White dogs and bottle-feeding grey and white kitten

Are you passionate about helping animals in need of love and care? Consider making an impact this year by giving back during The Humane Society of Tampa Bay Day of Giving

This special day will take place on May 3rd, 2023, as part of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Be Kind to Animals Week. This week-long event brings together millions of Americans who are focused on improving the wellness, welfare, and well-being of animals.

HSTB’s Day of Giving is a day dedicated to raising awareness for homeless animals and maximizing the impact that donations have on vulnerable animals and families. All gifts will also be matched up to $15,000, so your donation will go twice as far! Learn more about the power of giving back to your local animal shelter during the 2023 Day of Giving today. Our many adoptable pets will thank you!

Why Donate to The Humane Society of Tampa Bay?

There are many reasons why donating to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay is a powerful gift. While about 4.1 million shelter animals are adopted in the United States each year, 7.3% more animals entered shelters than left them in the first nine months of 2022, indicating a decline in annual adoption rates. This means that today more than ever, homeless animals need your help in finding their forever home. 

Every year during this time, The Humane Society of Tampa Bay receives thousands of orphaned animals. Kittens like Obi, pictured above, are a perfect example of how far community donations go. Obi came to HSTB with a necrotic tail due to an unknown injury, and required urgent, extensive, and costly medical care. Thanks to donations from the community, our dedicated veterinarians were able to perform groundbreaking Fluorescent Light Therapy, combined with hydrotherapy, until he finally started healing. With a new life ahead of him, Obi was adopted by an HSTB staff member who was inspired by and fell in love with his resilience and gentle personality.

HSTB is dedicated to ending animal homelessness and providing necessary care and comfort to animals in need, because every life counts. Our team of dedicated volunteers and around-the-clock animal lovers are proud to provide shelter, medical care, and TNVR services, as well as facilitate adoptions and much more. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, The Humane Society of Tampa Bay relies on the generosity of community members and donors, and operates independently of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) or ASPCA.

Community donations enable HSTB to offer life-saving, affordable medical care for shelter animals and provide senior animals with the full spectrum of care they deserve. Donations also cover the costs of preparing adoptable animals to join a permanent and loving family. Additionally, HSTB offers community programs like free pet food, rabies vaccinations, DHLPP vaccinations, and more that help empower pet owners to keep their pets.

In 2022 alone, HSTB saved 13,298 animals and was able to give 165,000 pounds of free pet food to families in need. This is only possible with the support of the community. If you are wondering how to impact the lives of animals who need it most, consider a one time, monthly, planned, or tribute donation to The Humane Society of Tampa Bay!

The Impact of Your Donations

Humane Society of Tampa Bay Day of Giving

With every dollar donated, 87 cents goes directly towards the services that The Humane Society of Tampa Bay provides. When donating, you can feel confident that every bit makes a significant impact on the lives of thousands of animals. No matter how much you are able to share, HSTB greatly appreciates your gift.