The HSSLC Enrichment program is designed to improve and enhance the mental lives of the dogs in our care. Many times dogs come into a shelter and become anxious or depressed. There is such a high energy level in the kennels that stresses some dogs out. Certain dog breeds also require a lot more exercise and attention than other breeds. If they aren’t able to get the needed exercise, this can lead to anxiousness or lashing out. This is why the Humane Society of St. Lucie County has decided to launch our NEW Enrichment Program.
Thousands of cats get adopted from shelters each year. These cats have found their forever homes with loving families. Many times these families would love to celebrate their cat’s birthdays but are unsure of when their birthday actually is. That was what lead to Catober 1st being deemed as the universal birthday for shelter/adopted cats.
International Homeless Animals Day is a day to spread awareness on pet overpopulation. There is an incredible overpopulation of dogs and cats worldwide, which leads to so many dogs and cats becoming homeless. This day is celebrated on the 3rd Saturday of August each year.
Dogust 1st is an opportunity to look into the world of these wonderful animals who are waiting for a family. This day we can return the unconditional love and adoration they give us and help find them a home that is full of the love they deserve. Find out ways to celebrate!
Fleas are the most common external parasites of dogs and cats. Adult fleas are most commonly found on their host (could be your pet) and the immature fleas are found in the pet’s close environment. Your animal isn’t likely to pick up fleas from coming into contact with a flea-infested animal but rather coming into contact with an infested environment. With warmer weather here, flea infestations are more common. If you have found one flea, that flea could have already laid up to 100,000 eggs. It is time to take action.
We are here to help you. Fleas can be kept at bay if you are readied with the best tips and techniques to drive them away.
Our veterinarian, Dr. Stanton, has been a licensed veterinarian for 14 years. He has years of experience in emergency medicine, soft tissue surgery, and critical care. He is excited to bring his level of skill to provide affordable care to animals in need.
Shopping local for your pet needs rather than shopping at national chains helps boost our local community. We all work hard for our money so why not take what you have earned and invest it back into our local economy. Doing this can help support someone’s dream.
Potty training your puppy is necessary to ensure that they do not create a mess in your house. Your family members may get irritated with your puppy’s mess even if your puppy is cute. This irritation may lead to the decision of sending your beloved puppy to the shelter. We want to make sure that we provide every possible resource to avoid this situation. In this article, we will discuss a few tips that will help you potty train your puppy.
We generally forget our cats and dogs also need regular examinations and supplements like us. Talk to your local vet to learn about the specific vitamins that your pet needs. At the Humane Society of St. Lucie County, which is a no-kill animal shelter, will gladly bring you all the necessary information that you need about your pet friends.
Kittens are hands down the most adorable animals out there, and that’s why they are one of the most common pets too. But a fact about kittens is that they don’t like changes in their lives, so many people find it challenging to move with them to a new place. Most kitten parents either are new or doing it for a time want them to be happy and take the best possible care of them. So, we at HSSLC, a no-kill animal shelter and on the mission to provide extreme care to the animals are about to give you the best tips to integrate a kitten into a new home and give them the best care.
When you sign up for monthly donations, you truly are a lifesaver. You are helping to ensure we have the resources to microchip, vaccinate, spay, and neuter homeless animals. You are also helping to provide food, shelter, and loving care to these deserving animals.
Fireworks always mark celebration. Across the globe it is considered a tradition to light fireworks at the start of a new year. Fireworks are beautiful and exciting for most, but it is important to consider the impact they have on pets.