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No tiger in the Tampa cement truck tank; Only 3 helpless kittens


TAMPA, FL – Members of the Tampa Stormwater Services team are pros at unclogging the city’s 600 miles of stormwater pipes and removing debris from the city’s 180 miles of ditches.

But it was the first time utility techs Ryan Rodriguez, Donnell Fisher, Red Gonzales and Lucas Garrett had to deal with removing an obstacle on one of their own equipment.

One of the responsibilities of the crew is to repair concrete drainage structures such as retaining walls and storm water inlets. Utility technicians were set to leave Thursday to do just that when they discovered three frightened 2-month-old kittens trapped under the water tank of the town’s mixer truck.

With the help of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay Animal Rescue Team, city workers removed what was arguably the cutest clog they’d ever come across.

The Humane Society said all three kittens appeared to be healthy. They will be fully examined by the company veterinarian, sterilized, vaccinated, microchipped and socialized before being offered for adoption.

The nonprofit humanitarian company started its Animal Rescue Team after realizing that saving injured, abused, abandoned and endangered animals is just as necessary as it is to house, care for and care for them. find loving homes.

The community can help by making direct donations to the Humanitarian Society here or by supporting one of the Society’s upcoming fundraisers:

Puppies on the patio

Cali St. Pete donates 5 percent of proceeds from food and drink sold until 9:30 p.m. on Saturday to the humanitarian company. People are encouraged to bring their pets and hang out on the Cali Patio at 190 37th Ave. N., St. Petersburg.

Celebrating National Ice Cream Day

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay will have a booth with adoptable dogs during Sea Maids Creamery’s National Ice Cream Day celebration. Sea Maids Creamery, 4230 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, will donate 50 percent of its puppy cream sales to the Humane Society and Zoey’s Adventure Books. The author, Ilene Lieber, a resident of St. Petersburg, with her rescue golden retriever puppy, Zoey, will read her book, “Zoey’s Adventures at the Ice Cream Shop”.

“Sylvia” at Stageworks Theater

Back by popular demand, Kari Goetz will reprise her role as adorable and embarrassing naughty Sylvia in this Stageworks Theater production of “Sylvia: The Bitch is Back”, which runs July 30 through August 15.

The play revolves around the empty nests Greg and Kate moving to Manhattan where Greg finds Sylvia, a clever street lab / poodle mix, on the streets and brings her home. She quickly becomes a bone of contention between Greg and Kate, testing their marriage to a hilarious and touching effect.

Stageworks Theater, 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 151, Tampa, will be collecting donations for the Humane Society during performances and the society will have pets for adoption each Sunday morning.

Residents will also receive a $ 5 discount on tickets to benefit the Humanitarian Society. Visit Stageworks Theater for tickets and use discount code: WOOF5.

Back to school fair

On Saturday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, August 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine and Westshore Plaza at 250 Westshore Plaza, Tampa, will be holding their annual Back-to-School Fair coinciding with Free Week. state tax on school supplies.

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay will be on site with adoptable doggies.

Petco Adoption Day

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay will have adoptable pets on hand for Petco’s Adoption Day on August 7 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Petco at 1231 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Wesley Chapel.

Downtown dogs

On August 8 from noon to 2 pm, Human Society will have adoptable dogs on hand at Downtown Dogs in Hyde Park Village, 1631 W. Snow Circle, Tampa.

Tampa Beer Race

The not-so-traditional Tampa Beer Run takes place August 14 at Al Lopez Park, 4810 N. Himes Ave., Tampa. This race is not about who is the fastest. It’s about having fun, acting like crazy and having a few beers along the way.

Every 0.75 miles, participants will be entitled to a tasting of special beers. Once they complete the 5K course, there will be an after-party featuring a choice of 16 ounce beer in a 2021 Tampa Beer Run commemorative glass, music, dancing and rewards.

Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. The runners will leave at 8:50 am and 8:55 am with the walkers from 9:05 am.

This event is only for people aged 21 or over on the day of the event.

Those who register will also receive a 2021 Tampa Beer Run t-shirt. VIP ticket holders will receive three 16-ounce beers at the end of the race and two Tampa Beer Run commemorative glasses.

All proceeds will go to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

Family Volunteer Day

Family Volunteering Days are a monthly opportunity for parents and children to visit the humanitarian society and participate in different activities. Registered families will be able to socialize with the animals, make crafts for the shelter and create a keepsake to take home.

The next Family Volunteer Day is August 14 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, 3607 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa. Registration is $ 25 per family. Click here.

For questions about the Family Volunteer Day Program, email [email protected] or call 813-774-4311.

Temperature checks, social distancing, and face masks are mandatory.