Community Resources

The most comprehensive care in our community.

For over six decades, the Humane Society of Sarasota County has been committed to serving both the pets and people of our community. Our vision to see a community where all animals are cared for and loved has led to inspiring and innovative collaborations. We are committed to partnering with other animal welfare organizations throughout the area and state to save lives.

If you have specific questions about HSSC’s community resources and partnerships, please Contact Us. Click here for Pet Health & Safety.

Pet Food Assistance

HSSC’s Pet Pantry provides free pet food for Sarasota County residents in need of temporary assistance in feeding their pets during difficult times. HSSC’s Pet Pantry Program is made possible through generous contributions from our local community and business partners. This valuable service is offered to Sarasota residents and helps hundreds of families each year. On average, 100 pounds of pet food are distributed weekly. Click here for Pet Pantry Program hours and requirements.

HSSC works with Meals on Wheels of Sarasota to feed the hungry pets of their clients. The program is supported by various grants. HSSC purchases and portions the pet food and cat litter, which is then distributed by Meals on Wheels of Sarasota during their regular client deliveries. Additionally, grants provide for pets of Meals on Wheels of Sarasota clients to be transported to HSSC for routine medical care.

Rescue Assistance

HSSC collaborates with several rescue groups to help animals throughout the county, state, and country. We help with day-to-day needs and during emergencies and natural disasters. Although HSSC does not conduct cruelty investigations, animal confiscations, or rescue missions, we are always standing by to help our rescue partners.

HSSC welcomes animals with treatable-but-time-intensive conditions like heartworm, ringworm and other skin diseases, anxiety, and complex injuries. Their conditions might put them at risk for euthanasia elsewhere, but HSSC is fortunate to have the space and the resources to rehabilitate these animals. Hundreds of animals are saved every year and go on to live long, happy lives with their new families. Learn more about HSSC’s rescue partnerships.

Partner Assistance


Fureign Exchange Program

HSSC works closely with Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services (SCAS), taking animals regularly to help prevent overcrowding and give chances to more pets in need. In addition, our Fureign Exchange Program provides extra exposure to some of their long-term animals. Learn more about the Fureign Exchange Program.


Adoption Ambassadors & Excursion Buddies

When animals stay in a shelter for a long time, their enthusiasm wanes noticeably. They can become depressed and stop vying for attention. As a result, potential adopters don’t always notice them. One of the most effective ways to reinvigorate these pets is to give them a day out, or even a vacation. Learn more about Adoption Ambassadors & Excursion Buddies.


ARC Emergency Medical Fund

HSSC provides area rescues with a discount on our already affordable fees for veterinary services, both at the shelter and at the Animal Clinic. In addition, we team up with Animal Rescue Coalition (ARC). Through ARC’s Emergency Medical Fund, HSSC provides additional treatment for animals at Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services (SCAS). Learn more about the ARC EMF.


Pets for Vets

The Pets for Vets Program pairs HSSC dogs and cats with area veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These animals relieve stress, give the veterans hope, and add meaning to their lives. Pets for Vets is a collaboration between HSSC and Bayside Pet Resort. Learn more about Pets for Vets Program.


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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