HSSC has received the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator, for three 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. Of the more than 1,500 Sarasota-based nonprofit organizations, only seven were awarded Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating, and HSSC is the only 4-star animal welfare organization in Sarasota. Furthermore, HSSC has the highest overall score of all seven of those 4-star-rated charities: a perfect 100 out of a possible 100 points (as of November 2018). HSSC is one of only two perfect-scoring animal-welfare organizations in Florida. Nationwide, HSSC is one of just six perfect-scoring animal-welfare organizations. Learn More.