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Disaster Preparedness

In Martin County, we recognize that people may not want to evacuate their residence or leave their pets behind if they live in an evacuation zone.

Martin County Emergency Management, in conjunction with the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, has planned for a 'Domestic Pet Sheltering Program' for the citizens of Martin County.  The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast will house your pet at their facility for residents who are recommended or ordered to evacuate.

What do I need to do in order to board my pet at the HSTC?

Pre-Registration is required due to limited capacity. To pre-register, you will need to fill out three forms and return them to the HSTC along with copies of your pet's veterinary records and proof of vaccinations.  You can download the forms HERE or call the front desk at (772) 223-8822 to have all necessary forms sent to you.

The pre-registration application includes the following forms:

  1. Hurricane Threat/Disaster Animal Boarding Release
  2. Pet Owner Rules for Disaster Sheltering
  3. Shelter Admission Form 

**Pets must have written proof of current vaccinations, identification and rabies tag.  No sick animals will be accepted.

 Once you have filled out the pre-registration paperwork, you can submit your application to the HSTC via:

  1. Email at 
  2. Postal Mail to the following address: HSTC, 4100 SW Leighton Farm Avenue, Palm City, FL  34990
  3. Fax at (772) 287-0174

When can I bring my dog, cat or critter to the HSTC for boarding?

The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast will begin boarding pets for First Responders as soon as they are called into active duty. The HSTC will begin boarding pets for those in evacuation zones once the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) officially declares an emergency and begins the evacuation of people in designated evacuation zones.

Space is limited! The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast can only house approximately 150 animals in addition to what is currently at the shelter.

Supplies to bring to the shelter:

  • Crate or cage large enough for your pet to stand up in and turn around

  • Medicine/Prescriptions

  • Food and treats

  • Blanket or towel to sleep on

  • Special diet food

  • Leash and collar or harness

  • Small comfort toys

Additional Information

For additional Hurricane Information in Martin County, please click HERE where you can familiarize yourself with the Hurricane Guide, Evacuation Routes, CodeRED Emergency Alert Sign-Up and more.

Below you can also find some helpful contact information in the event of a hurricane:

  • Martin County Animal Control (772) 463-3211

  • Martin County Emergency Management (772) 288-5694

  • Martin County Public Information Line (772) 287-1652

Other Humane Society Organizations:

Humane Society of Vero Beach

6230 77th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32967


Indian River County Animal Control

4305 43rd Ave #102 B, Vero Beach, FL 32967


Humane Society Pet Rescue Fl, Inc.

1203 Hwy. 98 N, Okeechobee, FL 34972


Humane Society of St. Lucie County

8890 Glades Cut Off Road, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986


100 Savannah Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34982


St. Lucie County Animal Control

15305 W Midway Road, Ft. Pierce, FL 34945



Humane Society of the Palm Beaches, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

3200 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409


Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control

7100 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411


Humane Society of Broward County        

2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL  33312


Broward County Animal Care

2400 SW 32nd Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312


Humane Society of Greater Miami South

10700 SW 211th Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189


Humane Society of Greater Miami North

16101 W Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, FL 33160


Miami-Dade Animal Services

3599 NW 79th Avenue, Doral, FL 33166


Tri County Animal Rescue

21287 Boco Rio Road, Boca Raton, FL 33433


4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave

Palm City, Florida 34990

Main Line: (772) 223-8822

Fax: (772) 220-3610

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