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Sumter County’s Largest and Oldest NO-KILL Shelter
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December's Volunteer of the Month, Jo Ann E!
We are so grateful for all of our volunteers. To close out 2019, we are proud to celebrate Jo Ann Elmendorf as our December Volunteer of the Month!
Jo Ann is a self-proclaimed cat lady, always having loved felines from a very young age. Although born in the United States, Jo Ann spent much of her childhood in the province of Quebec and grew up speaking French, so, of course, her first cat had a French name, Ti-Noir, which translate to Little Blackie. Today, Jo Ann and her husband have shared their home with four cats, three of which were adopted in Connecticut and happened to be white (Bubu, Tootsie and Yogie) and Maggie (formerly known as Magnolia), who they recently adopted from Petco. Read More…
Meet our Pets Of The Week
First up is Jake! Jake is a 1 year old Brittany Spaniel, AKC registered. Jake loves to play ball and run. He is VERY energetic. Jake loves children and other dogs. He needs a home with plenty of running space available. He is VERY friendly and such a loving puppy.🐕💕
Then we have Clarke! Clarke is a 1 1/2 year old Domestic Short Hair. Clarke loves her space, but will let you know when she wants some attention. Clarke LOVES to be petted, but not held. Clarke also loves other cats!❤️🐈
Next up is Sophie! Sophie is a 5 1/2 year old Maine Coon mix. She is Long Haired and she is declawed. Sophie is very sweet, but it takes her a minute to warm up to you. As soon as she does though, there is no getting away from her!❤️
Last but not least is Milo! He is an 8 month old Domestic Short Hair. Milo loves to be held and loves playing with all the toys. Chasing after feathers are his favorite. Milo also gets along well with other cats.🐾
Lights of Love
Join local animal lovers at LIGHTS of LOVE, an evening celebration and open house at YOUR Humane Society SPCA on Thursday, Dec. 5th from 6-8PM generously presented by Mid-Florida Agencies/Florida Blue.
Lights can be purchased in remembrance or in honor of beloved pets. They are wonderful gifts for any pet lover who can come share in the holiday spirit with other animal lovers.
Remember those pets we have lost but not forgotten. Honor those pets still with us too!
Order YOUR lights by contacting our shelter office at 352-793-9117, Info@hsspca.org or mailing in your order form and check to YOUR Humane Society SPCA, PO Box 67, Lake Panasoffkee, Florida 33538.
$5.00 for a White Light for Each Pet You Wish to Remember.
$5.00 for a Colored Light for Each Pet You Wish to Honor.
Illuminate a Wreath for $250 (25 bulbs) or a Whole Tree for $500 (100 bulbs)
The deadline to order YOUR lights is Nov. 29th so don’t delay!
Lighting ceremony will be at 7:15PM and light (no pun intended) refreshments by TooJay’s Deli-Bakery-Restaurant will be served.
Scooter's Ugly Christmas Sweater Bash
Who will shock Santa with some UGLY SWEATERS at Scooter’s Ugly Sweater Bash on Friday, Dec. 20th at Lake Sumter Landing from 5-9PM? We can’t wait to see what everyone wears, including their pets’ ugly sweaters! Join us for an evening of holiday good cheer and help local animals at YOUR Humane Society SPCA this holiday season too!
We’ll have all our pet safety info and awesome holiday gifts for those animal lovers in your lives! So make sure you come by our tent! Many thanks to The Villages Entertainment for hosting this fun event.
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! 💕
Ziggy and the many animals at YOUR Humane Society SPCA have received the wonderful news from two anonymous sponsors that they have pledged to match the first $1,000 donated to our Hope Fund but only until Sat., Nov. 30 so please don’t delay your gift as it will be DOUBLING YOUR DONATION DOLLARS!🤩🤩
Our shelter’s Hope Fund allows those animals with greater medical needs (ie., emergency care, amputations, eye surgery, heartworm treatment and more) to receive critical veterinary care above and beyond the routine intake medical needs. EVERY dollar is lifesaving and can now have TWICE the impact!
Get YOUR Tickets
Sister Mary Annette, who will be appearing in the upcoming musical comedy Nunset Boulevard on Dec. 8-10, is donating much needed pet supplies to YOUR Humane Society SPCA! A portion of the proceeds from the three performances at the Savannah Center will also benefit Honor Flight, Operation Shoebox and YOUR Humane Society SPCA so get YOUR tickets NOW at https://tickets.thevillages.com/events/sav-2031.
➡️Stop by our table each evening as we’ll be in the lobby to meet our community, distribute important pet safety info to animal lovers and gratefully receive donations as well through intermission.❤️
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