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Humane Society provides pet safety tips during fireworks

By: Doreen Poreba
Date: June 15, 2016
While fireworks can bring smiles to the faces of people celebrating the 4th of July, the sights, sounds and smell can strike fear in the hearts of some pets. The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC) sees an increased number of animals at the shelter following this holiday because they often stray from the noise, bright lights and smell of sulfur from fireworks. The HSTC offers the following guidelines to ensure pets are comfortable during this time.
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Stuart, Florida – The State Attorney’s Office for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit found employees from the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC) did not violate state law when dealing with dangerous or sick animals. The Assistant State Attorney, Anastasia Norman, determined that there was no probable cause to find that Martin County’s oldest and largest animal shelter did not properly sedate the animals before euthanizing them, or that the shelter failed to comply with Florida Statute 858.058. The allegations contained in a letter sent to Martin County Commissioner, Anne Scott, prompted the criminal investigation by the Martin County Sheriff’s office. The investigation is now complete, which makes the State Attorney’s office the fourth agency to review and validate the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast’s treatment of animals.
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May 24, 2016 – Stuart, Florida – I am here on behalf of the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. The purpose for me appearing here today is to give you an update of the work we have been conducting with the University of Florida Maddie Shelter School Program out of the University of Florida. You may recall that I advised the commission we were working closely with them in connection with our operations. The Maddie Shelter has now come in and they have performed their observations and in evaluation of organization. They have looked at our operations and our administration and our leadership and governance. And this is a copy of the initial report, which will give you detailed bullet points of their findings and observations.
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For the second year in a row, the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC) has achieved the coveted 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency from Charity Navigator, America's premier and largest independent charity evaluator. The 4-star rating is the highest rating possible. Using an unbiased, objective, numbers-based rating system, Charity Navigator helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the financial health and accountability and transparency of roughly 5,500 mid-to-large sized charities that garner roughly 50 percent of all private contributions made in the USA each year (not including houses of worship).
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