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As a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, the Humane Society of Sarasota County relies solely on donations from individuals, organizations, and corporations. HSSC receives no federal funding, nor are we funded by any national humane organization. Every donation serves a purpose and is used to help HSSC fulfill our mission to engage the hearts, hands, and minds of the community to help animals.

Every donation is sincerely appreciated. Thank you for supporting the area’s premier no-kill shelter.

Ways to Contribute

Payment Methods

HSSC accepts cash, checks, money orders, and credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). Checks and money orders must be payable to “Humane Society of Sarasota County.”

HSSC also accepts appreciated assets, qualified charitable distributions from IRAs, in-kind gifts, and planned gifts. Some gifts are subject to prior review. Please consult the HSSC Gift Acceptance Policy (PDF) for more information.

Acknowledgments

HSSC will provide acknowledgment to donors meeting IRS substantiation requirements for property received by the charity as a gift. Unless the donor has indicated that HSSC should not send mail, tax acknowledgment letters are mailed to all donors who have provided complete mailing information. Acknowledgment letters will be mailed 2-6 weeks after receipt of the donation.

If you have any questions about a gift you made to HSSC, please contact Shana Castro at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 941.955.4131 x101.

Donate with Confidence

HSSC is committed to transparency and accountability. We are audited annually by an outside firm, and our latest Form 990 and Audited Financial Statements  are available to the public. 

HSSC has received the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator, for three consecutive years. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that HSSC adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Of the more than 1,500 Sarasota-based nonprofit organizations, only seven were awarded Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating, and HSSC is the only 4-star animal welfare organization in Sarasota. Furthermore, HSSC has the highest overall score of all seven of those 4-star-rated charities: a perfect 100 out of a possible 100 points (as of November 2018). HSSC is one of only two perfect-scoring animal-welfare organizations in Florida. Nationwide, HSSC is one of just six perfect-scoring animal-welfare organizations. View HSSC’s Profile.

Donor Privacy

HSSC respects the privacy of all donors. We believe in safeguarding personal information and ensuring that donor privacy is protected. Read our Donor Privacy Policy.

 

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.

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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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.

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