The Humane Society of Sarasota County is taking a “Humanely Possible” approach to the COVID-19 crisis. Our priorities are to continue to care for and find permanent homes for our shelter animals, to help our rescue partners and our community, and to keep providing lifesaving medical care to our clients. We know that we cannot do everything, but we are doing everything “Humanely Possible.”
The shelter is open to the public for normal adoption hours. However, as of May 19, only 10 visitors are allowed in the facility at one time, and visitors with an appointment will be given priority. Appointments are required to view or adopt a cat, and appointments are strongly suggested to view or adopt a dog. Please call 941.955.4131 to make an appointment.
Please visit our COVID-19 Response webpage for complete details on how our programs and services have been adjusted.
Our Animal Clinic is still operating curbside. Please call 941.364.3605 to speak directly to the Clinic.
EVENTS WITH HSSC
For over 68 years, HSSC has provided original animal programming to our community. Every HSSC program is filled with heartwarming success stories of animals and people. As a private nonprofit, HSSC relies on donations from people like you to keep our programs “streaming.” The 2020 Giving Challenge came at a time when we needed your support more than ever. In an outpouring of generosity that took our breath away, you proved that YOU ARE THE ONE to support a cause that matters to you. Over a 24-hour period from April 28-29, noon to noon, 807 HSSC supporters donated $69,797! With an additional $52,757 in matching funds from The Patterson Foundation, the total raised was $122,554! We also received $1,500 in prizes, and we are still in the running for other prizes. That brings our lifesaving total raised to $124,054!
The 2020 Giving Challenge was presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation. The 2020 Giving Challenge set a new standard for generosity in our community, when 58,947 people raised more than $18.4 million in just 24 hours!