Since 2003, euthanasia in Hillsborough County has
dropped from over 34,000 dogs and cats to 16,500 (2010).
TampaPets.org - No More Homeless Pets, Hillsborough County, is a
coalition of concerned animal welfare groups, including the Humane
Society of Tampa Bay, Hillsborough County Animal Services and over
50 Rescue groups, business leaders and individuals working together
to end this tragedy in our community. As partners we originally
targeted a 50% save rate by 2012 and happily were able to achieve
this goal in 2010. Our new goal is a save rate of 80% by 2015.
Support animal welfare groups and inspire compassion for our
To end euthanasia as the primary means of animal population control.
1. Be an easily accessible hub for integrating animal welfare initiatives.
2. Raise funds to support adoption, spay and neuter and medical
care for animals.
3. Establish strategic alliances.
4. Educate the public about responsible pet ownership resources.
5. Develop and maintain a web-based forum for animal welfare issues.
1. Be open to using innovative and non-traditional ideas.
2. Appreciate and utilize our diversity to meet our goals.
3. Nourish a cooperative culture between rescue groups, shelters
4. Communicate our message consistently.
5. Respect each other as much as we respect animals.
TampaPets is proud to announce an overall decrease
in euthanasia of homeless animals in our county. In 2003, over 34,000
animals were put to sleep due to overpopulation. Thanks to the combined
efforts of animal groups and caring individuals, the number has
been steadily decreasing.
In the past three years, this decrease has shot forward,
largely due to the impact of grants from the ASPCA's
Partnership program. From 2007-2008 alone our results improved
This progress would not have been possible without
the collaborative efforts of Hillsborough County Animal Services,
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay, the ASPCA, and our many Rescue
member groups. We are proud to have formed the first ever coalition
of animal welfare groups and individuals in Hillsborough County
and to see that working together truly does make a difference!
We are committed to reducing euthansia of adoptable
pets 50% by 2010 and 80% by 2015. These goals have been met in other
communitites and can be achieved in ours but we still have a long
way to go! Our Tampa Pet Adoption
Expos have become the largest pet event in Tampa Bay and continue
to grow in size and number of adoptions. These events are free of
charge to the public and our member groups and provide a wonderful
opportunity to showcase so many of the wonderful dogs, cats, puppies
and kittens looking for their new family. As an all-volunteer organization,
your donation directly
impacts our ability to hold these events and continue to make them
more successful. Other important projects planned this year include
increased spay/neuter efforts
and working together with the community. Find
out how you can help make a difference today!