Job July 22, 2022 | 1:16 p.m.
National Best Friends Adoption Weekend aims to increase the number of pet adoptions across the United States.
The Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center is participating in a nationwide adoption effort Friday and Saturday, the latest initiative to ease severe overcrowding at the shelter.
National Best Friends Adoption Weekend aims to increase the number of pet adoptions across the United States. Pet numbers are on the rise at shelters across the country, including in Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center440 N. Falkenburg Rd., Tampa, FL 33619.
The pet population at the PRC reached over 500% capacity this summer, and although a recent adoption event resulted in over 200 adoptions in a single day, the number of cats and dogs at the shelter has steadily increased since then.
This week, the shelter was over 450% capacity for cats and almost 130% for dogs.
No appointment is necessary on Friday and Saturday July 22 and 23 to adopt a dog or cat from the Pet Resource Center. Adoption fees are also waived. Dogs and cats at the shelter are vaccinated, microchipped, registered and neutered or neutered.
Adopt a pet
The Pet Resource Center also has an active program for residents to become pet foster parents. Residents can house a pet for as little as two weeks, freeing up space in the shelter and giving the shelter useful information about the animal.
The Pet Resource Center is the only open-admission shelter in Hillsborough County, which means it accepts dogs and cats of all breeds, sizes, or health conditions. Adoption hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Visit the center or search online to see hundreds of adoptable pets.