Each year, The Humane Society of St. Lucie County in Fort Pierce, Florida, cares for and re-homes more than 8,000 animals within the community. Their mission stands on providing immediate care for the animals under their roof and to create a better future for all of St. Lucie County's unwanted, forgotten and neglected animals.
Founded in 1955, the shelter spays and neuters approximately 3,700 animals a year on an exceeding budget depended greatly on by donations. Their hope this year is to reach 5,000 sterilizations but because the building is so old, they are in desperate need of resources to build a new structure that could house a better surgery facility to accomplish this goal.
Recently, it was brought to our attention that after a big hoarding seizure, many of the dogs and cats in the small shelter that is most often at capacity, were without space and needed to be vetted and fostered out; moreover, the dogs and cats that remained and currently live in the shelter were without proper standard kennel approved beds.
After hearing about their plea, SPCA International wasted no time and contacted the shelter to approve them for a grant. The funds will go towards building the surgery room as well as purchasing kennel approved beds for the adoptable dogs and cats.