Humane Society of Tampa Bay victim of Irma looting, Pinellas location suffers significant damage

Tampa Bay location gets relief

TAMPA, Fla. - Two Humane Society locations in the Tampa Bay Area are suffering great loss in the wake of Hurricane Irma. 

Looters targeted the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, while the storm brought significant damage to the Humane Society of Pinellas. 

However, someone stepped up and replaced everything the Humane Society of Tampa Bay lost to hurricane theft.

Here's what happened at each location:

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay received a donation from Amy McKie, who brought brand new tools to replace what was taken. She also decided to sponsor an upcoming event.

The humane society was requesting donations from the community when their shed was broken into and nearly $2,000 of equipment was stolen, according to their Facebook page. 

They were asking for donations to replenish their stock, which can be dropped off at the shelter at 3607 N Armenia Ave any time between 9 and 7 M-F or 10-5 Sat/Sun.

They also have a general operating fund at http://give.humanesocietytampa.org/ and you can email them at communications@humanesocietytampa.org if you have any questions or need more information.

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay shared the news on their Facebook page on Thursday. Read the post below.

The Humane Society of Pinellas

The Humane Society of Pinellas could use your help!

In preparation for Hurricane Irma, the Humane Society moved the 200+ animals in their care to an emergency foster home. While all the animals are safe and sound, unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the facility. 

The powerful storm caused more than $15,000 worth of damage to the 70-year-old building. The Humane Society is asking the community for donations in order to keep up the good work of looking out for our furry friends. 

Here's how your donations will help:

  • Replace the roof in their Cat Isolation area in order to continue providing quality rehabilitative medical care and save lives. 
  • Replace critical medical supplies, vaccines, and prescription food lost during the power outage.
  • Fund landscaping and tree-trimming work to prevent future damage. 
  • Repair aluminum overhangs, gutters and siding blown away during Irma's high winds.
  • Replace items used to supply their 200+ emergency foster homes caring for the animals during and after the storm (crates, food, kitty litter, blankets and more).

The Humane Society thanked the community for stepping up "big time" before the hurricane and hopes they can do so again. 

They had this message for the Pinellas County community: "We need you to help us return to full capacity so that we can bring all our animals back to the shelter and then find them loving permanent homes and to continue to help the other animals so desperately waiting for their second chances."

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