Nellie's Deli sponsored our "Whine" and Craft Beer Fundraiser on December 6, 2019 with 100% of the proceeds going to LEADSRQ. Nellie's provided the venue, delicious foods, desserts and wine, while Naughty Monk Brewery provided craft beers

Thanks to all that made this the most successful LEADSRQ fundraiser yet.

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019 we hosted our first “Jewelry to the Rescue” party at Gold Coast Eagle Distributing in Sarasota.

Jewelry to the Rescue provides a fun and easy fundraiser for charitable groups to raise money for good causes using a “pay it forward” program of donated jewelry.  

Our event had a spectacular turnout and had great success. A big thank you goes out to Hugh Shields at Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, Nellie’s Deli, Badger Bob’s, Sarasota Trophy and Awards, Keith Curtis, and of course, Jewelry to the Rescue.


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A huge THANKS to all those that came out to support LEAD.SRQ at their latest fundraiser on  Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Painting with a Twist. 

We had a surprise guest, Kobe, to help us kick off the evening. It was great to see him so happy with his mom and dad, Linda and George Flock. We want to thank all that came to support us including Satchels Last Resort Animal Shelter/Sanctuary, Vintage Paws Sanctuary, Inc., family, neighbors and friends. 

Our in-house artist for the evening, “Fabulous Phil”, made the event engaging and fun....along with his great playlist!  Once again, thank you for making it possible for LEAD SRQ to support animals in need in our community. Click here to view photos of the event.

Molte grazie to Papa Nicks's Italian Restaurant for sponsoring our first fundraiser on November 2, 2017, a second on March 15, 2018 (which benefited Satchel's Last Resort) and our third on November 13th, 2018 to benefit Fairy Tale Endings. Papa Nick's donated 10% of the daily proceedes to LEADSRQ which will go a long way in helping shelter animals in our area. Thanks to everyone who attends - we appreciate your support! 


Thanks goes out to Nylabone for donating a wide variety of their bones to the dogs at the Sarasota County Sheriff's Animal Shelter. 

A Sunday bone appetite to our SCSAS shelter dogs was issued from Publix Community Giving. A gift card was donated that will supply a month's worth of Sunday beef bones to our pups at the shelter. Now that's something to chew on!

Bissell's Partners for Pets helps shelters and nonprofits raise money through proceeds from purchases, giveaways and sweepstakes, and donating merchandise to raffle or action at their events.

To find out more click on the Bissell icon.

Our appreciation goes out to Julie Murch, Marketing Director for Chick-fil-A on Clark Road for donating 120 Chick-fil-A Kid's Meal Cards to LEADSRQ. They were handed out at our educational presentation for elementary students at Sarasota County Parks & Recreation Summer program July 25 & 27, 2017.  

A special thanks to Mrs. Elaine Keating for her gracious donation to LEADSRQ.

A well known philanthropist, Elaine is a major donor to many local cultural, scientific, educational, artistic and conservation organizations. Her contribution will go a long way to help with the needs of our local shelter animals. 

Mrs. Elaine Keating


If you have a pet, you have to feed them - so feed them and us at the same time! Place your initial order and LEADSRQ receives a $20 donation from Chewy's Animal Shelter Rescue Support Program.

Click on the Chewy icon to check out their great prices on everything you need for your furever friend. Free 1-2 day shipping on orders $49 or more.


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