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Humane Society to celebrate Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month with new promotion

Doreen Poreba
September 19, 2012

Humane Society to celebrate Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month with new promotion

Stuart, Fla./Sept. 18, 2012 — The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC) is giving individuals and families an extra incentive to adopt an animal that has been housed at its Palm City shelter for more than six months. For the entire month of October, which is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month, the adoption fees for long-term pet residents (dogs and cats) will be waived. The shelter is located at 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave. in Palm City.

“We do not have any time limits on animals that are in our adoption program,” said HSTC Operations Manager Candice Veach. “As a result, some of our dogs have been here for more than a year. That also includes cats, so we decided to include them in this promotion. Our dedicated team of staff and volunteers work tirelessly day after day providing top quality care for our shelter animals, but the truth is that no matter how long the animals are here, they really need a place to call home.”

Some of the longtime dog residents include:

- Penny, a 3-year-old pit bull terrier mix. Penny came to the shelter on March 29, 2011 and was adopted in May of 2011 but she came back shortly after that due to the owner’s health.

- Juliet, a 3-1/2-year-old pit bull terrier mix who came to the shelter on Jan. 29, 2011 as a stray brought in by Animal Control.

- Samson, a 1-year-old who came into the shelter on June 2011, was adopted in Sept. 2011, and came back as a stray this past Feb.

- Candy, a very high energy 3-year-old pit bull terrier mix who needs a home with a lot of land to run on. She needs to be an only pet and someone who is home a lot. She came into the shelter July 2011 and was adopted twice and brought back for being highly active and having separation anxiety.

Some of the longtime cats include:

- Chevy, a sweet 2-year-old female domestic long-haired cat who was trapped in a truck engine and rode from Jensen Beach to Hobe Sound. Chevy had third degree burns all over her body. Fortunately, she went directly into foster care to recover and is now as good as new.

- River, a 1-1/2 year-old male domestic short-haired cat who was brought in as a stray in May of 2011. He has grown-up in the HSTC shelter. 

For more information, call the HSTC shelter at 772-223-8822.

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 animal welfare in the Martin County area. A 501(c)3 private, nonprofit organization, the Humane Society relies on donations, wills and bequests to support its programs and services. As a local Humane Society, HSTC is independently run from any national welfare or humane organization with no financial assistance from these groups. Follow the HSTC on Facebook at and Twitter at For more information, visit or call 772-223-8822. Media inquiries: 772-221-2425 •


4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave

Palm City, Florida 34990

Main Line: (772) 223-8822

Fax: (772) 220-3610

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