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Sumter County’s Largest and Oldest NO-KILL Shelter
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September's Volunteer of the Month, Alyssa L.!
We value all of our volunteers and the many ways they give back to the animals in our care. This month we recognize Alyssa L. as our Volunteer of the Month for September 2019!
Alyssa was born in Michigan, although she spent much of her life in Nevada and New Jersey. Throughout her life, Alyssa’s family kept several pets, so animals were always a big part of her upbringing. Four years ago, Alyssa moved to Florida and continued to find time for the animals around her.
Since she moved to the Sunshine State, Read More…
We are having Pawz to Laugh staring Zoltan Kaszas on Sunday September 29th at the Wildwood Community Center from 5 – 7pm. Tickets for the show are ONLY $20.00, seating is LIMITED!!!🐾🐾🐾
✅Call our office to buy tickets over the phone at 352-793-9117, stop by our office or go online to: bit.ly/PawzToLaugh
Here is a sample of his awesome show that you will NOT WANT TO MISS! It’s going to be a great time. Your hosts will be cats and dogs from the shelter joining you for the fun.❤️
➡️Please LIKE & SHARE this event with YOUR friends & family so they don’t miss out on this special event!
3 Day Shelter Stay
WOW! Kris Rotonda‘s shelter stay in our no-kill shelter as our special “Pet of the Week” has been an exciting, fun and inspirational 72-hours! So first, we would like to sincerely thank Kris for inviting us to be the host of this unique educational event. We appreciate this great opportunity to share our shelter with his audience and the world.
We would like to also thank our media for their coverage, near and far, who saw this inspiring story of our community coming together to save shelter animals’ lives! It was also wonderful to see how many people visited our campus just to see him with their own eyes and cheer us all on! We thank our awesome shelter team of staff and volunteers who cared for Kris as lovingly as they would any other animal in our charge and those who took the time to enact the scenario of Kris’s experience as a dog’s owner-surrender through to his adoption.
We followed up and learned he is being a good dog in his new home and loving life! We hope to see him for visits in the near future. Happy tails Kris and keep sharing your message with Jordan’s Way Charities to encourage people to support their local animal shelters!
YOUR friends at YOUR Humane Society SPCA
Solar's Stars Aligned
Among the large variety of gorgeous cats in our shelter’s universe, it was stunning Solar who inexplicably was our longest shelter resident. That changed in late July when all the planets must have aligned for this stellar cat. Solar resided with YOUR Humane Society SPCA for 662 DAYS until the stars collided with Angelina and her son Draydon who immediately connected with her. They met her at the local PetSmart of Oxford/The Villages, FL where YOUR Humane Society SPCA’s adoptable cats are showcased year-round.
If you are looking for YOUR new best friend, maybe the stars will align for you too? Visit YOUR Humane Society SPCA in person or hsspca.org/adopt before your shooting star passes you by!
National Happy Cat Month
Don’t MISS OUT on this SPECIAL!❤️
All cats are ONLY $25!
All kittens are ONLY $40!
Stop by YOUR Humane Society SPCA‘s campus TODAY & meet some of our furry residents. We have many still awaiting their fur-ever homes!🐾
If YOUR looking for your new furry partner, come on by before it’s TOO LATE! This special will go through the end of September.
➡️SAVE money by adopting a kitty this month! Microchipped, current on vaccinations & spayed/neutered!
OUR Humane Society SPCA Reminds Animal Lovers that August is National “Make-A-Will” Month
A local supporter and happy adopter, Sandra, a Sumter County resident, recently mentioned why she prepared her estate planning with YOUR Humane Society SPCA as a beneficiary. “I included YOUR Humane Society SPCA in my will because, having adopted my dog from them, I have witnessed their compassion and dedication first hand. I support their mission to provide a no-kill shelter and other vital services. I also recognize the urgent need for those services in our community. I can give donations now to help and by giving through my will, I can help assure that those services continue into the future.”
YOUR Humane Society SPCA offers a printable guideline of valuable information on their website,hsspca.org/estate-planning, to those interested in not only assisting the local no-kill shelter in their lifesaving work but also to ensure the future welfare of their surviving pets. Interested donors should take this guideline with them when meeting with their independent financial and legal counsel to execute wills, trusts, contracts or other agreements.
Also, Florida Statute §736.0408 allows a PET TRUST as part of an individual’s estate planning, which is enforceable in court, and allows part of said estate to go towards care of a pet(s). Pet owners are encouraged to include a PET TRUST. It is best to assign a pet caregiver, provide funding for the pet’s lifetime care and have the trustee maintain asset control according to the owner’s wishes. In the case of a will, a temporary pet caretaker should be selected for the time between the owner’s death and the admission of the will to probate. A charitable organization can be considered to care for and/or place your furry companion if no friend or relative can take on your pet.
If you want to help save lives by “Leaving a Legacy of Compassion,” please contact YOUR Humane Society SPCA at 352-793-9117 to request a mailed copy, or click HERE to print a copy.
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
579 days at the Shelter (as of 8/7) This is Collette. She is a 1-year-old female Black Domestic short hair kitty. She has been here with us for 579 days on site. She is a sweet girl!
Come by and meet Collette today!
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