The Humane Society of Citrus County FL Inc is a non-profit 501(c)(3) animal welfare organization in Citrus County, Florida. (Our IRS determination letter is enclosed.) We are a small no–kill shelter/sanctuary currently housing over 35 dogs and cats in our facility. We recently celebrated our first year in operation. Our adoptable animals are posted on www.petfinder.com and at our websites, www.humanesocietycitrus.com and www.roomforonemore.net . Because of our strong belief in the human-animal bond, we work very hard to match pets and potential pet parents, screening applicants with references and home checks. The animal's needs and the family's needs are considered very carefully, so each companion animal can become an integral member of its new family. Like other animal welfare groups, finding a “forever home” for each animal is our goal. We require a signed adoption contract and any animal that cannot fit into its new home successfully is required to be returned to our care, not passed off. All companion animals that come to the Humane Society are treated with the care and respect they deserve. Each is spayed or neutered and given appropriate inoculations before adoption. Dogs are tested for heartworm and cats for feline leukemia. All are available for adoption into strictly approved homes and home visits are a standard procedure for us. Vet references are required and are checked as standard procedure. Home visits are completed whenever possible prior to adoption to be certain the home is suitable.
The Mission Statement of the Humane Society of Citrus County FL Inc. is:
Ø Maintain a shelter/haven for rescued, abandoned and abused animals of all descriptions in Citrus County and make every effort to maintain a no-kill philosophy. Ø Promote humane care and treatment of all animals needing protection in Citrus County. Ø Promote the adoption of rescued, abandoned or abused animals in Citrus County.
Ø Promote spay-neuter in Citrus County in order to help alleviate the overpopulation of unwanted pets.
Ø Promote the extension of humane education to the youth of Citrus County, as well as to the general public.
Ø Support animal rights legislation.
DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE
OUR LEGAL STATUS: Doc #745226 issued December 12, 1978 on file in Tallahassee. Registered with Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Affairs. Copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State. All dues and contributions are tax exempt to the full extent allowed by law. Our registration number issued by Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services is CH1815. 100% of all contributions are retained by Humane Society of Citrus County, FL, Inc. No percentage is retained by any professional solicitor.
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. - Anatole France