YOUR Humane Society SPCA
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Sumter County’s Largest and Oldest NO-KILL Shelter
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October's Volunteer of the Month, Pat M.!
Our volunteers are the soul of YOUR Humane Society SPCA. Every month we honor one of our many dedicated volunteers who donate their time and heart to our organization and, most importantly, to our beloved animals. Congratulations to our October Volunteer of the Month, Pat Montgomery!
Pat, originally from Philadelphia, never had a pet of her own while growing up, but always enjoyed spending time with others’ pets. It wasn’t until Pat married that she became the proud parent of two amazing kittens – Sweetie and Little One. These kitties lived long lives and were just the start of Pat’s growing love for animals.
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Closed Oct 23rd to the Public
I am doing a special training event here at the shelter for the staff and we will be closed to the public October 23.🐾🐾
➡️Please SHARE this with your friends & family to help spread the news📰
Thank you all so much❤️
Get YOUR Howl-O-Ween Jukebox Bingo Tickets!
Join YOUR Humane Society SPCA for another night of musical fun at their popular Jukebox Bingo Night fundraiser with DJ Ric Mitchell, Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Wildwood Community Center, located at 6500 Powell Road, Wildwood, FL. Generous sponsorship by Just Dandy Pet Parlour and Mid-Florida Agencies/Florida Blue are making this fundraiser possible. Doors open at 4:30PM with ”Yappy Hour” wine and beer specials as well as non-alcoholic beverages and food available for purchase. Bingo begins at 6:00PM until 8:30PM along with a 50/50 chance drawing and $100 in FL Lottery Scratch-off tickets. Three top prizes will be awarded to the best Howl-O-Ween costumes so get your creative juices flowing!
Great bingo prizes are also awaiting many lucky winners! This will likely sell out quickly so do not delay in getting your tickets. It is only $10 per person. Tickets are now available at co-sponsors Just Dandy Pet Parlour, 978 Bichara Blvd., The Villages, 352-259-7000 and Mid-Florida Agencies/Florida Blue, 11962 CR 101/Ste. 303, The Villages, 352-633-1104 as well as at YOUR Humane Society SPCA office at 994 CR 529A, Lake Panasoffkee, FL.
Admission to the event will be only by ticket holders if (no exceptions) and no reserved seating will be available. This event is open to the public however, no one under 18 will be permitted to participate in any bingo related activities and alcohol will not be served to anyone under 21 as per Florida statutes.
The event sponsors will be present and YOUR HSSPCA will have their popular animal themed merchandise and important pet safety info available. Proceeds raised will help fund the shelter’s spay/neuter voucher program and free pet food pantry programs for qualifying low income Sumter residents’ pets, humane education, routine and emergency veterinary care, rescue, adoptions and more!
Dine To Make A Difference
Bring your appetites (and hungry friends) to Bob Evans in The Villages on November 12th for a delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner!❤️
They will be generously donating 15% of your bill to us when the flyer is presented to the cashier! 🐾💕
✅Please SHARE this with your family and friends and help a worthy cause!
(Just screenshot & print flyer to the left & take with you)
For the WHOLE month of October we will be having a Dog Adoption SPECIAL!!
In honor of *DOGTOBER: Adopt A Shelter Dog Month* dog adoptions at YOUR Humane Society SPCA will BE ONLY $50 & $100 for puppies!!! (purebreds not incl.)
Are YOU looking to meet your new best fur-friend? Well don’t miss out on this SPECIAL!! Make sure to mark YOUR calendars!
Interested adopters can meet many beautiful dogs at our monthly pet adoption days at varying Regional Recreation Centers in The Villages, Florida every 3rd Friday from 11AM-1PM, weather permitting at the outdoor adjacent gazebo. We’ll have a volunteer and staff member inside the lobby with adoption books, applications and general info should the dogs not be able to attend during inclement weather.
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!
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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!
YOUR Humane Society SPCA Reminds Animal Lovers that Oct. 21-27, 2019 is "National Estate Planning Week"
Making a will is something no one wants to think about. At the same time, no one wants their assets to go to the State or to get tied up in court. Unfortunately, life can change in an instant. A prepared will or trust can provide peace of mind, having your assets distributed exactly as you instructed, including to those people or local charities that mean something significant to you and for the welfare of your own pet(s).
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 go to www.hsspca.org/
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