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How you can help

By KELLEY BENHAM
Published July 30, 2006


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If you want to help homeless and abused animals, here is a list of some of the public and private animal shelters in the Tampa Bay area.

 

Polk County Animal Control
7115 de Castro Road
Winter Haven
(863) 499-2600
www.polksheriff.org/

 

Pinellas County Animal Services
12450 Ulmerton Road
Largo
(727) 582-2600
www.pinellascounty.org/

 

Humane Society of Pinellas Inc.
3040 State Road 590
Clearwater
(727) 797-7722
www.humanesocietyofpinellas.org

 

SPCA of Tampa Bay
9099 130th Ave. N
Largo
(727) 586-3591
www.spcafl.org

 

Hillsborough County Animal Services
440 N Falkenburg Road
Tampa
(813) 744-5660
www.hillsboroughcounty.org/animalservices

 

Humane Society of Tampa Bay
3607 N Armenia Ave.
Tampa
(813) 876-7138
www.humanesocietytampa.org

 

Pasco County Animal Services Center
19640 Lake Patience Road
Land O'Lakes
(813) 929-1212
www.pascocountyfl.net/pubser/comser/animal/animal.html

 

SPCA of West Pasco Inc.
7734 Congress St.
New Port Richey
(727) 849-1048
www.spcawestpasco.org

 

Hernando County Animal Services
19450 Oliver St.
Brooksville
(352) 796-5062
www.hernandocounty.us/code/animal/index.asp

 

Humane Society of the Nature Coast
7200 Mobley Road
Brooksville
(352) 796-2711
www.naturecoasthumanesociety.org

 

Citrus County Animal Services
4030 S Airport Road
Inverness
(352) 726-7660
www.animalcontrol.citrus.fl.us

[Last modified July 28, 2006, 09:51:47]


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