romeo-blogAfter 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.

WFLA RADIO Interviews with Sherry Silk, 12.21.15


As of 1:45pm on Monday, December 21, all of the dogs have arrived and are resting comfortably in their new environment with us. Ruby the Dachshund is available for adoption today. Five of the other dogs will be available by Wednesday. The Shih Tzu mom and her puppies will be available in approximately three weeks. You can keep your eye on our website to see all of them once they are made available:
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On Monday, December 21, 2015 the Humane Society of Tampa Bay will receive 11 of the 100+ dogs recently rescued by the ASPCA from a puppy mill in Clewiston, FL. One large breed, six small breeds and a nursing mom with three, five-week-old puppies will arrive at the shelter at 10:00am to begin their new lives.
“Our long-standing partnership with the ASPCA allows us to extend our circle of compassion outside of Hillsborough County,” said Humane Society of Tampa Bay Chief Executive Officer Sherry Silk. “Life in a puppy mill is horrific and we are thrilled to play a role in the rehabilitation and eventual adoption of these dogs who have suffered so much.”
On November 16, 2015 the ASPCA rescued more than 100 dogs from an unlicensed breeding facility in Clewiston, Florida, where conditions were overcrowded and filthy. The ASPCA reports that many of the dogs there were suffering from untreated medical conditions. Since the rescue, the ASPCA has provided much-needed medical care for the dogs at a temporary shelter in an undisclosed location, and were recently awarded custody of the animals.
“Now that the ASPCA has custody they can legally turn the dogs over to our care for continued treatment, socialization and adoption,” said Pam Backer, Director of Shelter Operations for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. “Our staff has been busy preparing for their arrival and is very excited to help facilitate new, happy lives for these 11 little souls.”
While it is possible that some of the dogs will be ready for adoption by Christmas Eve, it is likely that most will need an extended period of adjustment and care before becoming available. The Society will keep the public posted on their progress.
Dogs pictured below are not necessarily the same dogs being transferred to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay

Photo courtesy of the ASPCA
Photo courtesy of the ASPCA

Photos courtesy of the ASPCA
Photos courtesy of the ASPCA

Photos courtesy of the ASPCA
Photos courtesy of the ASPCA


Adoptions/Intake Holiday Hours

Thursday, December 24: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Friday, December 25: CLOSED
Thursday, December 31: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Friday, January 1, 2016: CLOSED

Animal Health Center Holiday Hours

Thursday, December 24: CLOSED
Friday, December 25: CLOSED
Thursday, December 31: 8:30am – 3:00pm
Friday, January 1, 2016: CLOSED