Axel's Excursion to the Old Salty Dog

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  Hi, all. It's HSSC's resident senior boy, Axel. Boy, did I have the best time at the Old Salty Dog City Island the other day. Maybe it's because I have a bit of "salt" on my face, but they treated me like royalty. I got to have lunch with the owners, Judy and Philip, and everyone was so nice. They gave me a bandana and a whole chicken breast...
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PAWSITIVE PRESS | Happenings & Happy Tails | June 2021

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YOU'VE GOT TO BE 'KITTEN' ME! Ernest Hemingway famously said, "One cat just leads to another." At HSSC, we see no problem with that! Over the past couple of months, you have likely noticed a shift in our animal population. We now have more cats in care than ever before. There is a reason for that. Nationally, 51% of animals entering shelters are do...
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We are celebrating National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, come adopt a cat right meow!

Help us celebrate National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month by giving our black cats a place to call home. June 29–30, we are offering $25 adoption fees for all of our adult black and tuxedo cats (kittens excluded). Visit our adoptions page to see who is available with this promotion!
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Updated Hours for Hurricane Elsa July 6, 2021

As we monitor Hurricane Elsa's progress, we are adjusting our hours of operation on July 7. OPEN HOURS The shelter will open tomorrow, July 7, at 12pm.The Animal Clinic will open tomorrow, July 7, at 10am.Morning volunteer shifts at the shelter will start at 10am.We will continue to make updates on both social platforms (Facebook & Instagr...
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How HSSC is Preparing for Tropical Storm Elsa July 5, 2021

As we monitor Tropical Storm Elsa's progress, we want to let everyone know how the Humane Society of Sarasota County is preparing for the storm. We have a detailed disaster plan and are acting according to the storm's progression. At this time we are not planning to evacuate our shelter animals, but we are taking every possible step to ensure their...
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Down Dogs & Cat Cows Yoga Night | JULY 22 at HSSC

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Fitness with a furry twist. Instructors Janet Boyden and Elizabeth Seymour will lead a combination yoga/pilates class in HSSC's brand-new 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. Space is limited, so sign up t...
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Humane Society of Sarasota County Exceeds 200 Adoptions in May

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PHOTO:Anna Gonce, Executive Director at HSSC  "The Humane Society of Sarasota County (HSSC) has many things to celebrate. The organization, the area's largest no-kill shelter, found forever homes for more than 200 dogs and cats in May. This record-setting month also included the single highest adoption day with 25 adoptions, found adoptions fo...
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NEW UPDATE - 26 Furever Homes with Adopt BIG

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We asked people to Adopt BIG and they answered our call We celebrated National Pet Month by featuring our big dogs with our Adopt BIG promotion and found 26 furever homes! It is heartwarming to watch our long-term dogs find their families. Meet some our new HSSC Alumni Adopt BIG Happy Tail "Adopting Bowie was the best decision I have...
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Generosity Unleashed

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Rise to the challenge or you'll be in the dog house—literally! Combining the excitement of a giving day, the competitive element of a team fundraiser, and the entertainment of a lock-up event, the Humane Society of Sarasota County presents the first-ever Generosity Unleashed. Harnessing the power of peer-to-peer fundraising, this mostly virtual fun...
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You Make a Difference

Sometimes it takes a while for an animal's true personality to emerge. When Dante arrived at the Humane Society of Sarasota County (HSSC), he was sad and withdrawn. This stunning red-and-tan husky mix had been surrendered by his original owner—through no fault of his own—to an overcrowded county shelter in Texas. Scared, lonely, and suffering from ...
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HSSC Named in 30 Best Animal Shelters That Make America Proud

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 "Animal shelters are the unsung heroes of a modern society. Anyone who's traveled around the world has been to countries where homeless cats and dogs are so rampant that it often feels like they outnumber the people. Thankfully, United States has some of the best animal shelters in the world, and we couldn't be more proud of them. The High Pu...
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Community Foundation of Sarasota County awards $50,000 grant to HSSC

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We received a $50,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to support lifesaving care for 2,116 animals this year. Funding is provided by the Helen C. Schwieder Fund of the Community Foundation. "It takes tremendous resources to care for the nearly 200 animals in our facility at any given time. This $50,000 grant will be transform...
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HSSC Unveils New Sensory Garden

  Humane Society of Sarasota County Unveils New Sensory & Enrichment Garden In an effort to continue the mission of finding a home for every adoptable pet in its care while focusing on saving the lives of cats and dogs, and enriching human lives along the way, we are proud to announce the addition of a new sensory and enrichment garde...
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22nd Annual St. Patty's Day Poker Run at HSSC

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The Manasota Harley Owners Group (HOG) came out to support us during their 22nd Annual St. Patty's Day Poker Run on March 14. The parking lot rumbled and shook with Harley motorcycles and excitement! There were prizes for poker participants and a 50/50 drawing benefitting HSSC. Thank you Manastoa H.O.G.'s! Date March 14, 2021 Start Location The Hum...
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HSSC's TLC Program Featured on SNN

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Over the weekend, our lifesaving TLC Program made headlines with SNN News. The "TLC program backed by HSSC" is a program that benefits pets with special needs that will require lifelong, routine medical care after they are adopted from HSSC. Our medical director will establish a treatment plan for the animals in the program and HSSC will ...
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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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Monday: Closed
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Sunday: Closed
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Friday: 8am–5pm
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