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For the second year in a row, the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast is seeing an increase in animals being surrendered during the summer months. For the last couple of weeks, the Palm City shelter has maintained a steady number of 150 animals up for adoption with a peak of 180. Usually that number is between 100 and 110. To prompt more adoptions, adoption fees are being reduced to $10 for cats (normally $40) and $60 for dogs, or half off the normal adoption fee of $120, until at least the end of July. The HSTC is the only open access shelter from Vero Beach to Ft. Lauderdale that does not euthanize animals when the shelter gets overcrowded. Open access means the shelter accepts every animal that is brought to it, unlike other pet agencies that turn away animals they deem to be unadoptable or that come from other counties or states.

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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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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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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Humane Society to host third annual Pooch Plunge

By: Doreen Poreba
Date: November 21, 2016
Sailfish Splash Waterpark is going to the dogs — literally — for one day only as part of the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast’s third annual Santa Paws Pooch Plunge. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 3, the HSTC will host this event at Sailfish Splash Waterpark, 931 SE Ruhnke Street, in Stuart. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
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Humane Society to host Holiday Hoopla and Bake Sale

By: Doreen Poreba
Date: December 5, 2016
With the holidays just around the corner, the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast is planning its third annual Holiday Hoopla and Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 10, at its two thrift stores: Thrift Store Central, 2585 SE Federal Hwy., and Thrift Store North, 1099 NW 21st St., both in Stuart.
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