Hurricane Ian

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Updates as of Tuesday, September 27, 2022. Like all of you, the Humane Society of Sarasota County (HSSC) is closely following the progress of Hurricane Ian. Please carefully read the following for important updates related to operations, animal care, ways you can help, and how to prepare yourself and your pets. We will continue to make updates on b...
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New Beginnings for Beagles

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All 18 of the HSSC's beagles have found their furever home! HSSC received 18 beagles from a partnership with the Humane Society of the United States, which took possession of 4,000 beagles from Envigo, a mass breeding facility that has received multiple violations for issues such as inadequate veterinary care and insufficient food. Many of the...
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HSSC Welcomes 18 Beagles from Envigo Breeding Facility

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HSSC received 18 beagles from a partnership with the Humane Society of the United States, which took possession of 4,000 beagles from Envigo, a mass breeding facility that has received multiple violations for issues such as inadequate veterinary care and insufficient food. Many of these dogs were bound for animal testing laboratories across the cou...
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Down Dogs & Cat Cows Yoga Night

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Fitness with a furry twist! Instructor Janet Boyden will lead a yoga class in HSSC's spacious Education & Training Center. We'll burn some calories and get our zen on, then celebrate a great workout with wine and light bites. Expect some shelter pets to join the fun too. Details Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022Time: 5:30pmPlace: HSSC's Educ...
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Adult Summer Camp Recap

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Thanks to everyone who attended our first-ever Adult Summer Camp on Saturday, July 30, 2022. More than 20 "big kids" enjoyed an afternoon of animal presentations, a behind-the-scenes shelter tour, and lots of hands-on cuddles. Guest animals included a chinchilla, a bearded dragon, a ferret, a cockatiel, a tortoise, giant rabbits, guinea pigs, ...
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DoodyCalls Grand Opening Pet Extravaganza

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Our partners, DoodyCalls on the Suncoast, celebrated their expansion into the Suncoast area this month by hosting their Grand Opening celebration with us at the shelter! DoodyCalls brought in vendors for animal lovers in our community. Everyone enjoyed food trucks, pet-themed retail, and dog activities!  Sarasota pet parents cam...
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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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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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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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Betty White Challenge Raises $63,000+

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HSSC was featured on Good Morning America for the #BettyWhiteChallenge! January 17 is a day that will live large in our memory. Not only did HSSC receive an astounding $63,000 in donations that day, but we were honored to be featured alongside four other elite shelters in a live segment on Good Morning America. It was an amazing day for animal shel...
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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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Betty White Challenge

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Help us celebrate and honor Betty White! After Betty White's passing, just short of her 100th birthday, her fans across the country made the decision to honor her legacy by creating the "Betty White Challenge" to pay tribute to a cause she held dear to her heart throughout her life— animals. On January 17, people have the opportunity to participate...
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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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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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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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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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