SUNCOAST HUMANE SOCIETY INC

Rating: 4.95 stars   87 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 6781 San Casa Drive Englewood FL 34224 USA

Mission: Suncoast Humane Society exists to reduce the numbers of homeless animals and improve the quality of life.
Results: We accepted over 2,000 animals in 2013 and through our Preventive Health Care Clinic, spayed/neutered nearly 1,000 animals at affordable fees.; We also offer preventative services at our clinic to further help pet owners afford continuing care and keep pets in their homes where they belong. Other programs and services we offer: Pet Adoptions, Community Outreach, Thrift Stores and Volunteer Opportunities. Visit our website at www.humane.org for more information.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Through our programs and services, we helped more than 40,000 animals and people in 2013
Geographic areas served: Charlotte, Sarasota and Lee Counties
Programs: Pet Adoptions, Pet Therapy, Humane Education, Dog Obedience, Preventive Health Care Clinic, Pet Pantry, Volunteer Opportunities and more.

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

My husband and have adopted 3 dogs from Suncoast Humane Society and all have been wonderful additions to our family. They take such good care of and animals and work so hard to find loving homes for all the animals there: small and large, young and old. They do wonderful work and have a positive impact in the community. I know they rely on donations and wish I could do more to help

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

We have adopted 2 cats from Suncoast Humane Society. One adult cat had a rough start in life, he had an eye infection in both eyes when he was brought to the shelter. With the proper medical care and lots of TLC he was ready for us to adopt him. The other kitty was a kitten when we adopted him. He was raised in a foster home, instead of the shelter to receive constant loving in a non stressful environment. We just love them both!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

be able to spend more time with the animals at the shelter

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

in 2010 we lost our beloved white lab Rugged to cancer at the age of 9. we retired to Florida 7/2011. By September we were ready for another fur baby to bring home. We saw a black lab but he was taken. we walked twice around the dog area. we went outside with one but he just wanted to be outside and didn't bond with us. we were about to leave dejected when one of the volunteers stated there were more dogs downstairs that they had no room for upstairs. she thought there was one that would be good for us. Well, she is perfect and her name is Cheetah which we kept. she was 9 months then and skinny as a rail. She came right up to us and they said she had no voice. Well, she has one now. She was thought to be a rottie/shepard mix but is a coonhound mix. She is very loving and listens. loves to play, chase squirrels and rabbits in and around the yard. Suncoast was the best. They followed up to see how she was doing and invited us back for a visit. Suncoast was very clean and run by very caring and loving pet lovers. I would recommend them to anyone looking to adopt a pet.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Have volunteer at Suncoast and the operation goes beyond to help animals find their forever homes. The staff is excellent and helpful thank goodness we have this shelter in our growing community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Like to see them get a larger building.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I adopted my wonderful kitty, Smokey Joe, from Suncoast Humane and was sooo impressed with the staff. They were so helpful in associating my dog with Smokey Joe, loaned me a crate to take SJ to his new forever home! I WISH I had LOTS of money to donate to their cause !!!!!!!!!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

We have adopted two cats from Suncoast and were very please with the care and service provided by the staff. The new improved cattery is wonderful.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get them more space and a newer facility.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The most caring and professional staff members !
On time service provided .
Suncoast Humane Society is an excellent example other animal facilities should be learning from !

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer in the past and can attest to the dedication Suncoast Humane Society has to animals. It is much needed and wonderful organization in our community.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I adopted a cat from Suncoast in Nov 2012. They are a very busy faciity. However that being said , everyone I came in contact with was caring about me as the adopting party as much as making sure that my cat was going to a good home. When you leave you have all the info you need to care for your new family member. They are all vaccinated and you have all the paperwork to prove that and when new shots are due for your pet. The facility is spotless, and all the animals are well cared for. I would adopt from there again and recommend this facility to anyone who wants to adopt a forever pet.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wish the cats were in a cage- free enviorment. I feel the transition to a home would be easier for them.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a retired vet's assistant, or today known as Vet- Tech. We moved here in 1992, and I volunteered at Suncoast for a time. I saw what went on behind the scenes, and it was all good. Very caring workers, went over and beyond expectations. I was impressed with the cleanliness of everything! Of course it is always sad to see homeless pets, but everyone took personal interest in the animals. Especially those that had been there the longest. Took playtime with animals outside, as time would permit. Also took turns in walking the dogs, often by trained volunteers. My husband and I adopted a 6 yr old dog from there, one yr ago. They were very thorough for the sake of the pet, to be sure it was going to a good forever home. I went alone, as my husband was I'll at the time, but they called him on the phone to be sure he was aware of what I was doing. All went well and we have a happy, spoiled new family member!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I could only say to try encourage people giving up a pet for adoption, to be sincerely honest with there answers associated with the pet. I know that is close to impossible but if people only understood it is for the best interest of the pet! The people who gave up my girl said that she loved other animals, loved to play, never bit anyone or had personality issues. Wow, so not true. But she is ours now and we will live "carefully" with those issues. She has been given up too many times!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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