2019 Fall Appeal

Texas was found tied to a tree without food, water, or shade. His back was covered in angry, oozing wounds. It hurt just to look at him. His burns—whether deliberately caused or accidental, we’ll never know—were nearly hidden by his overgrown fur. And he was covered in fleas.

Fortunately, the county sheriff’s office brought Texas to the Humane Society of Sarasota County—where, thanks to friends like you, his life turned around. When you support the Humane Society of Sarasota County, you give animals like Texas the second chances they deserve. 

Once we could sedate him and shave his fur, we saw burns all down his back. We cleaned his wounds and gave him medicine to prevent infection and kill his fleas. But Texas needed more than just medical care. Still a young dog—only about a year old—Texas was jumpy and needed to learn to trust people.

He deserved the chance to know what it’s like to have a family who loves him. And thanks to generous donors like you, we could give him all the time and attention he needed.

As his burns turned to scabs and his fur grew back, we worked on his manners and gave him lots of positive reinforcement and affection. When he was ready for adoption, Texas was chosen by a loving family. Texas will always have scars…but now he will always have a family who loves him.

Texas Before

Texas was found tied to a tree without food, water, or shade. He had angry, oozing burns all down his back. His fur was matted, and he was covered in fleas. It hurt just to look at him. Texas desperately needed a second chance.

Texas After

We cleaned his wounds and gave him the medicine he needed. Over time his burns turned to scabs and his fur grew back. Texas will always have scars, but now he will always have a family who loves him.

As a no-kill shelter, HSSC never sets time limits for animals. But time and space are not free. It’s only through the support of generous donors like you that we can give animals like Texas all the time and attention they need. Your generosity turns suffering and neglect into safety and love for over 1,800 dogs and cats each year.

People often think HSSC is part of a national humane organization. But we’re a private nonprofit, and we rely on gifts from local animal lovers just like you. We could not exist without your support!

Can we count on you? Please make a gift that will give another abandoned animal a second chance for a healthy, happy life.

On behalf of those whose lives will be saved by your generosity, thank you so much!

With heartfelt gratitude,

Christen Benson
Executive Director

The Humane Society of Sarasota County, Inc., is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Registration Number CH239, and receives 100% of all donated funds. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352 within the state or online at www.freshfromflorida.com. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.

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