Community Support Needed to Find Homes for Animals and Save More Lives

TAMPA, FLA – Humane Society of Tampa Bay (HSTB) today announced that they are one of 55 animal rescue organizations across the country receiving grant funding to participate in the first ever ASPCA ‘Mega Math-a-thon’ event, which will take place in late March and early April. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay will hold their adoption event alongside humane organizations in Chicago, Miami, New York City, Austin and other major U.S cities in an effort to save more lives of shelter animals. The ASPCA (The American Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is granting nearly $500,000 to support these large-scale adoption events held simultaneously nationwide.

“The ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon is a great motivator for our staff and for the members of our community to help the many wonderful cats and dogs in our shelter find loving homes,” said Sherry Silk, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. “Working together with Hillsborough County Animal Services as well as many local rescue groups, we can save thousands of animals and enrich the lives of new adopting families.”

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay will hold their Mega Match-a-thon on Saturday, March 31 from 9am to 9pm at their shelter at 3607 N Armenia Avenue in Tampa. Rescue groups that will be on site with HSTB are CARES, Florida Big Dog Rescue, Labor of Love, Second Chance Boxer, Suncoast Basset Rescue and Southeast Beagle Rescue. Hillsborough County Animal Services will also participate on the same date and during the same hours at their shelter at 440 N Falkenburg Road in Tampa.

The event will showcase hundreds of adoptable pets in a festive atmosphere that aims to celebrate the bonds we share with companion animals. New adopters will take home free goodie bags of supplies and free ID tags along with their new family member. Participating rescue groups will take part in friendly contests throughout the 12-hour event to spur motivation and camaraderie.

The event is free and open to the public, adoption fees apply.