Hurricane Ian

We need diesel and unleaded gasoline for our generators. If you have any to spare, please bring it to the shelter!

The Shelter and Animal Clinic will be closed to the public Wednesday through Friday, September 28-30.

Complete details here.

Contact Us

  • The animal shelter is open to the public Tuesday–Friday 10am–6pm and Saturday 10am–4pm. 
  • View the real-time list of available cats and dogs.
  • We accept owner surrenders by appointment ONLYApply here.
  • Our Animal Clinic is open Monday through Friday. See below for daily hours.
  • Our Pet Pantry distributes food every Wednesday from 10am until 2pm. 
  • We always need fosters. Apply here.
  • Apply to be a volunteer.
  • Our K-9 Courses run year-round. See all courses here.
  • Donated items may ONLY be dropped off on Saturdays from 10am–3:30pm at the Pet Resource Hub (not the main entrance). Please do not leave donations outside our building. Donations left outside attract wildlife and expose our shelter animals to disease.
  • Scroll down to see a list of FAQs and other important program information.

FAQs

Click the gray bars to expand each section and learn more about how individual HSSC programs and services. If you have additional questions, please call 941.955.4131 or see our Contacts below for the specific staff member to contact.

What is HSSC's COVID-19 protocol?
  • It is optional to wear a face mask in public areas of the animal shelter. We recommend wearing face masks in viewing rooms or when in close contact with others.
  • Clients at the Animal Clinic of HSSC are required to wear a face mask in the exam rooms due to being in close proximity to staff.
How can I help?
What supplies do you need the most?
  • If you have extra pet food or cleaning supplies (see our Wish List), we are always grateful for donations. You can drop them off on Saturdays from 10am to 3:30pm.
  • You can also shop from the comfort and safety of home using our Amazon Wish List.
  • We ask that people refrain from donating blankets and other large, fluffy items that cannot be sanitized.
What do I do if I need to surrender my pet?
  • We accept owner surrenders by appointment only. 
  • An appointment does not guarantee acceptance into HSSC. 
  • If you have questions about surrendering your pet, please contact Emory Groeneveld at 941.955.4131 x118. 
  • Our canine/feline care specialists are highly skilled at helping you determine the best course of action for your pet.
  • Fill out the surrender forms here.
What do I do if I find a stray or have lost my pet?
  • If you have found a stray dog or cat, or you have lost your dog or cat, please contact Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services at 941.861.9500 or Manatee County Animal Services at 941.742.5933.
  • HSSC will occasionally hold strays in our facility. If you believe this is your animal, please follow the steps on our Lost & Found Page to contact us.
  • HSSC keeps a running list of lost and found animals that have been reported to us. You are welcome to add your lost/found animal’s information by calling 941.955.4131. 
  • Social media is a tremendous resource. Lost and Found Pets 941 (Manatee & Sarasota) has a large membership and is a great forum for reporting lost/found pets.
Are you still accepting appointments for end-of-life services?
  • End of Life Services are available at our Animal Clinic for established pets only, and appointments are required. Please call 941.364.3605 for more information or to set up an appointment.
Pet Resource Guide

Locations & Hours

The HSSC campus is located just north of downtown Sarasota at 2331 15th Street. Access 15th Street from Lime Avenue. Look for the sign that says "Adoption Center."

The hours of operation are designed to ensure that all cats and dogs are properly and humanely cared for, and that the public has adequate and ample opportunity to conduct business at HSSC. 

The Animal Clinic of the Humane Society of Sarasota County is located less than one mile from the main HSSC campus. The address is 1090 North Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34237, in the Grand Slam Plaza just east of Ed Smith Stadium. Learn more about the Animal Clinic of HSSC.

Shelter
Humane Society of Sarasota County
2331 15th Street
Sarasota, FL 34237
P: 941.955.4131
F: 941.955.3715
E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Adoption Inquiries)
E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (General Inquiries)

Shelter Hours of Operation
Monday: Closed
Tuesday–Friday: 10am–6pm
Saturday: 10am–4pm
Sunday: Closed
 
Animal Surrender: By Appointment Only
Donations: Saturdays Only 10am–3:30pm
End of Life Services: By Appointment Only
Pet Pantry: Wednesdays 10am–2pm
Animal Clinic
Animal Clinic of the Humane Society of Sarasota County
1090 North Tuttle Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34237
P: 941.364.3605
F: 941.203.8400
E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Animal Clinic Hours of Operation

Monday: 8am – 5pm
Tuesday: 8am – 6pm
Wednesday: 8am – 5pm
Thursday: 8am – 6pm
Friday: 8am – 5pm

Closed for lunch each day from 12:30–1:30pm

Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
  

Contacts

We welcome your questions. For specific inquiries, please see the appropriate contacts.

Adoptions941.955.4131 x110 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Animal Clinic of the Humane Society of Sarasota County941.364.3605 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Animal Intakes & Transfers941.955.4131 x118 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Board of Directors: Anna Gonce at 941.955.4131 x102

Donations and Tax Acknowledgments: Jenny Hamner at 941.955.4131 x115 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Employment: Erin Jordan at 941.955.4131 x105 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

End of Life Services: Please contact our Animal Clinic at 941.364.3605 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Foster Program: Dari Quintana at 941.955.4131 x122 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Children's Camps & Humane Education: Ginny Armington at 941.955.4131 x114 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Host an Event or Donation Drive: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

K-9 Obedience Training CoursesGinny Armington at 941.955.4131 x114 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Media Inquiries: Alissa Jackson at 941.955.4131 x111 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Partner Program: Jaime Limoges at 941.955.4131 x103 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pet TherapyGinny Armington at 941.955.4131 x114 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Planned Giving: Autumn Steiner at 941.955.4131 x121 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Report a Missing Pet: Contact Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services at 941.861.9500, or Manatee County Animal Services at 941.742.5933. 

Report a Stray Animal: Contact Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services at 941.861.9500, or Manatee County Animal Services at 941.742.5933.

Schedule a TourAutumn Steiner at 941.955.4131 x121 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Special EventsJaime Limoges at 941.955.4131 x103 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Subscribe to Our eNewsletter: Fill out the Newsletter Subscription Form.

Surrender a Cat: Fill out the Feline Surrender Request Form first. Contact our Pet Resource team at 941.955.4131 x118  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

Surrender a Dog: Fill out the Canine Surrender Request Form first. Contact our Pet Resource team at 941.955.4131 x118 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

Teen ProgramElizabeth Joiner at 941.955.4131 x113 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Volunteer Program: Elizabeth Joiner at 941.955.4131 x113 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
 
 
THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF SARASOTA COUNTY
2331 15th Street | Sarasota, FL 34237 | 941.955.4131 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Shelter Hours of Operation
Monday: Closed
Tuesday–Friday: 10am–6pm
Saturday: 10am–4pm
Sunday: Closed
THE ANIMAL CLINIC OF HSSC
1090 North Tuttle Ave | Sarasota, FL 34237 | 941.364.3605 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Animal Clinic Hours of Operation
Monday: 8am– 5pm
Tuesday: 8am–6pm
Wednesday: 8am–5pm
Thursday: 8am–6pm
Friday: 8am–5pm
Saturday–Sunday: Closed
Closed for lunch each day from 12:30–1:30pm

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