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Tampa Bay Shows Deep Passion for Pets

On May 15, 2014, citizens from across Tampa Bay showed their strong dedication to helping homeless pets by raising more than $190,000 for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay at their annual Passion for Pets fundraising luncheon. The event, themed “The Time Is Now To Save More Lives”, was held at the Tampa Hilton Downtown where more than 400 guests enjoyed an hour-long luncheon and program.

Several adopted pets took center stage as their owners told their stories. An inspirational video highlighting our core programs was shown and guests got to mingle with 11 of our adoptable pets; five of them found forever homes!

Special thanks to our presenters and speakers; Christa Bauer and Carolina, the Reverend William Baugh, Kelly Evans and Lilly and Lulu, Michele Gregory and Dunken, Sherry Silk, and Cathy Unruh.

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is also grateful to our sponsors for their generous support of this event:

    Gold Sponsor- PAR, Inc.

    Silver Sponsors- The Antinori Family, Vivint

    Bronze Sponsors
    - Adcock Financial Group, The Bank of Tampa, Fifth Third Bank, Forns Design & Construction, GulfShore Bank, Hill Ward Henderson, Maxi-Blast, Inc., Sit Tampa | Boutique Pet Sitting & Dog Walking; TECO, and USAA Foundation.

The film, “The Time Is Now” was written and directed by the Humane Society of Tampa Bay and produced by Nabors Media Group.

Thanks to Krista Sparkman Photography for taking photos of the event.

2014 Cats vs. Dogs Raises 44K Pounds of Pet Food!

Our wonderful friends at BlueGrace Logistics came through in a BIG way for pets in need. For their annual Cats vs. Dogs competition, where female employees (cats) and male employees (dogs) compete to see who can collect the most pet food for our animals, they collected MORE THAN 44K POUNDS OF FOOD! A few of our animals visited the headquarters on Friday, February 28, 2014 to see the food get loaded and to give an official THANK YOU!

Though the cats won this competition, yet again, our animals are the real winners and we are so grateful. Thank you, Blue Grace!

HSTB Unveils Rabbit Resort

bunny3 X2 300x200 HSTB Unveils Rabbit ResortThe Humane Society of Tampa Bay is pleased to announce the completion of our Rabbit Resort, a free-roaming habitat where our adoptable rabbits can stretch, hop, play, socialize and nibble on fresh grass and plants. This enriching environment helps keep our bunny friends healthy in mind, body and spirit while they wait for their forever homes.

bunny5 XL 300x200 HSTB Unveils Rabbit ResortRabbits are sensitive creatures who need care different from that of a cat or dog. If you are interested in adopting a rabbit, our adoption counselors can help you decide if a rabbit is right for you: 813.876.7138 or

You can also find detailed information on rabbits and their care at House Rabbit Society.

To see our adoptable rabbits, visit our Pocket Pets page. For questions about adopting, visit our Adoption FAQ page.

Visitors are welcome in our Rabbit Resort but children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Photos courtesy of Dave Backer

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