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PALM CITY - The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast is giving individuals and families an extra incentive to adopt an animal that has been housed at its Palm City shelter for more than six months.
During October, which is adopt-a-shelter-dog month, the adoption fees for long-term pet residents (dogs and cats) will be waived.
"We do not have any time limits on animals that are in our adoption program," said Candice Veach, HSTC Operations Manager.
"As a result, some of our dogs have been here for more than a year. That also includes cats, so we decided to include them in this promotion. Our dedicated team of staff and volunteers work tirelessly day after day providing top-quality care for our shelter animals, but the truth is, that no matter how long the animals are here, they really need a place to call home."
Some of the longtime dog residents include:
Penny, a 3-year-old pit bull terrier mix. Penny came to the shelter on March 29, 2011 and was adopted in May of 2011 but she came back shortly after that due to the owner's health.
Juliet, a 3-and a half-year-old pit bull terrier mix came to the shelter on Jan. 29, 2011 as a stray brought in by animal control.
Samson, a 1-year-old came into the shelter on June 2011, was adopted in Sept. 2011 and came back as a stray this past February.
Candy, a very high-energy 3-year-old pit bull terrier mix needs a home with a lot of land to run on. She needs to be an only pet and someone who is home a lot. She came into the shelter July 2011 and was adopted twice and brought back for being highly active and having separation anxiety.
Some of the longtime cats include:
Chevy, a sweet 2-year-old female domestic long-haired cat who was trapped in a truck engine and rode from Jensen Beach to Hobe Sound. Chevy had third- degree burns all over her body. Fortunately, she went directly into foster care to recover and is now as good as new.
River, a 1-and-a-half year-old male, domestic short-haired cat brought in as a stray in May 2011. He has grown-up in the HSTC shelter.
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 area.
The shelter is located at 4100 S.W. Leighton Farm Ave. in Palm City. For more information, call (772) 223-8822.