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A little cat named Lotto changed Jack Talman’s life forever and even though he has passed on, he continues to inspire us with this endeavor called Fostering is Cool.

Millions of cats, kittens, dogs and puppies are killed in shelters because they are deemed non adoptable. Often it is because the kittens and puppies are still nursing, or because the overcrowded conditions in the shelters causes illness before the animals can find homes.

Fostering a pet is a cool way to help give them a second chance at finding a forever home.

Foster “parents” are desperately needed today.  Please open your heart and your homes and find out why Fostering is SO Cool.

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A little cat named Lotto changed Jack Talman’s life forever and even though he has passed on, he continues to inspire us with this endeavor called Fostering is Cool.

Millions of cats, kittens, dogs and puppies are killed in shelters because they are deemed non adoptable. Often it is because the kittens and puppies are still nursing, or because the overcrowded conditions in the shelters causes illness before the animals can find homes.

Fostering a pet is a cool way to help give them a second chance at finding a forever home.

Foster “parents” are desperately needed today.  Please open your heart and your homes and find out why Fostering is SO Cool.

Photo of Jewell and Jack Talman with Porsha

 

Foster Partners

A few of Jack’s favorite people to work with in rescuing animals

Agencies

Hillsborough County Animal Services

Humane Society of Tampa Bay

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is dedicated to ending animal homelessness and providing care and comfort to companion animals in need.  For almost 100 years, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay has served our community by finding homes for homeless animals, free shot clinics in disadvantaged neighborhoods, providing pet food for people who can not afford to feed their pets, offering low cost spay/neuter for owned pets, providing affordable wellness care for all pets, coordinating the community’s TNR program for feral cats, and transferring homeless pets who are at risk to our facility to improve our counties save rate.  The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is the place that Makes Dreams Come True™.  Website

Rescue Groups

Animal Coalition of Tampa

Mission:  To provide a quality, affordable and accessible opportunity for people to spay and neuter companion animals so that someday we can end pet overpopulation in Hillsborough County.  ACT Clinic was established to give people an affordable way to do the right thing. We believe that all living creatures have inherent value and are deserving of an acceptable quality of life. Euthanasia as a means of population control has no place in this vision. ACT’s primary focus is high volume spay/neuter programs to reduce the number of companion animals entering Hillsborough County’s shelter, and in turn, to eliminate euthanasia. Currently, ACT is involved in three major projects to achieve this end.  ? ?ACT Spay/Neuter Clinic: high volume, low cost surgeries taking dogs and cats. Call 813-250-3900 for reservations. ? ?SpayDay: a monthly volunteer-based spay/neuter program for feral cats of Hillsborough County. ? Stride for Strays: an annual fundraiser to increase awareness and support for local spay/neuter efforts   Website

Animal Friends Society

(AFS) is an all volunteer, no-kill organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of homeless and unwanted companion animals. Animal Friends Society rescues animals, has them vet-checked, medically treated, spayed/ neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. All animals are kept in foster homes until they are ready for adoption. Animal Friends Society is dedicated to finding loving, forever homes for each animal we take in. As a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, Animal Friends Society is funded solely by private donations and fund raising events. All funds collected go directly to the care of our animals!  Website

Bay Area Greyhound Adoptions

We are an all-volunteer group that finds pet homes for greyhounds who retire from racing or who do not qualify for the track. We also inform the public about the desirability of greyhounds as pets. Our mission is to assist any greyhound in need, including senior dogs or those with broken legs or other physical problems. Since our inception in July 2004, we have placed approximately 500 greyhounds in pet homes throughout the Tampa Bay area. Because there are so many greyhound race tracks in Florida, it is not possible to adopt all greyhounds locally. We therefore assist with shipping of retired racing greyhounds to non-racing states for adoption. We are also a part of the Second Chance at Life Greyhound Prison Program in which we place greyhounds in prison facilities and the inmate handlers help to train the greyhounds prior to adoption. This program helps both the dogs and the inmates and has been highly successful.  Website

Big Cat Rescue

Big Cat Rescue, a non profit educational sanctuary, is devoted to rescuing and providing a permanent home for exotic (i.e. wild, not domestic) cats who have been abused, abandoned, bred to be pets, retired from performing acts, or saved from being slaughtered for fur coats, and to educating the public about these animals and the issues facing them in captivity and in the wild.   Website

CARE

(Critter Adoption and Rescue Effort) is a small shelter housing between 50-60 dogs and cats located in the Southshore area of Hillsborough. We also operate a discount spay-neuter clinic for low income residents with County vouchers. Website

C.A.R.E.S.

CARES was founded in September 2007. What was once just a vision soon turned into our Mission. We here at CARES (Community Animal Rescue & Educational Shelter) dedicate our entire being in helping the unfortunate pets of our community. In just over a years time, CARES has rescued and re-homed over 280 pets. These pets once belonged somewhere, to someone and left to fend for themselves either by abuse, neglect, or pure ignorance. CARES believes that there is that perfect Forever Home for each and every pet we rescue. CARES soley relies on the support we receive from our volunteers, fosters, sponsors and donors. CARES is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization.  Website

Cat Call

We are a group of individuals working together to help our feral and stray cat community in Hillsborough County Florida. Our goal is to spay or neuter every unaltered stray or feral that we obtain and find homes for the social cats and kittens.  Website

Fix and Feed Feline

We are Fix & Feed Feline Feral, Inc., a Tampa based non-profit organization which provides information, humane alternatives and assistance to individuals who act as caregivers to stray and feral cats. We also have an adoption program. We fix, feed, and rescue in Tampa area neighborhoods and surrounding communities.  Website

Saint Francis Animal Rescue

St. Francis Society Animal Rescue is an all volunteer, non-profit 501-c-3 animal rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of sick, injured, and stray domestic animals as well as spay/neuter and medical services for those animals. We seek to place animals in a loving foster or permanent home after recovery and we DO NOT euthanize unless terminal illness necessitates such a decision. All of our animals are spayed/neutered, tested for leukemia/FIV (cats), wormed and vaccinated before they are adopted.  Website

Suncoast Animal League

The Suncoast Animal League is a no kill, non-profit animal shelter founded in 2006. Since it’s inception, the League has made an immediate impact on the community. The League has rescued hundreds of animals from abuse situations, such as the Tarpon Springs puppy mill, or imminent death from near-by counties, around the state of Florida, as well as, other states. The Suncoast Animal League has spayed and neutered over a thousand cats and dogs over the past two years, including more than 600 low or no cost surgeries for the community, this year alone.  The Suncoast Animal League, founded by Rick Chaboudy and Annette Dettloff, is located at 1030 Pennsylvania Avenue in Palm Harbor, FL,34683. You can contact the League at 727-786-1330.  Website

 

Veterinarians

Lakeside Animal Hospital in Odessa, FL is a full service companion animal hospital. Established in 1989, Lakeside’s services have expanded to include full diagnostics, preventative care, surgical, radiology and laboratory services. In addition, Lakeside is a recognized provider of complete, advanced pet care. Resident doctors Dr. Azza Diasti and Dr.Lisa R. Cote and their staff are committed to providing a full-service facility, as well as providing superior care to their community. Other services include dentistry, pharmacy, dietary and behavioral counseling, full-service boarding and daycare, as well as professional grooming.

 


 

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