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June 15th, 2017 - Reading with our pets is an amazing experience for both animals and children alike! Children can come to our reading nook anytime during business hours, grab a book and make new animal friends! See our amazing readers in action!:

April 4th, 2017 - GoodLiving Magazines publishes a printed Guide to Happy Healthy Kids for parents throughout Pinellas County, which has become the community voice for local families. The mission of the publication is to encourage a lifestyle that includes healthy bodies, healthy brains, healthy families and healthy communities. The publisher, Pam Settle, has been an ongoing supporter of the Humane Society of Pinellas, and in their current spring issue reported on a school project her son Jackson did to raise money for the HSP Senior Pet Connection program. She encouraged other families to get involved with the HSP, and also promoted our camps and youth activities.

Jackson's project raised awareness and money through his campaign called Pets + Seniors = Love, and he wants to let other parents know that this is a campaign that any child can do to make a difference. To read the magazine:

December 19th, 2016 - Senior Pet Connection helps homebound seniors care for their pets with a "meals on wheels" style delivery service of pet food and supplies, as well as providing veterinary care! Read about our story in the Tampa Bay Times and News Channel 10.

July, 2016 - The Humane Society of Pinellas has joined Bissell in their Bissell Partner's for Pets program! Learn how you can help homeless pets and rescues nationwide through Bissell product purchases - because after all, we all have a ton of pet hair to clean up!

June 14th, 2016 - The Humane Society of Pinellas was awarded a $2,000 grant from the ASPCA to participate in their Adoption Ambassadors program! HSP is proud to work alongside the ASPCA to place foster pets directly into adoptive homes, freeing up space in the shelter, as well as alleviating the stress that comes with shelter living. Pets in HSP foster homes can be adopted directly from the foster parent - so keep an eye out for those "Adopt Me!" bandanas!

June 7th, 2016 - The Pinellas County Partnership, consisting of The Humane Society of Pinellas, Pet Pal Animal Shelter, Pinellas County Animal Services and SPCA Tampa Bay, will provide the annual press release for the Pinellas County animal statistics on Wednesday, June 8th. Read more on the Partnership and the county's annual stats here! You can also learn more about HSP's statistics here. 

May 2016 - The Humane Society of Pinellas is excited to announce we have been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to expand our TNVR efforts and for building repairs and expansion! As you know, HSP was built in 1949 and has not changed much since! While we continue to put band-aids on existing structures, these funds will allow HSP to make much needed maintenance repairs and contribute to the Pet Clinic remodel! Thank you Petco!

April 21st, 2016 - Thank you so much to our friends at Bayside on CW44!

April 1, 2016 - As many of you know, The Humane Society of Pinellas works with other Florida shelters to help alleviate their hardship and reduce euthanasia in Florida shelters. Municipal shelters especially have tremendous strain placed on them, as they often have limited resources and are open-admission. Citrus County Animal Services reaches out to HSP regularly to help alleviate these pressures. Recently, Citrus was involved in a severe cruelty case and they confiscated dozens of animals from a feces and urine ridden home. Due to the overcrowding, there was a risk that Citrus would have to start euthanizing for space. That's where The Humane Society of Pinellas steps in! HSP took enough dogs to prevent Citrus from having to euthanize any dogs - a win-win situation! We are happy to be able to help such a dedicated municipal shelter that works hard to prevent euthanasia despite limited resources. We save more animals when we work together!

See the whole story here. 


March 28, 2016 - The Humane Society of Pinellas is proud to welcome our new Executive Director, Stacey Hannouche! After an abundance of exceptional candidates, the Board of Directors and management team knew that with her extensive business and non-profit experience, Stacey would be an amazing asset to the HSP team. Read Stacey's welcome letter here!

April 16, 2016 - HSP's annual Fur Affair was a delightful evening once again! Supporters and sponsors alike enjoyed an evening of music, exquisite food and all for an exceptional cause - The Humane Society of Pinellas. Hosted by the beautiful Earthscapes in Palm Harbor, the twinkling lights in the trees set a tranquil backdrop as we introduced our new Executive Director, Stacey Hannouche. We surpassed our fundraising goals, all thanks to you!


February 1, 2016 - Arrr! This weekend's pirate-themed Annual Pet Festival went off without a hitch (or anyone walking the plank)! Land-lubbing dogs, pirates and people came out to watch the Doggie Fun Zone lure course, enjoy booty from local vendors and HSP and other rescue groups hosted adoptions. Ah, t'was a great day by the sea! Check out more upcoming events!



January 15, 2016 - Today, The Humane Society of Pinellas welcomed 9 dogs from several shelters across Louisiana in areas that are currently being threatened by a severe flood. In an effort to reduce the impact, the Bonnet Carre Spillway was opened in early January to prevent the Mississippi River from overflowing; however, this places many animal shelters and communities at risk in the Spillways path. In order for affected shelters to better evacuate and accommodate displaced pets and strays, The Humane Society of Pinellas joined in the Southeastern effort by accommodating some of these pets.  Coordinated by our incredible Lead Veterinary Technician, Amanda Witt, CVT, and brought to us by Loving Friends Transport, these dogs may not have made it without our help. 

December 21, 2015 - The Humane Society of Pinellas is proud to be a part of the ASPCA's rescue efforts in Southern Florida this month. Following the seizure of more than 100 dogs from a large, substandard breeding facility—frequently referred to as a puppy mill—in Clewiston, Fla. last month, the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has begun transporting them to various animal shelters across Florida for adoption, and the Humane Society of Pinellas is fortunate to be able to help in these efforts. From deplorable conditions, to comfy beds - these animals have come a long way and HSP is happy to help them finish their journey and find loving homes!

Check out the ASPCA's story here!