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.
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.
After being abandoned at Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center by his family, Romeo’s heart was broken and his future looked bleak.
We were thrilled to be able to transfer him to our shelter where we have the resources and staff to work him through the depression he is experiencing from the trauma of being left behind.
Though he was completely shut down when he arrived in our care, we are happy to report that after just a few days of TLC and lots of hard work in one-on-one sessions with our trainer, Romeo is beginning to come out of his shell and trust us.
He still has a long way to go in his recovery, but our hopes for his future are bright. It is because of your continued support that we are able to help Romeo and others like them. We can’t thank you enough.
WATCH HIS TRANSFORMATION