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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.
SUBARU SHARE THE LOVE ADOPTION EVENT
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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UPDATE: Our Door Buster Adoption Special was a huge success with 82 animals finding homes! The excitement was captured on FOX 13 News and featured in the Tampa Tribune.

November 28, 2014, we are offering a Black Friday Door Buster Adoption Special from 12:00pm to 2:00. For TWO HOURS ONLY potential pet parents will save 75% on ALL ADOPTIONS! Your read it right- puppies, kittens, dogs, cats, bunnies and pocket pets will all be 75% off.
We hope to clear out the shelter so that we can help the many other pets in need who are waiting!
So start the Holiday Season off right with a new furry family member and keep some bucks in your pocket to use for treats in their stocking!
ADOPTION FEES FOR 11/28/14, 12pm – 2pm

  • Puppies (4 months & younger) Regular adoption fee: $150, Door Buster adoption fee: $37.50
  • Kittens (4 months & younger) Regular adoption fee: $50, Door Buster adoption fee: $12.50
  • Small Adult Dogs (4 month & older, under 25 lbs) Regular adoption fee: $150, Door Buster adoption fee: $37.50
  • Med/Large Adult Dogs (4 months & older, over 25 lbs) Regular adoption fee: $75.00, Door Buster adoption fee: $18.75
  • Adult Cats (4 months & older) Regular adoption fee: $30, Door Buster adoption fee: $7.50
  • Rabbits (all sizes/ages) Regular adoption fee: $25, Door Buster adoption fee: $6.25
  • Guinea Pigs (all sizes/ages) Regular adoption fee: $15, Door Buster adoption fee: $3.75
  • Rats, Gerbils, Hamsters (all sizes/ages) Regular adoption fee: $10, Door Buster adoption fee: $2.50

Celebrate the beauty of pet adoption all year long with our 2015 Adoptables Calendar. Featuring portraits of past HSTB adoptables this calendar will bring a smile to your face every day. At just $10 they make the perfect stocking stuffer for friends, family and colleagues.
New this year, they are available for purchase online (add $2.00 shipping/handling). They are also available at our shelter and Animal Health Center or by calling 813-774-4306.

victor kissGOOD NEWS UPDATE (12/8/14): Victor has been adopted by our very own Director of Medical Operations, Dr. Karla Bard! After his seizure 2 weeks ago, she began fostering him to keep a close eye on his health and progress. Well, she fell in love and so did he, and we can’t blame either one of them! We are so thrilled because this sweet boy who has been through so much has hit the jackpot; he could not possibly be in better hands and continues to gain weight and thrive. Victor joins 2 dogs and a cat in the Bard household and has been renamed “Daryl” after the handsome, kind-hearted, survivor-against-all-odds from The Walking Dead. Quite fitting, don’t you think? We love you Victor/Daryl … always and always.

When a good Samaritan saw a dog curled up by the side of the road in the Quail Meadow area of Plant City, she knew she had to stop. The area is a known dumping ground for abused, neglected and unwanted animals. When she approached the animal she found a severely emaciated but trusting dog who came right up to her. He seemed to know she was there to help and jumped into her car without hesitation. Being unable to keep him but wanting to give him a chance, she fixed him a pancake breakfast to fill up his tummy, then brought him to us.
We named the gently, handsome boy Victor because he is definitely a survivor, and as a nod to our friend Victor Hedman who is helping us promote pit bull awareness through a PSA.
Victor gained 1.5 pounds after just two days with us, but has a long road ahead. He is heartworm positive, has a broken tail and is suffering from several open wounds, multiple abrasions and anemia. We aren’t sure what happened to this boy but we’re going to do our very best to save his life. He will need several weeks of TLC and rehabilitation before being ready for adoption!
Despite all he’s obviously been through, Victor has a sweet, trusting disposition. He will be bunking up in our administrative offices during the day and will get lots of positive reinforcement and kindness. As you can see from the pictures below, he has settled in well and is loving naps in his very own bolster bed.

If anyone has information about who may be responsible for this abuse, please call 813-774-4309. If you’d like to contribute to his care, you can donate here (please indicate “Victor” in the memo/notes section)

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We’ll put a smile on your Monday face this Holiday Season! Beginning Monday November 10, our shelter will be open for adoptions from 12:00pm to 7:00pm! We want to make sure as many animals as possible go home for the holidays, so we’ll be open 7 days a week through December 29! For more information call 813-876-7138.
Photo: Krista Sparkman