SPCA Tampa Bay found homes for over 230 animals in December
Located in Largo, FL, the SPCA Tampa Bay regularly adopts out around 50 animals a week. December was full steam ahead as adoptions brought over 230 animals home for the holidays. And we say animals because it’s not just dogs and cats finding forever homes – there are also rabbits, turtles, guinea pigs, goats and so many more furry friends that the SPCA Tampa Bay adopts out!
One very special adoption took place on Christmas Eve, when a 169-day stay was finally over for a rabbit named Pablo. Pablo made it to his forever family just in time for Christmas – a dream come true.
Another Christmas Eve adoption took place, when Peach, a transfer from a shelter in Georgia, was adopted by Pat and Laura, local business owners of Consumer Energy Solutions in Clearwater, FL. Peach came home to treats and toys galore but of course, the biggest gift of all is her new warm bed surrounded by an abundance of love and care. She has since been re-named Holly in honor of coming home for Christmas.
These heart-warming stories take place every day at this shelter. So much so that many of the animals who get taken in by the shelter are actually transfers from other states. Transfers from Alabama and Georgia especially are very common. Shelters within these states can have lower adoption rates than we do here in the state of Florida. So, in order to give animals the best chance, they’ll transfer them to shelters like the SPCA Tampa Bay where often times they get adopted within the week of their arrival.
With 90 staff and 250 dedicated volunteers, the SPCA Tampa Bay cares for more than 7,500 animals all year round. If you’re looking to adopt you can either visit their website and view adoptable animals or visit the shelter at 9099 130th Ave N, Largo, FL 33773. See their hours of operation below – keep in mind all adoptions cut off 30 minutes prior to close.
If you would like to help support the SPCA Tampa Bay, you can check out the “Get Involved” tab on their website to discover many different ways you can help out. Whether it’s donating, dog walking, cat cuddling, they have several opportunities available.
While we can’t promise that you won’t leave with a new family member, spreading the love by visiting and volunteering make all the difference for these animals!