2016 Gasparilla Children’s Parade

The Krewe of Argos was back representing the Humane Society of Tampa Bay in the 2016 Gasparilla Children’s Parade! Our Krewe of two-legged and four-legged pirates stole hearts in this historic Tampa tradition!

The Krewe of Argos is named after Argos The Great Dog, from Homer’s “Odyssey”. Argos waited faithfully for 20 years for his master, Odysseus, who was mistakenly believed to be dead.

Five Pets In Our Care After Owner Killed On Bicycle

A bicyclist who was killed when struck by a car left behind five beloved pets, four dogs and one cat. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay took in all five animals (two had been adopted from HSTB) and will put them up for adoption.

A Visit From The Lightning

Our animals got a very special visit from some of our favorite people: The Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman, and their amazing girlfriends Sandra Porzio and Sanna Grundberg! The foursome came by to see what we do firsthand, drop off pet food donations, and plan a Valentine-themed adoption event. They’ll be hosting the event at Amalie Arena on Sunday, February 14 from 4-6, right before their game. We’ll be there with adoptables and to cheer on the home team. Be sure to let them know how much we appreciate their support. #GoBolts

Many thanks to Justine Jackson-Ricketts for the photograhy

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