About Us

Founded in 1964, the Humane Society of the Nature Coast, Inc is a private, no time limit, 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and health of orphaned, surrendered, and abandoned pets. All pets who reside at the shelter or in a HSNC approved foster home are spayed or neutered, have age-appropriate vaccines, and receive parasite prevention. We work every day to find alternatives to save lives and find forever homes for homeless pets.

We are proud to serve the people and animals of the Nature Coast , which includes Hernando, Pasco, and Citrus counties, with a variety of programs and services.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide a safe haven, resources, and love for animals in need while promoting pet welfare and sterilization to achieve a no-kill Society.

Funded by

Community Support

The HSNC has no connection to any other local, county, or national agency. We receive our income primarily from donations and endowments.

The HSNC is not controlled by any national organization. Rather we are governed by a local board of directors.”

Hours and Locations

Administrative Hours

Mon – Tues
9am – 5pm

Wednesday
Closed

Thurs – Sat
9am – 5pm

Sunday
11am – 5pm

Adoption Hours

Mon – Tues
11am – 5pm

Wednesday
Closed

Thurs – Sun
11am – 5pm

Leadership

GEORGIONNA WAITE

Shelter Manager

CASSIE UITDENHOWEN

Director of Operations

Charley Harris

Office Manager

Sara Marek

Medical Coordinator

Board of Directors

Lori Bainum

Director

Lisa Judge

Vice President

RANDI Zavrel

President

SCOTT Toner

Secretary

Paul Montante

Treasurer

Staff

Caitlin Valz

Front Desk Lead & Animal Care Technician

Autumn Van Tassel

Animal Care Technician

Jeremy Rowe

Animal Care Technician