2017 Holiday


You’ve seen the pictures and the stories. The ones with animals who are sad, abused, and afraid. It seems like there’s a new one every time you flip through the channels or scroll through your newsfeed. For an animal lover like you, the sight of those innocent faces can make you feel hopeless. But you’re not the kind to lose hope. You take action. Countless animals are nestled snugly in their beds right now because of your support for the Humane Society of Sarasota County.

Pearl before

Animals like Pearl, a motherless kitten who was so small that she fit in the palm of a hand. Our wonderful foster volunteers bottle fed Pearl and her siblings every hour until they grew strong enough to be adopted. We healed Beans when she came to us with a broken leg. Now she’s a spunky pup loving life with her new family. We took in Piper, a beautiful Shepherd mix, when she was out of time at another shelter. These are just a few of the many lives HSSC helped save.

 I hope we can count on your extraordinary generosity this holiday season. Your gift will provide nutritious food, safe shelter, and lifesaving medical care for animals in need. It will allow our staff and volunteers to nurture animals who’ve never known a gentle touch. Your gift will provide spay and neuter services to break the cycle of animal overpopulation and homelessness. Your support makes a difference. 

Pearl after

We envision a community—and a world—where every animal is cared for and loved. We are working tirelessly to make that vision a reality, and we are so grateful to have you with us. Your gift will literally save lives.

On behalf of all the animals who will be served by your generosity, we thank you! Your generosity and inspiring love for animals helps to make everything we do possible.

Wishing you and yours a safe, healthy, and joyous season!




Christen Benson
Executive Director