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November's Volunteer of the Month, Pat M.!
All of our volunteers help to make YOUR Humane Society SPCA a better and more beautiful place for the homeless animals of Sumter County. Every month we highlight a special volunteer who continues to demonstrate their love and dedication to the animals in our care. For November, our Volunteer of the Month is Pat M.!
Pat grew up in northwestern Pennsylvania- always having cats and dogs in her life. Perpetually an animal lover, it was no surprise that Pat took up fostering when she became acquainted with YOUR HSSPCA.
Pat has recently “fostered to adopt” two dogs through the shelter. One of the dogs, Read More…
Meet Our Pets Of The Week
First up on the top left is Ruth! Ruth is a very sweet 2 1/2 year old American Staffordshire mix. Ruth is a little scared at first, but as soon as she gets to know you she’s a totally different dog. Ruth likes her walks and playing with toys. Ruth should be the only pet in the home.🐕❤️
Next up on the top right is Norman! Norman is a 7 year old orange Tiger Domestic Shorthair cat. Norman likes to lay around and be loved on. He is not so much a lap cat, but he is a great boy. (Temptations are his favorite snack!) If you’re looking for a lover…Norman is the one!!!
Last but not least, on the bottom left is Cole! Cole is a beautiful 2 1/2 year old black and tan Domestic Shorthair cat. Cole likes to play with other cats and toys. Cole is full of energy and likes to play all day long. Cole comes running when he hears his treat jar being shaken or toys rolling on the floor.🐾
Howl-O-Ween Jukebox Bingo Costume Contest Winners!
Here are our Howl-O-Ween Jukebox Bingo Fundraiser Costume Contest WINNERS from last night’s event!
🥉In 3rd Place we have “Spot” who stayed in character ALL NIGHT! Good Dog!🐾 “Spot” took home an AWESOME tote prize from Trader Joe’s!🥳🥳
🥈In 2nd Place we have “The Witch & Walker” who WON a wine basket from Just Dandy Pet Parlour!🥰🥰
🥇1st Place goes to “Raggedy Ann & Andy” who WON a gift basket from Texas Roadhouse!🤩🤩
➡️We want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to our sponsors Just Dandy Pet Parlour & Mid-Florida Agencies/Florida Blue!
Special Thanks also goes out to Texas Roadhouse – Lady Lake, FL & Donna’s Dream Cakes❤️❤️❤️
Thank YOU ALL so much for YOUR continued support!💕
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)
Check out the compilation video🎥 we put together of the Howl-O-Ween Jukebox Bingo Fundraiser Event below⬇️ What a GREAT TIME!🐾
Thank YOU all for attending & for YOUR continued support! 💕
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!
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