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YOUR Humane Society SPCA Board volunteers, Hope Wilson (left), Cassie Sorrells Dougherty (2nd from right) and Claudia Labbe (right) had a lovely evening at the 14th Annual Hearts For Our Hospital Gala with Richard Campbell, President of The Villages Regional Hospital Auxiliary Foundation/Gala Co-Chair and Diane Kupchak Event Co-Chair.🐾❤️
We thank them for their generosity and support in our work and in valuing the human/animal bond and the health benefits of pet companionship. It was an evening of re-connecting with old friends and making new ones!
February's Volunteer of the Month, Sylvia Whiteman!
Every month we highlight special volunteers who make a positive difference from YOUR Humane Society SPCA and for February, we picked a special sweetheart!
Sylvia is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has called The Villages “home” for quite some time. Throughout Sylvia’s young life, her family always had a dog, which spurred her love of furry friends from the very beginning. In 1988, Sylvia started…(Read More)
Meet our 🐾PETS OF THE WEEK🐾
First up is Toffee! Toffee is a 2 1/2 year old Domestic Shorthair kitty. Toffee likes to lay around and tends to stay to herself. Toffee is very vocal!🐈💕
Then we have Addi! Addi is a 9 month old Domestic Shorthair kitty also. Addi likes to be held and petted on the regular! Addi loves to play with her toys and lay in the sun!❤️
Next up is Norman! Norman is an 8 year old Domestic Shorthair cat. Norman loves to be petted and loved on! Norman doesn’t like to be held, but he will come to you when he is ready to receive attention❤️🐈
Last but not least is Lucky! Lucky is an 8 month old Domestic Shorthair kitty. Lucky is a very loveable cat! Lucky loves to play and he is one treat motivated kitty! If you’re looking for a lover, Lucky is the cat for you!!🐾
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.
Kuranda Shelter Beds
Our shelter’s dogs have been fortunate to enjoy comfortable rest atop the many donated Kuranda beds we received years ago. They lasted quite a while but now it is time to replace some and have some spare covers handy. The blue ones go in our adoption floor kennels and the burgundy ones are for our quarantine kennels. Thanks to the generosity of Kuranda, for every bed that is donated, they are also donating a snuggly fleece cover!🐾🐾
➡️Please help with a donation so we can provide our dogs with replacement Kuranda beds and covers at: https://donate.shelterbeds.org/152345
Thank you all for YOUR continued support!❤️
YOUR HSSPCA's "Spay-ghetti No Balls" Dinner Is Back By Popular Demand
Tired of cooking but want a delicious Italian meal? And help a local charity? Thanks to a community-wide show of support, YOUR Humane Society SPCA’s “Spay-ghetti No Balls” Dinner will return on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the Wildwood Community Center from 4:30-7PM. 200 meals will be available for dine-in or take-out for $10 each and pre-sales are strongly encouraged as walk-ins will be $15 per person.
The tasty menu of a spaghetti dinner, with the option of a meat sauce (remember…no balls!) or plain red sauce, salad, bread and dessert will be offered for only $10 per person. Soda, water, coffee and a beer/wine cash bar will be available. Francesco’s Ristorante, 3’s Catering Company and Donna’s Dream Cakes are generously donating the delicious food. Local talent Brian Gillie with his Roots of Rock N’ Roll show will provide free entertainment from 6-7pm. Chance drawings for a 50/50 and to win $100 in Florida Scratch-off lottery tickets will also be available for a $5 each and the winners will be drawn after his show. Participants are not required to be present to win.
All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit “The Big Fix”, the no-kill shelter’s low cost sliding scale spay/neuter voucher program which helps the dogs and cats of qualifying Sumter County residents while reducing both pet homelessness and pet over-population within Sumter County. Robin Gump, agent/owner of Mid-Florida Agencies/Florida Blue Medicare and one of the supporting sponsors of the dinner said, “I wanted to help fund the shelter’s necessary S/N program but bring it back bigger and better. It is so great to see wonderful local businesses who cared all come aboard in a huge show of support because they love animals as much as I do.” Supporters of the program can also simply make a tax-deductible donation directly at www.hsspca.org/donate and earmark it to “The Big Fix” if they cannot attend the dinner as it costs YOUR Humane Society SPCA approximately $100/pet for each voucher. 624 spay/neuter vouchers were redeemed in 2019 and can only continue with public support.
To get tickets to the “Spay-ghetti No Balls” Dinner on Wednesday, February 19 for only $10/dinner contact YOUR Humane Society SPCA at 352-793-9117 or go to 994 CR 529A, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538 or Mid-Florida Agencies/Florida Blue Medicare at 352-259-0666 or go to 11962 CR 101, Suite 303, The Villages.
YOUR Humane Society SPCA is a 501(c)3 non-profit, no-kill organization helping animals in need throughout their community. Donations directly help to cover the cost of saving, treating and caring for neglected, abused and abandoned animals. Learn more about them at hsspca.org, 352-793-9117, on Facebook or visit them at 994 CR 529A, in Lake Panasoffkee, FL. Office open: Mon.-Sat. 8AM-4PM, Kennel viewing 9AM- 3:30PM. Visitors are always welcome!
Contact event sponsors, Mid-Florida Agencies/Florida Blue Medicare at http://www.healthinsflorida.com/ or 352-259-0666, Francesco’s Ristorante at 16770 S. US Hwy. 441 in Summerfield or 352-693-2008, 3’s Catering Company at www.3scateringcompany.com or 352-598-1129 and Donna’s Dream Cakes at 17075 S.E. US Hwy. 301, Summerfield or 352-245-0274.
Beginner Dog Obedience Training at YOUR HSSPCA Starts February 22
YOUR Humane Society SPCA in Lake Panasoffkee is offering a 6-week Beginner Dog Obedience Training Class with dog trainer, Pat Paulding, who has been training beginner dogs for over 36 years. Saturday classes will be held weekly for six weeks for only $10 each and start at 9:00am on Saturday, February 22 and run through Saturday, March 28. Space is limited to 10 students, so sign up early! Your dog must be at least 8 months old and have proof of a Rabies vaccine.
Each class runs for one hour. Basic lessons will be taught over the six weeks. Students will have homework to do with their dogs between classes to reinforce each lesson. Comfortable shoes and clothing for safety is suggested.
Please call YOUR Humane Society SPCA at 352-793-9117 to sign up, or visit their shelter at 994 County Road 529A in Lake Panasoffkee from 9:00am to 3:30pm Monday through Saturday. Payment for all six classes can be made at once or pay $10 at each class. Cash, check or credit card accepted.
YOUR Humane Society SPCA is a 501(c)3 non-profit, no-kill organization helping animals in need throughout their community. Donations directly help to cover the cost of saving, treating and caring for neglected, abused and abandoned animals. Learn more about them at hsspca.org, 352-793-9117, on Facebook or visit them at 994 CR 529A, in Lake Panasoffkee, FL. Office open: Mon.-Sat. 8am-4:00pm. Kennel Pet Viewing: Mon.-Sat. 9:00am-3:30pm. Visitors are always welcome!
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–3:30pm
Kennels (Pet Viewing): Mon. – Sat. 9:00am – 3:00pm
- “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