Shelter Pets Go Home for the Holidays

The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast is aiming to get every animal out of the kennels and into warm and loving homes during the holidays

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Kuna is ready to go Home for the Holidays. Photos courtesy of the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast

The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast is aiming to send shelter pets to loving homes this holiday season through its annual Home for the Holidays program. Sponsored by Wilmington Trust, the goal of this special initiative is to get every one of its shelter pets out of the kennels and into warm and loving homes during the holidays.

Home for the Holidays. Home for the Holidays. Photo courtesy of the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast
Home for the Holidays

To meet this goal, the humane society is counting on the public to participate. Animals may be fostered from the main Palm City shelter. Cats also are available at the humane society’s two Stuart thrift stores (2585 SE Federal Highway and 1099 NW 21st St.). Those interested in fostering may view the pets here. Pet pickups will begin at 10 a.m. on December 19, and will continue through 4 p.m. on December 23. The animals must either be returned to the shelter or adopted by 4:30 p.m. on January 3. All adoption fees will be waived on pets that are adopted as a result of this program.

“Ultimately, we hope this seasonal fostering program will help find permanent homes for our shelter pets,” said Sarah Fisher, communications manager of the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. “This is a great opportunity for a ‘test run’ with your family and other pets to see if you can provide a forever home for your foster.”

Home for the Holidays. Photo courtesy of the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast

Fisher also encourages participants to introduce their foster animal to their friends, family and neighbors to help facilitate an adoption. “At the very least, it’s an incredible opportunity to get our homeless pets out of the shelter for this special season,” she said.

The humane society requests that fosters provide food bowls, bedding, and toys for their foster pet, however, the shelter will assist if needed. For more information on Home for the Holidays, click here, email Adoption & Customer Service Manager Tara Pregnolato at tpregnolato@hstc1.org, or call (772) 600-3204.

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