Whether you’re looking to adopt a pet or are faced with having to give your pet to a shelter, there are plenty of local animal shelters in your area if you live in Tampa, Florida. While there are many local animal shelters in Tampa, there are several which are not only highly respected for the work they do but also provide opportunities to volunteer, give donations, and get involved in helping to protect and find loving homes for local pets.
If you’re looking for some of the most-reputable animal shelters in Tampa, you’ll want to check out the list of local animal shelters. Be sure you click on the provided links to find out more info about donating, getting your pet shots, volunteering at each animal shelter, and other helpful things to know.
SPCA Tampa Bay
9099 130th Avenue North
Largo, Florida 33773
SPCA Tampa Bay is a local animal shelter that takes on a number of roles. Helping to protect and care for animals, overseeing adoptions, informing the public about how to properly love and care for animals, and assisting in enforcing the laws against those who abuse and harm animals are all aspects of SPCA’s mission.
SPCA Tampa Bay is heavily involved in the community and sponsors everything from adoption drives to providing information to pet owners on how they can best love and care for their animal friends. Volunteers make up an important part of the staff at the SPCA; check out the SPCA volunteering page to find out all the different ways you can help.
Hillsborough Animal Services
440 N. Falkenburg Road
Tampa, Florida 33619
Hillsborough Animal Services is part of the Hillsborough County government and handles an array of animal needs and services. Their mission is to handle adoptions, take in strays, handle injured or lost animals, and offer spays and neuters for reduced cost. Hillsborough Animal Services also has an animal shelter.
Hillsborough Animal Services is largely responsible for promoting public awareness of events and programs related to helping provide safe and loving homes for animals. Volunteers are always needed to help care for animals and keep the department staffed. Donations are also helpful in providing toys and other amenities for the pets that can’t be provided because of budgeting issues.
Humane Society of Tampa Bay
3607 N. Armenia Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33607
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is a limited admission local animal shelter that takes in only those animals that have a chance at adoption. As a “no kill for space” animal shelter, the humane society takes great efforts in ensuring the lives of their animals will not be taken simply to make room for other animals.
The Humane Society is very active in the community and frequently sponsors and coordinate local events that bring pet and human together for fun and play. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay also campaigns to promote awareness of such issues as animal abuse and vaccinations.
Volunteering for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay is not only appreciated but essential to keeping enough staff on hand to handle the needs of its animal residents. You can visit the Humane Society of Tampa Bay web site to find out more about how you can get involved.
Big Cat Rescue Corporation
12802 Easy Street
Tampa, Florida 33625
While most local animal shelters handle typical domestic cats, there are few that provide loving places for the cats which don’t quite fit on your lap. That’s where the Big Cat Rescue Corporation comes in. From taking in abused and unwanted tigers, bob cats, lions, and other members of the cat family to providing tours of the cats at the shelter, Big Cat Rescue Corporation offers a place in the community for cats that can’t easily find homes elsewhere.
You can volunteer, intern for Big Cat Rescue Corporation in various capacities. To find out more about how you can help, check out the Big Cat Rescue Corporation volunteering page.
Bay Area Greyhound Adoption
P.O. Box 21641
Tampa, Florida 33622
Bay Area Greyhound Adoption is a volunteer-driven group dedicated to caring and finding homes for greyhounds. Greyhounds that arrive at the Bay Area Greyhound Adoption group are there for any number of reasons, but the goal for each of the greyhounds is the same, and that is to ensure the adoption and love of each greyhound.
Because volunteers are so important to continuing the cause at Bay Area Greyhound Adoption, you’re love and involvement are definitely appreciated by both the staff and the greyhounds in the care there. Check out the online volunteer form if you’re interested in giving your time and dedication to greyhounds who need all the love and care they can get.
Personal and first-hand knowledge and experience and contact information listed within each of the web sites linked above