2020 New Year Appeal
Roomba had nothing left. The aging poodle mix was alone and weak. Her fur was terribly matted—covering her body in painful sores. Her eyes were damaged and her teeth were rotting. If she had ever known a life of comfort and love, it had been taken from her long ago. The poor girl didn’t have much time.
But, thanks to your partnership with the Humane Society of Sarasota County (HSSC), we were there for Roomba. Now, instead of facing the end of her life alone and scared, she has a bright new future.
Please make a gift today to rescue and heal animals like Roomba who have nowhere else to turn. Your generosity makes a real difference in their lives.
We started by shaving her matted fur so that new fur could grow over her tiny body. Then we worked on her eyes, removing the one that was causing her to suffer. We cleaned her teeth and gave her nutritious food, plus lots of affection. At 13 years old, Roomba was frail, but her joyful spirit began to emerge. It’s heartbreaking to imagine how a sweet dog like Roomba became homeless. We were determined to find her a new family, no matter how long it took.
There are no time limits here at HSSC. Every adoptable animal stays with us until we find them a forever home.
Roomba was in rough shape when she arrived at HSSC. We wasted no time giving her the care she needed.
One of the first things we did was shave her matted fur, revealing the tiny dog underneath.
Roomba (now known as Blanche) was adopted by her fosters and is a beloved part of their family.
HSSC is not affiliated with any other humane organization. We receive no local or federal funding. It’s your support that enables us to keep this commitment to the animals in our care.
Two of our dedicated fosters welcomed her into their home to recuperate. We provided the supplies and medical care—they provided the love. Over the next month, Roomba’s fur grew in, her eye healed, and she nestled right into her foster parents’ hearts. They adopted her and made her a permanent part of their family.
From desperate stray to beloved lap dog, all Roomba had needed was care and compassion. Thanks to you, we could give that to her. She will be safe and loved for the rest of her life.
As our partner, you provide shelter, nutritious food, medical care, and new homes to 1,800 animals every year. Your gift today will give homeless animals like Roomba every opportunity for happy, healthy lives with loving families.
Your partnership means so much to us, but it means the most to the animals who are served by your generosity. With your support, we’ll continue to save the lives of homeless and abandoned animals in our area.
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.