“I’ll Be Home for Christmas” is the theme song for the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC) this December. Its goal is to have all available animals in a foster home over the holidays. The shelter is located at 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave., Palm City. The ultimate goal is to find “forever homes” for them as a result of this program, which runs from Dec. 19, 2012 – Jan. 5, 2013.
Starting Dec.19 at 10 a.m., approved foster families will be allowed to come into the shelter and choose an animal in the adoption area as part of this program. The foster parents, or “guardian angels,” will be encouraged to help the HSTC find a permanent home for their foster pet. All adoption paperwork needs to be completed by Jan. 5, 2013 at 5 p.m. or the animal needs to be returned back to the shelter by this time.
The HSTC prefers that participants provide food bowls, bedding and toys for their foster pet, but the shelter will assist if needed. Animals would need to be picked up no later than noon on Dec. 24.
Through last year’s program, the HSTC fostered 25 animals and 20 were adopted. The HSTC is hoping to double that this year. Eventually, all the animals that were included in this program were adopted.
Those interested in fostering must come into the shelter to fill out a foster application. All adoption requirements must be met prior to the animal leaving the shelter.
“No pets will be placed on hold so it is a first come, first served basis,” said HSTC Operations Manager Candice Veach.
For more information, call Bitsy McKay at 772-600-3217 or 772-223-8822 or visit http://www.hstc1.org.