Volunteer

In 2017, HSSC volunteers worked a combined total of 29,000 hours! The generous time volunteers dedicate to the Humane Society of Sarasota County enables us 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 fulfill our mission as the area’s premier no-kill shelter without our volunteers.

There are many ways to volunteer for HSSC. To get started, choose the volunteer area below that best represents the type of volunteer you want to be.

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Volunteer Spotlight
Sharon Roate

Fortune smiled on HSSC about four years ago, just as Sharon Roate was grieving the loss of her beloved husband and wondering how she would ever begin to fill some of the emptiness she was feeling. An article in the paper mentioned our need for volunteers, and Sharon made the decision to celebrate her husbands lifelong love of cats by joining us a Feline Friend. Growing up in a family of devoted dog people, Sharon was never around cats until she fell in love with a man who adored his cats almost as much as he loved her. Sharon says, “he had me at meow and the rest is history.”
 
Sharon’s family includes four daughters, six grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Having moved to Sarasota 40 years ago, she still remembers their joy after leaving behind a particularly nasty blizzard in 1978. Her business career was mostly secretarial work and she retired from Manor Care Nursing Home in 2008.
 
Her cat Bogey is a shelter cat prodigy and forgives the hours Sharon spends helping her new “fur baby” friends at HSSC. Now, we are fortunate to reap the benefits of this loyal and talented volunteer who knows her life has been enriched by her work here and claims she has gained more than she has given—but, we know better.
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.
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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