Paws on the Dance Floor Raised $268K

There is absolutely nothing better than an event that's as fun as it is successful. The 2022 Paws on the Dance Floor, held Friday, April 8, at Art Ovation Hotel, raised an incredible $268,982 for the shelter animals at HSSC. From start to finish, it was an event like no other. Guests were treated to a non-stop party atmosphere, beginning with dange...
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78,081 Reasons To Be Thankful

The Giving Challenge, presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation, caused a fervor of generosity across the Suncoast. This 24-hour day of local giving generated more than $15.9M in unrestricted contributions for 669 nonprofits. Of that total, HSSC received $78,081 from 531 donors. Th...
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HSSC Gears Up for 2022 Giving Challenge

Once again the Giving Challenge, presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation, is upon us. Since 2012, this 24-hour day of local generosity has inspired the community and generated more than $59 million in unrestricted donations for 700+ area nonprofits. HSSC has participated in ...
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Clinic Operations Update

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The Animal Clinic, operated by the Humane Society of Sarasota County, opened its doors in February 2016 as a full-service veterinary hospital aiming to provide affordable, high-quality veterinary care to the community. We appreciate the loyalty of the 11,000+ patients who have supported us these past six years. Over the past year, the veterinary pr...
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A Cat Named "Andey"

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It was just a simple note, in a child's handwriting, left in our lobby: "Thank you for a cat named Andey."  Andi ("Andey") the kitten had just been adopted by the young author's family. It was a joyous day for all, but that day almost never came.  Andi and her five siblings were a hair's breadth away from death when they were di...
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HSSC Celebrates 70th Birthday

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HSSC celebrated its 70th birthday on February 7. HSSC was founded in 1952 as Sarasota's first nonprofit animal welfare organization! What an incredible journey it's been, going from enough kennels for 48 dogs and 6 cats to a 38,000 ft2 facility with the capacity to save 2,700 animals every year. A few notable facts from 1952: 1952 presidential...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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