Transferring Animals In Need
When available room in our kennels allows, we take adult dogs and cats from Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center (formerly Hillsborough County Animal Services). If they have underage puppies with nursing moms and we have foster homes available, we take them too.
Since 2010 HSTB has transferred more than 5000 cats and dogs from HCAS
Helping Communities in Need
You may wonder why we receive so many calls requesting that we take at-risk puppies. At HCAS, whatever puppies they receive, they adopt out. We are fortunate to live in a community that offers affordable spaying and neutering of dogs.
Many other communities do not have low cost spay/neuter clinics and unwanted puppies fill those shelters. Weekly, puppies are euthanized due to lack of homes. These shelters call us for help, and we do, transferring puppies and adult dogs they no longer have room for via plane and ground vehicles.
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay recognizes that some people will only adopt a puppy and therefore is committed to helping other shelters that don’t have successful spay/neuter programs in place.In fact, many of the rural shelters we pull from have a save rate of only 15%. In other words 85 out of 100 puppies are euthanized.
So while we encourage everyone to consider adopting an adult dog, for those who want a puppy, know that you are still saving a life! It’s just a life from another state.
Interested in where some of our animals come from? Here is a map showing our reach.