Archive for September 2012

Creative Loafing Tampa Names HSTB Best Place to Volunteer

Creative Loafing Tampa readers all agree that HSTB is the place to be! Our 500+ active volunteers are vital to the health and success of our organization and they are deeply valued.

Whether walking dogs, playing with cats, assisting at the Animal Health Center, cleaning kennels, helping at events, delivering food to Animeals recipients or simply stopping by to see what they can do, our volunteers truly keep us going. Thank you to each and every individual who gives so generously of their time and heart. YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

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Click Here to find out how YOU can join our amazing corps of volunteers!


601560_10151082891861728_1289123813_nSweet Bella was abandoned at a construction site, tied to a truck and left with no food or water. But now she is on her way to a new, loving, forever home! ♥

Free Spay/Neuter & Vaccinations for Cats in Zip Code 33610

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay Animal Health Center, located at 3809 N Armenia Ave, is offering free cat sterilizations and vaccinations for indoor/outdoor cats living in the 33610 zip code area, thanks to a $190,000 grant from PetSmart Charities®. Residents living in 33610 can call 813-870-3304 to make an appointment for a free sterilization for their cat(s). The offer is effective immediately and will remain available through September 2014 or until the funds are used.

The grant is available for owned outside cats and aims to assist with the Society’s Trap/Neuter/Vaccinate/Return program for community (feral) cats where free-roaming cats are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated and then returned to their colony to live out their lives disease-free and without reproducing. Volunteer caregivers feed the colonies daily and monitor the health and well-being of the cats in their care. The cats pose no threat to the community and their populations decrease as they cease to reproduce.

TNVR efforts in Hillsborough County have been highly successful, helping to reduce the cat euthanasia rate in the county by 46% since 2007,” said Sherry Silk, executive director of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.“This incredibly generous grant will allow us to care for even more cats and ensure that fewer animals are born unwanted to a life of hardship and probable euthanasia.”

In 2011, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay performed 3,095 spay/neuter surgeries for owned cats in Hillsborough County and 5,551 spay/neuter surgeries for community cats. With the increased resources and capacity at the new Animal Health Center, and the continued support of partners such as PetSmart Charities®, the Society is on target to surpass those number significantly in 2012.

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