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6/30/2016 Member News
Alden Suites Donates, Supports Animal Welfare in Tampa Bay Area

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. (June 28, 2016) – Alden Suites Beachfront Resort continues two significant initiatives that support animal welfare in the Tampa Bay area through monetary and in-kind donations, with another in-kind donation at the end of the second quarter of 2016.
The first initiative is an annual donation of $1,500 to Tampa Bay Watch, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Tampa Bay estuary, including efforts such as oyster bar creation, coastal cleanup and wildlife restoration. Since 2010, Alden Suites has donated more than $13,000 to Tampa Bay Watch.
In addition, Alden Suites quarterly donates used linens, towels and blankets to SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Tampa Bay, which cares for more than 7,500 animals a year and provides veterinary, behavior and adoption services to Pinellas County families. The organization is enthusiastic about receiving these items, which help care for and provide comfort for a variety of homeless animals in its care, thereby increasing SPCA Tampa Bay’s ability to expand its services without additional costs.
Alden Suites clearly has a love affair with animals, and in fact is a pet friendly resort (welcoming four-legged guests up to 40 pounds in select rooms). “We feel it’s clearly part of our mission at Alden Suites to give back to our community,” says Gary Renfrow, Owner of Alden Suites. “Our goal with our support of animal welfare is to show our appreciation and affection for both wildlife and the many animals that might share our hearts and homes, but for various reasons have been abandoned or abused. It’s just a good thing to do, and we’re pleased to do it and lead by example.”

Situated on five acres directly on the Gulf of Mexico, Alden Suites Beachfront Resort hosts 140 spacious suites complete with separate living room, bedroom and kitchen. Located just 30 minutes from attractions in Clearwater and Tampa, guests enjoy two pools, on-site food and drink, tennis, volleyball and shuffleboard, plus free parking and no resort fees. The resort has been family-owned since 1969. For more information about Alden Suites Beachfront Resort, visit

SPCA Tampa Bay accepts all pets surrendered by their owners and injured wildlife. The organization cares for more than 7,500 animals that are admitted each year. The organization’s mission is to improve the community by promoting humane care, preventing animal cruelty and reducing pet overpopulation. Community services include animal cruelty investigation, accessible wellness care, lost/found pet assistance, animal admission and animal transport. SPCA programs include pet adoption, free pet behavior help, Sniff University training for dogs and cats, children’s summer camps and more. Founded in 1940, SPCA Tampa Bay is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization located on 10 acres in Largo with a planned full-service veterinary hospital expected to open in St. Petersburg in 2016. For more information: