crystal has been with the PAF for over 34 years doing counseling in Pet Loss Support for our clients across many hospitals. This is a major undertaking if you multiple her work numbers over 30 plus years of service. It takes a special person to cope with people in a very difficult time in life.
Janice has practiced as a Grief Counselor/Trauma Therapist and Educator for 42 years. She completed post graduate studies specializing in death and dying, bereavement and the grief process, as well as trauma and related post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD). Offered individual, family and group counseling as Mental Health Counselor at Illinois State University Student Services and at community social service organizations. Also, taught Family Life Education classes and workshops on grief and PTSD. Initiated the first Pet Loss Support Group in the State of Illinois and facilitated it.
In April,1987, She initiated the first Pet Loss Support Group in Florida at our Pinellas Animal Foundation (PAF). Made Public Service Announcements on radio and television regarding the Pet Loss Support Groups. Assisted in writing a grant to Juvenile Welfare Board for intergenerational program involving seniors and at-risk youth facilitated by companion animals. Taught classes at St. Petersburg Junior College on the Companion Animal Bond and on the Stages of Grief. Provided training for the SPCA staff and Disaster Animal Rescue Team (DART) on PTSD and the grief process.
Janice has continued to facilitate monthly Pet Loss Support Groups for the past 34 years offering grief support and education on stages of grief at the PAF and as an on-call Trauma Therapist at local hospitals that lack a psychiatric unit.
Please join me and the PAF BOD in applauding Janice for her many years of faithful service to our/your clients as she is a very special person in our community.
PAF Donates to CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse)
Dr. Caroline Olausen, President PCVMA ,Mr. John Biesinger, CASA, Dr. Don Morgan , President PAF and Dr. Kim Donovan, Secretary PAF.
The PAF Board of Directors voted to donate $1000.00 to CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse).
Pinellas Animal Foundation | Seminole FL 33778
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