How you can help
By KELLEY BENHAM
Published July 30, 2006
That nickname didn't bother the people at Polk County Animal Control. It bound them together, signaled their kinship with the dogs they cared for. When a police raid filled every cage with pit bulls, they confronted the true cost of compassion.
||For the dog owner, loss, bewilderment and a terrible quiet
My dogs are gone. I loved my dogs. What was the purpose of killing a hundred-something dogs?
||The pit bull problem
Pit bulls have a horrific reputation for attacking people and pets. They are banned in several places, including Miami-Dade County and Denver. Some animal shelters refuse to adopt them out.
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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
Pinellas County Animal Services
12450 Ulmerton Road
Humane Society of Pinellas Inc.
3040 State Road 590
SPCA of Tampa Bay
9099 130th Ave. N
Hillsborough County Animal Services
440 N Falkenburg Road
Humane Society of Tampa Bay
3607 N Armenia Ave.
Pasco County Animal Services Center
19640 Lake Patience Road
SPCA of West Pasco Inc.
7734 Congress St.
New Port Richey
Hernando County Animal Services
19450 Oliver St.
Humane Society of the Nature Coast
7200 Mobley Road
Citrus County Animal Services
4030 S Airport Road
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