Free Felines For the Month of June


Scotties Facial Tissues announced today that in honor of National Cat Adoption Month (June) they will be sponsoring cat and kitten adoptions. In partnership with the Humane Society of Tampa during the month of June all adoption fees for select felines at that location will be waived up to $5,000 in order to place them in loving homes.

“There is so much good that we hope to do in 2015 for cats and kittens in need of a good home,” said John Robertson, Scotties Marketing Director. “Whether it’s inviting a new kitten into a forever home or bringing home a box of tissues to a sick child – these are the moments of softness and compassion that should be praised and supported.”

This non-profit partnership is a key focus for Scotties in 2015 and in addition to their efforts in Florida they are also making $5,000 donations to animal protection organizations in Boston, MA and Raleigh, NC.

    What: Scotties Cat & Kitten Sponsored Adoption With The Humane Society of Tampa

    Where: Humane Society of Tampa, 3607 N. Armenia Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607
    Phone: (813) 876-7138

    When: The entire month of June

“When a cat or kitten is ‘boxed up’ to be taken home to a loving family, there is no better feeling in the world,” said Sherry Silk, CEO of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. “We know the compassion and love that these bundles of softness receive will be reciprocated 10 fold to their owners. We hope that more potential adoptive parents will open their home to a cat or kitten.”

The need still remains strong to help find cats and kittens alike loving homes. Each year, approximately 8-12 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide and on average 5-9 million are euthanized.

Scotties hopes to rally support for this cause and to put approximately 100 – 150 cats and kittens into their forever homes.

About Scotties Facial Tissues:
Considered one of the top facial tissue manufacturers in the United States, Scotties Facial Tissues is owned by Irving Tissue, Inc. a Canadian-based and family owned company committed to managing its operations in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible manner. For more information about Scotties Facial Tissues please visit

About The Humane Society of Tampa Bay:
For more than 100 years, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay has been dedicated to ending animal homelessness and providing care and comfort for companion animals in need. Named a Four-Star Charity by Charity Navigator for six years running, and accredited by AAHA, the standard in veterinary excellence, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay is dedicated to the highest standards in animal sheltering and veterinary care. Our adoption programs, Animal Health Center services, community outreach efforts and volunteer opportunities are essential to the health and well being of animals across Tampa Bay. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is leading the way because every life counts.

We Love Our Bolts

#77 Victor Hedman and Willy the pit bull became fast friends during our PSA shoot.

#77 Victor Hedman and Willy the pit bull became fast friends during our PSA shoot.

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay LOVES THE BOLTS and wishes them the best of luck as they continue their hard-fought and impressive journey to the 2015 Stanley Cup!

We have always cheered on our local NHL team, but became even more enamored with the Bolts when defenseman Victor Hedman helped us promote pit bull adoptions!

In October 2014, Victor served as spokesperson in our PSA promoting pit bull awareness and adoptions. He was wonderful with his co-star, Willy, who has since found a loving, forever home with a U.S. Veteran! Hedman isn’t the only animal lover on the team; Lightning Captain Steven Stamkos had a brief cameo in the PSA when he stopped by the shoot to greet Willy.

Not only did this friendly and community-oriented team help us with our PSA but, in April 2014, they named HSTB Board President Mary Birrel as their Lightning Community Hero which resulted in a 50,000 donation to our animals!

We are so proud of the Tampa Bay Lightning, not only for their hard work and great sportsmanship, but because of their proven commitment to giving back to the Tampa Bay community.


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Watch the PSA with Victor Hedman and Willy

Precious Not Parents


Puppies and kittens can get pregnant at 4 months of age. Get them fixed for $20 in June because unplanned births create millions of pets with no home. Contact our Animal Hospital at 813-870-3304 or to schedule your appointment.

Appointments required. Pets must be under six months of age. Funded by PetSmart Charities.

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