The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Collier County Commissioners selected Humane Society Naples as the Business of the Month for April 2019.
Each month, the award is presented to an organization that has enhanced the community through financial, volunteer and active involvement in organizations and programs that creates a better quality of life for all citizens in Collier County.
The Board of Collier County Commissioners and Bethany Sawyer, director of membership at The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, presented Sarah Baeckler Davis, executive director, with a commemorative plaque at the April 9, 2019 County Commission meeting.
Established in 1906, the mission of Humane Society Naples is to shelter animals in times of need, locate life-long homes and promote responsible pet ownership through education, legislation and sterilization. In 2010 they celebrated the grand opening of a $4.5 million state-of-the-art shelter and adoption center. In 2018, the Humane Society celebrated its 100,000th adoption and this year, the organization plans to launch a new satellite adoption center in North Naples and a mobile veterinary clinic serving the entire community.
Humane Society Naples also provides numerous outreach programs at schools and businesses to promote responsible pet ownership, including pet sterilization and the veterinary clinic offers a low or no-cost pet sterilization for low-income pet owners.
This year the organization’s goal is to provide rescue, shelter, and adoption services to more than 3,000 orphaned pets in the community. The Humane Society partners with animal control agencies to review monthly statistics to determine how to work together to reduce unnecessary euthanasia of adoptable pets in Southwest Florida.