Humane Society of Sarasota County Celebrates its 69th Birthday

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BY BRITTANY MATTIE SRQ DAILY WEDNESDAY PHILANTHROPY EDITION WEDNESDAY FEB 10, 2021

Sixty-nine years ago, the Humane Society of Sarasota County (HSSC) was formed as the area's first animal welfare organization and no-kill shelter. Yesterday, February 9, the HSSC team celebrated the private nonprofit’s 69th birthday with an animal “paw-ty” for its furry residents and the staff. The celebration also extends to all the animals currently residing n the shelter who don’t have a known birthday. In addition to the party and "good boy / good girl" treats, an anonymous donor gifted the organization and animals a birthday gift that'll keep on giving–sponsoring the next 20 adoptions, paying for all fees and adoption costs.

“Every animal in the shelter will get a special birthday treat, including pupcakes provided by Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming - Sarasota, cookies from DOGPerfect - Sarasota as well as popsicles and cat snacks made by the executive director of the Humane Society of Sarasota County, Anna Gonce. “We are entering into an amazing year for the organization, for our staff and, of course, our beloved pets," says Gonce. "we are so grateful to all the donors and volunteers who have supported us."

 With almost seven decades under its belt, its mission remains the same–to find a safe and loving home for every adoptable pet the shelter houses. "It is amazing to see how far we have come from the tiny house on 15th."  

To view available pets, visit hssc.org/adoption/ 

Photoo of the Animal Paw-ty yesterday, courtesy of @Humansocietysrq

Humane Society of Sarasota County, 2331 15th St., Sarasota, 941-955-4131.

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