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Second chance for Humane Society of St. Lucie County?

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Posted at 5:03 PM, Nov 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 04:15:27-05

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.-- The Humane Society of St. Lucie County may be getting a second chance.

Monday afternoon, the Port St. Lucie City Council asked staff to analyze a proposal from the new Humane Society director about establishing a facility that would only serve the city.

Under the arrangement, the city would also cover an outstanding debt of $150,000 and would look into paying more per animal impounded.

“I made a silent promise to all the dogs and all the cats that the Humane Society of St. Lucie County served a year ago, served today and will serve tomorrow," said Melissa McInturff with The Humane Society of St. Lucie County.

Earlier this month, the state attorney’s office decided not to pursue any criminal charges after a volunteer was mauled to death at the Humane Society’s Fort Pierce facility.

The Humane Society has been evicted from that building and a new board is in place.

Port St. Lucie will likely decide on where to go with the Humane Society at their Dec. 9 council meeting.