June 1, 2021

Medical Service Beyond Routine Needs | Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch

In April of this year, the Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch was awarded an Animal Welfare Grant in the amount of $8,000 to support Medical Service Beyond Routine Needs.We want to thank the Rob…

May 17, 2021

Satchel's Last Resort | Grant Supports Emergency Medical Fund

Thank you to the Community Foundation of Sarasota County for the recent grant award of $16,000 from the Helen C. Schwieder Fund to support our emergency medical fund. Two weeks ago we rescued…

May 10, 2021

1,000 mini reefs to protect marine life and improve water quality in Bocilla Islands

Ocean Habitats in partnership with the Bocilla Island Conservancy is working to install 1,000 mini reefs in Charlotte County. The reefs filter water from channels and lakes threatened by pollu…

May 7, 2021

Venice Cat Coalition Receives $12,000 Animal Welfare Grant

The Venice Cat Coalition, a nonprofit spay-neuter organization based in Venice, recently received a $12,000 grant from the Helen C. Schwieder Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota Count…

May 1, 2021

Fostering A More Humane Community, One Paw at a Time

Whether they bark, meow, neigh, or squawk, animals are inseparable members of our families. My own family would be incomplete without our three Labradors, J.J. (Jogger Jerde), a chocolate lab…

April 26, 2021

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards $203,000 in Grants Promoting Animal Welfare

Grants support nonprofit organizations that serve domestic animals and promote their humane care in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto Counties SARASOTA, FL – Through its annual An…

March 1, 2021

Venice Cat Coalition Saves Lives, Overcomes COVID-19 Shutdowns

The call for help was typical. A Nokomis, FL resident who loves animals had taken on far more than she could afford and was at wit’s end. She had 9 nursing mother cats and over 35 tiny n…

February 17, 2021

A Survivor & Her Dog: SPARCC's Animal Welfare Impact

The trauma of domestic violence not only adversely affects Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) survivors it impacts their pets as well. A pet may be used by abusers as leverage to contr…