HSSC is part of an elite group of charities with a Perfect 100 score from Charity Navigator, America's premier independent charity evaluator. Less than one percent of the thousands of charities rated by Charity Navigator have earned perfect scores. HSSC is one of only two animal-welfare shelters in Florida (and the only one of any category of nonprofit in Sarasota County) to receive a perfect score. HSSC has also received a four-star rating for three consecutive years. You can trust that your donations are being used wisely. See the list of Perfect 100 Charities
Look for HSSC’s Mobile Adoption Center, “Big MAC”, and the Animal Care-A-Van around town.
Big MAC is used for large transports and for taking animals to offsite adoption events. This fully equipped RV has custom-built kennels that keep shelter animals cool and comfortable when they’re out on the town.
The Animal Care-A-Van is the newest addition to the HSSC fleet. Our old transport van was vandalized in 2015. Through the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s Giving Challenge and a generous grant from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, HSSC was able to purchase and customize a brand-new Chevy Express 2500 Cargo Van. The Care-A-Van regularly transports animals from local open-admission shelters.