Pet Resource Center Asks Community for Help After Storm
Hillsborough County, Fla. (Sept. 13, 2017) - Hillsborough County's Pet Resource Center has resumed normal business hours and is asking the community to help pets and pet owners in need. The shelter is near capacity and is expecting more animals to arrive after the storm. Hundreds of ready-to-go dogs and cats are available and need to go to a loving forever home. Rescue and foster partners are also needed.
In addition, the shelter's Safety Net Food Pantry is in need of donations to help pet owners affected by Hurricane Irma. The following list of items is requested, and can be dropped off directly from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Pet Resource Center, 440 N. Falkenburg Road:
- Dry and canned food for dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens
- Cat and kitten litter
- Clean towels of all sizes (new or gently used)
- Unscented baby wipes
- Milk Bones brand treats (no butcher bones, rawhides or homemade treats)
- Kong brand toys
- Ping-pong balls and other waterproof toys for cats
To make a monetary donation, visit the Hillsborough County Pet Resources Foundation.
Pet owners affected by Hurricane Irma may visit the Pet Resource Center to pick up food, litter, and other essential resources for their pets.
Pet owners who are missing their pets may check the online kennel and daily intake report at HCFLGov.net/Pets or call (813) 744-5660.