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Home for Holidays’ Exceeds Expectations at Suncoast Humane Society

Tiffany with her new owner.

Tiffany with her new owner.

Sub­mit­ted by the Sun­coast Humane Society

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — Eighty-eight ani­mals are “Home for the Hol­i­days” this Decem­ber thanks to Sun­coast Humane Society’s holiday-themed adop­tion pro­mo­tion. This exceeded their goal of 75 ani­mals adopted.

Tiffany was one such lucky pup to find her new home. This sweet 11-year-old senior Jack Rus­sell Ter­rier was brought to Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety when the only owner she ever knew passed away. In need of den­tal work, Tiffany became part of our Shel­ter Angel pro­gram, a donor-supported pro­gram designed to pro­vide med­ical funds for the imme­di­ate needs of ani­mals in Suncoast’s care.

Tiffany’s den­tal work was sched­uled when Robert came in to meet her. He agreed to take her to her appoint­ments and fol­low up with us. Robert reports that Tiffany is heal­ing well, eat­ing well and has become a lov­ing com­pan­ion for him.



Another spe­cial adop­tion is Trudy’s story. On Giv­ing Tues­day, Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety fea­tured “A day in the life of Trudy: A shel­ter dog” on their Face­book page and emails to sup­port­ers. The story of a neglected, ignored 5-year-old pit bull mix in need of emer­gency surgery, med­ical treat­ment, social­iza­tion and just plain old fash­ioned love. Trudy spent four months with us after trans­fer­ring from another shel­ter but found her per­fect for­ever home with a fam­ily will­ing to look past her overused teats, and med­ical needs. She is now the cen­ter of atten­tion with kids to play with and the fam­ily bed to hang out on!

Your humane society’s annual “Home for the Hol­i­days” adop­tion spe­cial fea­tured uniquely reduced adop­tion fees Dec. 1st through the 23rd. Adop­tion fees dur­ing this spe­cial month-long event are $10, plus the day of the month. This is done to encour­age adopters to adopt early in the month insur­ing the new pet has time to adjust to the new home before too much hol­i­day chaos begins.

Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety has been serv­ing ani­mals and peo­ple since 1971. Founded as Engle­wood Ani­mal Aid Soci­ety, the organization’s ser­vices and pro­grams were soon chal­lenged to meet the demands placed on them by the pet over-population crises.

Expan­sions to their facil­ity in Engle­wood dur­ing the 1980s and 1990s helped the Soci­ety to more effec­tively pro­vide for a grow­ing ser­vice area. To reflect the changes, the orga­ni­za­tion became Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety. Today their ser­vice area includes Char­lotte County, most of Sara­sota County, and the Boca Grande por­tion of Lee County, a total of over 450 square miles.

Visit our adopt­able pets and learn more about Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety online at www.humane.org, in per­son at 6781 San Casa Drive, Engle­wood, FL 34224 or at one of our many com­mu­nity events!

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