About Us

“Your Hometown Shelter”

Each year, we rescue, care for, or re-home over 5,000 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. No animal is ever turned away !

Mission statement

The Humane Society of St. Lucie County is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing compassionate care and safe shelter for homeless animals and education to the community on responsible pet ownership.

Who we are

  • We are a nationally accredited 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation which depends upon the community, businesses and individuals for support
  • We have been in existence since 1956
  • Volunteers, a board of directors and 25 employees have accepted the challenge of caring for the over 5,000 animals we receive each year from the animal control agencies, residents of our county, and clinic patients.
  • We have contractual agreements with the three county municipalities: Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce and unincorporated St. Lucie County
  • We advocate responsible companion animal care and spaying and neutering
  • Education is an integral part of our Mission Statement

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