Humane Society has the Purrfect pet for you


Lauren Callahan

The Humane Society has a plethora of furry animals up for adoption.

Lauren Callahan, Writer

Opened in 1949, the Humane Society of Pinellas is a no-kill animal shelter in Clearwater. With furry friends of all shapes and sizes, the Humane Society is a great place to find forever homes for animals at the facility, most of which were surrendered by their previous owners. The Humane Society specializes in cats, dogs, and small animals such as guinea pigs, rabbits, and gerbils.

In the shelter is Honey, a seven-year-old cat who entered the facility this past Saturday. Honey enjoys playing with feathers and toys, sleeping on a pile of blankets, and having her stomach rubbed. Courtney, a pit bull terrier mix, was bred as a fighting dog and is now going through behavioral treatment at the Humane Society. Courtney is extremely playful and loves being the center of attention. Casper the rabbit may not get along with other animals, but he adores one-on-one time with a future forever home.

Volunteers are always welcome at the Humane Society and is on a list of pre-approved organizations for Bright Futures volunteer hours. Teen volunteers must be 16 years old but if you would like to volunteer, family volunteering is available. Volunteers serve once a week for 3 hours and perform tasks like cleaning cages, walking dogs, sweeping the walkways, and doing laundry. The shelter is open every day except for Wednesdays, 11am to 7pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and 10am to 4pm Saturdays and Sundays. Donations of food, bedding, and toys are always welcome. For more information, check out the Humane Society website.