Welcome and thank you for visiting our donations page where you will find information on the many ways you can help support our mission of saving lives four paws at a time. Philanthropy and giving abounds in Manatee County year after year as donors, supporters and the business community continue to support hundreds of area non-profits. This support has enabled the Humane Society of Manatee County to continue our life saving mission- based work on behalf of the animals and allowed for an expansion of services.
Humane Society of Manatee County’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned a 4-star rating for five consecutive years from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. A 4-star rating ensures that our supporters and donors trust that their donations are supporting a financially responsible and ethical charity.
It is critical that you can trust that we are using your donation wisely to accomplish our mission of leading Manatee County in fostering compassion and respect for animals through care, education and collaboration. We are a private non-profit that receives no government funding or funding from any national animal welfare organization. Thank you for helping save lives, four paws at a time.
Top nine reasons you will feel good about your gift to the Humane Society of Manatee County.
- WORLD CLASS ANIMAL WELFARE.
You are supporting an organization whose focus on the care, and support of homeless pets has been recognized by Charity Navigator’s 4 Star Rating and the 2018 Small Business of the Year award from the Manatee County Chamber.
- COMPASSION IN MANATEE COUNTY.
You are carrying on a nearly half-century tradition of supporting the needs of dogs and cats in our communicty, and ensuring they do not re-enter the shelter system.
- 50 YEARS STRONG.
You are part of a community helping one of the most stable humane societies in the State of Florida.
- ENDING PET HOMELESSNESS.
You are supporting a lead organization within a partnership of local animal welfare groups working to reverse the rising tide of animal homelessness in Manatee County.
- NO KILL SHELTER.
You are part of a community working to end the killing of un-owned pets by rescuing more than 95 percent of dogs and cats exclusively from within Manatee County area.
- ANGEL FUND.
You are providing vital funds to assist pet owners without the means to pay for urgent, life-saving veterinary procedures for their beloved dogs and cats.
- 360 DEGREE PET CARE.
You are advocating access to afforable veterinary healthcare and surgical procedures, behavorial rehabilitation programs, and dog and cat owner resources regardless of ability to pay, all from one campus.
- EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH.
Your gift sponsors year round workshops and lectures throughout Manatee County, from young adults who aspire to become veterinarians, to teaching children how to properly raise and care for kittens.
- HOPE FOR PET OWNERS.
You are directly supporting efforts to eliminate forced pet surrenders due to financial hardships or owner homelessness. Through the funding of our food pantry, no-cost vaccine clinics, and accessible pet meds.
- Give monthly
- Estate & Legacy donations
- Matching gifts
- Purchase a memorial brick
- Donate a vehicle
- Become a Corporate Sponsor
- Help fill our wish list
- Become a HSMC Angel Fund or Marlie’s Fund donor
- Host a Fundraiser
- Coin Banks
- Become a Volunteer
- Become a Foster
The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits. It has been endorsed by numerous organizations.