We are walking for the cause to help raise much-needed funds for the rescue, rehab, and re-home of more than 8,000 homeless animals in our community each year.
Please consider joining our team, the "Legal Beagles" and walk with our staff and families in the 28th Annual SPCA Tampa Bay Pet Walk:
When: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Where: Vinoy Park, downtown St. Petersburg
Cost: $25 minimum donation
All team members will receive a free DHC "Legal Beagles" t-shirt and pet bandana!
To learn more about the SPCA Pet Walk, please visit the SPCA Pet Walk webpage or contact 2018 Legal Beagle Captain Simone DeLoach at 727-397-5571.
Who are the Legal Beagles?
The Legal Beagles were named in honor of Bonnie Beagle (1991-2001), owned by Faye M. DeLoach, wife of firm founder Dennis R. DeLoach Jr. Over the years, the team has participated in many SPCA Pet Walks under the leadership of long-time probate paralegal Judy Matthews along with estate planning paralegal Tammy Dina.
SPCA Pet Walk Kick-Off Event: Whiskers at Work
On Wednesday afternoon, August 15, 2018, the staff of DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A. and Seminole Title Company were greeted in their library by homeless pets from SPCA Tampa Bay for cuddling and de-stressing. The non-profit animal shelter recently started this program called “Whiskers at Work.”
This type of interaction is also beneficial for the animals because it helps with their socialization. The attorneys, staff and family members were joined by six kittens, two adorable bunnies, one frisky ferret and a very friendly dog who was surrendered because the family couldn't afford a much-needed medical procedure.
The staff loved the experience as employee Mary Lou Dahmer summed it up, “Thank you so much for allowing SPCA to bring their fur babies today. I fell in love many times over the course of their visit and am sitting here (at my desk) with a smile on my face just thinking about the joy this brought to all of us. What a fantastic place to work! To do this for the animals as well as your staff is such a gift!”
Pet adoptions were not available during the event, but SPCA staff and volunteers were on site to provide information about how to adopt at their shelter in Largo.
If you would like to host a “Whiskers at Work” at your office, please visit spcatampabay.org. Donations to host the event benefit homeless pets at SPCA Tampa Bay.
Attorney Rep DeLoach is a current board member of the SPCA and has been supporting that organization since he was 5 years old as seen here wearing his SPCA t-shirt and cowboy boots in 1979! His father, Dennis R. DeLoach Jr., was on the board at the time.