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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Animal rescue and adoption; promote humane treatment of animals.

Programs: Provides shelter and rescue operations for animals in the martin county, fl area, including spay and neuter services; promotes humane treatment of animals through public awareness programs, obedience classes, and therapy pet programs.

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a professional business woman, my firsthand knowledge of The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast is an organization that is reputable, dedicated and compassionate. Their Mission is to assure a better life for companion animals by providing shelter, finding loving homes and promoting respect for their place in our lives. Compliments to the Board of Directors, Frank Valente and all of the HSTC staff. A special “Thank you” to the thoughtful Volunteers!



Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to say that this is my first time that I experienced being in a shelter. I was really surprised!!
My experience with this organization has to be rated as excellent. I was extremely impressed with the facility.. it was spotless!!
I was able to see how the staff provided quality care for all the animals at this shelter. All the animals were safe, comfortable and in a very healthy environment. All of them had access to fresh water, music, and their kennels and cages were very cleaned.
I had the opportunity to meet the CEO/President of the Humane Society Mr. Frank Valente. He was very professional, polite and very proud of his facility. He took the time to share all the challenges that shelters faces every day. I really admire and respect Mr. Valente and all his professional staff; who devote their time and energy in giving animals a second chance. This is a reputable shelter that has all the policies in place.
I was so pleased with the experience that I have convinced some of my friends to donate to the facility, and also to help a dog or a cat to find a family that would be perfect for them.

Derek Rodgers

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Bitsy McKay

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I've been intimately affiliated with HSTC as volunteer and staff member for six years. HSTC does a tremendously good and capable job of saving pets' lives, educating the public on pet issues, teaching the public's pets obedience training and helping the public to get low-cost spay/neuter surgery and euthanasia/cremation as needed. None of what HSTC is today would be so were it not for Frank Valente's business ability and focus on pet needs. While he, of course, oversees shelter policies & procedures, Valente delegates to staff those issues, such as animal care, that are their responsiblility. He focuses on the responsibilities befitting a President and CEO. In just one year, Valente secured 5 days a week on-site veterinary attention for the pets. Two years later, he is expanding our surgical and quarantine units in order to help more pets and has moved the financial situation from red to black through tough negotiations and inspiring solicitations. Without money the animals in our care have no chance for room and board, health care and eventually a loving home. HSTC is offering all of that to 2000 pets per year. We are grateful to staff, volunteers and the community for making this possible.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast for many years now and have always found the executive management and staff to be very professional and compassionate to the mission they carry. I have watched this organization grow and advance even through a national recession. The CEO has managed the finances so responsibly that they have received four-star ratings for 3 years in a row--even in a difficult economy. Organizations that show strategic growth and are able to expand their programs and services to the community in a responsible way are surely managed by the best. The CEO there is a great leader and the staff follow his lead...the facts tell it all. Stop by an visit this organization and see for yourself!

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Donor

Rating: 4

In response to twistedsnaffle's review, it sounds like someone is a little bitter….did he not hire you for a job or something? I'm sorry to say that you have no idea what you're talking about. I have met with Mr. Valente on different occasions as well as the staff members there and all I have witnessed is compassion, dedication to those animals and very hard work from everyone! I choose to support this group and Mr. Valente for those exact reasons. At the different events they host in the community, the staff and volunteers are always so happy and eager to promote the shelter and seem so proud of their role. I think if the CEO was as bad as 'twisted' describes, these wonderful animal people would leave and go somewhere else. So to end on a positive note, I wish to say thank you HSTC staff and CEO for your love of animals and for promoting animal safety, training and kindness and to anyone who doesn’t know this organization, please go visit and see for yourself what a great place this is! And remember, behind every great organization, is a great leader.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast for the last 2-3 years as a foster. I have nothing but good to say about the staff there.
I recently had a stressful event with one of my dogs and the compassion I felt from the staff there was touching. Frank, the CEO, and Jackie, community events coordinator, both went above and beyond in helping me during this time.
Thank you HSTC!!!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

The organization was a 4 star before they hired their current CEO. He has no compassion for the animals. He's a marketing guy and has no place making decisions for an animal shelter.