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Help Get These Dogs and Cats ‘Home Before the Holidays’

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – With only a few weeks left in 2020, Hillsborough County’s Pet Resource Center would like to see the shelter empty over the holidays. As part of the Home Before the Holidays promotion, PRC officials are encouraging residents to adopt or foster these dogs and cats to help end 2020 in the best possible way.

The Foster Express program can be a wonderful way for pets to get a much-needed break from life in the shelter. It relieves stress, provides the PRC staff with in-home observations that can make a dog or cat more adoptable, and potentially helps find them a forever home. Anyone can foster a dog or cat for a week or up to two months – just long enough to welcome a foster pet in to help ring in the holidays. You can find photos and other information about all available pets at Once you find a foster friend, submit a request at

The Pet Resource Center, 440 N. Falkenburg Road in Tampa, is also a popular place for adoptions. All adoption fees are currently waived, and residents need only make an appointment to meet their future furry best friend at the shelter. All pets are registered, vaccinated, and spayed or neutered prior to adoption. Appointments can be made online or by calling (813) 744-5660. Appointments are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and other times if available.

The Pet Resource Center is also offering curbside pick-up and delivery of adoptions via the Curbside Cuddle Program.

The Pet Resource Center also has a working cats program that features cats that might not be appropriate for an indoor environment but are ideal around barns, warehouses, and homes on large properties.

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