Like pets and roller coasters? Busch Gardens is offering two free tickets to the park for anyone who adopts a dog or cat from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.
The Happy Tails program has helped thousands of pets find new homes nationwide. It's also available at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Va., and at SeaWorld parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio, Texas.
Busch Gardens' most famous adopted pet is Mtani, a Labrador Retriever mix that came to the Tampa park in 2011 to serve as a companion for Kasi, an orphaned cheetah.
The single-day tickets are printed at the shelter and are valid for one year after the adoption date. The shelter is located at 3607 N Armenia Ave., Tampa. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call (813) 876-7138 or go to humanesocietytampa.org.