Palm City, Fla. — One of Martin County’s favorite “pet” charities has been recognized with several honors. The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC) extends its appreciation to the 55,000 people who voted in The Stuart News/TC Palm 2015 Treasure Coast Choice Awards contest. As a result, the HSTC was named Favorite Civic Organization.
Stuart Magazine also recognized the HSTC as one of the best places to work in Martin or St. Lucie County. The HSTC was one of 24 businesses mentioned in the 1-150 employee category.
“We are grateful to the public and to Stuart Magazine for this unsolicited recognition of our charity for the outstanding work we do on behalf of the shelter animals,” said HSTC President and CEO Frank Valente. “We have hundreds of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers along with a hard-working, committed staff who put their heart and soul into caring for the animals.”
This recognition comes at a time when the HSTC has set records for number of animals adopted, number of animals spayed and neutered, and number of pets fostered and saved in its 60 year history.
Earlier this year, the HSTC also was notified that it had achieved the coveted 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and fiscal transparency from Charity Navigator, America's premier and largest independent charity evaluator. The 4-star rating is the highest rating possible. Approximately 20 percent of the charities evaluated receive the highest rating, indicating the HSTC outperforms most other charities in America.
Since 1955, the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, located at 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave. in Palm City, has been the leading advocate for homeless, abused and abandoned animals. The HSTC provides the Treasure Coast’s most progressive spay-neuter and adoption programs, dynamic humane education services, and partnerships with like-minded organizations. The HSTC does not euthanize to make space at its shelter, there are no time limits on how long animals stay in its care, and no animal is turned away for any reason because the HSTC believes that is the humane thing to do. For more information, visit http://www.hstc1.org or call 772-223-8822.