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Sumter County’s Largest and Oldest NO-KILL Shelter
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January's Volunteer of the Month, Cheryl Roels!
We are launching the New Year by recognizing our very talented and devoted shelter volunteer, Cheryl Roels, as she generously lends her creative talents to us in making lovely gift baskets for special events as well as jumping in to help wherever needed. Cheryl, a self-proclaimed “country girl” living on Buzzard Roost Road in rural Kentucky, grew up on the traditional farm with many animals such as Holstein dairy cows, horses and plenty of dogs and cats. She rode a plow horse helping her father in his many farm chores.
Cheryl and her husband Jeff adopted a little 3-legged Terrier bundle of spunk named Skipper from our no-kill shelter nearly…(Read More)
Meet our 🐾PETS OF THE WEEK🐾
First up is Jig Jag! Jig Jag is a 4 month old domestic short hair. Jig Jag is a very sweet and loveable kitty! Loves to sit in your lap and play.❤️🐈
Then we have Sheba! Sheba is a 11 month old beautiful hound mix. Sheba is a very loveable dog. She wants to be petted and loved on all day long. Sheba will follow you wherever you go. If you’re looking for a sweet and lovable dog, she’s the one!🐕💕
Next up is Prada! Prada is a 5 month old Terrier mix. Prada is full of energy and loves to play with his toys! He will play fetch with you all day! ❤️
Last but not least is Irwin! Irwin is a 1 year old Cattle dog. Irwin loves to cuddle and be around you. Irwin loves to play ball and run.🐾🐾
Visiting hours at YOUR Humane Society SPCA are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Saturday from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. We are located at 994 C.R. 529A in Lake Panasoffkee, Florida. For more information email us at AdoptionManager@hsspca.org or call our office at (352)-793-9117
For The Love Of Animals Expo
“The Expo, originally scheduled for January 18, encountered unexpected circumstances which caused the rescheduling and location changes. We hope the change has not inconvenienced anyone but our goal was to present the best animal themed expo possible in our region. We look forward to another great turnout of participating non-profits, sponsors and attendees as our inaugural Expo had,” commented Claudia Labbé. The For the Love of Animals Expo not only serves as a fundraiser for YOUR Humane Society SPCA but also helps the many other participating non-profits and animal organizations place adoptable animals. The general public can gain information on the many other worthy businesses and agencies who help their communities.
Happy Holidays From YOUR HSSPCA
To all our wonderful friends, family & supporters: We wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!🎄🐾☃️
We couldn’t continue our mission of saving the lives of animals in need and improving our community without YOU! Thank you all so much!❤️❤️
Hello Everyone! We are so excited about our upcoming ‘Kitty Bingo NIGHT’ on Thursday, January 16th, from 6 – 8:30pm at the Wildwood Community Center. The Wildwood Community Center is located at 6500 Powell Rd, Wildwood, Florida.
THIS, people, is NOT your Mom’s old bingo game! This is for Cat Lovers and people who LOVE Bingo! You’ll be playing on CUSTOM Kitty Bingo cards with feline fotos in the squares of cats you may know. When we call out “K-20” or “T-Tiger” it could be YOUR adopted cat or kitten! But the best part of this is we are going to have kittens and cats ON SITE to bring everyone good luck and lots of furry fun! They will be playing on the tables and looking for some cuddle time and kisses during the rounds of Bingo!
➡️You don’t want to miss this if you’re a feline fanatic! Stop by our shelter office to get tickets, or call and reserve them over the phone with your credit card at 352-793-9117!
YOUR Humane Society SPCA is Fur-Ever Thankful
As another year comes to a close, we have had time to reflect on so much for which we are thankful. Our gratitude must shine on all of you, our community. Without you, we would not have been able to honor our mission of rescue, adoption, spay/neuter, humane education and more. Because of your support, this year we have been able to provide help to more than 1800 animals in our community. We are at a 98.7% live release rate as Sumter County’s oldest and largest no-kill shelter serving its community for over 37 years with a volunteer Board alongside caring staff and volunteers. For this … we are fur-ever thankful.
Each year brings us new challenges. You have continued to be there to support us. Our shelter has continued to grow in outreach programs, facility expansions and improvements. Whether it is in giving funds to pay urgent medical bills and other expenses, pet supplies to operate our shelter or “Leaving a Legacy of Compassion” in your estate planning, each gift is appreciated as it allows us to accomplish the goal of helping local animals in need. For this … we are fur-ever thankful.
To those businesses, clubs and churches who sponsored and hosted events, you have shown the real meaning of community and contributed to lifesaving results. To all our local media, you have helped spread the word of our vital work and thus saved lives. For this … we are fur-ever thankful.
You have continued to be there helping us carry out our mission to save and improve the lives of Sumter County animals as demonstrated by your supportive gifts of time, loving permanent homes and critical funding. We have no affiliation with HSUS or the ASPCA as there are no such things as “local chapters” of these organizations. We receive no financial donations from them or any level of government. YOUR contributions have meant the difference between life and death for animals within Sumter County. For this … we are fur-ever thankful.
To our volunteers, from children to seniors, your commitment to help on all levels is much appreciated. Your contributions of love and care at our five-acre campus, at our off-site adoption partners and special events or in your own homes as foster families, are all needed and so much appreciated. You are guardians, foster homes, comfort givers, exercise partners, office helpers, fundraisers, writers, artists, educators and ambassadors. We always welcome more people like you! For this … we are fur-ever thankful.
If you are new to us, we extend an invitation to visit our shelter and learn about our vital work. We encourage you to discover how you can become a part of our lifesaving mission. It is only possible because our community works together to make a difference. For this … we are fur-ever thankful.
On behalf of everyone at YOUR Humane Society SPCA and the animals we strive to protect, we wish you and your pets a safe, healthy and love-filled holiday season.
YOUR Humane Society SPCA
Ziggy's Medical Emergency
Poor sweet little Ziggy didn’t have a chance to enjoy his new adopted home for 24 hours when he suddenly showed signs of a great medical emergency. Throughout the late night Friday into the early morning today at his new home, Ziggy began vomiting blood along with appearing uncoordinated and unable to support himself on his hind legs.
We were notified immediately and we rushed him to Buffalo Ridge Animal Hospital. Bloodwork was done and we all agreed he needed round-the-clock critical care so we then brought Ziggy to Leesburg Emergency Vet Hospital for care through the holiday weekend. He was showing signs of a toxic reaction to an unknown substance so he began a detox which will hopefully prevent lasting damage such as to his kidneys or liver.
Ziggy has now become one of our Hope Fund candidates who need more than the typical routine medical care for an animal which comes into our shelter. The estimate from the emergency hospital ranges from minimally $2000 up to $3400 which doesn’t include the first hospital’s exam and bloodwork. We are asking our community for help in the costs of Ziggy’s medical crisis with a tax deductible donation. Any proceeds that are beyond Ziggy’s emergency will be applied to other Hope Fund animals in need of critical medical care.
➡️Please donate at: www.hsspca.org/donate with a note referencing “ZIGGY” or donations can be mailed or dropped of at our shelter at:
YOUR Humane Society SPCA
PO Box 67
994 CR 529A
Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538
Please keep your paws crossed for this sweet little fellow who deserves a healthy happy future!
Thank you for YOUR help!❤️
Long Time Shelter Residents
Still awaiting their Fur-Ever Happy Homes!
400 days at the Shelter (as of 8/1) Female, American Staffordshire Terrier mix. She’s 2 1/2 years old.
She loves tons of attention. Ruth is longing to be the only pet in a home if you can give her that, then you can give her a miracle.
The American Staff Terrier breed’s temperament is: Tenacious, Loyal, Devoted, Friendly, Attentive, Courageous
595 days at the Shelter (as of 11/20) Female, Domestic/Shorthair mix. She’s 6 years, 7 months old.
She loves tons of attention, but can be a very bi-polar cat (lol).
393 days at the Shelter (as of 8/1) Lacey is one of our tri-pods and she is a Terrier, American Staffordshire/Mix. She is 3 years 9 months old.
Lacey is a very sweet girl , When she was found her leg had been broken and never healed properly so the HS had to have her leg removed. She does not get along with other dogs. Knows all commands sit, stay & come.
Stop by TODAY & meet some of our residents
Hours of Operation for Services:
Office: Mon. – Fri. 8:00am–4:00pm
Kennels (Pet Viewing): Mon. – Sat. 9:00am – 3:30pm
- “Kibbles” (Free Pet Food Pantry) Pre-approved qualifying Sumter residents can pick up on: Sat. 10:00am – 2:00pm
- “The Big Fix” Spay/Neuter Voucher program for qualifying Sumter residents’ dogs & cats.
- Two reduced-fee Pet Adoption programs: “Military Discount Program” $25 reduced adoption fee for military/veterans and “Seniors for Seniors” $25 reduced adoption fee for seniors adopting any senior pet 7 years or older.
Visitors since 4/24/19