LARA CERRI | Times
"I think you just found your forever home," says Sylvia Slone to Sara, a 3-year-old "Heinz 57," as the dog climbed atop Slone and kissed her face at the SPCA Tampa Bay Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. Slone, of Pinellas Park, went with her grandson, Skylan Thompson, 22 months, to look for a dog during the SPCA Tampa Bay's Bringing Friends Together Forever: Fee-Waived Adoption Weekend. "I lost my husband last January... and I lost my mom the June before, so the house is really, really quiet. Everybody tells me I need a dog." All adoption fees this weekend are sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition. The shelter at 9099 130th Ave. N in Largo will have extended hours for the special, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. On Friday, 62 homeless animals found their way into a new home including 32 cats, 27 dogs, one rabbit and two goats. An average Friday sees 10 adoptions overall.
SPCA Tampa Bay is waiving all adoption fees this weekend. The shelter which is located at 9099 130th Ave. N in Largo has extended its regular hours to 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday in order to accomdate the expected high demand during the event.