Humane Society of the Treasure Coast audit finds contract deficiencies, lack of transparency

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “The Clerk’s audit of the $560,000-a-year contract between Martin County taxpayers and the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast has finally been released. It is clear why the County delayed the release for more than two months, since the report discloses serious problems with the contract and compliance issues … Click here to read more

Victory: County Commission adopts Domestic Animal Control Task Force recommendations

An update from Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “In a huge victory for animals and taxpayers, the Martin County Commission voted 3-2 today to approve a three-month extension of the County’s animal care services contract with the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast so long as the recommendations of the Domestic Animal Control Task Force … Click here to read more

Re issues of concern to many residents: County staff tells commissioners and citizens to ‘butt out’

Renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor Ginny Sherlock provides an update on troubling events in our county government: “Martin County staff has rejected the direction of County Commissioners to bring the Langford Landing and Sharon Street mega-garage matters before the Board for discussion, with no mention of either of these matters on Tuesday’s extremely light BCC agenda. … Click here to read more

Urgent Action Alert: Staff asks to extend HSTC contract WITHOUT Task Force recommendations

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Martin County staff is asking the Board of County Commissioners to extend the animal care services contract with the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast until the end of the year (December 31, 2016) without incorporating any of the recommendations of the Domestic Animal Control Task Force … Click here to read more

Humane Society of the Treasure Coast tells Task Force to pound sand

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast has rebuffed an effort by the Martin County Domestic Animal Control Task Force to gather information to assist members in fulfilling the mission assigned to the Task Force by the Board of County Commissioners … Click here to read more

Erosion of citizen participation in Martin County government

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “The general election is less than six weeks away, but citizen participation is already being discouraged when it comes to issues of public interest that should be brought before the Martin County Commission. Consider: A resident’s request for an agenda item update on the status of the Langford Landing property was rejected last week … Click here to read more

Update: ‘Martin County Domestic Animal Control Task Force Rocks!’

Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor provides an update on the most recent Martin County Domestic Animal Control Task Force meeting: “The DAC Task Force discussed the County’s contract with the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast and unanimously recommended that certain conditions be applied by the Board of County Commissioners to any extension or renewal of the HSTC contract which expires on Friday (September 30). … Click here to read more

MUST READ: Is the Humane Society of the TC abandoning its animal care contract?

From a recent letter by Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor, to the Martin County Board of County Commissioners, the County Administrator and the County Attorney: “In less than two weeks, lost, abandoned or stray animals will have nowhere to go in Martin County … Click here to read more

Martin’s Domestic Animal Control Task Force meets, discusses ‘the elephant in the room’

Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor provides an update on the most recent Martin County Domestic Animal Control Task Force meeting … Click here to read more

CALL TO ACTION: Please mark your calendar and respond to Justice4the6

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: ” A social media campaign called Justice4the6 is being launched to address concerns about the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast shelter in Palm City, including HSTC management and staff who fail to provide treatment to injured or ill animals, who do not offer appropriate pain relief, and who euthanize animals in an extremely painful … Click here to read more

September 28: Humane Society of Treasure Coast offers important rabies and microchip clinic

On Monday, September 28, 2015, the HSTC is offering a rabies and microchip clinic. Rabies vaccinations for pets 4-months and older are just $10.00. Microchip registration is also just $10.00 … Click here to read more