We are so fortunate to share a mutual affection with the Tampa Bay Lightning that provides donations for our animals and lots of fun for our supporters! As Valentine’s Day approaches, our special sweethearts are Sanna and Victor Hedman who have donated hundreds of tickets for YOU. In fact, you have the chance to get up to 12 FREE TICKETS* to the February 15th game against the Detroit Redwings.
There are 3 ways to get 4 FREE TICKETS to the February 15th game at Amalie Arena

Option 1

Become a Monthly Pet Partner or increase your current monthly donation by $19

Monthly Pet Partners are invaluable donors who allow us to plan efficiently. For as little as $19 a month, you can save a life.

Option 2

Join Tampa Tails or renew your membership

Tampa Tails is our networking group for young professionals. Members fundraise for and help our animals at several Yappy Hours and volunteer days each year.

Option 3

Raise $100 for Bark In The Park

Form or join a pack and start fundraising for our homeless animals! Already part of a pack or fundraising on your own? Add $100 to what you’ve already raised!

DOUBLE PLAY: Do 2 options and get 8 FREE TICKETS

TRIPLE PLAY: Do all 3 options and get 12 FREE TICKETS

*Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. You will receive an email confirming your tickets. Tickets must be picked up at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s administrative building (between 9am and 5pm Monday-Friday). 

Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning attends the Players & Puppies event at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on January 26, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Because of the number of nursing moms with litters we care for at the shelter, we have created a Puppy Nursery where the little families can have more space in a more calm, quiet environment. Trained volunteers will help staff care for the families and the nursery will be open to our Paws for Literacy children so that they can visit with and read to them.

Moffit Cancer Center has been integral to this project by donating surgical drapes to use as lining for the kennels. The drapes will help keep the animals clean and dry and will make cleaning the kennels a more efficient process.

The Puppy Nursery has space for four families. There are three families currently in residence. Although this new space is extremely helpful, we are still in need of foster families to take mothers and litters of both dogs and cats, especially with puppy/kitten season right around the corner. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent click the link below.


It’s the new year and, if you’re like most people, that means lots of resolutions and vows to get healthy and fit. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay hopes health-minded individuals will carry those commitments on to their pets. Unlike us, pets can’t decide for themselves to hit the low-cal food, gym, or veterinary hospital. They rely on us to make sure they stay in tip-top shape. That is why we’re offering $10 OFF ANY HOSPITAL SERVICE through the end of January (1/31).

Whether your furry family members need shots, grooming, bloodwork, dental care, general wellness exam, or more, we’ve got smiling veterinarians and treat-wielding techs ready to give them the royal treatment. So visit us any day of the week between 8:30am and 3:00pm or call 813.870.3304 to schedule an appointment.

$10 Off Any Hospital Service
Through January 31, 2018
8:30am to 3:00pm
3809 N. Armenia Ave.

UPDATE, 1/10/18: IT’S TIME FOR THE PUPPIES TO GO HOME! Merry, Joy, Noel, and Nick thrived in foster care where they received daily coconut oil rubs, antibiotics, and many baths to help heal their skin, along with plenty of snuggles and TLC. Their hair has almost grown back in and they are looking and acting like normal, playful little pups. They will be available for adoption on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at noon. We suggest that anyone interested in adopting arrive as early as possible; we operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

For adoption information: 813.876.7138 x0

Media calls: 813.774.4313

UPDATE, 12/14/17, 5:00pm: After a week in our care, the puppies are completely different dogs with wagging tails and skin that is no longer inflamed and bleeding. They will be going to their foster home this evening. Their foster mom is one of our staff members and is excited to host the pups through Christmas and the New Year as they continue to heal. They will return to the shelter the first week of January for their spay/neuter surgeries. We will update the public when they become available for adoption.

 The puppies′ skin is no longer pink and raw. Their hair is beginning to grow back.

The puppies′ skin is no longer pink and raw. Their hair is beginning to grow back.

 Staff member Kasandra Lizanich will foster all four puppies in her home through the New Year.

Staff member Kasandra Lizanich will foster all four puppies in her home through the New Year.

UPDATE, 12/8/17, 10:15am: Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center has an assigned an Officer to this case. The have been on site to gather information, photographs, and interviews so that they will be ready to move forward as soon as they have a suspect.

UPDATE, 12/7/17, 6:00pm: A supporter has come forward offering to add an additional $1,000 dollars to the reward being offered for information leading to an arrest of the person responsible for the neglect and abandonments of Joy, Merry, Noel, and Nick

UPDATE, 12/7/17, 1:20pm: Three females, one male. 9 weeks old. Will need about 3 weeks of treatment for Demodex mange and secondary skin infection and lesions. Otherwise healthy, should be ready for adoption just after the new year.

(12/7/17) This morning we were alerted to a litter of four puppies that had been abandoned under a bush near the corner of Leroy St. and Cimino/Howard Ave. Our staff was able to rescue them before they wandered into traffic. The puppies are very sick, hungry and suffering and are currently being cared for by our veterinary staff. We will post an update about their condition and prognosis once their medical examination is complete.

Abandoning animals is against the law and CEO Sherry Silk announced this morning on FB that the Humane Society of Tampa Bay will offer a $1,000 reward to anyone with information leading to an arrest of the perpetrators. Anyone with information should call 813.876.7138 x0 or email communications@humanesocietytampa.org.

MEDIA CALL 813.774.4313