TampaPets - No More Homeless Pets in Hillsborough County, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit Pet Rescue Charity working to end euthanasia as a means of pet population control. We launched in 2004 with the goal of helping independent volunteer rescue groups, the Hillsborough County Animal Shelter, the Humane Society and Spay-Neuter Clinics work together to increase positive outcomes for homeless pets. This resulted in an alliance with the ASPCA for three years which made dramatic improvements in Hillsborough County. Today the rescue community is stronger than ever and TampaPets supports groups from all of our surrounding Counties.
With the sponsorship of our like-minded business supporters, we’re able to keep our pet festivals and adoption events free to the public and all of the rescue groups. Our events are designed to showcase available pets, provide a venue for the public to get to know rescue groups throughout West Central Florida and connect with business leaders who support the mission we all share.
What’s going on at TampaPets?
. Free adoption events
. Simon's Pantry for Rescue
. Food donation drives
. Tech assistance for rescuers
. Marketing opportunities
. Public Relations initiatives
. Public education
. Creating a one-stop shop for connecting
with and helping the rescue community
We believe that partnering with our business community is at the core of producing a tangible result.
For instance, TampaPets' home base and Simon’s Pantry is provided by our partner at Central Bark Doggy Day Care, where we store and distribute donated food and supplies to the rescue community. They are always ready to help with emergency training and other services for rescue dogs.
The New Barker magazine has a huge audience of dog (and cat) lovers and are devoted to the rescue community. They are a major supporter at both our events and so many more. Together we spread the word about all of the outstanding people and businesses that support our humane solutions in our community.
One of our goals is to find innovative ways to create more adoption opportunities. We were thrilled when our friends at Kids and Canines opened up their program to accept rescue dogs in their Comfort and Assistance Dog Program and are happy to report several placements. These pups are hand selected to be co-trained by at-risk kids who are desperate for a sense of accomplishment. It’s a triple win. We save a rescue dog. The child receives the reward of developing skills and self-esteem working with these dogs. Once trained, a child with learning disabilities or a veteran with PTSD receives a much needed therapy dog.
Can you imagine if every child and veteran who needs a Comfort/Assistance dog was able to get one? Did you know kids with autism, the elderly with Alzheimers and people with PTSD often respond to a dog or cat when they won’t to anyone else. Did you know pit bulls are now being accepted into some police K-9 units? The possibilities are endless if we just keep our minds open.
These are just a sample of our community helping each other save lives. There are so many more… please visit our Events and goodDeeds postings often. There are more great stories every day.
"There exist limitless opportunities in every industry. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier." - Charles F. Kettering