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Shelter Tales- Trixie seeks to be spoiled rotten by hospice adopter

Shaun Kelly
TC Palm
June 12, 2017

Shelter Tales- Trixie seeks to be spoiled rotten by hospice adopter

By: Shaun Kelly, HSTC Volunteer

PALM CITY -- The mission of the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast is to provide compassionate care and nurture the bond between people and pets.

As the area’s only 100 percent open access shelter, companion animals arrive under a variety of circumstances.

In the case of 8-year-old American bulldog mix, Trixie, she found herself in the care of the Humane Society when her owner could not afford medical treatment for her. Trixie has a cancerous tumor in her mouth.

After evaluation by our veterinarians, it was decided that it is in her best interest for the tumor to remain and for her to live out the rest of her days in a home that will love and spoil her rotten.

Operating would likely open Trixie up to insurmountable complications and the cancer would most likely recur in an aggressive manner.

Trixie does not let her health concerns slow her down one bit. She is a mild-mannered, friendly, wiggly and affectionate gal who is ready to be done with her stay at the shelter.

Trixie loves attention from folks of all ages, enjoys walks and makes sure to get in several naps every day.

The hearts of shelter staff and volunteers were melted by Trixie’s story and they decided they would not and could not give up on her.

A concerted effort has begun to find a hospice adopter for Trixie — someone who will open his or her home and heart, knowing that time with her will be limited.

Although staff and volunteers love having her at the shelter, this precious pup deserves to live out the rest of her days free from stress in a home environment.

Please call or visit the main shelter if you would like to learn more about how you can help with special needs companion animals like Trixie that come into the care of our Humane Society.

The HSTC does not euthanize healthy, adoptable animals to create space or place any time limits on its adoptable animals. For more information, visit or call (772) 223-8822.

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Palm City, Florida 34990

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