The Humane Society of Sarasota County is taking a “Humanely Possible” approach to the COVID-19 crisis. Our priorities are to continue to care for and find permanent homes for our shelter animals, to help our rescue partners and our community, and to keep providing lifesaving medical care to our clients. We know that we cannot do everything, but we are doing everything “Humanely Possible.”
The shelter is open to the public for normal adoption hours. Effective June 1, appointments are required to view or adopt a cat or dog. Please call 941.955.4131 to make an appointment.
Our Animal Clinic is open, and clients are now allowed inside the building. Please call 941.364.3605 to speak directly to the Clinic.
Face masks are required inside and outside, per Sarasota City Ordinance, effective July 1, 2020, for 60 days. Some exceptions apply.
Please visit our COVID-19 Response webpage for complete details on how our programs and services have been adjusted.
EVENTS WITH HSSC
Cats, kittens, dogs, puppies, llamas, horses, goats, chickens, rabbits, geckos, and more. Summer at HSSC usually means a menagerie of animals and children on campus. This year, between COVID-19 and ongoing construction, in-person Fur Fun Summer Camp just is not possible. We can, however, still provide quality, educational programming with a hearty dose of animal cutness. And we can do it safely and remotely. That's right: Fur Fun Summer Camp is going virtual.
Beginning July 20, 2020, HSSC is offering two sessions of summer camp. Each session is five days long, an hour each day. There will be separate sessions for children ages 6-8 and 9-11. All sessions will be conducted via Zoom, and the cost is $25 per session per child (that's just $5 per day). There is a limit of 10 children per session. Click for details and registration.
These sessions may be shorter than the typical Fur Fun Camp, but they will not be short on fun.