year, we rescue, care for, and re-home more than 8,000 animals
in our community. Our goal is always to provide immediate
care for the animals under our roof and to create a better
future for all of St. Lucie County's animals.
long does an animal stay at The Humane Society of St. Lucie
Humane Society keep animals that come in as strays for five
business days in order to allow adequate time for the owner
to claim it.
do I claim my pet?
claim your pet from The Humane Society of St. Lucie County,
we require that you provide the following:
if I do not claim my pet before the stray period expires?
an animal is not claimed after being held for the mandatory
stray period of five business days, the animal is then assessed
to determine his/her suitability for adoption.
HSSLC verifies that the animal is in good health and of sound
temperament. Animals considered suitable for placement will
receive required veterinary care within our resources to provide,
be sterilized, then transferred to our Adoption Centre so
that they can be adopted into a responsible loving new home.
The HSSLC cares for thousands of lost and stray animals each
year. Cats make up the largest of our stray population. Pet
owners who have lost their pet must visit the HSSLC as soon
as possible to see if their animal is here, file a lost report,
leave a picture and visit the shelter at least every three
days to check for their lost pet. Microchip or other identification
(tattoo, licence and/or I.D.) makes it easier for shelter
staff to identify a lost pet and try to contact the owner;
however, given the sheer volume of stray animals arriving
at the shelter every day, you must take responsibility for
finding your lost pet.
our Lost and Found section.