The official Humane Society in Hillsborough, Florida, is the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Another organization that is responsible for the humane treatment of animals in the county is the Pet Resource Center.
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is a limited-admission shelter that has been in operation since 1912. It provides pet and animal services, such as spaying and neutering, adoptions, microchipping clinics, animal foster care and volunteer services. The HSTB do not take in stray animals, and it only accepts animals that the organization can look after and adopt out to new owners. Stray animals are taken to the Hillsborough County Animal Services, an animal control facility that shelters and picks stray animals up for adoption. The HSTB also offers affordable and high-quality veterinary services in its 10,000-square foot animal health center.
The Pet Resource Center is the only open-admission animal facility in Hillsborough. It takes in domestic animals of any breed, size and medical condition. The site's disclaimer states, however, that the center can refuse to adopt a pet if it sees that it cannot provide the best interests of the animal. The Pet Resource Center is also located in Tampa Bay. Both the HSTB and the Pet Resource Center are dedicated to finding a loving and permanent home for every animal in their care.