Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022

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At the Humane Society of Sarasota County, we deal in extremes. From the heartbreaking to the awe-inspiring and every emotion in between, we felt it all in 2021. One thing was constant, though: our supporters (you!) were right there with us. Thank you!How do you sum up a year filled with incredible achievements (like completing 2,100 adoptions in ou...
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Last Three Days | A Tale of Two Kittens

Tuesday morning—the first day back after the long holiday weekend—a good citizen brought in a seven-week-old kitten, found all alone and motherless. We named this tiny calico girl Star. Then, this morning, it was déjà vu when another seven-week-old single kitten was brought to us. This little one seemed to like her leg was broken, so we wasted no t...
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Happy Holidays from HSSC

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As this year ends, we want to thank you for your generosity and kindness to animals. Your support of the Humane Society of Sarasota County has provided lifesaving medical care, safe shelter, and an endless supply of love to homeless animals. As of December 22, we have had 2,053 adoptions! That's 862 cats and 1,191 dogs resting comfortably in their ...
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Write to Santa Paws & Mrs. Claws

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Supplies can be found in our adoptions center. Just visit the front desk and ask. Santa Paws & Mrs. Claws look forward to your letters!
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Sarasota Holiday Parade WINNERS

"We're so happy to have had our 25th Anniversary parade this year. Our thanks to everyone who participated and attended the parade. As usual, all the entries were amazing. Here are the award winners.  BEST NON-PROFIT THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF SARASOTA COUNTY" Sourced: https://sarasotaholidayparade.com/and-the-winners-are/
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PAWSITIVE PRESS | Happenings & Happy Tails | November 2021

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HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYSThe holidays always bring me a feeling of joy and nostalgia. It's a feeling of comfort and excitement for all of the holiday cheer that is about to happen. I'm staring at my Christmas tree at home, wondering which one of my cats is going to try to impersonate the star at the top—calculating which ornaments will survive their ho...
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Donate Before Year's End

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PLEASE HELP THE ANIMALS ONCE MORE THIS YEAR! As this year comes to a close, I want to thank you for your compassion and kindness to animals. Your generous support of the Humane Society of Sarasota County has provided much-needed care for suffering animals in our community.There are so many animals who are hurt, scared, and alone. Animals like Rocky...
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HOME for the Holidays Adoption Promotion | December 1-31

There's no place like home for the holidays. Adopt today and share the holiday spirit! We're celebrating the holidays by finding our long-term shelter animals' homes. See who is available for adoption during this promotion on our website. Just look for the HSSC ornament on their profile photos. $25 adoption fee on select cats & dogs. ...
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Giving Tuesday is HERE!

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Mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 30, to participate in a day of making a difference all over the world, and specifically, right here in Sarasota County. We are so grateful to be a beneficiary of the Sarasota-based Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust. All year long, the Flanzer Trust has been matching donations for local nonprofits,...
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FAUX PAWS ON THE CATWALK RECAP

WOW! That's a wrap on the first-ever Faux Paws on the Catwalk! Friday, November 12, was a glittery afternoon filled with sparkle, color, pet hair, and lifesaving fun. HSSC's modern shelter was transformed into a pink-purple-and-teal wonderland. Guests' ensembles ranged from chic to delightfully tacky—all in honor of the "faux paws" theme. Allison W...
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Humane Society brings fundraising to its shelter with Faux Paws event

The Humane Society of Sarasota County typically wows supporters with its Paws on the Catwalk fundraiser in the spring at the Art Ovation Hotel. But the pandemic paused that typical schedule, so Humane Society staff found a new approach. The organization recently held its Faux Paws on the Catwalk event, a looser and more paired-down fundraiser, at i...
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PAWSITIVE PRESS | Happenings & Happy Tails | October 2021

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On an average Wednesday of an average week, I turned the corner of Pod 3 and heard our medical supervisor say, "Hey, do you want to foster a puppy?" Now, everyone knows that I exercise my executive privilege by fostering kittens. So, as I rushed to say "no" she craftily sticks the cutest puppy on Earth under my nose. I was immediately unable to res...
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$25 OFF ADOPTION FEES IF YOU ADOPT IN A COSTUME FOR HOWL-WEEN

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GET IN THE SPOOKY SPIRIT! Ghouls, Ghosts, and Goblins come one, come all, and help us find our furfriends their furever homes this Friday, October 29, or Saturday, October 30. When you wear your Howl-ween costume to the shelter to come and adopt, you will receive $25 off your adoption fee!
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Blue's Holiday Wish List

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Dear Friends, My name is Blue, and I'm writing to you from my room at the Humane Society of Sarasota County.  I need your help. Actually… I don't need your help, my friends do. Friends may not be the right word, since I don't actually know them. But I know their story. Believe me, I know it. Not too long ago, I was like my friends. I was ...
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Recognized by the readers of SRQ | The Magazine, 2021 Best of SRQ Local Annual Readers Competition GOLD Best Local Animal Nonprofit!!

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Local readers have submitted their votes and we are pleased to share that the Humane Society of Sarasota County is the Gold Winner in the category: Best Animal Nonprofit for SRQ | The Magazine in the 13th Annual Best of SRQ Local Readers Competition!!! Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit their nominations. We appreciate each...
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FUR THE RECORD 2021 Fall Newsletter

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HERE AT HSSC, WE ARE SO MUCH MORE THAN A SHELTER. A shelter provides basic care—food, water, a clean kennel. Our commitment goes well beyond the essentials.Our commitment to animals extends Beyond Shelter. We provide the very best in nutrition, veterinary care, enrichment, behavior support, and training. We are also committed to advancing prog...
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IT'S TIME TO FEEL FABULOUS AGAIN... | 2021 FAUX PAWS ON THE CATWALK

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Faux Paws on the Catwalk will take place on Friday, November 12, 2021, from 2–4pm. Space is limited, so get your tickets now! Not quite Paws on the Catwalk. This cheeky event will combine elements of our beloved spring luncheon in a more relaxed setting. Don your white cocktail attire (after Labor Day!) for an afternoon of wine, hors d'oeuvres, sho...
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Hurricane pets find their way to local homes

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Humane Society of Sarasota County has been taking in pets from damaged shelters in Louisiana. Larry and Dawn Labanics had been looking for a new dog for months. The retired couple moved to Bradenton area from Atlanta slightly over a year ago and have spent half of that time looking for a sibling dog to go along with their small dog, Hope. They were...
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PAWSITIVE PRESS | Happenings & Happy Tails | September 2021

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After several years of planning and construction, fundraising, and anticipation, the new Humane Society of Sarasota County is officially complete. We marked this momentous occasion on Friday, September 24, 2021, with our Grand Opening Celebration. We were astounded by the outpouring of support, as hundreds of guests—including elected officials and ...
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HSSC Celebrates Grand Opening

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The animal group celebrated the end of a long road of development with a ribbon cutting on Sept. 24. by: Harry Sayer Staff Writer The Humane Society has had a trying few years. The group's old adoption building had fallen into a poor state and eventually had to be demolished in 2020. Staff meanwhile crowded their operations into the adjacent educat...
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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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