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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

Holiday Adoptions with Daytime TV

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2014 “Share the Love” Comes Home

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Mastro Subaru and Humane Society of Tampa Bay Bring Donations Home for “Share the Love”

Now through January 2, 2015, buyers or leasers of a new Subaru from Mastro can choose Humane Society of Tampa Bay as the beneficiary of a $250 per car donation

Each year the Humane Society of Tampa Bay and Mastro Subaru join ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and Subaru of America in their “Share the Love” celebration. The national initiative aims to promote adoptions and raise awareness about homeless pets during the holiday season.

As part of the six-week campaign, Subaru donates $250 to national charities for every new Subaru purchased or leased. This year, Mastro Subaru is helping to bring some of these donations home by offering the Humane Society of Tampa Bay as a charity choice for buyers at their Tampa dealership. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay will use these donations to help care for the more than 6,000 animals that come through their shelter each year.

“We are so excited and grateful to be included in Mastro Subaru’s ‘Share the Love’ fundraising efforts,” said HSTB Executive Director Sherry Silk. “This wonderful family-owned dealership has been a long-time partner and generous supporter of our organization and we feel fortunate to have them in our corner.”

The “Share The Love” initiative, which kicked off November 20, 2014 and runs through January 2, 2015, also involves adoption events across the nation that are sponsored by the ASPCA. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is pleased to be a recipient of one of these grants and will team up once more with Mastro Subaru to offer a day of holiday festivities and off-site adoptions at the Tampa dealership.

December 13, 2014
11:00am – 3:00pm
Mastro Subaru
6402 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33634
Event Offerings:

  • Adoptions at our Mobile Adoption Center
  • Free tag & collar with each adoption
  • Free BBQ lunch
  • Photos with Santa Paws & Mrs. Claus
  • Holiday music with DJ Coswell
  • Activities for children
  • “Stuff The Subaru”- participants are asked to bring food, treats and toys to stuff the HSTB Subaru for our animals!

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