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Joyce Hudson and others were appalled by the lack of humane treatment afforded many
of the animals in the county. Joyce's efforts and persistence resulted in her becoming
the head of the county animal control services. Joyce left that post after a while and with
others founded a corporation called the Animal Advisory Board. They operated out of
various homes and garages. In 1984 the corporate name was changed to the Society for
the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Joyce relocated and others, such as Rosalie
Fredericks, carried on. There was going to be a shelter through many small fund raisers
and a number of people concerned about the plight of the animals in our county,
providing for them in their estate planning. One person won on LOTTO and donated a
Land was purchased and building started, to house, care and adopt out the animals.
June 1995 was the grand opening of the shelter.
A great day for all.
Our mission is to advocate the moral and ethical treatment of animals and provide them
with shelter and care when in need.
SPCA of Hernando A no-kill shelter
What We Do
- Care for homeless cats and dogs
- Look after victims of animal cruelty
- Foster pets in temporary homes
- Give medical care when needed
- Find "forever homes" for our animals
- Operate thrift shop