New hours, new director, new volunteers, and a renewed mission. It all adds up to what Hillsborough County Animal Services has coined its “Newvember” celebration!
On Thursday, Nov. 1, the County animal shelter kicks off “Newvember” by implementing new opportunities for residents to take advantage of its services and to volunteer to help.
“Newvember” shelter hours will follow a 10 * 7 * 7 schedule. New shelter hours will be from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., 7 days a week. To kick off the new 10 * 7 * 7 schedule, Animal Services staff invites the public to stop by the shelter at 440 N. Falkenburg Road in Tampa on Nov. 1 for a festive yappy hour from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. to meet new Animal Services Director Ian Hallett, meet-and-greet with shelter animals, and enjoy some refreshments.
“Newvember” orientation sessions for new volunteers are currently scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age, and minors must be accompanied to orientation by a parent or legal guardian.
“Newvember” also means Hillsborough County Animal Services will be open on the Veteran’s Day holiday, while other County government offices are closed. On Monday, Animal Services will offer half-priced pet adoptions to all active or retired military members. However, the shelter will close two hours early on that day only.
The new 10 * 7 * 7 hours schedule will remain after November, but the public should check the website or call for animal turn-in hours.
For more information about pet adoption, volunteering or the “Newvember” celebration at Hillsborough County Animal Services, call 813-744-5660. To learn about Hillsborough County Animal Services, visit them online.