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Pet owners who are looking to improve their dog’s manners or take a class that is fun for all may want to take advantage of the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast’s newest course schedule. All classes cost $120 and will take place at the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave., in Palm City. Advance registration and payment is required to reserve a spot in class. The classes include: Pet Therapy Class - six weeks AKC STAR Puppy - six weeks - for dogs one year and under Basic Obedience - seven weeks - for dogs one year or older Advanced Obedience - seven weeks - includes AKC Canine Good Citizen testing Focus Foundations - six weeks - for dogs of all ages Agility classes include Skills & Obstacles Levels I & II, Agility Jrs. (Kids), Sequencing Levels I & II and an Advanced/Competition Class. Focus Foundation class is a pre-requisite for all agility classes.

Green Market to feature pet festival and dog wash

By: Doreen Poreba
Date: June 13, 2014
Stuart Green Market’s second annual Pet Festival & Dog Wash will benefit the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast’s shelter animals. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sun., June 29, at the City Hall Parking lot, 121 SW Flagler Ave. in downtown Stuart. For a $10 suggested donation, pet owners can have their dogs bathed. Those in the market for a new pet can check out the HSTC dogs for adoption, which will be on site from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Other Pet Festival features include specialty vendors for furry friends, musical guests, a Green Market basket raffle and a Barkin’ Bones pet basket raffle, which benefits the HSTC shelter animals. For more information, call Market Manager Natalie Parkell at (772) 233-0297 or send an email to

June is Cat Adoption Month and the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast is inviting the public to attend its Cat Connection event from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sat, June 28, at the Cummings Library, 2551 SW Matheson Ave in Palm City. There is no cost to attend. Cat and kitten adoptions are only $10. In addition to the adoptions, there will be an Ask the Vet booth, pet therapy discussions and more. “We hope you will join us during Cat Adoption Month in celebrating our feline friends and their place in our lives,” said HSTC Community Events Manager Jayme Uteschill. For more information, call Carolyn Smith at (772) 463-2883. 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.

Bubbles Express Wash fundraiser to benefit Humane Society

By: Doreen Poreba
Date: July 2, 2014
For the third time, Bubbles Express Wash, a “green” community-friendly car wash, is hosting a fundraising opportunity to benefit the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC) from July 14 – 20, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon. through Sat. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 2160 NW Federal Highway, Stuart. Bubbles will give $5 to the HSTC for every customer who buys a $20 Bubbles Express Wash gift card. While there, each gift card purchaser will receive a free Ultimate Wash ($14 value) and the $20 gift card to give or use another time. Each car wash lasts five minutes using soft touch equipment and is environmentally friendly, using only nine gallons of fresh water per car. Bubbles’ washes include free vacuum use. For more information, call (772) 828-6837 or Beth Rosenberg at 772-220-1696. Visit the shelter’s website at

Shakra’s Deli to host fundraising dog wash

By: Doreen Poreba
Date: July 2, 2014
Shakra’s Deli & Restaurant will host its second annual dog wash from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 27 to benefit the shelter animals at the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC). The eatery is located at 887 NE Jensen Beach Blvd. in Jensen Beach. For a $10 suggested donation, HSTC volunteers will wash dogs and puppies and for every wash, Shakra’s will give a buy one, get one free sub sandwich. The deli also will donate 10 percent of the day’s sales to the HSTC. There will be live music to add to the festive atmosphere. Those looking to adopt a pet will have the opportunity to do so during the event. Select animals from the shelter will be on site. For more information, call 772-600-3216 or visit the website, 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.

Carsons Tavern Manager Candace Callahan has committed to dancing for dogs, cats and all of the shelter animals at the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC). She and her dance partner, Travis Scott of Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Stuart, will dance the night away at the Charity Masquerade Dance Party, 6 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 18, at the Kane Center in Stuart. The Woman’s Club of Stuart and Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Stuart are hosting the event, which will benefit seven additional local charities. Eight volunteer dancers will be paired with a dance professional from Fred Astaire Dance Studio and will perform a choreographed dance routine.
Charity Masquerade Dance Party couple to raise funds for Humane Society of the Treasure Coast

It’s doing more than raining cats and dogs at the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. The Palm City shelter is “flooded” with adoptable animals that are now are lining the nonprofit organization’s hallways. To ease the overcrowding, the HSTC is deeply discounting its adoption fees until further notice. The adoption fee for dogs, normally $120, is now $25, and cats, usually $40, are now $5. The HSTC serves as Martin County’s only designated animal care and control facility and as such, must accept every animal that is brought to its shelter. Other animal care organizations have the option of selecting only those animals they wish to take in.

The next 125 adoptions at the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast will be free, thanks to the generosity of the Floridian Discount Insurance Agency in Boca Raton. The business responded to a plea made by Jennifer Ross on the Sunny 107.9 morning show in which she talked about the urgent need for adoptions at the HSTC due to overcrowded conditions. The result was a $2,500 donation to underwrite the reduced adoption fees. The adoptions will start this Friday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m. Adopters will still need to fill out adoption applications and go through the interview process as usual. On Monday, the HSTC put out an urgent cry to the media to help spread the word about its overcrowding and the need for adoptions.

Humane Society offering adoption specials in June

By: Doreen Poreba
Date: June 15, 2015
The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC) is offering incentives to prompt more adoptions at its Palm City shelter due to crowded conditions. The following discounts will apply through the end of June 2015. All cat and kitten adoptions are now just $10, a $30 savings from the regular adoption fee of $40. Pairs of rabbits and guineau pigs are available for $10 for the pair (rabbits are normally $20 each and guineau pigs $10 each).

One of Martin County’s favorite “pet” charities has been recognized with several honors. The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC) extends its appreciation to the 55,000 people who voted in The Stuart News/TC Palm 2015 Treasure Coast Choice Awards contest. As a result, the HSTC was named Favorite Civic Organization. Stuart Magazine also recognized the HSTC as one of the best places to work in Martin or St. Lucie County. The HSTC was one of 24 businesses mentioned in the 1-150 employee category. “We are grateful to the public and to Stuart Magazine for this unsolicited recognition of our charity for the outstanding work we do on behalf of the shelter animals,” said HSTC President and CEO Frank Valente. “We have hundreds of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers along with a hard-working, committed staff who put their heart and soul into caring for the animals.” This recognition comes at a time when

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2015 Treasure Coast Choice Award


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