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Congratulations to our April Volunteer of the Month, Julie!

While all of our volunteers are invaluable to the success of our HS/SPCA, we feel it is important to highlight individuals who make up this incredible group of animal-loving humans with that added extra effort.

Every month we choose a special volunteer to feature as our Volunteer of the Month and for April 2019, that special human is Julie K.!

March is “Got a Home? We got the LOVE” Special for Adoptable Pets

Julie moved to Florida from Philadelphia twelve years ago.

Julie’s love of animals started at a young age. Although she was only allowed to have cats as a child, she always wanted a dog of her own.

After getting married, Julie’s wish was granted: she adopted her very first pup. “I always pictured myself with a large white Afghan Hound, but I wound up with a miniature Dachshund,” Julie said while laughing and added “which was absolutely wonderful!”

Julie may have imagined herself with a large dog, but it seems time has proven she also loves smaller dogs. Read more…

During the month of March, your Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County is holding a special where you may win up to a $25 discount off the adoption fee for adult dogs and cats.

All you need to do is find the perfect dog or cat to add to your family, and then spin the “Got a Home? We Got the Love” wheel. Where it lands will determine if you receive a discount up to $25 or not. It’s that simple. No matter where the wheel lands, you’ll each win unconditional love.

Adoptable dogs and cats are available to visit Monday through Saturday, 9:00am to 3:30pm, at the Humane Society/SPCA campus, 994 CR 529A, Lake Panasoffkee, FL. Also visit adoptable Humane Society/SPCA cats during normal business hours at PetSmart, 3667 Wedgewood Lane, in The Villages, or at Petco at 600 US Hwy 441 (near corner of Rolling Acres Road), The Villages.

On Saturday, March 30th, your Humane Society/SPCA is hosting the “For the Love of Animals” Expo at the Wildwood Community Center, 6500 Powell Rd., Wildwood, FL from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Although it will be the next-to-last day of March, the “Got a Home? We Got the Love” program will still be in effect.

For further information, you may call the HS/SPCA office 352-793-9117.

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Few Spaces Remain for Vendors & Charity Spaces at HS/SPCA’s “For the Love of Animals” Expo

Our Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County is accepting volunteers from the community to participate in our life-saving”For the Love of Animals” Expo in the days prior to and the day of the Expo. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Jane at 352-793-9117 or to sign up.

This Expo, the first of its kind in Sumter County, has had a tremendous response by businesses, non-profits locally and from surrounding areas to participate. Only a few spaces remain for interested vendors and non-profits, animal or non-animal related. Contact Heather at 352-793-9117 or for current availability. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this uniquely special event!

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Our biggest event ever…


Saturday, Mar 30th

The Humane Society/SPCA is happy to be hosting our first For The Love of Animals Expo. The event will include entertainment, prizes and auctions as well as pet adoption opportunities, making for a fun and exciting day! The For the Love of Animals Expo will showcase many regional animal rescues and shelters along with our own adoptable animals to help connect loving adopters with great pets of all kinds. Entertainment will be provided by Scooter the DJ and Disc-Connected K-9s, the word-famous Frisbee dogs. This event will go for the whole day and will include a number of vendors, making it a big event with broad appeal to pet owners and animal lovers of all kinds.

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The popular Strut Your Mutt Charity Dog Walk will be a part of the For The Love of Animals Expo. It will provide dog owners the opportunity to stay healthy and active by walking their dog(s) and there will be limited opportunities for those who apply in advance to walk the Humane Society/SPCA’s adoptable dogs. All dogs participating in Strut Your Mutt or visiting the For The Love of Animals Expo must be on a leash at all times, have proof of up-to-date rabies vaccination and be friendly to other dogs. Last year’s Strut Your Mutt was a huge success, raising over $50,000 to support the Humane Society/SPCA. This year we are looking forward to an even bigger event and an even bigger success.

Our Special Guest this year will be Derrick Campana. Derrick has a popular show on Animal Planet and is internationally known for his work designing prostheses for all kinds of injured animals, giving them a new lease on life. Come and hear him speak about his interesting and important work.

The For The Love of Animals Expo will take place on Saturday, March 30th from 9 am – 5 pm at the Wildwood Community Center, 6500 Powell Road, Wildwood, FL, adjacent to The Villages community. This family-oriented event is an opportunity for animal owners and those who may be looking for a new pet to have a full day of entertainment and an opportunity to pick up animal information and information about the community and local businesses.

For the Love of Animals Expo supports the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County,Inc. The Executive Director is Joe Sprague, who can be reached at: or 352-793-9117.

Register now for the

March 30th Event

The annual Strutt Your Mutt event will be held on Saturday, March 30th. SYM registration starts at 9:00 A.M. with actual walk at 10:00 A.M. and track remaining available for more strutting until 2:00 P.M. This year’s location will be at the Wildwood Community Center, 6500 County Rd 139, Wildwood.

You can register online at Advance registration fee is $30 and will be $35 on the day of the event. You’ll receive a t-shirt, wag bag and dog bandanna.

Dress up your dog so they can be entered into the costume contest.

You can register to walk one of our Humane Society dogs and receive a special alumni bandanna for former shelter dogs.

Dogs must be leashed at all times and be dog friendly. Proof of rabies vaccination is required.

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The Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County Inc. is holding a 2019 “Your Cutest Pet Photo” photo contest to raise funds for the homeless animals in our care. The Humane Society founded in 1982, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the humane treatment of animals.

We encourage you to submit your favorite photos to our contest and ask your family and friends to vote and support the animals and programs at The Humane Society of Sumter Co.! Who knows? Maybe your favorite furry, fur-less, or feathered friend will be on the cover of the The Humane Society’s 2020 Pet Photo Calendar and become a star!

Read More…

Pre-order the HS/SPCA Pet Photo 2020 Calendars for $10.00. After 5/1/2019 calendars will be $15.00.

HS/SPCA represented at The Villages Regional Hospital Auxiliary Foundation’s Gala

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On the evening of February 9th, our Chairman of the Board Celine Petrie and Fundraising/PR Chairman Claudia Labbé had the pleasure to attend The Villages Regional Hospital Auxiliary Foundation’s 13th Annual Gala. It was a lovely evening set in a Serengeti Sunset theme. Our participation as a Platinum partner was thanks to a restricted donation generously made by an anonymous donor.

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(l-r) TVRHAF President Dick Campbell, HS/SPCA FR/PR Chairman Claudia Labbé , TVRHAF Vice Chairman Diane Kupchak and HS/SPCA Chairman Celine Petrie

Long time Shelter Residents

Still waiting for their fur-ever happy home



282 days at the Shelter (as of 4/5)

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

Adoption Fee:


Be Ruth’s Hero

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These dogs all need a hero to give these homeless pets their fur-ever happy home. you can see they’ve spent most of their young lives in the shelter, not knowing what a real home life could be.

We have lowered our adoption fees in hopes that may make the difference in them finding a home. They are all spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on age-appropriate vaccinations.

With your love, attention and maybe some training, one of these dogs could be your new best friend.

Call the Humane Society for more information – 352-793-9117.

Sumter County Pets Reported Missing/Found

(in last 30 days)

Lost Cats

Non reported in the last 30 days.

Found Cats

Non reported in the last 30 days.

Lost Dogs

3/5 – Reddish brown Pomeranian, read more…

3/27Black Cocker Spaniel, read more…

3/30 – Grey Shih Tzu, read more…

Found Dogs

3/24 – Brindle Pit Bull, read more…

4/2 – Male Black & White Husky, read more…

4/5 – Male dog, read more…

4/5 – Female dog found, read more…

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Link to Past News Articles


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Angel & Domino with their new mom.

Every unwanted, discarded pet deserves a 2nd chance to be loved and cared for.
An adopted pet can enrich your life in ways both big and small.

Look who got adopted in January…

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We depend entirely on your donations.
We do not receive any federal or state monies.
We are not affiliated with any other organizations such as Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) or American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).


Current Needs




Kennel Upgrade Project

Nov 2018

We hold and participate in many local events where we need help and it’s a great way to meet other Animal Lovers.
We also have opportunities to work at the shelter in the office, walking dogs, Catty Shack housekeeping, etc.

Kennel Upgrade – Update 1/24 –

Cement has been sealed. Kennels are starting to be installed. Roof materials are on order, plumbing being done we are getting close to the opening of the new area. See pictures of our progress here.

Have you moved since adopting your pet?

If so – be sure to contact your Micro-chip provider to update your contact information.

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