SAVE THEM ALL Matching Challenge
The Suncoast Humane Society $300K SAVE THEM ALL Matching Challenge has been launched! The shelter’s ability to care for the dogs, cats and small critters has historically relied on the income from the 3 area thrift stores. Due to the impact of COVID-19, 70% of the revenue income has been lost. The resources are depleted, but the animals still need help! Much is unknown about Suncoast Humane Society’s future. Suncoast Humane Society is asking the community to join together and donate today. You can double your impact today. Every dollar you give today, will be matched by longtime supporters of Suncoast Humane Society’s mission, Elsa and Peter Soderberg, up to $300,000. The animals need you now more than ever. Please help them by giving online today at www.humane.org or text “SHS” to 26989.
EARS Adoption Center/Pet Store at 145 W. Dearborn will remain open Tuesday -Saturday 10am to 3pm although their thrift store has temporarily closed. They have always enforced the use of hand sanitizer for anyone coming into and leaving the rescue. The rescue has so many cats looking for Forever Homes. EARS is very happy for some of their older pets who have found their Forever Homes. Jack and Chloe, 13-year old sibling cats were adopted together. Jack requires prescription cat food for gastro-intestinal blockage issues. His new owners currently have a cat with the same condition and were happy to adopt Jack and his sister. Mieka, a 12-year old Basset Hound mix, found her Forever Home this week. They love to see the older pets find loving homes! To keep the adoption center operating, cat food, cat litter, paper towels, bleach, laundry detergent and hand sanitizers are always needed. Donations can be dropped off during regular business hours. EARS appreciates all the donations they receive. EARS will not be holding any fundraising events in the near future. Follow EARS on Facebook to find out the dogs that are available for adoption. Their website is updated regularly and provides a link to all the available pets. EARS is dedicated to helping pets in need and they will continue to do this.
EARS Thrift Shop Closed
During this period of quarantine, the Englewood Animal Rescue Sanctuary Thrift Store will be closed to protect customers and valued volunteers. If anyone has donations, please hold them for awhile or call Barb Kerwick at 586•1554 to have someone meet them at the Thrift Store. Please do not leave donations outside the door at this time! The EARS Animal Shelter remains open for adoptions and pet food & supplies during this time. For more information, call 681•3877.
Short-Term Foster Heroes Needed
Suncoast Humane Society is calling out to the community to get as many animals as possible out of their shelter right now due to a high volume of intakes and a low volume of foot traffic and adoptions. There is an emergency need for short-term fosters for all of the shelter animals. Short-term can be a couple of weeks, one week, a few days or even a 1-2 night sleepover. SHS will work with interested individuals and families to agree on a time frame that will work for them and for the animal. Fostering provides feedback to help the staff know the animals better which helps potential adopters find their match. If you are interested and want to learn more, call 474•7884.
Appointments Only at AWL
The Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County is now doing adoption and fostering requests by appointment only. It is suggested to view the pet profiles on their website first (www.awlshelter.org) and then call for an appointment for a meet and greet. The shelter at 3519 Drance Street, Port Charlotte, can be reached at 625•6720.