The Humane Society of Tampa Bay (HSTB) will participate in the 3rd Annual Give Day Tampa Bay on Tuesday, May 3rd and aims to raise $20,000 throughout the 24-hour online giving event. This amount would allow the Society to save at least 200 more animals in 2016. Supporters can donate to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay by going to HumaneSocietyTampa.org/GiveDay.
To promote Give Day Tampa Bay donations and to support the Tampa Bay Rays, the Society will be hosting a Watch Party at MacDinton’s Irish Pub in South Tampa between the hours of 6:30 and 9:30pm. Guests will enjoy drink specials, raffles, Humane Society of Tampa Bay giveaways, and TVs set to watch the Rays take on the Dodgers. As always, MacDinton’s patio is pet friendly.
“We invite animal lovers and Rays supporters alike to join us for a fun evening of good food and drinks, raffles, and pets on the patio,” said HSTB Chief Development Officer Karen Ryals. “The Rays are sponsoring a Give Day Game Time Prize for the most dollars raised between 7:00pm and 9:00pm, so we hope attendees will donate to us while they enjoy the evening and watch the game. It’s the perfect way to support two ‘hometown teams’.”
Here are just a few of the ways Give Day Tampa Bay donations to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay can help animals in our community:
- $25 will provide shelter to one homeless animal for a day
- $50 will provide vaccinations for a homeless animal
- $100 will cover the cost of spay/neuter surgery for one homeless animals
- $250 will cover the cost of life-saving Heartworm treatment for one dog
- $500 will cover the cost of special surgery for an ill or injured animal
- $1,000 will cover the cost of food, shelter, and medical care for a litter of underage puppies or kittens
A little rain didn’t dampen the party at Cotanchobee Park on Saturday, March 19. Faithful HSTB supporters still flocked to the park with their pets and umbrellas in tow to celebrate all things “dog” and raise money for our homeless animals. Unfortunately, the event ended early at 1:00pm because of lightning and we were unable to do the walk. Despite that, more than $93,000 was still raised and will benefit hundreds of animals in need. Each and every person who donated to this event, no matter how large or small the amount, should feel proud knowing that they have made a difference.
Each year, Walker Packs (teams of fundraisers) raise money for the walk portion of the event through on- and off-line donations. The three teams and individuals who raise the most are recognized and rewarded for their efforts.
2016 Top Fundraising Packs
In Third Place, raising $3,771: CitiBark
In Second Place, raising $4,090: Niko & Poochie’s Pack
In First Place, raising $7,460: PARty Animals (pictured)
Top individual fundraisers will be announced on March 23, 2016.
Photos courtesy of Krista Sparkman Photography
Photos courtesy of Jesse Adair Photography