About Suncoast Humane Society
Suncoast Humane Society exists to reduce the number of homeless animals and improve the quality of life. As one of Florida’s few “open admissions” animal shelters, we accept all animals brought to us from within our service area. We are committed to our policy of never turning an animal away regardless of health, temperament, size or breed.
We offer a variety of programs and services to ensure the well-being and humane treatment of animals. These include Pet Adoptions, Foster Care Program, Lost & Found Services, Preventive Health Care Clinic, providing low-cost spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchipping and preventive medications, Community Outreach, which provides Pet Therapy Teams, Pet Pantry Program, Humane Education, Animal Cruelty Resource and Animal Disaster Resource, three Thrift stores and a robust Volunteer Program.
How We Are Funded
Suncoast Humane Society is supported by individual donations, wills, bequests and foundation grants. We receive no local, state or federal government aid, nor are we funded by national humane societies, SPCA’s or other animal protection/welfare organizations. The continuation of our programs depends solely upon community support.
An Important Mission with Humble Beginnings
Founded in 1971 by a group of compassionate people, the Animal Aid Society of Englewood began operations as a small shelter with a few cages to care for homeless animals. The Englewood area, along with the entire nation, experienced a pet over-population crisis that challenged our non-profit organization to grow to meet the needs.
Expansions to the shelter occurred, with the latest completed in 1997. Over time our service area expanded and is now Charlotte County, Sarasota County, the Boca Grande portion of Lee County and beyond. To more accurately reflect the areas we serve, the name was changed to Suncoast Humane Society.