To prevent animal homelessness in our community and provide care and assistance to animals in need
The Humane Society of Pinellas is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has been caring for animals and our community since 1949. The Humane Society of Pinellas is dedicated to providing individualized care for every animal that comes our way and we ensure that every treatable animal is treated. This means we have made a promise to our community that no animal will be euthanized for a treatable condition.
As Pinellas County’s largest no-kill animal shelter, we do not receive any State or Federal tax dollars, or funding from any national animal organizations including the Humane Society of the United States or the ASPCA.
The Humane Society of Pinellas employs experienced, professional and compassionate staff.
Humane Society Directors
Chief Executive Officer
David was in the public safety field for over 20 years serving in various roles such as Firefighter/EMT, Lieutenant, Captain, Chief EMS Coordinator and Emergency Management Coordinator. He found his passion for animal welfare when he went to train as a K9 handler for Search and Rescue and it quickly progressed into helping others train for similar roles. In 2015, David had the opportunity to become the Assistant Director for a municipal animal services agency where he spent the next 2 ½ years learning the trade. In 2018 David was drawn back into the public safety field but quickly realized his passion and heart was in animal welfare when he made it back into the field in July 2020 as the Director of Operations for HSP.
Some of David’s hobbies are camping in his travel trailer as much as possible, he is an avid football fan and loves the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he has recently taken on organic vegetable gardening.
Brenton Gallas, DVM
Brenton was born in Youngstown, Ohio into a family that supported his love and curiosity of animals. Two of his favorite childhood pets include Fred and Ethel, a fun loving pair of Pekin ducks. He graduated with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida after earning a degree in business from Fordham University, as well as a degree in biomedical sciences from the University of South Florida. Brenton has worked with animals for over 16 years, starting as a veterinary assistant during high school in northeast Ohio. Since then he has worked in several animal care settings and with many different animals, including manatees! His interests include surgery, preventative veterinary care, and healthy behavior.
Brenton most enjoys partnering with pet owners and community members towards improving the overall wellness of pets in our neighborhood and working to end pet homelessness. In his free time, Brenton likes to go on outdoor adventures with his partner Sarah Grace, as well as relax at home with their pets: Comrade the snuggly dog, Albie (“Pudd”) the mischievous cat, and two sun-loving turtles. Most recently Brenton and Sarah Grace have ventured into the world of backyard chicken raising with their very own flock of very beautiful and rambunctious hens: Lulabelle, Darcy, Samara, and Lena (who should be laying their very first eggs any day now!).
Director of Operations
After 20 years running a successful Boarding Kennel and Pet store in Western New York, Andrew and his wife decided to move to Florida to be closer to their daughter and two grandsons. From his experience as Executive Director of his local SPCA, Andrew knew that he wanted to work at an animal shelter, but had some strict conditions. The shelter had to be truly No-Kill, had to have a dedicated and compassionate team and had to actively support the local community. After researching shelters in the area he saw that the Humane Society of Pinellas would be the perfect fit, and in 2021 he applied and was hired for a position as Volunteer Coordinator.
Now he is happy to be applying his skills to the Operations side as the Director of Operations for the shelter so that both humans and animals can have their best possible experience.
In 2022 Andrew and his wife, along with Willie the dog and Camille the cat moved to Clearwater so that one other job condition could be met and he could ride his bike to work every day. So if you see him out there, give him a wave!
Meg Lokey, CFRE
Director of Development
Meg joined our HSP team in July of 2022. Before joining our team, Meg served as Executive Director of The Payton Wright Foundation and previously as Development Director of The Clearwater Free Clinic. She brings over 20 years of fundraising experience to our shelter. In 2002, Meg received her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Florida. Her passion for philanthropy has been a lifelong venture.
Born and raised in Pinellas County, Meg takes great pride in her community. She is a graduating member of Leadership Pinellas class of 2017 (best class ever), a sustainer with the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin, and has served on numerous fundraising committees throughout the area including Silver Coffee, and Martinis + Matisse.
Her passion and commitment to animal welfare and her furbaby, Maisy, are a great addition to our development team. She hopes to make our area an even better place to live for all, whether you walk on four legs or two.
Humane Society LEADERSHIP
Board of Directors
The Humane Society of Pinellas is governed by a Board of Directors that volunteer their time to support HSP’s mission and improve the lives of animals in the Pinellas County area.
Please note the HSP Board of Directors do not have direct emails or phone numbers through HSP. Communication with the Board can be provided through the Chief Executive Director at [email protected].
Statistics & Financials
The Humane Society of Pinellas is proud of our ethical business practices and financial responsibility. Asilomar accords are a standardized way to show the condition of animals entering and exiting our shelter. This data allows anyone interested to view how many animals we save each month.
While these numbers summarize what we do, our animals are never numbers to us – they are individual stories of hope, compassion and love.
*Adoption Conversion Rate is all incoming pets who are adopted into loving homes.
100% OF CONTRIBUTIONS ARE RETAINED BY OUR ORGANIZATION. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION (REGISTRATION NUMBER SC-01422) AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE OR VISIT 800HELPFLA.com. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. HSP DOES NOT USE PROFESSIONAL SOLICITORS.
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