impact report

We're making a pawsitive impact

At the Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County, we believe in being completely transparent and are committed to sharing statistics and data to help you track our performance and the impact we are having on the lives of animals in our local community.

We measure our success, in part, through the “save rate,” which is based on all the cats and dogs we receive, regardless of their age, temperament or physical condition. In the last year alone 2,289 pets were adopted into new homes or reunited with their families. At the end of 2022, our save rate was 95% for all dogs and cats. 

Thanks to our compassionate community, we remain committed to saving pets in our community and beyond.

Our save rate

2022
95%
2021
90%
2020
90%

Are You A "No Kill" Shelter?

The answer is yes, we are a no-kill shelter. We take in every healthy or treatable and safe pet, and make sure they are well taken care of with daily enrichment and behavior modification training when necessary. Our goal is to find loving homes for all the pets in our care. While we are dedicated to humane treatment, we may make appropriate and humane euthanasia decisions for pets that are suffering or a danger to our community. We have met or exceeded the 90% save rate standard for no-kill shelters since 2020. We are pro-pet and pro-people, and strive to make a positive impact on both.

To be considered no-kill, a shelter or rescue has to have at least a 90% save rate for the animals in their care. Since 2020, HSVB has met or exceeded that 90% standard — meaning we meet the qualifications to be considered no-kill. 

Shelter Statistics

Financial Reports

The Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County is a local 5019c)3 non-profit organization, Federal Tax ID 59-0863199
We are a non-profit organization with our own support foundation. Seventy six percent of our operation revenue comes from private donations, fundraising activities, and revenues from our Thrift and Gift Shops. Our annual operating budget exceeds $4 million and the Humane Society is debt free. A small portion of the annual operating budget is paid by Indian River County, as our organization serves as the County’s animal sheltering service provider.

HSVB is committed to organizational transparency both financially and in the reporting of our shelter statistics.