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 2014 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.
Target demographics: reduce the number of homeless animals and improve the quality of life
Direct beneficiaries per year: Through our programs and services, we helped more than 40,000 animals and people in 2014
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.
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!