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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


Pinellas County Animal Services
12450 Ulmerton Road
(727) 582-2600


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


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


Hillsborough County Animal Services
440 N Falkenburg Road
(813) 744-5660


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


Pasco County Animal Services Center
19640 Lake Patience Road
Land O'Lakes
(813) 929-1212


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


Hernando County Animal Services
19450 Oliver St.
(352) 796-5062


Humane Society of the Nature Coast
7200 Mobley Road
(352) 796-2711


Citrus County Animal Services
4030 S Airport Road
(352) 726-7660

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