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Humane Society of Tampa Bay to Deliver Adopted Pets on Christmas Eve

Up to 30 Tampa citizens who adopt a pet from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay (HSTB) between Saturday, December 20 and Tuesday, December 23 will have their new family members delivered to their doors on Christmas Eve.

“Adopting a new pet is always thrilling, but especially so during the holidays” said HSTB Executive Director Sherry Silk. “We want to add to the holiday excitement by providing people with delivery service so that they can surprise their children, spouses, or other family members with this precious gift.”

A team of HSTB volunteers, aka “Santa’s Elves”, are working closely with HSTB’s shelter director and volunteer manager to coordinate routes, timings and transportation. The elves will deliver pets to adopters within a 15 mile radius of the shelter between 10:00am and 3:00pm on Wednesday, December 24, 2014.

The delivery service will be limited to 30 households and will require a $100 delivery fee. It will be offered to all adopters on a first-come first-served basis until the 30 household limit is reached.

“We are all so excited about this opportunity,” said HSTB Director of Shelter Operations Pam Backer. “We love to see the joy that comes with adopting a pet. To watch peoples’ faces light up when they open their doors to a wiggling mass of love on Christmas Eve is going to be extremely fulfilling.”


  • December 24, 2014, 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Available for up to 30 households
  • First-come, first-served basis
  • Must adopt between December 20 – 23, 2014
  • Delivery fee- $100
  • Delivery radius no more than 15 miles from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay
  • Delivery only to the adopter’s home
  • For more information: 813-876-7138 or adopt@humanesocietytampa.org

Holiday Adoptions with Daytime TV

We visited the set of Daytime TV on December 4, 2014 to give tips on adopting a pet during the holidays. Mya, Bruiser and Daryl were the stars!

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