Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight

Margaret Taormina

margaret Volunteer Spotlight

Margaret Taormina has been a dedicated volunteer at HSTB for nearly five years. She donates her time walking pets as a dog companion, assisting our trainer with our morning shelter dog play groups, providing healing massage therapy to our animals experiencing stress or fear, mentoring new volunteers and whatever else is asked of her!

Margaret is so compassionate to the animals and passionate about helping fulfill our mission of providing care and comfort to companion animals in need.

Thank you, Margaret, for being a voice for the animals and for your many years of selfless dedication to HSTB!



Volunteer Appreciation

365 days a year, volunteers from all over the Tampa Bay area and beyond come to HSTB to play with puppies, walk dogs, keep the company of cats and kittens, help our clinic staff, work with potential adopters and attend special events in the community! In one year, our volunteer hours equal that of 15 full time employees! We cannot thank our volunteers enough for all the time and compassion they give to the animals.

Volunteers make the HSTB world go around. Do you have pictures of HSTB volunteers doing what they love best? Please submit to: volunteer@humanesocietytampa.org Thanks!

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Happy Tails # 642
happytale642 Volunteer Spotlight
Hello – About 10 days ago I was looking at the adorable adoptable pets on your website when I came across a cute Pekingese named “Ace.” I grew up with Pekes so he caught my interest immediately… When I read his story, I cried. He had an eye injury that went untreated so he had to have his left eye removed. In addition, he had been diagnosed with chronic dry eye which would require lifelong treatment. At 6 years old and with his “special needs,” I feared that Ace would never find his forever home! I talked to my husband and convinced him Ace needed us. Our house was already pretty full with 2 very young children and 3 cats, but I knew he belonged in our family. We adopted him Sunday, September 19th and couldn’t be happier! He’s so sweet and relaxed. His kitty sisters and brother have gotten used to him already; his mellow temperament made that easy. I think the most active we’ve seen him was right after his bath – he was so cute running around the house! We are so happy we could give Ace his forever home!


Thanks to everyone there for making sure Ace got a second chance!


Warm Regards,


Cytina, Todd, Spencer, Parker, Minny, Ruthie, Stewie and Ace
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