The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC), Inc., is in our spotlight once again.
It was founded in 1955 and is a no kill, nonprofit, shelter for animals, in Stuart, FL.
HSTC is more than a shelter.
They accept animals regardless of health, age, temperament, or breed and provide quality medical care, shelter, and enrichment to animals in need including cats, dogs, and a variety of other species.
They care for and find homes for over 2,400 pets each year.
Their mission statement is, “To provide compassionate care and nurture the bond between people and pets.”
Each day at any animal shelter brings a new set of circumstances.
HSTC is no exception.
Fostering is a very important in keeping animals healthy and ready for adoption.
The HSTC has hundreds of dedicated foster homes on standby for these very situations.
Some animals might not be ready for adoption just yet.
The Foster Program provides a loving foster home until the animal is eligible for adoption.
In November 2020, HSTC received a total of 16 Doberman Pinschers rescued from a neglectful breeder situation.
One dog in particular, named Grace, was brought to the shelter with six newborn puppies.
Grace escaped from the breeder and had her puppies in the woods.
Animal Control picked up the dog and her puppies and brought them to the shelter.
Thanks to HSTC foster parents, Grace is finally learning to be a dog.
She was able to be trained and rehabilitated and is now a healthy, happy dog with a second chance at life.
“Fosters save the day!”
A Year of Changes and Challenges
2020 was a year full of changes and challenges, profound changes and challenges.
While many people had to deal with pandemic fears, remote learning, and working from home, HSTC kicked off Canine in Training Fosters (CIT), a new foster program.
Canine in Training Fosters
This program’s purpose is to help prepare dogs for adoption and help keep them in their forever home once they are adopted.
Interestingly enough, the dogs who participate in CIT have never been trained or had the opportunity to be a pet.
Some dogs may not be adjusting well to life inside a shelter.
Being trained in a home-like environment is significant to their adoption success and long-term wellbeing.
One of HSTC’s first shelter dogs to participate in this new program was Hunter.
There were no small children or other pets in the foster home, which gave Hunter all the attention and support he needed to thrive.
He was adopted after six weeks of training.
Hunter’s adoptive family continues to work with the HSTC trainer to ensure continued success in his forever home.
To learn more about the CIT Foster program, visit www.hstc1.org/foster.
Any questions you have can submitted to DogFoster@hstc1.org.
HSTC has many, many programs which provide care and services to their shelter animals.
Community support of these programs has helped the shelter provide humane education, quality medical care, food, shelter, adoption, spay/neuter programs, and other important services.
These programs are extremely important to both the animals and the community.
Some of their specific programs include:
• Veterinary Care
• Rescue & Shelter
• Socialization and Recovery
• Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR)
• Enrichment Programs
• Lost and Found Program
• Microchip & Rabies Vaccination Clinics
• Obedience Classes & Agility Training
• Public Spay/Neuter
• Humane Euthanasia
• Lessons in Kindness
• Memorial Garden
• Pet Therapy
HSTC is not just a shelter.
It is an integral part of our community.
You will find many, many ways to get involved in helping HSTC funded entirely through community support.
How would you like to not only support the shelter, but also have a lot of fun doing it?
HSTC has a way you can do that—the 5th Annual Kitty Catalina Wine Mixer!
On September 9, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, wine enthusiasts and crazy cat lovers alike are all invited to attend the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast’s annual summer event: the Kitty Catalina Wine Mixer.
Attendees will get to mingle with friends and some famous felines and also sample delicious wines from local Florida wineries.
Attendees will be able to listen to live music while strolling the gardens and enjoying light bites and cat raffle baskets.
Cat adoption fees will be waived!
There is a $25 entry fee per person, which includes admission and 1 FREE raffle ticket.
Attendees must be 21 years of age or older.
This event is generously sponsored by Rick Carroll Insurance Agency, Florida Native Grill Cleaning, and Seacoast Bank!
Location: Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, Memorial Garden, 4100 SW Leighton Farm Avenue, Palm City, FL 34990
To find out more great information about your local shelter, check out the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast at https://hstc1.org.
Humane Society of the Treasure Coast
4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave
Palm City, Florida 34990
Main Line: (772) 223-8822
Fax: (772) 220-3610
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