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 10 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 10 of those 4-star-rated charities (97.17 out of a possible 100 points). Learn More.