Feline Care

Adopting a feline companion is the purrfect way for you and your family to enhance your life while also enhancing the life of your rescued friend. Keep in mind that adopting a cat is a long-term commitment, and it’s important that you are ready to take on the responsibilities that come with caring for cat. There are many beautiful cats to choose from, but it’s most important to select a cat with a personality that matches with your lifestyle. With proper nutrition, exercise, and mental stimulation, your cat can be a happy, healthy, and beloved companion for years to come.

Every year, thousands of cats across the country are surrendered to shelters due to behavior issues. Most of these cats could have stayed in their homes with just a little help from their owners. HSSC can help you understand and fix your cat’s behavior. Problems that can’t be “fixed” can often be managed with just a little work. HSSC will show you how.

If you are experiencing a behavior issue with your cat, your first step should be to see your veterinarian. Sudden changes in behavior are often caused by underlying medical issues. In many cases, a trip to the veterinarian can save you time and frustration and help prevent potential harm to your pet(s) and loved ones.

Regular wellness exams, preventives, and a healthy diet are crucial for a healthy cat. The Animal Clinic of the Humane Society of Sarasota County is a full-service veterinary facility that provides comprehensive and affordable care for all your cat’s needs. Learn more about the Animal Clinic.

See Pet Health & Safety for an extensive overview of pet health and safety topics. 

Below are links to larger organizations with extensive resource libraries. There you will find solid guidance on everything from selecting the right cat to training to behavior to health. If you need additional support, please contact our Feline Specialist, Suzanne Jones, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 941.955.4131 x107.

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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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