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ACT Searches for a Forever Home

UPDATE: Thank you George Peterson for renewing our lease agreement. We will stay at Lemon Street while we look for the perfect place – a permanent home.

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Like a cat, ACT (Animal Coalition of Tampa) is a master at landing on its feet.

Last spring, an arsonist set fire to ACT’s home at 502 N. Gilchrist Ave., near downtown Tampa, destroying the building and killing the clinic’s three cats. ACT moved to a temporary location at 1719 W. Lemon St., where it has continued its crucial role for the community – providing low-cost spay and neuter services and wellness services for 25,000 cats and dogs each year.

It’s imperative that ACT find a new home because its services have such an important impact on the health and well-being of Hillsborough County’s pets.

“They need us,” says Karen Hubby, ACT’s Director of Development. “The animals need us, their families need us, our community needs us.”

The nonprofit, 501(c)3 is looking for a building with 6,000 to 8,000 square feet of space that it can offer the necessary care for cats and dogs, or vacant land where it can locate portables. The site must also have ample room for parking, Hubby says. A new site must be centrally located, with easy access from Tampa’s interstates.

Anyone who can assist ACT in securing space for its new home can contact Hubby at 813-335-3778 or

About ACT

The nonprofit was the dream of co-founders Linda and Frank Hamilton, who opened the 1st clinic in 2006 to spay and neuter dogs and cats to help bring down Hillsborough County’s sky-high pet euthanasia rate. The program has flourished serving as a high quality, low cost, animal wellness clinic in recent years. Early this year, ACT celebrated over 85,000 spay/neuter surgeries.

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