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Humane Society Holds Grand Opening of New Animal Health Center

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Humane Society of Tampa Bay

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay  will open the doors to a brand new animal health center today during a ribbon cutting ceremony.  The grand opening comes after a record $1 million donation by Talk Fusion CEO Bob Reina last year and several other contributions.  Donors, sponsors and a few elected officials will be honored for their support during a special ceremony organized by the Humane Society of Tampa Bay and Executive Director Sherry Silk.  Silk thinks this health center has been a long time coming.

"We know that people are turning their pets into various shelters because they can’t afford proper vet care," she says. "A lot of clinics have affordable spay-neuter, but they don’t offer full service. In an effort to stem the euthanasia rate in our county, we decided to open this up because the desire and the need is overwhelming."

Among those attending is Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandra Murman, who sits on the organization's advisory board. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is a non-profit that provides veterinary services and preventative care. The new facility is over 10,000 square feet and features five exam rooms and six surgery tables.The grand opening is at 6 p.m. at 3809 N. Armenia Ave.