HSTB History

Leading the Way Into the Future

For more than 100 years, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay has been dedicated to ending animal homelessness and providing care and comfort for companion animals in need. Named a Four-Star Charity by Charity Navigator, designated a Platinum Participator with GuideStar, recognized as a Service Enterprise by Points of Light, and accredited by AAHA, the standard in veterinary excellence, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay is dedicated to the highest standards in animal sheltering and veterinary care. Our adoption programs, affordable veterinary services, community outreach efforts and volunteer opportunities are essential to the health and wellbeing of animals across Tampa Bay.

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay stacked logo
Humane Society of Tampa Bay was established
A property and two story house at 3607 N. Armenia were bequeathed and the animal shelter began operations
The current facility was built
The facility was expanded for kennels
Opened a low-cost spay/neuter clinic
Became a “No Kill for Space” facility
Joined the ASPCA Mission Orange: a community-wide animal lifesaving effort
Opened an affordable wellness clinic
Opened the affordable, full-service veterinary hospital combining spay/neuter and wellness
Became the first non-profit veterinary hospital in Florida to be accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
Broke ground on the DeBartolo Family Animal Shelter, a 50,000 square foot facility that will increase current capacity and save more lives. Targeted for completion in mid to late 2020