& Your Pet
your pet has become injured, injested poison or a posionous
creature, contact your local veterinarian immediately.
list of common household poisons are listed on the site under
Animal Tips section.
useful information on Bufo (Cane) toads, click
you observe an injured or sick animal please contact Animal
Services at 911. Once an animal is rescued, it is transported
to The Humane Society of St. Lucie County or to a veterinary
clinic (after regular shelter hours) to be examined and its
condition stabilized. If the animal has sustained extensive
injuries and is in immediate distress, and where the owner
cannot be located within a reasonable amount of time, the
animal may be humanely euthanized to prevent further suffering.
All decisions on treatment and euthanasia are in consultation
with a veterinarian. The HSSLC makes every attempt to find
the owner but please do your part by ensuring that
your animal companions are identified with a microchip, collar
and tag! If the animal's owner is located, he or she is required
to reimburse the HSSLC for expenses incurred in caring for
the animal companion.
you have been bitten or scratched by a stray animal, please
seek immediate medical attention and contact Animal Services
at 911 for follow up regarding the stray animal.