We cannot believe that 2019 is just around the corner. It’s been a great year for our animals, and we couldn’t have done it without you, our loyal supporters! We thank you for being there for our animals when they needed you the most.

While we were able to save thousands of lives this past year, our work is never truly done. We need you to help us care for these animals.

Watch this video highlighting how YOU made a difference 2018.

Making your donation before the end of the year may allow you to include it as a write-off on your taxes. Even better, if you’d like to help Tampa’s animals in need all year long, simply become a Monthly Pet Partner by selecting “Recurring Donation” as your type of donation. Our animals appreciate it!

Remember, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay is not affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States, the ASPCA, or any other national organization. We do not receive funding from the federal or state government. We are YOUR humane society and 100{7745412d95a2321b406eae40e1de3a46791e79f925cd769a0bc2e92f1240c8bc} of donations remain in your local community, saving the lives of homeless animals.

Help us continue to lead the way and save more lives within our community because… every life counts.

Introducing Baby!

Baby learning to walk on 3 legs

Baby visits Black Friday guests

The Krewe of Argos was back representing the Humane Society of Tampa Bay in the 2016 Gasparilla Children’s Parade! Our Krewe of two-legged and four-legged pirates stole hearts in this historic Tampa tradition!

The Krewe of Argos is named after Argos The Great Dog, from Homer’s “Odyssey”. Argos waited faithfully for 20 years for his master, Odysseus, who was mistakenly believed to be dead.

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A bicyclist who was killed when struck by a car left behind five beloved pets, four dogs and one cat. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay took in all five animals (two had been adopted from HSTB) and will put them up for adoption.

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.

We’re proud to partner with Pets For Patriots to make the joys of pet ownership achievable and affordable to members of the military community. ABC Action News’ Ashley Yore visited with us on Veteran’s Day to learn more about the program.

More information about our Pets For Patriots program

Thirteen proved to be a lucky number for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s 13th Annual Tuxes & Tails fundraising gala. $220,000 was raised through a combination of ticket sales (sold out), live and silent auctions and guest contributions. Most importantly, 42 of the 58 animals left the event with new families.
“There is no doubt, this was one of the best parties Tampa Bay has seen,” said Humane Society of Tampa Bay Chief Executive Officer Sherry Silk. “More than 950 animal lovers turned out and we made sure they had a wonderful time. Our supporters are integral to our work, we quite literally could not function without them. Because of their generosity Saturday night thousands of animals in need will be saved.”
The Tampa Convention Center was transformed into the Moulin Rouge, complete with red curtains, chandeliers and Can Can girls. Guests enjoyed a cocktail party, silent auction, dinner, a live auction and a fashion show featuring adoptable pets along with Moulin-Rouge-style entertainment provided by Dorene Collier’s Event Show Productions. An after-party with complimentary cigars, drinks and live music closed the evening at the Sail Pavilion.
FOX 13 News’ Cynthia Smoot and Russell Rhodes served as the evening’s Mistress and Master of Ceremonies. Notable appearances during the fashion show included Commissioner Ken Hagen, Retired TPD Chief Jane Castor, and the Ray’s DJ Kitty, along with top event sponsors.
Event Co-Chairs Kelly Feldman and Brooke Palmer Kuhl led a successful committee and added a wealth of expertise and community connections resulting in the most successful Tuxes & Tails to date.
Top Sponsors for the event were as follows- Best In Show: An Anonymous Friend of the Animals, BlueGrace Logistics, Lakeland Automall, Kimberly & Mark Moore, The Yerrid Foundation; Ties & Tiaras: Merrill Lynch; Catwalk: Suzie & Gerald Archibald, Dorene Collier’s Event Show Productions, Landon Outreach Foundation, Mastro Subaru of Tampa, The Mosiac Company, and Verizon.

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FOX 13’s Hometown Hero for this week is the staff at BlueGrace Logistics, whose friendly office competition collected 6 months worth of food for our homeless pets! Thanks to Jennifer Epstein for the fabulous story.

ABC The Now Tampa Bay speaks with Humane Society of Tampa Bay Veterinarian Dr. Christine Glenn about keeping pets safe from natural toxins.