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.