The animals at the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast come in many different ways, from many different places.
Some arrive in cars, surrendered by loving families who just cannot take care of their pet any more. Others come in the back of the Animal Control truck, unidentified strays plucked from the streets. They filter in to the spacious facility in Palm City from as far away as Miami.
Once those animals get inside the gates, however, they all have one thing in common: The need to find a suitable family as quickly as possible.
Last year was a banner year for the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast.
For the first time since 2007, the organization saw the amount of adoptions increase from the year before. In this case, more than 2,000 pets became the newest member of a loving family, between Oct. 1, 2011 and Sept. 30, 2012, which is the Humane Society’s fiscal year.
And this year is looking to be just as good, if not better, for the Humane Society and all of its residents.
October is Adopt a Shelter Dog month. Thirty-one days of raising awareness about shelter dogs (and cats) who need to be adopted. In honor of that, the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast is waiving the adoptions fees for all of its long-term residents during the entire month of October. That means adoptive families will save the $120 fee for adopting a dog and the $40 fee for taking home a cat.