HSSC has received the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator, for several consecutive years. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that HSSC adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. As of November 2022, HSSC is one of just 2 perfect-scoring animal-welfare organizations in Sarasota. Nationwide, HSSC is one of just 260 perfect-scoring animal-welfare organizations.
HSSC is proud to have earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. We voluntarily display quantitative metrics to represent how hard HSSC is working toward achieving our mission. We’re proud to use GuideStar Platinum to share our full and complete story with the world. To reach the Platinum level, we provide basic contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; quantitative information about goals, strategies, and progress toward our mission.
The readers of 2021 SRQ Magazine recognized The Humane Society of Sarasota County in the Best of SRQ Local Annual Readers Competition.
HSSC was awarded Gold for best local animal non-profit.