The Humane Society of Sarasota County (HSSC) received a $2,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love during a special celebration at Sarasota Petco at 3800 South Tamiami Trail on June 21, 2022, in support of their lifesaving work for animals in Sarasota.
Petco Love is a national nonprofit leading change for pets by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since its founding in 1999, Petco Love has invested $330 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. And Petco Love helps find loving homes for pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations — like HSSC — across North America, with 6.5 million pets adopted and counting.
"Our investment in the Humane Society of Sarasota County is part of more than $15M in investments recently announced by Petco Love to power local organizations across the country as part of our commitment to create a future in which no pet is unnecessarily euthanized," said Susanne Kogut, President of Petco Love. "Our local investments are only part of our strategy to empower animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us. We recently celebrated the one-year launch anniversary of Petco Love Lost, a national lost and found database that uses pet facial recognition technology to simplify the search for lost pets."Petco Love, 2022
"HSSC's goal for the year is to save 2,700 cats and dogs. It takes a tremendous amount of support to make that goal a reality. From Petco Love grants on the national level to in-store adoptions and collaborations with our local Petco store, it all makes a difference. We are so grateful for Petco Love's investment in our mission," said Anna Gonce, Executive Director of HSSC.
The Humane Society of Sarasota County is the area's premier no-kill shelter and has served the Sarasota community since 1952. HSSC is committed to going "Beyond Shelter" for cats and dogs and realizing our vision of a community where all animals are cared for and loved. HSSC has received the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's premier independent charity evaluator, for six consecutive years. Furthermore, HSSC has a perfect score, something only eight animal welfare organizations in the United States can claim.
About the Humane Society of Sarasota County
The Humane Society of Sarasota County is the area's premier no-kill shelter and relies solely on community support to continue its mission to engage the hearts, hands, and minds of the community to help animals. Programs offered include pet adoptions, humane education, pet therapy, a pet pantry, a volunteer program, and a low-cost animal clinic that is open to the public.
The Humane Society of Sarasota County is located at 2331 15th Street, Sarasota, Florida 34237. Adoption hours are Tuesday through Friday 10am–6pm and Saturday 10am–4pm. Phone: 941.955.4131; Fax: 941.955.3715; Web: www.hssc.org.
The Animal Clinic of the Humane Society of Sarasota County is located at 1090 North Tuttle Avenue, (across the street from Ed Smith Stadium), Sarasota, Florida 34237. Operating hours are Tuesday to Friday 8am–5pm and Saturday 8am–Noon. Phone: 941.364.3605; Web: www.hsscclinic.org.
About Petco Love
Petco Love is a life-changing nonprofit organization that makes communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since our founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, we've empowered animal welfare organizations by investing $330 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. We've helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and organizations nationwide.
Our love for pets drives us to lead with innovation, creating tools animal lovers need to reunite lost pets, and lead with passion, inspiring and mobilizing communities and our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners to drive lifesaving change alongside us.Join us. Visit petcolove.org or follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn to be part of the lifesaving work we lead every day.