2018 Giving Challenge Results

As the area’s premier no-kill shelter, the Humane Society of Sarasota County engages the hearts, hands, and minds of the community to help animals. We cannot achieve our mission without your support.

  • Your support saves 1,600 dogs and cats every year. BE MORE DOG. BE MORE CAT. 2018 Giving Challenge Facebook Profile Picture_BE MORE
  • Your support provides over 5,200 pounds of free pet food. BE MORE SATISFIED.
  • Your support offers affordable vet care to the public. BE MORE CLINICAL.
  • Your support teaches humane education to children. BE MORE HUMANE.
  • Your support brings joy to people who are sad and sick. BE MORE JOYFUL.
  • Your support makes sit happen in K-9 training courses. BE MORE OBEDIENT.


Thank you for participating in the 2018 Giving Challenge. We could not BE MORE grateful for your support.

Time flies when you’re having fun, and we had a lot of fun watching your donations propel the Humane Society of Sarasota County up the 2018 Giving Challenge leaderboards. You rose to our Be The One to Be More “Challenge.” You made 534 donations totaling $34,775. The Patterson Foundation added $31,375 in matching funds. And HSSC received $1,100 in prizes for Best 2016 Giving Challenge Story, the Fast 50, and a social media award. Drumroll, please…

YOU raised $67,250 for the Humane Society of Sarasota County!

Overall, the 2018 Giving Challenge raised $11,733,241 for over 630 area nonprofits! Check out the Giving Challenge website to see more.

Thanks to your generosity:

  • Homeless cats and dogs will receive medical care, nutritious food, and safe shelter until they are adopted. MORE DOG. MORE CAT.
  • People struggling to feed their pets will receive free pet food. MORE SATISFIED.
  • The Animal Clinic of HSSC will provide affordable, full-service vet care for cats and dogs. MORE CLINICAL.
  • Humane Education programs will teach local children to treat animals with respect and kindness. MORE HUMANE.
  • Pet Therapy Teams will bring comfort and cheer to people who are sick and sad. MORE JOYFUL.
  • Rambunctious dogs will master “sit” and “stay” in our K-9 Obedience Training Courses. MORE OBEDIENT.

We are truly grateful that you chose to BE MORE during the 2018 Giving Challenge.

More Ways to Continue to BE MORE:

  • Adopt an animal. Every animal adopted from HSSC frees up a kennel space for another animal in need.
  • Put your love for animals to work. Volunteer at HSSC.
  • Take your cats and dogs to our full-service Animal Clinic. Your pets will receive quality medical care at an affordable price.
  • Check out our Giving Partner Profile to see how your donations support our mission.

Watch our 2018 Giving Challenge Video: https://youtu.be/RJqqqp-fCGg

Read about the 2016 Giving Challenge


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.