Four dogs, two humans, and one “tail” of partnership and support.
A sweet little terrier mix named Basil was sitting in an overcrowded shelter, and her time was almost up. That shelter was one of the Humane Society of Sarasota County’s transfer partners. When they asked HSSC for help, we were happy to make room, and Basil was given a second chance. Thanks to your partnership with HSSC, Basil has a bright future.
I hope we can count on you to help animals like Basil who have nowhere else to turn.
Your support gives homeless animals every opportunity for happy, healthy lives with loving families. As a partner, you provide safe shelter, nutritious food, and medical care to over 1,600 animals every year. And there are no time limits at HSSC. Every adoptable animal stays with us until we find them a home.
Meanwhile, four-legged family members Mr. Bailey and Zoey were the best of friends for 12 years. When Zoey passed, Mr. Bailey and his humans, Paige and Ken, were heartbroken. One morning, Ken told Paige that they had to go to HSSC because “I feel like someone is waiting for us.” Walking through the available dogs, they kept stopping in front of a small tan-and-white dog: Basil. The HSSC staff told them how they often observed Basil comforting other dogs in the shelter. Paige and Ken knew Basil was just the dog to comfort them and Mr. Bailey.
Thanks to your support, Basil had a chance to give love and be loved in return. She fit right into her new family and had Mr. Bailey wrapped around her little paw. As Mr. Bailey’s time grew small, Basil snuggled and comforted him. After he passed, she started giving Paige and Ken hugs—a trick Mr. Bailey had done in his younger years, but one he had been too old to have ever done around Basil.
Once again, Paige and Ken turned to HSSC to fill the void in their family. They saw a scraggly little black-and-tan dog named Abby on HSSC’s website and rushed to meet her. Abby had been left in a field, so starved that every vertebrae and rib showed. At HSSC, we gave her the food and shelter she desperately need, and she continued to gain weight once adopted. Now she’s a healthy, spunky girl who adores her big sister: Basil.
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 Sarasota County. And those animals will go on, like Basil and Abby have, to bring love and support to their families. Thank you for being part of this lifesaving circle.
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.