Pet of the week: Tina a sweet 2-year-old lady with a heart of gold

Available for adoption from Pet Pal Animal Shelter
Posted at 9:54 AM, Jul 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-28 10:12:15-04

ABC Action News helps find homes for dogs and cats currently living in shelters every Friday morning our Pet of the Week segment.

This week we are featuring Tina. She is a 2-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix.

According to the American Kennel Club, terriers are intelligent, good-natured dogs who are excellent guardians.

Tina is a super sweet young lady with a heart of gold. A few weeks ago, ABC Action News featured Tina's baby girl, Lila as our Pet of the week. Now that Tina's mommy duties are done, she is ready to find her forever home.

She is spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is only $75 thanks to her guardian angel at The Pit Project. You must own your own home to adopt Tina. She would do best in a family with no small children.

For more information about how to adopt Tina or other adoptable animals at Pet Pal Animal Shelter, you can call them (727) 328-7738 or go online to

Pet Pal Animal Shelter is located near Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. The address is 405 22nd Street South Street. You can visit all their dogs and cats up for adoption Tuesdays to Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 to 4:30 p.m.

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Anyone who is unable to adopt Tina can still help a different Tampa Bay area animal shelter from closing.

The SPCA Suncoast in New Port Richey is struggling financially. After serving the community for over 50 years, the shelter needs saving.

The non-profit pet shelter receives no money from county, state or federal governments, or even from the national SPCA organization. They rely completely on donations, which are down dramatically from previous years.

Dee Ford, the President of the shelter's Board of Directors, tells ABC Action News the SPCA Suncoast need sat least $25,000 to keep the lights on.

There are two ways you can donate: either directly through the SPCA Suncoast website or via the GoFundMe page set up. The shelter is about $11,500 short of its $50,000 goal.

Every dollar donated will have a direct impact on providing care for puppies and kittens.