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Humane Society of the Treasure Coast joins United Way

By: Doreen Poreba
Date: January 4, 2013
The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC) is now an official United Way affiliated agency. United Way's goal is to advance the common good and create lasting changes in Martin County by addressing the underlying causes of community problems. “The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast meets all of the United Way standards of affiliation,” said Jim Vojcsik, United Way of Martin County’s executive director. “The organization has formed successful partnerships with other agencies to offer programs that benefit children, adults and the elderly in our community.” HSTC President and CEO Frank Valente said, “Our humane education program was the key to being accepted. The impact it has on students and seniors differentiates us from other strictly animal related organizations.” The HSTC also has just been awarded a Character Counts mini-grant from the United Way of Martin County.

Paws & Claws Gala - Dancing Through The Decades

By: Doreen Poreba
Date: January 22, 2013
This year, guests will be “Dancing Through The Decades” to the sounds of the Solid Gold band, which also will present a dinner theater show. Featuring the greatest songs from the 50s to today, everyone will be invited to come dressed from the decade of their choice and dance the night away! The event will be emceed by Jay Cashmere, an anchor with NewsChannel 5 and Fox 29, and will begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Guests also will have the opportunity to bid on temptations in the “almost world famous” HSTC Silent Auction Mall. The live auction, led by auctioneer Elliot Paul from Elliot Paul and Company...
Paws & Claws Gala - Dancing Through The Decades

HSTC Introduces New APP!

By: Doreen Poreba
Date: January 24, 2013
Twelve-year-old Randi Cass of Stuart is using her technology-smarts to help adopt out animals at the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast’s (HSTC) shelter. With the blessing of the HSTC, she set up an Instagram account that features the adoptable animals residing at the Palm City shelter. Instagram is a social media network in which users share photos they’ve taken with their followers. “I saw that a friend was following another humane society out of state on Instagram and that’s when I got the idea,” said Cass. She initiated a meeting with Community Events Manager Jackie Ranaldo, who agreed that it would be an innovative way to adopt out the animals. Each week, Cass receives an adoption report and deletes those animals that have been adopted. She adds the new shelter animals by copying their photos from the HSTC’s website or taking pictures of her own. She then adds the photos and descriptions to the HSTC’s Instagram account.
HSTC Introduces New APP!

The Racquet Club at Tesoro in Port St. Lucie did more than showcase the $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit Women’s Challenger in January. The tennis tournament host named the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast as its benefiting charity and as a result, $6,780 was raised through HSTC raffle ticket sales, donations and a silent auction. Throughout the event, the HSTC featured dogs that were available for adoption during the tournament and highlighted its pet therapy programs. “We greatly appreciate the great support from the local community that attended this premier tennis event,” said HSTC President and CEO Frank Valente. “The funds raised will directly benefit all of our shelter animals.” Alexandra Owen, the event’s sponsorship/marketing director, chose the HSTC as its benefiting charity because she and her husband, Winston, are committed animal lovers. “We were very happy to help the animals and at the same time host a world-class tennis tournament,” said Owen.
USTA Pro-Circuit Challenger benefits Humane Society of the Treasure Coast

The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast’s two thrift stores are preparing for a pre-Easter Spring Fling sale that will feature all Easter items at half-price along with a number of other discounts. The sale will be held from March 14 – March 18 at Thrift Store North, 1099 NW 21st Street and Thrift Store South, 2585 SE Federal Highway, both in Stuart, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. In addition, on St. Patrick’s Day, Sun., March 17, all adoptions will be only $17 at the store locations and at the shelter, 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave. in Palm City. Hundreds of new inventory items will be on sale in all departments, including all cookware and kitchenware at 50 percent off; spring and summer sportswear starting at $4; men’s and women’s sport coats and dresses starting at $6; all children’s wear starting at $2.50. This is in addition to all Easter items at 50 percent off, which includes ceramic, resin and glass Easter decorations and Easter baskets.

On Giving Day, March 26, the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC) is encouraging its supporters and all who love animals to make a donation to the HSTC through the Martin County Community Foundation Giving Day website. Donations may be given online at or by calling toll free, 877-448-6223. The Foundation and its Giving Day partners will match, on a percentage basis, the total of donations made during an eight-hour period between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The HSTC hopes to receive enough Giving Day donations to purchase an anesthesia machine that will be used for medical operations needed for its shelter animals. The contributions also will fund three new computers and computer software over the course of the next year.

Hop on over to the Humane Society for BunFest

By: Doreen Poreba
Date: March 26, 2013
The next edition of BunFest will keep bunnies and their owners hopping at the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC) on Sat., April 6, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at its shelter, 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave., Palm City. Event admission is free. Donations will be appreciated for some of the activities. There will be a number of activities that will be held during this indoor and outdoor event. For a small donation, bunnies will be groomed, which includes brushing them, clipping their nails and cleaning their glands and ears. The Bunny Olympics will feature an obstacle course of tubes, hills and teeter-totters for bunnies to show off their moves. For rabbits that need to be spayed or neutered, services will be available for $30. For those looking for a “Bunny Glamour Shot,” professional photos using props and a fun background will be taken for a small donation.
Hop on over to the Humane Society for BunFest

The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC) will be conducting spay, neuter and microchip services at discounted prices during its (micro)Chips Ahoy! event on Sat., May 11, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at its shelter, 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave. in Palm City. The spay/neuter fee for dogs and cats weighing 40 pounds or less is $30. Those with pets that weigh more than 40 pounds may sign up for a future appointment to have their pet spayed/neutered for $80. Pets that are already spayed or neutered can get a microchip implant for just $10, which includes a 24-hour Pet Watch microchip and registration. Pet owners must call and preregister before May 9 for an appointment. Animals scheduled for a spay/neuter procedure must be dropped off at the shelter between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. the morning of surgery. No food or water is allowed for the pet after 7 p.m. the night before surgery or the morning of surgery. For more information and to register, call 772-223-8822.

BunFest raises $2800 for Humane Society

By: Doreen Poreba
Date: April 30, 2013
Peter Cottontail may not have been at this year’s BunFest but plenty of his friends took his place. More than 450 people hopped on down to the shelter on April 6 to enjoy the day with and without their rabbits. The third annual event raised $2800 to help the HSTC maintain and expand its rabbit program, which includes spay/neuter, medical care and adequate housing, food and supplements.

Fur was flying and tails were wagging during the sixth annual Mutt Derby at The Fur Seasons Pet Resort in Stuart. One hundred sixty dogs of all sizes and breeds raced toward the finish line, not knowing that their efforts were raising money for the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC). But their owners were aware, and their entry fees along with proceeds from the doggie swim party, a silent auction and a raffle, totaled $11,350 — the most this event has ever raised for the HSTC’s shelter animals.
Mutt Derby raises thousands for Humane Society of the Treasure Coast

4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave

Palm City, Florida 34990

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