In and out of shelters, having litters when she was barely an adult herself, no one missing her—what we knew of Amy’s story seemed all too familiar.
A life of instability and neglect is the sad reality for many of the over 1,800 animals that enter the Humane Society of Sarasota County (HSSC) every year. It’s our mission to help these animals and give them food, shelter, medicine, and—what they need most of all—a second chance for a better life.
Our work was already hard. COVID-19 has made it harder. With our program revenue drastically reduced, support from our community is more important than ever to continue our lifesaving work. Our resources are stretched as far as they can go.
That’s why we're asking for your help today. Suffering animals in our community need you now. Please make your gift today to save animals from cruelty and neglect … and give them the love and care they desperately need.
Right now, in our community, thousands of unwanted animals are struggling to survive. Abandoned, often abused, they’ve never known the joy of being part of a family … or being truly cared for. You can help suffering animals today … animals like Amy.
Time is a precious commodity in a shelter, and we spent nearly two months on Amy. We gave her medical care, nutritious food, and lots of affection. We were determined to find her the perfect home. When a young man named Logan contacted us saying he suspected she was his long-lost dog, we scheduled a meet and greet. There was not a dry eye around when Amy sprinted over and embraced Logan. (Check out the video below!)
Logan shared that Amy (whose real name was Jamie) had been a street dog when he rescued her initially. A series of unfortunate events led to their recent separation, and he had spent the past several months searching for her. Not only that, he had lost his job due to COVID-19. Being reunited with Amy gave him a much-needed dose of hope. Now they have a second chance for a happy life…together.
Amy’s story is a beautiful example of redemption. It’s a reminder of why, as a no-kill shelter, HSSC never sets limits on how long an animal can stay with us. But we can’t do it alone.
Through your caring support of the Humane Society of Sarasota County, you can help save animals and give them the second chances they deserve, even in this difficult time.
Please make your gift today to save an animal in need.
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