We are bursting at the seams with animals in need of forever homes. And, there are many more homeless pets waiting for empty cages so that we can take them in and give them a second chance at life. So, for this weekend only, we are offering 1/2 Off All Adoption Fees (cannot be combined with any other fee discount or offer)! Hours for Friday, April 25 – Sunday, April 27
Because DJ Kitty found his forever home at the Trop, he has teamed up with the Humane Society of Tampa Bay to promote cat adoptions with this Public Service Announcement (PSA) produced by Nabors Media Group!
We all know that DJ Kitty is one cool cat, but ALL cats area cool and deserve loving homes, just like him! Every year, more than 7,000 cats are euthanized in Tampa Bay, simply because they have no home. We hope this PSA will help save more lives by encouraging people to open their hearts and homes to a cat in need! Mention our “Cats Are Cool” PSA when you adopt a cat at our shelter and you’ll receive $10 off the adoption fee!View our adoptable cats
April 22, 2014 UPDATE! Nina was found and is safe at our shelter. A good Samaritan found her wandering on her property near the accident site and brought her to us Tuesday morning, April 22. Her microchip matched our records allowing for the official confirmation. Nina was reunited with Luke this morning at Tampa General Hospital and will stay with us until he is released. Thank you to all who helped spread the word.
Nina found her perfect match with disabled veteran Luke Macner who adopted her from us through our Pets For Patriots program. She worked well with his wheelchair and the bond between them was quick and strong. Thursday evening, April 18, 2014, Macner was in a car accident with Nina and, spooked, she ran away at the scene at Causeway Blvd and 41. Macner is recovering in a hospital and desperate to find his new companion. Facebook posts, tweets and news coverage have brought the community together to search for Nina. Humane Society of Tampa Bay volunteers have been at the crash site searching for her. And, now, the Society is offering a $1,000 reward for her safe return. “We have been amazed at the support from citizens across Tampa Bay who are helping spread the word to find Nina,” said HSTB Executive Director Sherry Silk. “We are so happy that Mr. Macner will recover physically but know that the return of Nina will bring the most complete healing. We hope this $1,000 reward will offer a renewed incentive for people to continue the search.” If you see Nina or believe you know where she is please call our shelter immediately at 813.876.7138 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Mary Birrell as the 38th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of [the April 5, 2014] game against the Dallas Stars. Birrell, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay (HSTB). Birrell has dedicated the last 15 years of her life to making the Tampa area a better place for animals, both domestic and wild, and their owners. She has saved thousands of animals lives through her work with the Animal Health Center, the HSTB Board of Directors, and Animeals which is a “Meals on Wheel” for pets of homebound residents. Birrell sacrificed many hours of her paying job in order to be the project manager for the construction of the Animal Health Center, a vital piece of the future for Tampa area animals. Birrell is a gold shirt volunteer at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, meaning she has volunteered more than 500 hours throughout her time with the organization. HSTB dedicated the largest exam room at the Animal Health Center to Mary with a plaque.
Jeff Bennett, a volunteer with Pilots N Paws, combines his love of flying with his love for dogs – rescuing animals all across the country. It’s a plane full of puppies all being saved from death row. Read more: ‘Angel in sky’ uses own plane to save dogs on death row
Coinciding with the release of Paramount’s NOAH, our adoptables were featured on Daytime TV as animals “saved” in our modern times. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is partnering with Paramount on the picture and encouraging local TV stations to promote adoptions of homeless pets. Our Humane Society (not affiliated with HSUS) was chosen to be the Tampa Bay feature! Save A Life, ADOPT!