About the Humane Society of the
Treasure Coast

The mission of the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast is to
promote compassionate care and nurture the bond between people and pets. 

Founded in 1955, as the Martin County Animal Rescue League, the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC) is an open admission shelter, accepting all animals regardless of health, age, temperament or breed.  

HSTC does not euthanize any healthy animal in order to make space, and no animal has a "time limit".

HSTC partners with over 20 other non-profits to provide services to help strengthen the community offering a variety of programs and services through their Misty's Pal's Pet Therapy Group. 

HSTC is not affiliated with, nor supported by any other humane society.

Since its founding, HSTC has cared for more than 100,000 animals, but there is still work to be done!


  • Low cost Spay & Neuter programs
  • Humane Sheltering for lost, abandoned and neglected pets
  • Return to Owner
  • Adoption Services
  • Community Education Services
  • Pet Therapy Services
  • Paws-To-Read child literacy program
  • Obedience & Agility Classes
  • Disaster Preparedness