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Humane Society of Tampa Bay, Inc.

Leading the way because every life counts

aka HSTB   |   Tampa, FL   |  http://www.humanesocietytampa.org

Mission

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is dedicated to ending animal homelessness and providing care and comfort for companion animals in need.

Ruling year info

1972

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Sherry Silk

Main address

3607 N Armenia Ave

Tampa, FL 33607 USA

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EIN

59-0799907

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Humane Society of Tampa bay (HSTB) is working to end animal homelessness and provide care and comfort to companion animal in need. We are doing this through adoption, intake, providing affordable veterinary care, and a large variety of safety-net programs. In 2019, HSTB saved 10,219 homeless animals. Additionally, in 2018, our animal hospital saw nearly45,928 pets and performed 11,975 spay/neuter surgeries for owned cats and dogs. In 2019, we offered two free shot clinics for dogs in vulnerable neighborhoods. We gave away 2,685 free pet vaccinations and provided free food and pet supplies in order to help people keep their pets healthy and in their homes, rather than surrendering them to shelters. Finally, and due to the difficult economic times, we continue to offer free dog and cat food to pet owners in need. We have provided 287,608 pounds of free pet food to keep pets in their homes.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Shelter Pet Adoption Program

Our Shelter Pet Adoption Program provides dogs, cats, rabbits, and "pocket pets" (gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc.) with quality veterinary care including a veterinary checkup, vaccines, microchip, spaying/neutering, and grooming.  All pets are screened for good temperaments. The goal is a permanent home with responsible and caring pet owners.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The goal of our Animal Health Center is to provide quality veterinary care at a reduced cost to the public.   Our Animal Health Center opened in 2012. In 2014, we were the first non-profit animal hospital to become AAHA certified. In 2016, we received AAHA accreditation again.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We have a number of Outreach Programs to assist the residents of our community.  A few of them are:

Animeals - volunteers deliver monthly supply of pet food to homebound, elderly and disabled pet owners.

 Food Assistance - Since the economic downturn, we have offered a free bag of pet food to any pet owner in need so that he doesn't have to give the pet away.

 Shot Clinic - We host annual shot clinics in economically depressed areas to offer 2 free standard pet vaccinations to pet owners so that they can keep their pets.

 School speaking engagements and shelter tours to help children learn about the needs of animals.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Where we work

Accreditations

American Animal Hospital Association 2014

American Animal Hospital Association 2016

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Shelter Pet Adoption Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay continuously seeks to increase the number of adoptions each year.

Number of animals spayed and neutered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Animal Health Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay performs shelter spay/neuter surgeries and we also offer affordable spay/neuter surgeries at our animal hospital.

Number of sheltered animals

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Shelter Pet Adoption Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay intakes animals who are strays, owner surrendered, owner requested euthanasia, and those we transfer in from other shelters, including our county municipal shelter.

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

The mission of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay states that we are "dedicated to ending animal homelessness and providing care and comfort to companion animals in need". At the heart of our missions, is the vision that the Humane Society of Tampa Bay must lead the way, as every life counts. We also believe strongly that the individuals and families who adopt animals from HSTB should be provided with education, and affordable health care for their animals. We do have an animal hospital, open 7 days a weeks, to provide that care for anyone that would like to come. Finally, we also provide many safety-net programs for those who have fallen on hard times so that they can keep their pets in their home, rather than surrendering them to a shelter or euthanizing them.

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay offers a diverse number of programs and services to accomplish our goals. Some of these include: Veterinary Medicine, through the shelter and through our Animal Hospital to keep all animals in the community healthy and well. Feral Cat Spay/Neuter - The Tampa community is faced with a year-round feral cat problem. It is estimated that there are over 200,000 feral cats in our community. Since 2007, our animal hospital has devoted one day per week strictly to the sterilization of feral cats in Tampa Bay and we have sterilized over 66,000 feral cats. Adoptions of Homeless Animals - In 2019, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay saved 10,219 animals. In addition to pet adoptions, we also offer several "safety-net" programs that help keep pets out of shelters and in their loving homes. Some of these programs include: Food Assistance, Animeals, Free Shot Clinics, and the Save-A-Pet Medical Fund. Additionally, we have a certified dog trainer available to help keep adopted dogs in their homes. We also offer free medical care after adoption. Additionally, we have numerous promotions through out the year to encourage adoptions and help the animals have a shorter stay in the shelter.

We have just over 100 employees who are dedicated to the mission and vision of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. We strive to continuously offer Affordable Pet Healthcare - In 2019, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay saw just nearly 46,000 pets at our Animal Hospital. Here we offer full service, affordable healthcare to community pets. In addition, we are committed to the spaying and neutering of community pets. In 2019, we spayed and neutered 11,975 animals for the public. Although we offer affordable care, it is done with the highest standards. In 2014, we were very proud to be the first non-profit animal hospital in the state of Florida awarded accreditation from AAHA, which is the gold standard. In 2016 and 2019, we received AAHA accreditation again. Additionally, we have built our safety net programs into our budget in order to continue them for the future. We continuously perform TNVR (Trap/Neuter/Vaccinate/Return) surgeries of feral cats at our Animal Hospital and actively seek grant funding to help support these surgeries.

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay's return to shelter rate is 5% and has continuously remained lower than the national average. In 2019, our save rate was 93%. In 2014, we were very proud to be the first non-profit animal hospital in the state of Florida awarded accreditation from AAHA, which is the gold standard. In 2016 and 2019, we received AAHA accreditation again. Additionally, we have continued to meet and exceed our spay/neuter and adoption goals each year.

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay has made great progress with adoption rates, return to shelter rates, and expansion of safety net programs. Our next step is a new shelter. We broke ground for this on 5/1/19. This new shelter will have climate controlled areas for the animals, isolation areas, an expanded surgery suite, puppy and kitten nurseries, and will double our capacity for large dogs. The new shelter is expected to open in October 2020.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Humane Society of Tampa Bay, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 4/24/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Morris Massey

City of Tampa

Term: 2019 - 2021

Mary Scott

Laura Tatem

Diane Homa

Michael Neff

Suzie Archibald

Meredith Balasco

Ryan Cook

Mike Gratz

Mary Kate Harrison

Morris Massey

Nancy Newman

Rachel Ridley

L.M. Satcher

Elise Zahn

Linda Reitz

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/24/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not Transgender (Cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Keywords

Humane Society, Veterinary Care, Spay/Neuter, Animal Welfare, Animal Hospital