HSP Stands Against Commercial Breeding

October 11, 2023-

In view of recent media coverage, and concern within the community, we at the Humane Society of Pinellas want to remind our community that we do not stand with, beside, or behind the breeding of dogs and cats for the purpose of profit.

PREVENTION of animal homelessness in our community is at the forefront of our mission, and our focus remains on saving the lives of the most vulnerable pets regardless of breed, size or condition.

Here at the Humane Society of Pinellas, we proudly stand as the largest non-profit, no-kill shelter in Pinellas County maintaining a 99% live-release rate. We have saved thousands of lives of homeless pets in need, yet thousands of animals are still euthanized daily due to over-crowded shelters. The state of Florida stands as the 4th highest in our country for euthanasia of adoptable pets. We must work together to end this heartbreaking reality.

Our shelter is primarily populated by pets transferred from our local municipal partners to alleviate the lack of space and resources they experience daily while trying to keep up with the high-demand of surrendered pets. We also welcome into our care countless pets from local and regional pet owners who can no longer care for them. Our focus is our community and the thousands of pets that need our help, directly in our community for the past 75 years.

We urge our community to educate yourselves about the values and practices of animal welfare organizations. We also urge you to understand the importance of reducing pet over-population by means of prevention (spaying and neutering), and as always, adopt-don’t shop.

The Humane Society of Pinellas is a private, independent, nonprofit organization. We are not supported by any national animal organization.