Hurricane Ian Update

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Updates as of Wednesday, October 5, 2022. 201 animals helped and counting! 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 tech...
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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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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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Write to Santa Paws & Mrs. Claws

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Supplies can be found in our adoptions center. Just visit the front desk and ask. Santa Paws & Mrs. Claws look forward to your letters!
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Donate Before Year's End

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PLEASE HELP THE ANIMALS ONCE MORE THIS YEAR! As this year comes to a close, I want to thank you for your compassion and kindness to animals. Your generous support of the Humane Society of Sarasota County has provided much-needed care for suffering animals in our community.There are so many animals who are hurt, scared, and alone. Animals like Rocky...
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Sarasota Holiday Parade WINNERS

"We're so happy to have had our 25th Anniversary parade this year. Our thanks to everyone who participated and attended the parade. As usual, all the entries were amazing. Here are the award winners.  BEST NON-PROFIT THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF SARASOTA COUNTY" Sourced: https://sarasotaholidayparade.com/and-the-winners-are/
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PAWSITIVE PRESS | Happenings & Happy Tails | November 2021

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HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYSThe holidays always bring me a feeling of joy and nostalgia. It's a feeling of comfort and excitement for all of the holiday cheer that is about to happen. I'm staring at my Christmas tree at home, wondering which one of my cats is going to try to impersonate the star at the top—calculating which ornaments will survive their ho...
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HOME for the Holidays Adoption Promotion | December 1-31

There's no place like home for the holidays. Adopt today and share the holiday spirit! We're celebrating the holidays by finding our long-term shelter animals' homes. See who is available for adoption during this promotion on our website. Just look for the HSSC ornament on their profile photos. $25 adoption fee on select cats & dogs. ...
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Blue's Holiday Wish List

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Dear Friends, My name is Blue, and I'm writing to you from my room at the Humane Society of Sarasota County.  I need your help. Actually… I don't need your help, my friends do. Friends may not be the right word, since I don't actually know them. But I know their story. Believe me, I know it. Not too long ago, I was like my friends. I was ...
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Giving Tuesday is HERE!

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Mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 30, to participate in a day of making a difference all over the world, and specifically, right here in Sarasota County. We are so grateful to be a beneficiary of the Sarasota-based Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust. All year long, the Flanzer Trust has been matching donations for local nonprofits,...
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FAUX PAWS ON THE CATWALK RECAP

WOW! That's a wrap on the first-ever Faux Paws on the Catwalk! Friday, November 12, was a glittery afternoon filled with sparkle, color, pet hair, and lifesaving fun. HSSC's modern shelter was transformed into a pink-purple-and-teal wonderland. Guests' ensembles ranged from chic to delightfully tacky—all in honor of the "faux paws" theme. Allison W...
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Humane Society brings fundraising to its shelter with Faux Paws event

The Humane Society of Sarasota County typically wows supporters with its Paws on the Catwalk fundraiser in the spring at the Art Ovation Hotel. But the pandemic paused that typical schedule, so Humane Society staff found a new approach. The organization recently held its Faux Paws on the Catwalk event, a looser and more paired-down fundraiser, at i...
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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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Shelter Hours of Operation
Monday: Closed
Tuesday–Friday: 10am–6pm
Saturday: 10am–4pm
Sunday: Closed
THE ANIMAL CLINIC OF HSSC
1090 North Tuttle Ave | Sarasota, FL 34237 | 941.364.3605 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Animal Clinic Hours of Operation
Monday: 8am– 5pm
Tuesday: 8am–6pm
Wednesday: 8am–5pm
Thursday: 8am–6pm
Friday: 8am–5pm
Saturday–Sunday: Closed
Closed for lunch each day from 12:30–1:30pm

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