Fees Waived for Most Dogs and Cats at Pet Resource Center
Because of heavy overcrowding at the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center, emergency over-capacity protocols are now in effect, including the waiving of fees for all ready-to-go dog and cats.
Adoption fees are waived for all ready-to-go dogs and cats. Ready-to-go pets have been at the kennel long enough - usually three days - to be spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated.
Shelter officials hope the severe overcrowding - the shelter had more than 600 dogs and cats on Saturday - is a temporary situation brought on in part by the upcoming start of school and people waiting for upcoming adoption specials. Residents who had been waiting for such specials are invited to come to the shelter; the need is NOW.
The Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center, 440 N. Falkenburg, is the only open-admissions shelter in Hillsborough County, meaning the shelter accepts all dogs and cats regardless of breed, size, or medical condition. The shelter is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Dogs and cats available for adoption are also viewable online.