Transparency & Accountability

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay was awarded a perfect score of 100% in all four (4) rating categories of Charity Navigator. Fewer than 1/10th of 1% of all non-profits (including non-animal charities) receive a perfect score. We adhere to ethical business practices and are committed to complete financial transparency. We are grateful for every donation and you can rest assured that your money is being used responsibly and for the purpose(s) you intend. If you have any questions regarding our financial practices, feel free to contact our Development Department at 813.774.4306 or

Additionally, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay is Platinum-Level participant GuideStar participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency.

Here you will find our donor privacy policy, gift acceptance policy, annual reports, audited financials and our form 990s.

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is committed to the highest standards of ethics and integrity in all fundraising efforts and to maintaining donors’ privacy rights. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay will not sell, share, trade or give our donors’ personal or contact information to any non-affiliated organizations; nor send mailings on behalf of other organizations.

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay collects and uses information about donors including name, address, phone number, email address and mailing preferences. In addition, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay keeps a record of each donor’s giving history. This information is kept on file for IRS purposes and is also used by the Development Department to analyze overall giving patterns in order to make more accurate budget projections and plan for the future of our organization.

Information on donors is password protected and may only be accessed by individuals who need such information to perform their assigned duties for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. This includes individuals or companies who prepare mailings, work in a fundraising capacity for the organization, or prepare budgets and tax accountings.

To publicly recognize and thank donors for their generosity, The Humane Society of Tampa Bay publishes an annual report that includes a list of donors’ names in qualifying annual giving society levels. Any donor wishing to remain anonymous in the annual report should notify the Humane Society of Tampa Bay at the time of the gift.

Donations are normally non-refundable but if you have made an error in making your donation or change your mind about contributing to our organization please contact us at 813.774.4306. Refunds are returned using the original method of payment, except cash donations will be returned via check. If you made your donation by credit card, your refund will be credited to that same credit card.

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2024 Shelter Statistics by Month

Animal Intake: 2013–2022

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay (HSTB) is a private, independent, non-profit, 501(c)(3) animal shelter and veterinary hospital. HSTB operates independently from the Humane Society of the United States. The HSTB relies on generous donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations to fulfill its mission to end animal homelessness and provide care and comfort for companion animals in need.

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay operates as a No Kill for Space shelter with over a 90% save rate. This means HSTB will not euthanize an animal to make space for another. Animals may be humanely euthanized to end their suffering if deemed medically necessary, or if they pose a threat to humans or other animals.

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