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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PAWSITIVE PRESS | Happenings & Happy Tails | October 2021

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On an average Wednesday of an average week, I turned the corner of Pod 3 and heard our medical supervisor say, "Hey, do you want to foster a puppy?" Now, everyone knows that I exercise my executive privilege by fostering kittens. So, as I rushed to say "no" she craftily sticks the cutest puppy on Earth under my nose. I was immediately unable to res...
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$25 OFF ADOPTION FEES IF YOU ADOPT IN A COSTUME FOR HOWL-WEEN

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GET IN THE SPOOKY SPIRIT! Ghouls, Ghosts, and Goblins come one, come all, and help us find our furfriends their furever homes this Friday, October 29, or Saturday, October 30. When you wear your Howl-ween costume to the shelter to come and adopt, you will receive $25 off your adoption fee!
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Recognized by the readers of SRQ | The Magazine, 2021 Best of SRQ Local Annual Readers Competition GOLD Best Local Animal Nonprofit!!

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Local readers have submitted their votes and we are pleased to share that the Humane Society of Sarasota County is the Gold Winner in the category: Best Animal Nonprofit for SRQ | The Magazine in the 13th Annual Best of SRQ Local Readers Competition!!! Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit their nominations. We appreciate each...
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FUR THE RECORD 2021 Fall Newsletter

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HERE AT HSSC, WE ARE SO MUCH MORE THAN A SHELTER. A shelter provides basic care—food, water, a clean kennel. Our commitment goes well beyond the essentials.Our commitment to animals extends Beyond Shelter. We provide the very best in nutrition, veterinary care, enrichment, behavior support, and training. We are also committed to advancing prog...
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IT'S TIME TO FEEL FABULOUS AGAIN... | 2021 FAUX PAWS ON THE CATWALK

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Faux Paws on the Catwalk will take place on Friday, November 12, 2021, from 2–4pm. Space is limited, so get your tickets now! Not quite Paws on the Catwalk. This cheeky event will combine elements of our beloved spring luncheon in a more relaxed setting. Don your white cocktail attire (after Labor Day!) for an afternoon of wine, hors d'oeuvres, sho...
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Hurricane pets find their way to local homes

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Humane Society of Sarasota County has been taking in pets from damaged shelters in Louisiana. Larry and Dawn Labanics had been looking for a new dog for months. The retired couple moved to Bradenton area from Atlanta slightly over a year ago and have spent half of that time looking for a sibling dog to go along with their small dog, Hope. They were...
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PAWSITIVE PRESS | Happenings & Happy Tails | September 2021

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After several years of planning and construction, fundraising, and anticipation, the new Humane Society of Sarasota County is officially complete. We marked this momentous occasion on Friday, September 24, 2021, with our Grand Opening Celebration. We were astounded by the outpouring of support, as hundreds of guests—including elected officials and ...
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Check out our new impact video "Beyond Shelter"

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We are proud to unveil our new impact video. We appreciate everyone who participated and helped make this happen. Together, we are going beyond the shelter! Click the photo below that will bring you to our YouTube Channel. Video Production by: BRAD!BRYAN Multimedia Inc https://www.bradbryan.com/site/ 
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HSSC Celebrates Grand Opening

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The animal group celebrated the end of a long road of development with a ribbon cutting on Sept. 24. by: Harry Sayer Staff Writer The Humane Society has had a trying few years. The group's old adoption building had fallen into a poor state and eventually had to be demolished in 2020. Staff meanwhile crowded their operations into the adjacent educat...
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AND THE WINNER IS...

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Congratulations to Lucy Thomas, the winner of the 2021 Rilee Beisler Humane-i-tarian Award! We are honored to recognize animal loving children in our community. Thank you everyone who made this possible and to our partners Sun Outdoors Sarasota! Lucy is the 2021 Rilee Beisler Humane-i-tarian Award recipient. Lucy's nomination stood out among a pane...
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Sun Outdoors Sarasota Sponsors Vets Program at Humane Society of Sarasota County

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PICTURED: BRIANNA BIBB, SHEILA WILSON, ANTHONY HERZOG, AUSTIN YORK.  The Humane Society of Sarasota County (HSSC) has received a very generous gift from Sun Outdoors Sarasota to be the program sponsor for the Vets Program for the next 12 months. This program gives our military veterans and their families the greatest "thank you" of all: the ex...
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PAWSITIVE PRESS | Happenings & Happy Tails | August 2021

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Wait, there were pigs and horses at HSSC?On a sunny summer day, I turned the corner of the HSSC Adoption Center and came nose to nose with a frisky pony. As the weeks went by, the presence of a pony, INSIDE the Education & Training Center would soon feel normal. As would the presence of two giant Flemish rabbits, a tortoise named Leonardo, shee...
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204 Adoptions during our Clear the Shelter Adoption Event!

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Clear the Shelters was a great success this year! Of the 45 long-term animals eligible for waived adoption fees, 30 went to loving homes. From August 23-September 19, we had a total of 204 animals adopted! Kudos to our Adoptions staff and our matchmakers for pairing these cats and dogs with their new families! Honorable mentions: Marlon (221 d...
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From Foster to Best Friend

Christopher and Loretta Mattie catching a sunset walk outfront of their home with their newly-adopted German Shepherd pup Kona, found at HSSC. Photography by Wyatt Kostygan  Local animal adoption centers are seeing more pets than ever find their fur-ever homes  The Humane Society of Sarasota County has been caring for and placing animals ...
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Bay Area shelters take in hundreds of animals displaced by Ida

 SARASOTA, Fla. - Bay Area rescue groups traveled to Louisiana and Mississippi to pick up hundreds of animals that survived Hurricane Ida and bring them back to the Bay Area for another chance at a forever home. The Florida Association of Animal Welfare worked with 11 shelters in Florida, including the Humane Society of Sarasota County and Cat...
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Humane Society of Sarasota County matches up pets with veterans

The Humane Society of Sarasota County is trying to pair at least 100 pets in need of a home with veterans who are in need of a furry friend.   SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. — It's been shown that a pet can be a calming force for military veterans living with PTSD. So the Humane Society of Sarasota County has made it a goal to bring together pets in ne...
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Humane Society of Sarasota County opens doors to animals from Louisiana

Pets rescued from Hurricane Ida will find new homes in Sarasota  SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, the Humane Society of Sarasota County is aiding animal shelters in Louisiana whose facilities were damaged by the Category 4 storm. The Humane Society has made room to prepare for at least 20 dogs that arrived on a charte...
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More than 80 cats and dogs from storm-weary Louisiana flown to South Florida

One by one, each of the animal-carrier crates came off the small cargo airplane, was placed onto a conveyor belt, and then put into a transport vehicle to be taken to shelters in Fort Lauderdale, Loxahatchee or Sarasota. Each animal carrier was occupied by a dog or cat whose previous home was Louisiana, and each carrier had a plastic cup attac...
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RAINBOW BRIDGE REMEMBRANCE DAY – August 28

"Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water, and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the...
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THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF SARASOTA COUNTY
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