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    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 rely solely on contributions from individuals, organizations, and corporations. HSSC receives no federal funding, nor are we funded by any national humane organization.

    LATEST NEWS

    27 December 2022
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    For the past few weeks, the whiteboard in HSSC's lobby has tracked the distance to our goal of 2,700 total lives saved for the year. Every time we completed an adoption or spayed/neutered a community cat or returned an animal to its owner, the number...
    26 December 2022
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    The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is making play possible at HSSC thanks to a $41,000 grant from the Helen C. Schwieder Fund to install turf in our group play yard. Playgroups are a fantastic way for us to get small groups of shelter dogs t...
    15 December 2022
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    Santa Paws delivered more than 40 pairs of BOBS by Sketchers™ shoes to the hardworking staff at HSSC. The shoes were donated by BOBS by Sketchers™ and Petco Love to thank shelter employees for their tireless, lifechanging work and encourage them to c...

    Find out about upcoming events at HSSC! View our events page for a list of events by location or browse our events posted on Facebook.

    OUR IMPACT

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    Charity Navigator

    HSSC has received the coveted 4-star rating from Charity NavigatorAmerica’s premier independent charity evaluator, for consecutive years. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that HSSC adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Additionaly, HSSC has a perfect score of 100. HSSC is the only perfect-scoring animal-welfare organization in Florida. Nationwide, HSSC is one of just eight perfect-scoring animal-welfare organizations.

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    GuideStar/Candid

    HSSC is proud to have earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. We voluntarily display quantitative metrics to represent how hard HSSC is working toward achieving our mission. We’re proud to use GuideStar Platinum to share our full and complete story with the world. To reach the Platinum level, we provide basic contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; quantitative information about goals, strategies, and progress toward our mission.

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    2021 Best of SRQ Local

    The readers of 2021 SRQ Magazine recognized The Humane Society of Sarasota County in the Best of SRQ Local Annual Readers Competition.

    HSSC was awarded Gold for best local animal non-profit.

    Special thanks to our annual partners

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