You do something very important. You offer generous support to the Humane Society of Sarasota County so animals can receive the lifesaving care they need. You give animals who are alone, frightened, and hurt a second chance at safe, happy lives. Your generosity does more than save lives—it changes lives.
Wheeler, a small black-and-brown Dachshund mix, was found roaming the streets. He was transferred to HSSC, where we gave him food, medicine, and love. Soon after adoption, Wheeler’s family recognized that he was perfectly suited for pet therapy. He passed the training and became a certified member of HSSC’s Pet Therapy Program.
On his weekly visits to senior-living communities, Wheeler never fails to perk up residents, even those who are otherwise sad and lonely. When he comes into their rooms, pert tail wagging, and snuggles up to them and rests his head on their laps, their joy is apparent. Your support makes moments like these possible.
From homeless stray to beloved pet therapy dog: Wheeler’s story is just one example of the lasting impact your gift can make on the lives of animals and people. I hope we can count on your extraordinary generosity this holiday season. A Holiday Fund Drive gift of whatever you can manage will make a lifesaving difference. You never know what greatness will be unlocked as a result of your compassion.
Each one of the 1,600 animals HSSC cares for each year has the potential for greatness—whether that means being the “best pet ever,” as adopters often write in their “Happy Tails,” or it means being a source of comfort and joy, like Wheeler is.
At HSSC, we envision a community—and a world—where every animal is cared for and loved. We are working tirelessly to make that vision a reality, and we are so grateful to have you with us. Your kindness and inspiring love for animals makes everything we do possible.
Wishing you and yours a safe, healthy, and joyous season!
The Humane Society of Sarasota County, Inc., is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Registration Number CH239, and receives 100% of all donated funds. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352 within the state or online at www.freshfromflorida.com. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.