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Our Mission & Vision

Founded in 1971, Suncoast Humane Society is Suncoast Florida’s go-to animal welfare organization.

For 50 years, Suncoast Humane Society has stuck by animals and their people, helping tens of thousands of them live lives that are safer, healthier and filled with love. We serve Southwest Florida including Charlotte and Sarasota Counties, Boca Grande and beyond. Our shelter helps more than 50,000 animals and people each year.

Giving new hope to the helpless takes work, a lot of work and determination. We constantly adapt to new situations. That keeps us nimble and flexible, as we find new ways to help animals and empower the community. Together, we help animals walk into bright new futures, whether they are puppies or kittens, young or old, small or large. No matter what, love them all.


Our Mission:

Because pets need people and people need pets, Suncoast Humane Society provides sheltering to the most vulnerable animals, affordable prevention services to the community and ongoing support for pets and the people who love them.

Our Mission is then bonded to our Vision of helping pets and people live happier, healthier lives filled with love, together.

We have developed an innovative, community-focused approach to care for pets and the people who love them:

Sheltering – We rescue, house, care for, and adopt pets from our Englewood shelter. To add to our capacity, we’ve developed a network of foster families throughout the Suncoast region. And to foster better human-animal bonds, we developed the innovative Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender (PASS) program, leveraging the greater community to keep families together.

Prevention Clinics – To reduce pet overpopulation and illness we also invest in prevention efforts including low-cost spay/neuter clinics, vaccinations, and other preventative care.

Community Outreach – We educate the community to help them build stronger bonds with their pets through positive behavior training programs and pet therapy. And we have services to help them keep their pets, despite temporary challenges, with our community pet food bank.

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