Influx of Pets Straining Capacity at Pet Resource Center
Hillsborough County, Fla. (May 16, 2017) - The Pet Resource Center is full, and shelter officials are asking for the community's help.
The shelter's population of dogs and cats historically rises in the spring, and the number of dogs and puppies, cats and kittens housed at the Pet Resource Center has been steadily rising since early April. On Tuesday, the dog kennels were at 98 percent of capacity. Spring is also "kitten season,'' and the shelter takes in dozens of cats and kittens each week at this time of year.
The Pet Resource Center is Hillsborough County's only open admission facility in Hillsborough County, meaning it accepts dogs and cats regardless of breed, size, age, or medical condition.
Members of the public can help in several ways. They can visit our center at 440 N. Falkenburg Road or search online to view hundreds of adoptable pets. The shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.
Pet foster parents are always needed and help free up valuable kennel space as well as giving special care and attention to particularly vulnerable animals. For information about the pet foster parent program, call (813) 744-5660. All ready-to-go pets are $20, which includes spaying/neutering, vaccinations, microchipping, and registration.