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 RILEE BEISLER HUMANE-I-TARIAN AWARD

The Rilee Beisler Humane-i-tarian Award is inspired by the heroic actions of 11-year-old Rilee. On May 5, 2021 she tragically lost her life attempting to rescue her two puppies, Dobby and Luna. HSSC's mission is to engage the hearts, hands, and minds of the community to help animals. Rilee Beisler's huge heart for animals is an inspiration and a te...
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Clear the Shelters™ from August 23–September 19 at HSSC

HSSC is participating in the Clear the Shelters™ adoption event from August 23-September 19. Clear the Shelters™ is a national pet adoption campaign by NBCUniversal Local Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal. Adoption fees will be waived for select animals during this event. Please look for the Clear the Shelters™ logo on their ken...
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Their Best Life Is Ahead Of Them, But Right Now They Need Your Help.

"I forget how much GeeGee has improved until someone who knew her in the beginning reminds me.""We love Roxy so much. Our lives revolve around her because she is such a joy.""Hestia sprawls out belly-up in the hallway to nap and seems content as can be."THAT IS NOW. THIS WAS THEN...GeeGee was found on the streets. Her hair was a matted mess, and ev...
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Animals need safety and loving care. They need a hand.

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Life on the streets is tough. Life on the streets as a four-month-old puppy with two broken legs and a body covered in fleas…nearly impossible.Champ could have easily died on the side of the road after being hit by a car—another abandoned dog whose life was tragically cut short.Instead, the local authorities scooped him up and initiated the chain r...
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11-year-old's heroic act recognized with award in her honor - SNN News

SARASOTA COUNTY - The heroic act of an 11-year-old is being recognized with an award in her honor. 11-YEAR-OLD Rilee Beisler died in May when she tried saving her two puppies during a house fire at the Sun N Fun RV Resort in Sarasota. "The Humanitarian award was created by HSSC after we heard about the tragic story with Rilee and her trying to resc...
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PAWSITIVE PRESS | Happenings & Happy Tails | JULY 2021

WILL YOU OPEN YOUR HEART AND YOUR HOME?We celebrated another record-breaking month in June with 214 adoptions. HSSC is now on track to exceed our lifesaving goal for the year - saving more animals than ever before in our 69-year history. Our back-to-back adoption records in May and June were possible because of our growing foster program. Collectiv...
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Out & About Sarasota With Tyler Butler is BACK and at our Fur Fun Summer Camp

Out & About Sarasota With Tyler Butler is BACK and at our Fur Fun Summer Camp. Watch his latest visit on Facebook by clicking the photo below! Video Sponsored by Reyna's Taqueria.
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Out & About Sarasota With Tyler Butler came to visit to HSSC

Out & About Sarasota With Tyler Butler came to visit our newly renovated facility. Check out the video from his recent visit on Facebook by clicking the linked photo below! Video sponsored by The Artful Giraffe. 
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Pet Fire Safety Day with the Sarasota County Fire Department & HSSC

Check out our safety video with the Sarasota County Fire Department to discuss safety tips for Pet Fire Safety Day. Click the photo below! The most important rule is: Always have a plan!  For more information on health and safety for you and your pet, visit our Pet Health & Safety page at https://hssc.org/pets/health-and-saf...
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Hurry! Paver sales are wrapping up. Don't miss your chance!

ORDER YOUR PAVER BY JULY 7 It's your last chance to cement your support for animals and pave the way for the Humane Society of Sarasota County's lifesaving future. Custom engraved pavers are available for a $500 contribution. All orders must be received by July 7 so the pavers can be installed in time for our Grand Opening Celebration on September ...
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"The Humane Society of Sarasota County is trying to connect you with your new best furry friend." -SNN News Suncoast Network

"If you're thinking about adopting, this is the weekend to let love in to your home," said Senior Director of Philanthropy, Autumn Steiner. The Humane Society of Sarasota County is partnering with the Best Friends Animal Society to help Suncoast shelter pets find their furever homes. "This adoption event starts tomorrow, Friday July 9th, and we're ...
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Let Love In at the Best Friends National Adoption Event JULY 9–10 with HSSC

Get ready to Let Love In with the Humane Society of Sarasota County and Best Friends Animal Society. The national adoption event, Let Love In, brings together animal welfare organizations, like ours, across the country to help us all save more lives by connecting adoptable animals with their future families. Starting July 9–10, go to https://hssc.o...
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Thank you to Couture Real Estate for raising more than $8,000 for the Humane Society of Sarasota County

A huge round of a-paws to the fabulously chic Allison Werner and all the "couturiers" at Couture Real Estate. They held a delightful "Dog Days of Summer" event on June 12. It was pretty in pink and oh-so-successful, raising more than $8,000 for the Humane Society of Sarasota County. What's more, they brought in a trunkful of donated items from our ...
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FUR THE RECORD 2021 Spring Newsletter

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In February, the Humane Society of Sarasota County celebrated our 69th birthday. While we have experienced nearly 70 springtimes as an organization, the birth and growth that accompanies the season is still a marvel to us. We are also in awe of our new building and all the space we have now to care for animals, from the bottle babies whose eyes are...
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Axel's Excursion to the Old Salty Dog

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  Hi, all. It's HSSC's resident senior boy, Axel. Boy, did I have the best time at the Old Salty Dog City Island the other day. Maybe it's because I have a bit of "salt" on my face, but they treated me like royalty. I got to have lunch with the owners, Judy and Philip, and everyone was so nice. They gave me a bandana and a whole chicken breast...
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PAWSITIVE PRESS | Happenings & Happy Tails | June 2021

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YOU'VE GOT TO BE 'KITTEN' ME! Ernest Hemingway famously said, "One cat just leads to another." At HSSC, we see no problem with that! Over the past couple of months, you have likely noticed a shift in our animal population. We now have more cats in care than ever before. There is a reason for that. Nationally, 51% of animals entering shelters are do...
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We are celebrating National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, come adopt a cat right meow!

Help us celebrate National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month by giving our black cats a place to call home. June 29–30, we are offering $25 adoption fees for all of our adult black and tuxedo cats (kittens excluded). Visit our adoptions page to see who is available with this promotion!
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Updated Hours for Hurricane Elsa July 6, 2021

As we monitor Hurricane Elsa's progress, we are adjusting our hours of operation on July 7. OPEN HOURS The shelter will open tomorrow, July 7, at 12pm.The Animal Clinic will open tomorrow, July 7, at 10am.Morning volunteer shifts at the shelter will start at 10am.We will continue to make updates on both social platforms (Facebook & Instagr...
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How HSSC is Preparing for Tropical Storm Elsa July 5, 2021

As we monitor Tropical Storm Elsa's progress, we want to let everyone know how the Humane Society of Sarasota County is preparing for the storm. We have a detailed disaster plan and are acting according to the storm's progression. At this time we are not planning to evacuate our shelter animals, but we are taking every possible step to ensure their...
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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
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Saturday: 8am–12pm
Sunday: Closed

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