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Pet Food Assistance

Pet Pantry Program

HSSC’s Pet Pantry provides free pet food for Sarasota County residents in need of temporary assistance in feeding their pets during difficult times. HSSC’s Pet Pantry Program is made possible through generous contributions from our local community and business partners. This valuable service is offered to Sarasota residents and helps hundreds of families each year. On average, 100 pounds of pet food are distributed weekly.

To contribute to the Pet Pantry, please drop your donations off at HSSC's Pet Resource Hub on Saturdays, 10am-3:30pm. We accept unopened dry or wet dog and cat food. All donated items are greatly appreciated.

Distribution Information

  • Food is distributed on Wednesdays from 10am until 2pm outside the HSSC Adoption Center at the Pet Resource Hub.
  • Recipients are limited to one five-pound bag (or seven cans) of food per week.
  • Applicants must show a current photo ID, proof of Sarasota County residence, and proof of government assistance (see list below) when picking up food.
  • Proof of spay/neuter for recipient’s animal(s) is required. HSSC will provide information on low-cost spay/neuter programs, if necessary.
  • HSSC reserves the right to limit or deny food assistance.

Proof of Assistance

Families or individuals receiving assistance from the following programs are eligible for HSSC’s Pet Pantry Program.

  • Medicaid
  • Food Stamps
  • WIC (Women, Infants and Children’s Nutritional Services)
  • SSI (Supplemental Security Income)
  • SSD (Supplemental Security Disability Insurance)
  • Medikids (Children Medicaid)
  • Florida Health Kids
  • Florida KidCare
  • CMS Network (Children’s Medical Services)
  • VA (Veteran’s) Disability Pension
  • SEC 8 (HUD rental assistance voucher)
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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Shelter Hours of Operation
Monday: Closed
Tuesday–Friday: 10am–6pm
Saturday: 10am–4pm
Sunday: Closed
THE ANIMAL CLINIC OF HSSC
1090 North Tuttle Ave | Sarasota, FL 34237 | 941.364.3605 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Animal Clinic Hours of Operation
Monday: Closed
Tuesday–Friday: 8am–12:30pm 
(Closed for Lunch 12:30-1:30pm)
Tuesday–Friday: 1:30pm-5pm
Saturday: 8am–12pm
Sunday: Closed

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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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