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Cuddle up with your four-legged best friend during Doggie Date Night at the Lyric's Flagler Center and settle in for some laughs. Presented by the Lyric Theatre and the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, the event will be held on Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. and will include dinner and the hysterical cult-classic, canine comedy, “Best In Show.” The cost is $25. If your date … er, dog … gets restless, not to worry. He can mingle with other tail waggers in the complimentary doggie lounge, hosted by The Fur Seasons Resort for Pets, while you enjoy the movie. Your pooch won’t go hungry either, thanks to Paws Over Tradition - A Dog Bakery. They’re providing doggie bags. Dinner will be served 30 minutes prior to each screening. Doors will close promptly at 5 p.m. for the early screening and 8 p.m. for the late screening. Seating is limited and reservations are highly recommended.
Bring your four-legged friend for “Doggie Date Night” at the Lyric

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

Pre-register for Mutt March at Key Lime Cantina party

By: Doreen Poreba
Date: October 15, 2012
It won’t be long before four-legged friends will be lining the street at Memorial Park in Stuart. On Sat., Oct. 27, hundreds of costumed dogs and their owners will participate in the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast’s (HSTC) 10th annual Mutt March, presented by the Petco Foundation. Pet owners are invited to pre-register for the Mutt March on Thurs., Oct. 18, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Key Lime Cantina, 211 Colorado in Stuart. Dogs are welcome! Adult pre-registration is $10 and includes one drink, chips and salsa and DJ music by T-Rex Entertainment. Children 15 and under are free and include a limited edition T-Shirt and a coupon book to local participating businesses. Mutt March raffle tickets for the winner’s choice of a $1000 Publix or $1000 Visa Gift Card also will be on sale during the event, at the HSTC shelter in Palm City, at the HSTC thrift stores in Stuart and online at

In honor of Election Day, next Tuesday, Nov. 6, the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC) is encouraging animal lovers to elect (adopt) a rePUPliCAT or a demoCAT to their house. The incentive will be a reduced adoption fee of $20.12. The normal adoption fee for dogs is $120 and for cats, $40. Both dogs and cats are available for adoption at the HSTC’s shelter, 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave., Palm City and will be open on Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cats also may be adopted from the HSTC’s two thrift stores in Stuart. Thrift Store North, 1099 NW 21st Street, and the Thrift Store Central, 2585 SE Federal Highway, will be open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. “After you vote, why not stop by our shelter or thrift stores and elect your own demoCat or rePUPlicat?” said HSTC Operations Manager Candice Veach. “They don’t do any negative campaigning or renege on promises but they do add lots of love to your home.” The $20.12 promotion will be for one day only — election day — Nov. 6, 2012. For mor
Humane Society Says Elect a RePUPlicat or DemoCAT to the House with $20.12 election day adoption special

November is the official month for giving thanks during the Thanksgiving holiday and the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC) would like to express its gratitude to anyone who donates items from the shelter’s holiday wish list. All patrons who donate will receive $30 off the adoption fee of a dog or cat from Nov. 18t – 21. Dog adoptions are normally $120 and Cats are $40. The shelter is located at 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave in Palm City and adoption hours during the promotion are from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Nov. 18, 19 and 20; from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Nov. 20 and from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Nov. 21. Items are the wish list include dog crates, rawhide bones, pig ear treats, Frontline or Advantage flea treatment, paper towels, Kong toys, canned food, stuffed toys, bleach, cat litter, small cat toys, towels, small rugs, rabbit toys, or timothy hay. For more information, all 772-223-8822.

Humane Society raises almost $50,000 with Mutt March event

By: Doreen Poreba
Date: November 13, 2012
Hurricane Sandy caused the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC) to delay its 10th annual Mutt March by five hours, but the storm couldn’t dampen the efforts of the volunteers and participants who turned out in full at Memorial Park for the event, which was presented by the Petco Foundation. The HSTC raised almost $50,000 from the Oct. 27 event to benefit its shelter animals. “We were pleased that so many supporters and their creatively costumed dogs were able to participate in spite of the weather,” said Community Relations Manager Jackie Ranaldo. “For anyone who could not attend, we are still encouraging donations to help get us to our $50,000 goal as we are so close.” The top fundraiser was Teri McLean, who won two nights at the Marriott Hutchinson Island Resort with a round of golf for two and a hand bag from J. McLaughlin. Tabitha Fox placed second and won a Fur Seasons Basket that inc

Palm City, Fla./Aug. 31, 2012 — The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC) welcomes Carrie Lavargna, a board certified real estate attorney, as a voluntary member of its board of directors. “I am pleased to serve on the HSTC board because I know how much the Humane Society does for our community,” said Lavargna. “Our pets are important and loved by family members and when one is missing or needs a new loving home, the Humane Society is there to help. The educational programs, especially the therapy pets and Paws to Read, are fabulous ministries to people who may not have the love and affection of a pet at home.” Lavargna, a member of The Florida Bar and the Martin County Bar Association, serves on the executive board for the Justice Major B. Harding American Inns of Court and is past president of Preferred Professionals of Martin County. A native Floridian, she is a Seminole,
Humane Society of the Treasure Coast welcomes local attorney to its board of directors

The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast invites you and your pets to kick off your holidays with its second annual Holiday Extravaganza. This event will be held on Sat., Dec. 8, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the HSTC shelter, 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave., Palm City. Admission is free. The affair will feature pet pictures with Santa by J.C. Penney Lifetouch Portrait Studio, arts and crafts, home-baked goods, music by T-Rex Entertainment and an assortment of vendors. A portion of all sales will benefit the shelter animals. The HSTC also encourages you to bring in a donation item for the shelter pets in need. Go to to see the pets’ wish list. There is no charge for vendors to participate but they must be pre-registered by Dec. 3. To become a vendor or for more information, email or call (772) 600-3216.
Get in the holiday spirit at the Humane Society’s Holiday Extravaganza

The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast has been named as the benefiting charity for the $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit Women’s Challenger. The event will be held Jan. 13-20, 2013 at The Racquet Club at Tesoro in Port St. Lucie. The tournament offers $25,000 in prize money and will attract top-ranked professional women’s players from around the world. “This tournament is the first time a professional tennis event of this caliber has ever been held on the Treasure Coast,” said Alexandra Owen, the event’s sponsorship/marketing director. “We chose the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast to be our benefiting charity because we’re committed animal lovers. Our hope is that some of the animals will find homes directly from the event as they will be showcased at a booth during the tournament.” HSTC President and CEO Frank Valente expressed his gratitude. “We appreciate Alexandra and Winston Owen for selecting our humane society as the benefiting charity,” said Valente.
USTA Pro-Circuit Challenger to benefit Humane Society of the Treasure Coast

Home for the Holidays

By: Doreen Poreba
Date: December 11, 2012
I’ll Be Home for Christmas” is the theme song for the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC) this December. Its goal is to have all available animals in a foster home over the holidays. The shelter is located at 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave., Palm City. The ultimate goal is to find “forever homes” for them as a result of this program, which runs from Dec. 19, 2012 – Jan. 5, 2013. Starting Dec.19 at 10 a.m., approved foster families will be allowed to come into the shelter and choose an animal in the adoption area as part of this program. The foster parents, or “guardian angels,” will be encouraged to help the HSTC find a permanent home for their foster pet. All adoption paperwork needs to be completed by Jan. 5, 2013 at 5 p.m. or the animal needs to be returned back to the shelter by this time. The HSTC prefers that participants provide food bowls, bedding and toys for their foster pet, but the shelter will assist if needed.
Home for the Holidays

4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave

Palm City, Florida 34990

Main Line: (772) 223-8822

Fax: (772) 220-3610

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