2022 Fall Newsletter

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Check out our Fall newsletter "Fur the Record"  and stay up to date on the latest happening at HSSC! Click the booklet below to flip pages! Interested in keeping up with HSSC? Subscribe to our monthly newsletter down below! #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own Mailchimp...
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Hurricane Ian Update

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Updates as of Thursday, October 20, 2022.  HSSC is grateful to have survived Hurricane Ian with only minor damage. We are further grateful to have maintained power and water. Many of our neighbors were not so lucky, and we feel strongly that we owe it to them to help as much as we can. So while HSSC remains technically closed to the public, we...
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New Beginnings for Beagles

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All 18 of the HSSC's beagles have found their furever home! HSSC received 18 beagles from a partnership with the Humane Society of the United States, which took possession of 4,000 beagles from Envigo, a mass breeding facility that has received multiple violations for issues such as inadequate veterinary care and insufficient food. Many of the...
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HSSC Welcomes 18 Beagles from Envigo Breeding Facility

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HSSC received 18 beagles from a partnership with the Humane Society of the United States, which took possession of 4,000 beagles from Envigo, a mass breeding facility that has received multiple violations for issues such as inadequate veterinary care and insufficient food. Many of these dogs were bound for animal testing laboratories across the cou...
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You help give animals a second chance

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What follows is a condensed version of a letter we received recently from a couple who adopted two dogs from HSSC. We hope you enjoy this "tail" of second chances and the power of the human-animal bond. After all, we do not just save animals. They save us too. "What a difference HSSC has made in our lives. Somehow, you managed to find us the best d...
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Down Dogs & Cat Cows Yoga Night

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Fitness with a furry twist! Instructor Janet Boyden will lead a yoga class in HSSC's spacious Education & Training Center. We'll burn some calories and get our zen on, then celebrate a great workout with wine and light bites. Expect some shelter pets to join the fun too. Details Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022Time: 5:30pmPlace: HSSC's Educ...
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Adult Summer Camp Recap

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Thanks to everyone who attended our first-ever Adult Summer Camp on Saturday, July 30, 2022. More than 20 "big kids" enjoyed an afternoon of animal presentations, a behind-the-scenes shelter tour, and lots of hands-on cuddles. Guest animals included a chinchilla, a bearded dragon, a ferret, a cockatiel, a tortoise, giant rabbits, guinea pigs, ...
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DoodyCalls Grand Opening Pet Extravaganza

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Our partners, DoodyCalls on the Suncoast, celebrated their expansion into the Suncoast area this month by hosting their Grand Opening celebration with us at the shelter! DoodyCalls brought in vendors for animal lovers in our community. Everyone enjoyed food trucks, pet-themed retail, and dog activities!  Sarasota pet parents cam...
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HSSC Introduces Adult Summer Camp

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Do you wish you could attend HSSC's Fur Fun Camps? Now you can!HSSC's Adult Summer Camp gives adults the chance to learn about and interact with shelter pets and other animals, both domestic and exotic. Join us on Saturday, July 30, from 3-6pm, for exciting speakers, an inside look at the happenings in our facility, and "adult" snacks and drinks.Ou...
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National Nonprofit Petco Love Invests in Humane Society of Sarasota County to Save and Improve the Lives of Pets in Sarasota

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The Humane Society of Sarasota County (HSSC) received a $2,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love during a special celebration at Sarasota Petco at 3800 South Tamiami Trail on June 21, 2022, in support of their lifesaving work for animals in Sarasota. Petco Love is a national nonprofit leading change for pets by harnessing the powe...
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Clinic Operations Update

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The Animal Clinic, operated by the Humane Society of Sarasota County, opened its doors in February 2016 as a full-service veterinary hospital aiming to provide affordable, high-quality veterinary care to the community. We appreciate the loyalty of the 11,000+ patients who have supported us these past six years. Over the past year, the veterinary pr...
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A Cat Named "Andey"

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It was just a simple note, in a child's handwriting, left in our lobby: "Thank you for a cat named Andey."  Andi ("Andey") the kitten had just been adopted by the young author's family. It was a joyous day for all, but that day almost never came.  Andi and her five siblings were a hair's breadth away from death when they were di...
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HSSC Celebrates 70th Birthday

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HSSC celebrated its 70th birthday on February 7. HSSC was founded in 1952 as Sarasota's first nonprofit animal welfare organization! What an incredible journey it's been, going from enough kennels for 48 dogs and 6 cats to a 38,000 ft2 facility with the capacity to save 2,700 animals every year. A few notable facts from 1952: 1952 presidential...
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Betty White Challenge Raises $63,000+

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HSSC was featured on Good Morning America for the #BettyWhiteChallenge! January 17 is a day that will live large in our memory. Not only did HSSC receive an astounding $63,000 in donations that day, but we were honored to be featured alongside four other elite shelters in a live segment on Good Morning America. It was an amazing day for animal shel...
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Betty White Challenge

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Help us celebrate and honor Betty White! After Betty White's passing, just short of her 100th birthday, her fans across the country made the decision to honor her legacy by creating the "Betty White Challenge" to pay tribute to a cause she held dear to her heart throughout her life— animals. On January 17, people have the opportunity to participate...
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NEW UPDATE - 26 Furever Homes with Adopt BIG

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We asked people to Adopt BIG and they answered our call We celebrated National Pet Month by featuring our big dogs with our Adopt BIG promotion and found 26 furever homes! It is heartwarming to watch our long-term dogs find their families. Meet some our new HSSC Alumni Adopt BIG Happy Tail "Adopting Bowie was the best decision I have...
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Community Foundation of Sarasota County awards $50,000 grant to HSSC

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We received a $50,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to support lifesaving care for 2,116 animals this year. Funding is provided by the Helen C. Schwieder Fund of the Community Foundation. "It takes tremendous resources to care for the nearly 200 animals in our facility at any given time. This $50,000 grant will be transform...
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22nd Annual St. Patty's Day Poker Run at HSSC

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The Manasota Harley Owners Group (HOG) came out to support us during their 22nd Annual St. Patty's Day Poker Run on March 14. The parking lot rumbled and shook with Harley motorcycles and excitement! There were prizes for poker participants and a 50/50 drawing benefitting HSSC. Thank you Manastoa H.O.G.'s! Date March 14, 2021 Start Location The Hum...
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HSSC Unveils New Sensory Garden

  Humane Society of Sarasota County Unveils New Sensory & Enrichment Garden In an effort to continue the mission of finding a home for every adoptable pet in its care while focusing on saving the lives of cats and dogs, and enriching human lives along the way, we are proud to announce the addition of a new sensory and enrichment garde...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Christine Christian, HSSC's Dog Whisperer

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 Unsung Heroes  Our volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. The Humane Society of Sarasota County's volunteers generously give their time and talents, which enables HSSC to continue to save lives and expand our services for our community. With so many resources required to provide care for our animals, it would be impossible to ...
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THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF SARASOTA COUNTY
2331 15th Street | Sarasota, FL 34237 | 941.955.4131 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Monday: Closed
Tuesday–Friday: 10am–6pm
Saturday: 10am–4pm
Sunday: Closed
THE ANIMAL CLINIC OF HSSC
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Wednesday: 8am–5pm
Thursday: 8am–6pm
Friday: 8am–5pm
Saturday–Sunday: Closed
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