Archive for October 2012

Two Kittens Rescued from Car Engine!

UPDATE: Kittens up for adoption 11/21/12 Adoption Information

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Two Florida kittens have at least eight lives left.

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay responded to a call Thursday from a woman who heard a crying noise from the engine of her Toyota Scion. It turned out to be a small kitten that had wedged itself into the engine. When rescuers were extricating the kitty, a second kitten was found in the engine with an injured foot.

Both animals were removed and treated. They will recover in a foster home and eventually be adopted out.

The kittens’ feral mother stood by during the rescue. She will be spayed, vaccinated and cared for by the owner of the Scion.

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Tuxes & Tails Named Tampa Bay’s Favorite Black-Tie Event!

The Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards named Tuxes & Tails, our signature fundraising gala, as the FAVORITE EVENT OF ITS KIND in Tampa Bay! Be sure to mark your calendars for next year!

    April 20, 2013
    6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Marriott Waterside

For more information or to inquire about available sponsorships for this event, please contact our Special Events Coordinator Shannon Sellards, or call 813.876.4150.


2012 Passion for Pets Raises $214,000 for the Animals!

On Wednesday, October 11, 2012 more than 500 guests attended the Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s (HSTB) annual Passion for Pets Luncheon held at the Hyatt Regency Tampa. The Luncheon featured presentations by Harry Cohen, Tampa City Councilman; Sherry Silk, HSTB Executive Director; Ornella Varchi, HSTB Volunteer and Outreach Manager; and Mary Birrell, Vice President, HSTB Board of Directors. Lindsay Milbourne, Fox 13 Meteorologist and News Reporter, served as the event emcee. Tampa City Councilwoman and HSTB Advisory Board Member Yvonne Yolie Capin acted as spokesperson for the luncheon. And, of course, plenty of adorable adoptables were on hand to steal the show.

Through the generous support of the attendees the Society raised $214,000 through pledges, sponsorships and matching gifts. All monies raised at the luncheon will directly support the life-saving programs at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay such as homeless pet transfers and adoptions, free pet food assistance, affordable veterinary and spay/neuter services, trap/neuter/vaccinate/return services for feral cats, and community outreach and educational efforts.

“We are so grateful to the Tampa Bay community for their continued support and generosity,” said Humane Society of Tampa Bay Executive Director Sherry Silk. “Because of their overwhelming kindness, we will be able to save the lives of more animals in need and our core programs and services will remain vibrant.”

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“The Promise” produced by Talk Fusion.

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