Not everyone who loves animals is able to adopt or volunteer or work at an animal shelter. But everyone who loves animals can still help make this a better world for them. Becoming a Humane Society of Tampa Bay Pet Partner gives us the recurring funds we need to take in more homeless animals and help them to thrive in our shelter while waiting to find a forever home. Pet Partners support our pets by giving monthly rather than donating a lump sum once or twice a year. Not only does this allow them to make a more substantial gift by breaking it down into more manageable monthly sums, but we make it easy by processing them automatically. These recurring gifts allow us to better plan our budget and make the most of our resources.

 

  • $19

    helps to provide shelter to one homeless animal for one day each month

  • $29

    provides vaccinations for one homeless animal each month

  • $49

    covers the cost of spay/neuter surgery for one homeless cat each month

  • $99

    covers the cost of spay/neuter surgery for one homeless dog each month

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is offering free spay/neuter and vaccinations for outdoor cats in order to keep them healthy and stop the cycle of reproduction. This offer is available every Monday at the Society’s animal hospital until further notice. No appointment is necessary.

Cat’s can be dropped off Monday mornings between 6:30am and 9:00am. Pick up times will be assigned when cats are dropped off. Cats must be brought to the animal hospital in traps (no carriers or kennels). Humane traps are available for rent at the animal hospital. For more information or with questions, contact our Community Outreach Manager at 813.625.0910 or tnvr@humanesocietytampa.org.

From May 7th through 14th the Humane Society of Tampa Bay will offer 1/2 off adoption fees for any pet over 4 months old to mothers and their families who come in to adopt. This adoption special is being promoted in an effort to honor the wonderful mother’s of Tampa Bay and to encourage adoption of adult pets who tend to wait longer to find forever homes.

For more information, contact our adoption staff at 813-876-7138 or adopt@humanesocietytampa.org. Adoption hours are from noon to 7pm Monday thru Friday and from 10am to 5pm Saturday/Sunday. The shelter is located at 3607 N Armenia Avenue in Tampa.

 

The Senior Connection Center’s “Senior Friendly Business of the Year Award” is their way of recognizing local business – either nonprofit or for-profit – that demonstrate superior customer service, exceptional employee relations, and/or outstanding community service, specifically towards older or disables adults.

The 2017 award was presented to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay for our “Animeals Program” which partners with Meals on Wheels of Tampa to deliver donated dog and cat food supplies to homebound and elderly citizens who are unable to travel to our shelter. According to Senior Connection Center, “This community partnership truly exemplifies the spirit of the Rise & Shine Awards…”

At a rest stop off I4 near Davenport on Sunday, April 30th, a woman witnessed a dog being dumped out of a car. The car sped away leaving her limping behind. On her way back home to Tampa after a day in Orlando, the Good Samaritan didn’t know what she’d do with her, but could not bear to leave the dog. As she approached, Ruby began to wag her tail and licked her rescuer’s hand gently. When the car door was opened to her, Ruby placed her front paw on the seat and looked up at the woman as if to say, “I really want to come with you, but I can’t jump in right now. My leg hurts.” The dog’s back leg was terribly swollen and had open wounds that needed attention. The kind woman helped Ruby into the car, took her home for some food and water, then drove her to our shelter so that she could get the medical care she needed.

Ruby is now resting comfortably with us and is receiving medication for pain. She has a badly fractured leg that is swollen from infection because it is likely not a new injury. Who knows how long she’s been suffering. The special surgeries veterinary team at our animal hospital will perform surgery on Ruby this afternoon (May 2, time TBA) to fix the fracture. Once Ruby is recovered, she will be placed up for adoption.

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