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 time taking radiographs. Fortunately, her leg was not fractured, only swollen. She was also very cold from her time spent outside, but she is now cozy and warm. We named her Angel.
While HSSC is not the default recipient for strays (those should go to Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Animal Services), we never turn away an animal in need, especially motherless infant kittens like Star and Angel who are too young and fragile to survive on their own. They need round-the-clock care and, in Angel's case, immediate medical attention. That's exactly what they received at HSSC. Being a resource for the most vulnerable animals is what it means to be a premier no-kill shelter, and HSSC takes great pride in that distinction.
Star and Angel joined the 120+ other cats and dogs currently in our care. These two sweet kittens will both spend time with experienced fosters while they grow stronger. Meanwhile, a record-setting 2,089 animals have been adopted this year, and we are confident we will meet our goal of 2,116 adoptions by the end of the day on New Year's Eve. It has been a tremendous year for lifesaving, and you—our amazing supporters—made it all possible. Thank you!
If you have not already made a year-end gift, please consider donating today to help animals like Star and Angel. Your gift will go directly to the animals in our care and the ones still to arrive. To have your gift matched 1:1 up to $500, please donate by December 31, 2021, via the Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust and designate HSSC as the recipient. You can also donate securely at www.hssc.org or by mail.