A financial crisis is hitting the Humane Society of St. Lucie County, the worst the organization says it's seen in 60 years.
The level of care for more than 600 cats and dogs could be at risk, a spokesman says. Employees are taking pay cuts and working fewer hours to save money. They say operating costs are up and donations are down.
Employees tell us animal care isn't being affected yet, but the shelter needs $50,000 by September to keep up with demand.
"This is the worst kitten season that we've seen in years. It seems like everyday we're getting more and more kittens," David Lynch, said. "We're getting unwanted dogs. We're seeing more abuse cases in our Ft. Pierce facility than ever. We had a dog fighting ring busted a few months ago and then we had a hoarding case with 30 dogs."
To donate visit their website or any of their two locations in Ft. Pierce and Port St. Lucie.