Shelter Cat Helps Feline Friend In Need

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Sugar came to us when her owner could no longer care for her. At just two years old, she still has so much life and love to give and quickly became a favorite among our staff. On Thursday, April 30, she also became a hero when she gave her own blood to one of our hospital patients needing a transfusion.

Panther came to our animal hospital with a huge tumor on his mouth. A volunteer for Meals On Wheels had noticed him at one of her client’s houses and called us to see if we could help. Our surgery specialist, Dr. Justin Boorstein, assessed Panther and found that he could remove the tumor along with half of his lower jaw to solve the health crisis and make him more comfortable.

Because of the intricate nature of the surgery, Panther would need a blood transfusion and that is where our Sugar stepped in. Her weight, blood type and age were the perfect match for Panther and she allowed our hospital staff to poke and prod without complaint. It was as if she considered it a little adventure to be out of the cat lanai and meeting new people!

The transfusion and Panther’s surgery went well and Sugar is feeling wonderful today, ready to go to a forever home. Panther is still at our hospital recovering from the extensive surgery and we are hoping for the best outcome for his health.

Tax Day Special

Need some relief on those taxes? We might not be able to give you a refund but we can provide you with a new furry family member who will bring you priceless love and joy for a lifetime. That’s all the relief you need!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, we’ll be celebrating America’s infamous Tax Day with $15 adoption fees for all animals over 4 months old.

All of our pets come

  • spayed/neutered
  • vaccinated
  • microchipped
  • with 30 days of free veterinary health insurance.

That’s a STEAL, especially when you consider all they will give you in return.

To see our available animals, visit our adoptions page.

Adoption hours are Monday-Friday from noon to 7:00pm and Saturday/Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Adoptions end 30 minutes prior to closing.

Our shelter is located at 3607 N. Armenia Avenue.

To reach our adoptions department with questions or to request more information call 813-876-7138 or email


Free At Last

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay was elated to hear the news that Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus will eliminate elephant acts. While our mission is focused on companion animals, the plight and well-being of all animals is important to us and the suffering of any species is of grave concern.

We applaud the Circus for taking this important step towards improving the lives of these gentle, sensitive and emotional beings. We hope their decision will help to widen the circle of compassion for all animals across all industries and nations.


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