This Florida Animal Shelter Is So Overcrowded They Have To Put Two Dogs In Each Kennel
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is at max capacity.
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay took to their Instagram to announce that they are at max capacity at their adoption center. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is an animal shelter located in Tampa, FL and they currently have to put 2 dogs per kennel because they have reached their capacity max.
"[Two dogs per cage] is not something you won't see at our shelter normally," says the shelter's director as they struggle to combat the influx of newcomers. Currently, the shelter has two adoption specials starting immediately to combat their capacity. Any dog over 50 pounds will only be $50 for adoption. Cats over four months old will only be $15 for adoption.
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay has been operating for more than 100 years and they are dedicated to ending animal homelessness. They provide care to animals in need. The shelter does not receive any federal or state tax tollers or funding from the Humane Society of the United States. They rely on donations from their community and grants.
Just last year, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay took in 10,000 animals due to owner surrenders, strays, Florida transfers, out-of-state transfers, and wildlife. 2018 was the highest number of animal intakes, more than any other year. At the end of February of 2019, the shelter had 401 animals in their care.
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is a managed admissions shelter, meaning that it is a "no-kill for space" facility. This means that they will never euthanize an animal in their adoption program in order to make room for another animal. It also means that some animals will be turned away due to lack of space.
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CALLING TAMPA BAY COMMUNITY 📢📢📢 • We are currently at MAX CAPACITY and having to double up dogs (which means 2 dogs per kennel). We have two adoption specials starting immediately! 🐾 • 1)Any dog over 50 pounds will be only $50 for adoption 🐶 2) Cats over 4 months old will only be $15 for adoption🐱 • If you are looking for a new best friend, stop by our shelter ❤️ • View our adoptable animals here on our website! • #WeAreHSTB #EveryLifeCounts #AdoptDontShop #Tampa #Community #Rescue #Animals
The shelter is located at 3607 N. Armenia Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607. They are open Mondays through Fridays from 12 PM to 7 PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM to 5 PM.
Stop by the shelter if you're looking for a new best friend and visit their website here to view their adoptable animals.