Have you ever seen such an active bunch of animal welfare groups as we have in the Tampa Bay area? It has to make all area pet lovers very proud to be a part of it. Are you a part of it? The week ahead offers you a chance to get involved. All you have to do is attend one or more of the many events offered, and the best part is, you can have a fun-packed week doing so!
Daily thru Wed, Feb 29th,Fix-a-Pit and Beat the Heat! Due to a generous sponsorship of Animal Farm Foundation, Inc., the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, 3607 North Armenia Ave, Tampa, Florida (Map) is offering spay/neuter surgeries for any Pit Bull or Pit Bull mix for only $25 and in honor of our 100th Year Anniversary, have your female cat spayed for the low cost of $20 for the month of February! Available to the first 250 cats. Call the Clinic at 813.870.3304 to make your appointment today! You must mention this promotion when making an appointment.
All Week, Boston’s Cares. Humane Society of Tampa Bay announces Boston’s Restaurant and Sport’s Bar, 9316 Anderson Rd, Tampa, FL 33634 (Map) is supporting HSTB through sales of paper hearts to hang in their venue for $1, and they will donate $1 from each Red Velvet Cheesecake and Gluten Free Brownie sale.
Wed, Feb 22nd, 6 – 9 p.m. Tampa Yappy Hour Join Paws for Friendship at Splash in Lutz on Van Dyke Rd. (Map) for drinks, fellowship, raffle prizes and good times!! Bring your “Babies”! There is a $5.00 donation to the group at our Yappy Hours (children are free) and you get 6 raffle tickets to take a chance at winning one of many raffle prizes!
Fri, Feb 24th, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Microchip service for dogs and cats Help ensure your lost pet can return to you. Fee: $25 for dogs or cats. No appointment necessary. Dogs must be current on rabies vaccinations. SPCA Tampa Bay, 1st Floor, Humane Education & Training Facility (Map). Email for more information.
Sat, Feb 25th, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 8th Annual Get Rescued in Gulfport, Beach Boulevard, Downtown Gulfport, (Map) Plan on a full day of fun with adoptable pets, a parade of rescued pets – bring your rescues and showcase them in the parade! Vendors, pet care education, pet services, a pet food and supplies drive, adoptable pets, free samples, training demos, food, music and games. Each year, thousands of attendees, many accompanied by their own canine companions, make their way to Gulfport to support what has become a beloved tradition. More information on the way soon!
Sat, Feb 25th, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Meet and Greet the Labrador Retrievers at the Trinity PetSmart New Port Richey, Mitchell Ranch Shopping Center (map)
Sat, Feb 25th, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Adoption Event in the Home Depot/Beall’s Shopping Center (Map). Pick up supplies and visit with C.A.R.E. at Pet Supermarket the 4th Saturday of each month. Browse available pet pictures, and get updated C.A.R.E. news. Pets on display are available for adoption.
Sat, Feb 25th, Noon – 5 p.m. 2nd Annual Celebration of Pets Join the party at the Sarasota Fairgrounds. Pet Pages, America’s #1 Pet Resource Directory in print and online is proud to bring the Celebration of Pets to the Sarasota Fairgrounds once again. Featured events are Agility, Flyball, Dock Diving, Lure Coursing, and Weave Pole racing. More info coming soon!
Sat, Feb 25th, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Suds For Support at HSP, Sponsored by Hooters is our Car & Dog Wash! Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 SR 590, Clearwater, FL.
Sat, Feb 25th, All Day Event – Quarter Back Saturday @ Tapping the Vine On each Fourth Saturday of 2012 in each month, all day, Tapping The Vine in Safety Harbor will donate to the Humane Society a Quarter for every item purchased. And, for a Double Dog Dare, if you make a donation to us for $20 or more while you are at Tapping The Vine, they will double their donation for your purchases. (Map)
Greyhound Pets Of America, Tampa Bay, the Greys are out and about:
Sat, Feb 25th
12:00 p.m. Gateway Meet & Greet – St. Petersburg PetSmart (Map)
12:00 p.m. Springhill Meet & Greet – Springhill Pet Supermarket (Map)
Sun, Feb 26th
12:00 p.m. Countryside Meet & Greet – Countryside PetSmart (Map)
12:00 p.m. Tyrone Meet & Greet – St. Petersburg PetSmart (Map)
1:00 p.m. Citrus Park Meet & Greet – Citrus Park, Tampa PetSmart (Map)
Sat, Feb 25th and Sun, Feb 26th, ACT Neuter-A-Thon at the Animal Coalition of Tampa, Inc clinic (Map). $10 neuters! Call (813) 250-1234 to schedule an appointment.
Sun, Feb 26th, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., DOGA rhymes with Yoga – Classes for You and Your Dog SPCA Tampa Bay has a new spin on Yoga. Meditate, massage and stretch. The exercises are tailor-made for humans and their canines. Classes are led by Heather Brandt and Lisa Recchione from yoga4all. Bonding with your pet is good for your health. This is a unique activity to the Tampa Bay community! Fees are $25 per class or sign up for 3 at $60.February 26th, March 25th and April 22nd. Classes are held every 4th Sunday, SPCA Tampa Bay, 1st Floor, Humane Education & Training Facility (Map). Email for more information.
Sun, Feb 26th, SPCA Tampa Bay FIX A Feral Cat Day Ferals, also known as community cats, are the wild offspring of domestic cats, and the result of pet owners who fail to spay or neuter their animals. The Humane Society of the United States estimates that a pair of breeding cats and their offspring can exponentially produce over 400,000 cats in 7 years. More information coming soon!
Sun, Feb 26th, 1 – 2 p.m. Managing a Feral Cat Colony with guest speaker Pat Rounds. Presentation is FREE but registration is required. Email Corey to register. Cat Depot, 2542 17th Street, Sarasota, FL 34234 (941 366-2404 (Map)
Have a great week, everyone!