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Fall 2017

News from Humane Society of Broward County

Our Efforts Pre- and Post-Irma Pages 16 - 19

The Humane Society of Broward County is a nonprofit organization funded by friends like you who care about animals.

From your Board Chair,


Chairman of the Board Thom Bambenek and his dog Sofie

want to begin by thanking all the people, businesses and non-profit organizations that stepped up to assist the HSBC during the hectic, stressful days of Hurricane Irma in early September. Many of these heroes live in our community; many others do not. There’s a wonderful story in this issue highlighting the efforts undertaken to ensure the safety of our pets and the people in our community. We are grateful and appreciative to everyone who donated their time and resources to help.

legged friends. Also, if you’re looking for a unique venue for your company holiday get-together, we hope you will consider the HSBC’s Yappy Hour. The calendar is filling fast, so don’t wait too long to make your reservation! Go to for more information.

Congratulations to our PAWS auxiliary as they celebrate their 20th anniversary of fundraising for the animals. Their efforts have contributed to the overall success of the shelter and provided the necessary funding to develop many programs that benefit our community. Thank you, PAWS, for your commitment and dedication to the HSBC!

Thank you for your continued support of the Humane Society of Broward County and the animals in our care.

Be sure, also, to mark your calendar for the 2018 Walk for the Animals on March 3rd at Huizenga Plaza in downtown Fort Lauderdale. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely, Thom Bambenek

With the holidays fast approaching, don’t forget to shop in the shelter’s Pet Boutique for your two- and four-

On the Cover: Axel and Lucas are best buds and love meeting up at the local dog


park for some play time! Both were adopted from the HSBC as puppies. Axel, now two, was just six weeks old when the Rankin family brought him home to North Lauderdale. Lucas, the Doberman, was four months old when Andrea and Carla of Plantation adopted him a little over three years ago.

Our Mission: Board of Directors Thom G. Bambenek Chairman of the Board John R. Squitero Vice Chairman of the Board Melody Saleh Secretary Matt Katz Treasurer Gerald Weber Past Chairman of the Board Leia Bosco Barbara Brush Christine Forman Bryan S. Greenberg Christy Gumberg Steven W. Hudson Carolyn Lee Margaret Meldeau Virginia I. (Ginny) Miller David North Susan Penrod Brian Poulin Ingrid Poulin Jennifer J. Robinson Susan A. Smith Jamie Taylor Stiles Julie Strauch Eugene (Huey) Vanek Jennifer Edwards White Nikki Worsnop Winchester Board of Trustees Arnold Grevior Barbara Grevior Marti Huizenga* Elaine Levine Al Sorensen President and CEO Christopher Agostino *Deceased

The Humane Society of Broward County provides shelter, aid and responsible adoptions to animals entrusted to our care, and educates the community about respect and kindness to all animals.

HERE'S THE SCOOP! ................................... 3 ABC'S OF EDUCATION.............................. 4-5


ADOPTION AMBASSADORS........................7 CLINIC CORNER ........................................... 8 TRAINING AND BEHAVIOR ........................ 9 PAWS AUXILIARY NEWS....................... 10-11 PETSET...........................................................12


SUMMER ADOPTION EVENT ....................13 WISHLIST ......................................................14 VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT...........................14 GREY MUZZLE: ASSISTING PUERTO RICO..........................15

No portion of this magazine may be reproduced without the express written permission of the Humane Society of Broward County.


ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY .....................6

COPING WITH IRMA ............................16-19


FROM THE MAILBAG............................ 20-21 MEMORIALS AND HONORS................ 22-24 THE WALK'S IN MOTION ...........................25 PLANNED GIVING ...................................... 26

PAW PATH......................................................26 Issue 17-4 Paw Prints is a quarterly newsletter published by the Humane Society of Broward County, Inc., a private, nonprofit 501© (3) animal welfare organization established in 1944. We are not a branch or affiliate of any national or local organization, and we do not sell or exchange our donor list. Amy Bloom Clough Paw Prints Editor Cover photo by: Bea Morrell

HAPPY TAILS .............................................. 27


EVENTS AND INFORMATION................... 28 F.Y.I. You can make a lasting commitment to the Humane Society of Broward County by naming the Humane Society of Broward County, Inc. in your will. We recommend working with your private attorney to ensure that your wishes are carried out. For the purposes of a bequest, our legal name and address are:


Humane Society of Broward County, Inc., 2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312. For more information, please contact Kathy Tricomi at 954.266.6845.

The Paw Prints newsletter is sent to all supporters donating in the amount of $15 or more per year. To ensure that you continue to receive your issue of Paw Prints, please use the enclosed envelope to make a minimum donation of $15. The animals need your help, and we don’t want your mailing to be interrupted! The Humane Society of Broward County directly receives 100% of contributed funds. Solicitation no. CH-00656.




Here’s The A Global Day of Giving #GivingTuesday started in 2012 as a way to promote charitable contributions during the holidays when giving and end-of-year donations are on people’s minds. The date is always the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and coincides with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This November 28, why not mark the occasion by supporting the Humane Society of Broward County? You may want to place an honor or memorial in our newsletter for $25, or salute a loved one with a Paw Path brick at our shelter’s Memorial Garden for $250. Any amount of contribution is appreciated; donations may be made in person at the shelter or online at


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Fun at the Old Ball Game

Yappy Hour

For nearly 500 adventuresome canines, Marlins Park was the place to be on August 27 when the Florida Marlins hosted another fabulous Bark at the Park event. The home team defeated the San Diego Padres, to the joy of their two-legged fans; the four-legged variety preferred to sniff, wag, snooze and just take in the fun of a special day out with their humans. Bark at the Park raised $7,930 -- our biggest year ever -- and we couldn't be more grateful to our Florida Marlins!

Trying to decide what to do for your company's holiday party, or for a group of friends to toast the season? Try something out-of-the-box with a Yappy Hour at the HSBC! For $35 per person you'll enjoy puppy playtime, meeting animals for adoption, a private tour, beer, wine and snacks. Go to to book your Yappy Hour today.

Lea Krauss and Jill Ginsburg enjoy a cuddle at their Holiday Yappy Hour last year.

Black Friday Adoption Savings

That’s a Wrap!

The Littmans brought their adopted Jack Russell, Modi Doo, to the game.

Make a difference in a furry life on Black Friday and take advantage of our fabulous door buster specials at the same time! On Friday, November 24 select pets will have their adoption fee waived, and for all pets age one year and over, the fee will be half price. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.

Shop for a Cause

Students from the Team Media class at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale The spring quarter Team Media class at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale completed six promotional videos for the HSBC, each highlighting a different service provided. The class produced over 40 hours of original 4K footage including 15 staff and volunteer interviews, location filming all around the HSBC facilities, drone shots of the exterior building and animal care/health services. The project took 11 weeks of hard work; our hats are off to the students!

Havin' a ball at Bark at the Park!

Bunny Basics: Hop to it! A free Bunny Basics session is being held in the Education Center on Saturday, January 27 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. You’ll learn all about the best housing for your rabbit, proper nutrition, how to introduce rabbits to each other, and more. RSVP to Carrie at 954.266.6822.


Enjoying the game from the comfort of Dad's lap.

Heart and Sole Have a Holiday

The website will feature the HSBC with promotions November 20 to December 15, and February 12 through 28. If you visit their website during those dates and go to the “Shop for a Cause” section to select the HSBC’s link, you’ll see adorable bracelets with either cat or dog motifs. Your purchase of a bracelet means a donation to the HSBC. In addition, we’ll get credit for ANY sale made through our link during the campaign period.

Thank you to all our dedicated supporters who collected and donated gently-used shoes for our shoe donation drive. We received an incredible 2,700 pairs of shoes, which earned $1040.80 for the shelter!

We're happy to report the following new homes found during June, July & August:

Cats: Kittens: Dogs: Puppies: Other: Total:

208 365 624 337 60 1,594



Come Shop with Daisy

he holidays are coming, and what better way for a kid to spend some hard-earned allowance money than by shopping at the shelter for a great cause -- the homeless animals at the HSBC. Kid’s Club mascot Daisy will be wiggling with glee when the little humans come visit her upstairs at the shelter for the 2nd annual “Daisy’s Kids’ Holiday Shop” on Saturday, December 9. The hours are from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., and kids of all ages are welcome. Daisy is carefully choosing a variety of unique gifts suitable for the entire family -- pets included! Prices will range from just $2 to $10 ‘cause Daisy’s a thrifty girl. Mom and Dad are invited to enjoy cookies and refreshments while the kids shop.


Tour the Shelter

he HSBC offers private pre-scheduled tours for groups of 10 or more. What’s entailed? First, we’ll bring your group to our Education Center for a special program that captures in a nutshell all sorts of info about our shelter, the animals, and how we help the community. Next, you’ll embark on a guided tour of our fabulous shelter to meet the animals available for adoption. We’ll give you treats to pass out and you’ll be invited to pet a cuddly friend or two. Mature groups may also request a visit to our clinic to observe a spay/neuter surgery. Call 954.266.6848 to book your group tour. Visits are scheduled two to three weeks in advance and there’s no charge (although donations are always welcome!).

Questions? Email Caroline at

Call to book your group's guided tour -- and puppy cuddles.

Junior Achievement Biztown:

The Humane Society is in Business!


f your child is in the 5th grade this year, you may hear him or her chatting about preparing to go to JA Biztown for a day of work in a pretend city. The HSBC and Junior Achievement of South Florida, partners for more than five years, are working to help children learn skills about being consumers in the real world. At JA Biztown each child has a job for the day where she earns a paycheck, patronizes businesses, and pays bills. There’s even a Mayor in the town.


Kids love the time they spend at the HSBC in JA Biztown.

The HSBC’s Biztown location has positions in their “Adoption Center” including a CEO, Adoption Counselors and a Cashier. Other children come to the center to buy pet items, “adopt” animals, and receive certificates of pet adoption. The kids also learn about being philanthropic by donating part of their paycheck to help the Humane Society. On many days, a special guest dog will arrive at Biztown to wag hello and remind youngsters to visit the real Humane Society when they’re ready to adopt a pet one day. Kudos to Junior Achievement of South Florida for providing such a great learning experience for kids!


It’s Pajama Time!

ack by popular demand, the HSBC’s Education Department is hosting a Puppy PJ Party on Friday, November 17 from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Adults get to enjoy an evening on their own while the kids don their PJs to visit with the animals and have a blast playing games, cuddling shelter pets, and feasting on pizza for dinner. They’ll finish the fun with munching on popcorn while enjoying the movie “The Secret Life of Pets.” All of this is offered at a fee that’s less than the babysitter and a pizza delivery – just $40 per child. Space is limited, so sign up soon! For more information or to register your kids, visit The most fun your kids and the will ever have in their pajamas! Education Programs section.

Welcome to Chester

Start a Pet Project The kitties at the shelter need to keep busy while they wait for their new homes, and you can help them by making a simple toy that they will love and play with for hours on end. MATERIALS: • White paper coffee filter • Pipe cleaner • Watercolor paint or markers Directions: 1. Paint your coffee filter with bright, colorful watercolors. 2. Wait for coffee filter to dry. 3. Once dry, bunch filter in the middle and twist pipe cleaner securely around the center. Leave 6 inches of pipe cleaner so we can hang on kitty’s cage. 4. Your toy will look like a colorful butterfly that the kittens and cats will love playing with!

Chester, a two-year-old Labrador mix, was adopted in August of 2016 by the Steehler family. He now serves as a head Education Dog in the Humane Education Department. Chester would love to hear any animal-related questions you kids may have; he might even answer you here in the newsletter! Write to him at: HSBC Education Dept., 2070 Griffin Road, Ft. Laud., FL 33312.

Birthdays at the Shelter For the past decade, kids (and adults, too!) have been celebrating their birthdays with us. Who wouldn’t want to celebrate their birthday with puppies and kittens?! Find out how to have your birthday party at the shelter by visiting under the Education tab, or call Katie at 954.266.6875. WPLG Local 10 Anchor and HSBC friend Neki Mohan's daughter Lea recently celebrated her 10th birthday with the animals.

Celebrate Your Birthday with the Animals! Call 954.266.6875 to find out how to have your birthday party at the Humane Society! Here are the birthday celebrations held at the shelter in June, July and August: Lea Bolgon Steve Bourie Laura Cervantes Lyric Herrmann Magenta Hughes April Kelly Alara Kilinc

10 67 8 5 12 12 8

Dominic Logan Isabella McCarthy Jeremy Matthews Jason Romig Lane Stabinski Laia Valverde

19 7 6 12 9 10 5

AAT Out and About


ur popular Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) program utilizes volunteers and their companion animals to provide social therapy as a comfort to children and adults with special needs, or those experiencing life’s stresses. AAT teams are selected with care; the animals must pass a certification test that ensures they are well suited for the role.

Kids at the Center for Hearing and Communications learned how to use hand signals to communicate with JR the therapy dog, pictured here with his therapy partner Sue.

Animals provide invaluable comfort, emotional support and physical benefits to the people they encounter. They serve as catalysts for social interaction and as bridges to interpersonal communication and attachment. We are very proud of our remarkable human-and-pet teams and the admirable work they do for our community!

Peek-a-Boo puts his special spin on reading at the Weston Library.

Therapy dogs Karma and Sydney team up with Jabez the therapy mini horse at Daniel Cantor Senior Center.

Therapy Dog stress relief works wonders at Nova Southeastern University.

Latka sits quietly with a child during the Make It Better for OsteoWarriors and Parents conference. The Therapy team’s purpose at the conference was to provide soothing cuddles and fun dog interactions for children with osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer, and to support their families as well.


Therapy dog Augy makes new friends at SarahCare of Pembroke Pines.

Grace visited the HSBC's location at JA Biztown. Read about Biztown in the ABCs section of this newsletter.

For information on how to join our AAT Program call 954.266.6877 or visit and visit the “Get Involved” tab. Follow us on facebook at


Meowington’s is AA Home to “Fire Cats”

local family lost their entire house to a fire in June, leaving the people and their 21 cats without a home. Almost everyone got out of the house safely, with firefighters able to rescue all but one cat. The owners were faced with a difficult decision, and for the health and happiness of their feline family members, they decided to put seven of their beloved cats up for adoption.

To learn more about Meowingtons, visit their website at where you’ll see photos of office cats Louie and Raphael undertaking their current job assignments until they find their forever home. If you’re considering adoption and would like to meet Louie and/or Raphael, please contact Crystal at 954.266.6828.

Meowingtons is a cat-themed apparel and accessories website headquartered locally, and they are very involved in the feline community. They stepped in to team up with the HSBC and find the “fire cats” loving new homes - straight from their office in Fort Lauderdale where seven-year-old tiger striped brothers Louie and Raphael are temporarily being housed. (The other five cats have been adopted, including Cleo who required surgery due to injuries sustained in the fire). Both cats are featured as JR Dunn Diamonds in the Rough so their adoption fees are sponsored by JR Dunn. A Meowington’s spokesperson tells us, “These two brothers are as sweet as can be; we are absolutely enamored with them. Coming from a house with 21 cats, they are friendly, curious and the ultimate cuddle companions!” Both cats enjoy being held like a baby and having their bellies rubbed. Ideally, they would be adopted together, as they are a bonded pair. Firefighters administered oxygen to the cats that had been trapped in the fire.

Meowington's HQ provides a comfortable place to call home.

Cleo, post-surgery and just before her adoption.

Raphael and Louie


Getting work done with a cat on your keyboard can be a challenge!

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City of Hollywood Welcomes FORT to John Williams Park

T The Clinic has the following wishes. Should you have medical items to donate that are not listed, please call 954.989.3977 to see if these are items that can be used. Any dollar amounts listed are given in case you’d like to contribute funds to purchase the item(s). • Digital thermometers • Comfort Zones ($25 each) • New nail clippers for dogs and cats • Canned pumpkin, no spice • Paper towels • Pet Ag puppy bottles (six pack) • Advantage, Revolution and Capstar • Latex exam gloves • Full-size towels • Furminator de-shedding tools • Heating Pads • Wee Wee Pads • New suture removal scissors • KMR - Kitten milk replacer • Esbilac - Puppy milk replacer • Kitchen timers (Digital) • Puppy milk replacement – powder • 3M Littmann 6153 Cardiology IV • Heartbeat/comfort toys & pillows ($25-$30) • Stethoscope, Std-Finish Chestpiece, 27” ($163. We need 11) • Breathe Safe Respirator ($165) • Digital heart monitor ($3,000)DONATED

Makes us Smile We’ve added some clinic supplies to our amazon wish list. To donate, visit to find our registry, click on “Wish List” and then search for our name. You can also sign up for AmazonSmile so that your chosen charity will receive a monetary donation from any purchase you make through

Clinic Statistics

June, July and August:

Spay/Neuter surgeries for our low cost programs, SNIP & Surrender Prevention: 1,888 Dogs treated for heartworm: 76 Animals in foster care: 329 8

he portable spay/neuter unit acquired by Broward County Animal Care and Adoptions (BCAC) has been folded up and moved to its next targeted location at John Williams Park, 6101 Sheridan Street in Hollywood. The HSBC is the service provider for the 400-square-foot unit, with appointments for free and low-cost pet spay/neuters now being accepted. Surgeries take place Mondays through Fridays. The goal is to sterilize a minimum of 400 pets per month at this location; the unit was previously located at Delevoe and Sunview Parks, with 7,323 surgeries performed since April 2016. Those who have pets in need of spay/neuter services can apply for the county’s SNIP Program,

Dogs await spay/neuter surgery.

a voucher-based system available to all Broward County residents who own a dog or cat. SNIP services include spay/neuter surgery, a rabies vaccination, and a Broward County Registration License tag. Broward residents must apply online at For those who do not have online access, the county has partnered with Broward County Libraries to provide computer access at any of the 33 library locations throughout Broward. Once the SNIP voucher is received, the appointment can be made by calling the Humane Society of Broward County at 954.463.SPAY, or go to

The new location is at John Williams Park.

Keep Your Pets Safe: ID and Vaccinations


othing makes a pet owner more appreciative of proper ID than when a pet goes missing. Having an up-to-date ID tag and/or microchip can make the difference between quick recovery and permanent loss of a beloved furry family member. If your pet has a microchip, make sure the chip is registered and has correct contact information. Microchipping is available at the HSBC for just $20, Mondays through Fridays. Appointments are recommended but not necessary; call 954.266.6858 or email Current vaccinations are also a standard part of being a responsible pet owner. Emergency situations – like hurricanes – can arise, and it’s one more thing to worry about if your pet’s vaccinations are not up to date. Pet-friendly shelters and boarding facilities require this. The three days prior to Hurricane Irma our vaccination clinic administered 173 vaccinations to pets whose owners were not prepared.

Be sure to have a few current photos of your pets with you in case of an emergency situation.

TB &

From our Training and Behavior Department Specialist Stephanie Rodgers, CPDT.

Training andtheBehavior Positive Way

Dog Park Do’s and Don’ts


og parks can be great fun for both people and dogs, but not all canines will enjoy the experience. It’s advisable to consider your dog’s nature, and do some research, before going. Does your dog like people? Does he like other dogs? What is your dog’s play style? Dog parks can be rough and tumble; some pups may find the atmosphere to be too overwhelming, and may become frightened or anxious. You want to exercise your dog and give him play time that will be fun and enjoyable for both of you, so having an initial plan is a good place to start.

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What You Should Avoid Doing • • •

Dog parks are great for frolicing with friends!

What You Should Do

Introducing Fido to a dog park should be a gradual and thoughtout process. You want your dog’s experience to be a positive one, and with a little preparation you can increase the likelihood of that happening. • Check out the park before you take your dog. Is it clean and well cared for? Is the park safe, with secure fencing? • What are the dogs and the people at the park like? Often dog parks are neighborhood activities and you will see the same people and dogs at the park at certain times. • For your first visit, take your dog during off-peak hours when the park is less crowded. • Stay for a short period of time (15 – 20 minutes) in the beginning and give him a chance to acclimate to all the activity. • Let your dog have plenty of time to enter and, if he seems afraid, give him time to walk around on the outside of the park or around the parking lot. Always keep your dog on leash when not in the actual park area. • Stay close to your dog so you can supervise his activity. • It is important to remain aware. Keep an eye on your dog. Watch for other dogs that may be playing too rough. • It is ok to let your dog run off and play, but make sure he knows where you are. Check in with him periodically by calling him to you.

Watch your dog for signs of over-arousal and stress; he may be telling you he is ready to go home. Take a break if your dog seems to be getting overheated. Heat exhaustion is a very real danger to your dog. Stay in shaded areas. Pay attention!

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Your dog’s first outing to the dog park should not be when it is really busy. Don’t overdo it. Three hours at the dog park is far too much excitement and arousal for your dog. Be careful taking food treats or toys to the dog park, as this could cause a disagreement between dogs who don’t like to share. Don’t let your dog get rushed at the entrance. A new dog coming into the park is a very interesting thing and everyone will want to be there. Enter and lead your dog away from the gate and into an open area where he won’t feel trapped. Dogs and people tend to huddle in one area (picnic table, covered pavilion, water fountain). Stay out in the open with your dog and he will feel less stressed. Encourage him to walk around and play with you or other dogs he likes. Don’t read a book or get absorbed in your phone; play with your dog. Never leave your dog unattended in the dog park -- even if you are just running to the car for a second. If you have any doubt that your dog will get along well with other dogs DO NOT go to a dog park. If your dog is the nervous type and frightens easily DO NOT go to a dog park. Instead, take your dog to a state or county park where dogs must be kept on a leash and there is more room to move around. This way you can more easily control the environment and keep your dog feeling safe.

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Celebrating Twenty Years of PAWS!


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PAWS Presidents Through The Years


PetSet Pedals


etSet members and other animal lovers turned out on a Saturday morning in August to fill the cycle stadium at CycleBar Fort Lauderdale for a fun, energy-packed charity ride. Experienced riders -- and those new to cycling, too -- enjoyed a 50minute state-of-the-art cycle experience, getting in a great workout while helping to raise money and awareness as they “Pedaled for the Pets”.


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After the high-intensity workout, attendees headed over to Mellow Mushroom to refuel (and reward themselves) with a complimentary cocktail and some delicious food. PetSet sincerely thanks our generous sponsors CycleBar Fort Lauderdale, Mellow Mushroom and Lab Vodka for helping to make this charity ride a spinning success.

Co-Chair Sunny La Valle, Ania Zalewski and Co-Chair Michele Auerbach

Pamela Miller and PetSet President Leia Bosco

Katie Karl, Katie Leibick and Terra Swenson

Jessica Blezard and Jason Green

Food Truck Friday Feasting

very Friday the creative art studio and coffee lounge NEXT DOOR, located next to C & I Studios in Fort Lauderdale’s FAT Village, selects a local charity to participate in its community giveback event. PetSet was privileged to be selected as one of the July beneficiaries of “Food Truck Fridays” when our members, and other local residents as well, came out to enjoy a delicious lunch while supporting the animals. Favorite mobile chefs from Tacosaurus and Mobile Culinary Kitchen were on site to serve up their finest portable cuisine and to help spotlight PetSet and the HSBC. Events like this help to create public awareness about our many programs and services that are so beneficial to both the companion animals and people of our community.

PetSet and the HSBC say “thank you” to NEXT DOOR and C & I Studios for including us in their Food Truck Fridays event. We’d also like to thank Tacosaurus and Mobile Culinary Kitchen for coming out and feeding our hungry fans! 12

Manning the information table are Michele Auerbach and Katie Leibick.


Tail End of Summer Success

ust as kids were heading back to school, plenty of pets went to new homes as a result of our Tail End of Summer adoption event. The weekend of August 19 and 20 was an especially busy one at the shelter as we greeted scores of people looking for an addition to their families – with the welcome benefit of saving dollars in the process. The adoption fee was cut in half for cats and dogs one year of age and

Gracie found love.

Goldie got to go home.

Sara, now named Athena, with her happy family.

Two kittens are twice the fun!

older. Specially-selected pets even had the entire fee waived! As always, all felines and canines adopted from the HSBC went home already spayed or neutered. They also received preliminary vaccinations, a microchip, 10-day limited health care plan from VCA Animal Hospitals, de-worming, treatment for fleas and ticks, a feline leukemia test for cats, a heartworm test for dogs seven months and older, 30 days of Trupanion pet insurance and a bag of Purina ONE pet food.

Stormy is happy to be adopted!

The discounted adoption fee applied to animals one year and older, but plenty of puppies got adopted that weekend too!

Dolly (on lap) makes it a family of nine!


Volunteer Spotlight Spotlight On:

Tanis MacKay-Bell

Began volunteering:



Foster and Clinic

Pets at home: A cockatoo named Sam; two cockatiels; six cats – Cookie, Buddha, Wyatt, Boo, Piff, and Jay; and a German shepherd named Bruno. 17-year-old white German shepherd Moby passed this summer. Favorite part of volunteering: “In the clinic I enjoy working with the doctors and the techs. My shift goes by quickly, as we are always busy! Spay and neuter your pets! As a foster parent, I especially love socializing the babies to help ensure that they will be the ones chosen by shelter visitors looking for their perfect new family member. For us this was always a family affair, with all four of my kids involved -- and the adult cats and dog too. Many of my foster kittens and puppies have been adopted by friends, which always makes me happy! What the animals say: “Tanis has a huge heart! She opens her home to so many little ones who need special attention and care, and a lot of the time she helps them find great homes too. She’s also very reliable and handy in the clinic, which we’ve heard the staff say is very important. Tanis just makes everything run more smoothly. Plus, she’s been helping at the shelter for 14 years, wow! Three purrs for Tanis!”

Interested in volunteering? Tanis Mackay-Bell

We’re especially in need of dog walkers, adoption ambassadors and customer service volunteers. Call Lacey at 954.266.6814 to learn more and/or to sign up for our next orientation.

Wish List There are lots of ways you can help us to help the animals. Just choose a wish here and make it come true; or see what the Clinic is wishing for in this issue. Feel free to grant as many wishes as you like! (Cost of some items is included in case you’d like to donate the funds for purchasing.) Should you have any questions, please call 954.266.6810. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •


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Packing tape Canned pumpkin Manual can openers Ping pong balls for cats to play with Home Depot Gift Cards - for bldg maint Premium ZINK paper 2x3 for Polaroid digital camera Automatic dishwasher tabs Publix gift cards (to buy fresh veggies for our rabbits) Toys for dogs and cats Soft treats for dogs and cats Towels Paper towels Dixie brand paper plates and clear plastic cups Corrugated cardboard cat scratchers Laminating pouches, 8 ½ x 11 Dog training treat pouches Cheerios & Peanut Butter

• Natural Balance Food rolls (dog enrichment program) • 8.5 x 11 lucite frames with easel back • Gallon-size zip lock bags • Plastic silverware, table covers and skirts (54x108) • Wowbutter soy nut spread • Foldable rolling cart ($30) • New or gently used Canon Rebel camera to take pet photos for website ($400) • Sensation Harnesses for Ambassador dogs ($30) • New or gently used digital video recorder ($500) • Gently used box truck with lift gate • Gently used golf cart ($2,000)

Grey Muzzle:

Continuing Assistance in Puerto Rico


As we wrapped up this newsletter, Hurricane Maria had just struck Puerto Rico. In the next issue of Paw Prints we will have information about the relief efforts there.

et overpopulation in financially-in-crisis Puerto Rico has reached epic numbers, and shelters are chronically overcrowded with both strays and surrendered pets. Thousands more “satos” roam the streets. Because of the dire situation the euthanasia rate is, tragically, over 90 percent, with most of the animals being highly adoptable. It is imperative to get sheltered animals off the island so that they can be adopted – and so that others can get off the streets. In the last issue of Paw Prints we reported about Operation Breathing Room, a coalition effort in April that brought over 200 dogs and cats to the U.S. Organized by The Humane Society of the United States and uniting several stateside shelters and organizations (the “Humane State Team”), this was part of a larger far-reaching undertaking that will continue well into the future. HSUS has no affiliation, but their organization of this important effort pulls us all together for a wonderful mission to help needy animals -- and people, too! Operation Grey Muzzle – so named because it focuses on rescuing the older animals -- took place in August, with 205 animals leaving Puerto Rican shelters and arriving in Fort Lauderdale and in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. The two flights were provided by Wings of Rescue, a non-

The HSBC will be providing mentoring to the staff and volunteers at Santuario de Animales San Francisco de Asís. We also hope to welcome them to our shelter in the near future.

HSBC's Keyarron Harris and Christopher Thompson unload precious cargo at Fort Lauderdale airport.

profit whose volunteer pilots are dedicated to flying healthy homeless animals to new homes. Of the 100 or so animals landing in Fort Lauderdale, the HSBC brought 24 back to the shelter for rest, evaluation, vaccinations and adoption. Other groups in the coalition transported the remaining dogs to their facilities within Florida. As part of the overall undertaking, 11 stateside shelters have been teamed up with nine “sister shelters” in Puerto Rico for a three-year mentorship program. Our sister shelter, which you see pictured here, is Santuario de Animales San Francisco de Asis located in San German, Puerto Rico. We are mentoring the staff and volunteers, and look forward to their visiting our shelter in the near future. Thanks to assistance from Maddies Fund, Santuario de Animales will also receive equipment, medical support, vaccines and capital repairs as part of the program. We feel honored and empowered to be participating in this sustainability-based humane effort! Partners of Operation Grey Muzzle include Wings of Rescue, Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team, The Sato Project, the Humane Society of Broward County, Grace Park Animal Hospital, and the Humane Society of Charlotte.

Santuario de Animales San Francisco de Asís is our newly-designated “sister shelter” and we are enthusiastic about working with them! Until recently the shelter did not have electricity or running water; there is no glass in the windows.

Blanquita gets vaccinations and TLC from HSBC vet tech Karitza Ortiz, who traveled to Puerto Rico with Animal Care Manager Susan Angus.

Vet Techs Ashley Gorgone and Katie Berry give Nelly a lift; she had jumped into a laundry basket after receiving her checkup!


Pre- and Post-Irma:

Working Together for the Animals A

s Hurricane Irma threatened the Caribbean and predictions for South Florida looked dire, staff at the HSBC met to discuss various aspects of hurricane crisis management – something we are no stranger to. We made the pro-active decision to evacuate our animals available for adoption so that we could accommodate those that would be displaced by the hurricane. One of our shelter partners, the Tony LaRussa Animal Rescue Foundation located in Walnut Creek, California, said they were happy to take all 164 of our animals. With Wings of Rescue and their volunteer pilots donating the flight transportation, and with financial assistance from, and the Rescue Banks, this effort was made possible and we sprang into action.

September 7, 4:00 a.m.


fter much organization and preparation, staff and volunteers met pre-dawn on September 7 to begin the evacuation. Huge thanks to the staff at Team National who arrived at the shelter at 4:00 a.m. to help load animals and then help unload at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport and put them on the plane! Upon arriving in the Bay area, the Tony LaRussa staff worked with the East Bay SPCA and Berkeley Humane Society to place animals at all three shelters for adoption.

All the dogs needed check-ups by our vet Dr. Singh so they could be cleared for the flight.


We are very grateful for the assistance of many in the evacuation of our animals: Our friends at World Jet for being so accommodating with all the vehicles necessary for transport; Enterprise Truck Rental for finding vans to rent last-minute; HSBC Board Member Bryan Greenberg for getting two additional vans -- and driving one; Sheriff Scott Israel for arranging a police escort; and Representative Jared Moskowitz and Assistant Jared Rosenstein, State Senator Lauren Book, and Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine for their assistance.

The night before the flight, well-organized staff placed necessary paperwork into zip lock bags and attached them to the cat cages.

Ric Browde, President and CEO of Wings of Rescue (on right in plane) organized the “Tetris puzzle” loading of crates. The folks from Team National, in black t-shirts, were also of invaluable assistance!

Volunteer Carey Morgan handles a dog during load-up.

Pre- and Post-Irma: Continued Katie Tutt, HSBC's Special Programs Coordinator in our Education Department, double-checks paperwork to ensure cats are placed into the correct carriers.

State Senator Laura Book, right, helped hands-on with the early morning effort.

September 7, 10:30 a.m.


he HSBC has a 20-year relationship with the Upper Keys Humane Society in Key Largo wherein we provide refuge when they must evacuate. In this instance, we took in its 55 cats and five dogs. Their transport arrived at 10:30 a.m., just a few hours after the

Feline refugees from Key Largo, safe and sound at the HSBC.

September 7, noon


he next operation for the day entailed setting up our Pet Friendly Shelter at Millennium Middle School in Tamarac. By noon preparations were well underway, thanks to our hardworking and dedicated staff. The HSBC runs this shelter as a service to the community, and receives no funding or reimbursement. It is because of the donations we receive from our supporters that we can provide this important refuge for people and their pets to stay together in a

flight to California departed. We had expected to be a temporary refuge but, due to the situation in the Keys post-Irma, these animals remained with us and were placed for adoption.

HSBC Clinic Manager Chris Mitchell unloads crates of cats from Key Largo. hurricane. This year there was such high demand for pet-friendly shelter accommodations that the county had to open three additional schools where animals would be accepted. These were operated by the National Guard. Pets hosted at our Pet Friendly Shelter included dogs, cats, a hamster, two chickens, two doves, and a duck that laid two eggs while she was there. We hosted 300 pets and their 373 people.

This cat and her owner gave each other comfort during the storm.

At our Pet Friendly Shelter, the HSBC’s Virgil Safranek places an ID collar on a guest. The Pet Friendly Shelter housed crate after crate of pets in safety.


Pre- and Post-Irma: Continued

Owners were able to spend quality time with their pets during Hurricane Irma.

It was a welcome distraction for families with children to have their pets by their side at the Pet Friendly Shelter.

The most unique animal at the Pet Friendly shelter was a pet duck that laid two eggs during her stay.

September 15 - 17


he HSBC made three relief trips to the Keys, delivering much-needed pet food, cat litter and supplies to individuals, and medications to a veterinary hospital. We were grateful to be assisted by staff from the San Diego Humane Society. Veterinarian Dr. Teresa Tucci of Homestead had organized a supply drive and we were happy to participate. Dr. Tucci’s knowledge was very beneficial in directing us to many in need, and with her to help guide the way we set off down the Keys. Our first stop was Keys Animal Hospital in Marathon where we dropped off hundreds of vaccines. Then we drove south, stopping at random gathering spots to hand out pet food; these included the Winn-Dixie in Big Pine Key, a Red Cross shelter in Summerland Key, and the KMart in Key West. The local folk were extremely grateful for the help! Our last stop in the Keys was a Shell gas station we had been guided to by a local, where a generous man had set up a stockpile of goods that he was distributing for free. We joined him and he helped us to hand out the pet food we had remaining.

Plenty of pet food and supplies were loaded up for each trip to the Keys.

We felt incredibly grateful to be able to assist our neighbors in this time of dire need. The fact that so many individuals, groups and organizations came together to do whatever they could reminds us that it does indeed take a village. The HSBC is fortunate to have been a part of that village in the wake of Irma, and will continue to aid whenever possible. We have our donors to thank for making this possible.

September 18


he HSBC reached out to the Atlanta Humane Society just after Irma to see if they would be willing to take in animals so that shelter space would be open for displaced pets. Atlanta stepped up, and we organized four other Florida shelters that had expressed the need to get animals out of their buildings, too. On Monday, September 18 the five shelters transported a total of 102 dogs and cats. These animals were all on adoption floors at the various shelters prior to the storm. The Atlanta Humane Society then networked with other shelters around the country, and the dogs and cats were placed with these shelters for adoption.


Off to Atlanta - A staff member from the Humane Society of Greater Miami says goodbye to one of their dogs.

Organization was key for the transport effort to Atlanta.


Pre- and Post-Irma: Continued

he HSBC received a further four dogs, 10 rabbits and 35 cats from Collier County Animal Services in Naples. It was one week post-Irma and this shelter was still without running water and power;

the staff were desperate to get their animals to a safer and more comfortable place.

HSBC staff took in 35 cats, four dogs and 10 rabbits from Collier County Animal Services in Naples. 16-year-old Gonzo came to us post-Irma from a vet hospital in the Keys, along with 13 other felines. He had been a resident there for quite some time and came to us for adoption. In less than 10 days he found his forever home!

13-year-old Kenny got out after the storm. He was reunited with his family less than 24 hours later.

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Rosa, pictured left with new mom Katie and dog-sister Zoey, was the first Key Largo shelter dog to find a home after Irma.


hen 10-year-old Lady Blue Onyx went missing from her home just before Hurricane Irma arrived, her owners were frightened and worried. They had no way of knowing that a caring, animal-loving police officer from the Plantation Police Department had found Lady Blue and taken her to the Pet Friendly Shelter in Tamarac. Unfortunately, although she sported a lovely pink collar, Lady Blue Onyx had no ID tag or microchip and her owners could not be contacted. After the storm passed and everyone had left the Pet Friendly Shelter on Tuesday, Lady Blue was brought to the HSBC and on Wednesday her family came in looking for her. There were plenty of tears of joy shed by everyone when they were reunited. We cannot stress enough the importance of an ID tag with a current phone number and address. And if your pet has a microchip, please ensure the information is up to date. As many of us experienced with Irma, phones may not be working so an address would give someone the opportunity to take your pet to your home. Lady Blue Onyx, happily reunited!

Donate Today The costs associated with Irma were high: We had excess wages to pay due to staffing the Pet Friendly Shelter; being closed for several days meant a loss of revenue; we covered supplies for the Pet Friendly Shelter as well as hurricane necessities for the staff that stayed at the HSBC to care for the animals that were there; and there were post-hurricane clean-up costs. Please visit to make a donation today.


Send your letters and cute pet photos to: 2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312 Or e-mail photos and letters (photos JPG with a minimum of 180 dpi resolution) to

Hi HS Broward,


his is Rocky Pineda, letting you know I finally found my forever home! I used to walk the streets with my Adoption Ambassador mommy, Tatiana, when she’d go out. I guess I had a hard time with people as I was adopted and returned twice. On my third chance at adoption the person never came to get me. One evening on 04/17/2017 I met a nice woman named Sandra who fell in love with me. I came home the same day to Rocky a large family. I was skeptical at first, nipping and peeing on furniture; however, I saw this family really understood me, talked to me and was patient with me. I needed them as much as they needed me. After losing a loved one in a tragic accident (RIP Coco Bean), this family needed to fill their hearts and home again. It seems we both understood each other. Now I go out and play with the water hose with my Dad, spend time resting with my Mom and go for walks with my Sisters (AKA the Pound Puppy Crew). I get to take naps with my favorite turtle toy and most importantly I am opening my heart again to trust, socialize and make new friends. If I can do it, so can others! Love and Blessings, Rocky Pineda Pembroke Pines

Good afternoon!


o this is the joy of my life, Leo, who rescued me a little over a year ago. Couldn't be happier and he is the happiest little dog ever! Thanks Broward Humane Society! Rick and Leo Leo

Dear Humane Society,


his is Blanco, we adopted him a year ago‌he is the sweetest, most spoiled dog I've ever seen. He is smart, and loves to cuddle and go for long walks. We are so thankful for this beautiful dog who has changed our lives. My brother said that he is the glue that holds us together, he got this from a T.V. Show but he is right. We weren't sure to adopt a dog that wasn't a puppy, but we have no regrets, he is just so smart and sweet. I thank you for doing the work you guys do, it must not be easy sometimes, but I'm sure it comes with a lot of gratification. Thank you! Maria

Dear HSBC,


e adopted Bean on December 1, 2014. I could not contain my excitement as she was brought into the meeting room. Bean immediately jumped up on the bench next to me and plopped her face down in my lap; I knew right then she was the girl for us! Bean LOVES people of all ages, walks down to the water, car rides, ice cubes and belly rubs! We are constantly laughing at the silly things she does and her obsession with guarding our yard and scaring away any squirrel invaders. Bean was four when she finally found Bean her forever home with us. For anyone looking to rescue an animal, I cannot say enough good things about adopting an older pet. She is a great companion and I cannot imagine our life without her. Thank you for the work you do and for bringing the most perfect dog into our lives!!!


Allie Callahan Fort Lauderdale

Blanco Sent to Crystal, our Foster Care Coordinator:

Dear Ms. Crystal,


ust thought that I would send you a photograph of Ms. Saffron. She is a very happy and affectionate puddy tat and likes to have at least one of us around. She and Ms. Sasha have never become very close though Ms. Saffron adores Ms. Sasha and washes her face regularly, but Ms. Sasha rarely reciprocates. Last evening I saw them playing for the first time. They were chasing each other around and clearly having a lot of fun. We hope to see more of that. We can do anything with her and she never objects. She just loves the attention. She also never uses her claws except on her scratch posts. All the best to you. Yours truly, Jolyon (Jon) P. King.

Ms. Saffron



Hi there!

Dear HSBC,


would like to share a success story on the adoption of Bella, adopted on 3/5/17 and we were told that she was about 1 year old, lived outside her whole life, and was not housebroken. We were told that she was friendly with other dogs but had never been around cats which was a concern since we had two cats. We renamed Bella as she did not seem to even respond to her previous owner's name which is no surprise given she was an outside dog and surrendered after a year. Meet Xandra! We have had Xandra for about 3 1/2 months now and we could not be happier with her! Xandra is such a sweet, loving, and overly affectionate dog! I cannot believe that someone would give her away but I am so glad that we were able to adopt her! She has been an amazing addition to our family and fits in perfectly. Xandra gets along great with our cats, our neighbor's dogs, and people. It took some time and patience to house train her but she learned very quickly for a 1 year old dog. Thank you so much for providing us with a sweet, loving dog! We look forward to saving more pets from the HSBC in the future! Thank You, Stephanie and Adam Polak Pompano Beach


n July 24, 2016, we welcomed our sweet Bruce into our home. We had gone to the shelter the day before, for the "Clear the Shelter" event. We were interested in a dog we had seen online, but upon arriving at the shelter we were told she wasn't good with kids, which wouldn't be a good fit for our family. We returned the next day, determined to find a furry family member. We looked at a few dogs that were so great, but then we met Bruce…we fell instantly in love. We were about 95% sold that he would be coming home with us. Then we got the news that he was heart worm positive. For us, that bumped him into Bruce the "you are 100% ours now" category. We knew that we had to give him a second lease on life, and a chance to be healthy again. Now, a year later, he is happy, thriving, and totally healthy. He has been the perfect addition to our family, and we can't wait for the many years to come with him. Kim Reynolds Margate


Dear Humane Society,


ur great little cat, Trix, a “graduate” of the Broward Humane Society, celebrated her 20th Birthday on July 1st! She had arrived at the shelter along with two tiny siblings when I was director of volunteers. The little male was adopted early on, but there was no big demand for the “girls”. I had an eye on one of them. One Saturday when I was working, I asked shelter all-round Trix ace Bob to bring the two into the “get acquainted” room. He placed them on my lap and the tiniest climbed up and went straight down my shirt. It would be fun to say it was the one I wanted, but it was the other. So, now, how in the world to take just one and leave this teeny kitty alone? Especially since she was anchored to my torso! So, of course, I picked them both. Thus began an incredible time with Trixie and Tootsie. Moving from house to house across Florida, my husband Lou and I ended up in Palm Harbor. Our family also included a marvelous golden retriever Beau. He left us for the Rainbow Bridge last June 25th. A few weeks after, Toots set off to be with him, leaving Trix at home. For a few weeks, she was unsettled and lonely but, now, as she marks two decades, we can only marvel at this spunky cat who has assumed the not-small task of filling in for two departed souls. We know we will all be together some day, in the meantime we are blessed to have an angel with us already. Regards, Patti Brodersen Palm Harbor

Dear HSBC:


n October 15, 2000, I came by the humane society broken hearted, having just lost my 13-yearold cat to cancer. I found two 6-month-old kittens, one of which looked just like the one I had lost and whom she was subsequently named after. Two days later I brought them home with shaved bellies having just been spayed. In Nimbus and Amber the last year, I have had to say goodbye to both of them due to kidney failure at 15 1/2 and 16 years old. They moved with me across the country and back and of course were spoiled rotten while they were in my life. Attached is a picture of the two of them parked in front of one of their favorite places. Nimbus is on the left and Amber is on the right. What I remember about my visit there was the kindness and compassion that your employees had. Keep up the good work finding good homes for the animals in your care. I do not care for the term "forever home". When you adopt an animal, it should be for their natural life, not someone's convenience. I now have another cat who was a foster. She is a handful, but I would not trade her for anything. Pat Pearsall


To include your memorial, please send a contribution of $25 or more using the enclosed envelope, or visit Donations of $100 and more appear in color; for a $500 contribution, a photo of your pet will be included. We will send an acknowledgment to the bereaved upon your request. Your message may be edited due to space, and multiple donations in memory of the same person may be grouped together. Memorials received by September 22 are included here. The deadline for the January issue is December 22. In memory of dear friend Skechers. She was adopted from HSBC in 2005 and gave me 12 ½ years of happiness and love. From Jane Zager.

In loving memory of precious Tika. She was totally “paw”some and everyone in the family loved her. She will be missed “fur”ever. Love, Gail, Dan, Amy & Valentino. >^..^<

In memory of Marley Toomey and for her faithful companion, Nietzsche. I miss them. From their mother, Patricia Toomey.

In memory of Shadow who will be deeply missed and forever remembered. From Amy Weinstein (T.C.’s mom).

In memory of Smokey. One thing we know for sure…Smokey is running around Heaven telling all who listen that she had the Best Parents in the whole Universe! Love, Michele & Wayne.

In memory of Riley Jones. From Maria Buczynski & family.

In memory of Bitches the Cat, from Debra Cook. In memory of Mickey, from Ms. Strugar. In memory of Poncho Keesler, proof that rescue dogs really are the best dogs. From Wayne & Nicole Bettis.

In memory of Noodle Gelpi. From the Jill Susan Bloom Foundation. In memory of Nate. We are so sorry for your loss. From Elise Lieberman.

In memory of Poncho. You gave Poncho such a good life – full of fun, love and good food! From Mom & John.

In memory of Basil, from Traci Miller & Family.

In memory of Sheba who I adopted from HSBC. From Deborah Danto.

In memory of Wembley. She was a great dog and had a wonderful life!! From Kathy Gibbs.

In memory of Jake, the Grammers’ beloved black Lab. From June & Frank.

In memory of Bandit Berkens. From Judith & Michael Berkens.

In memory of Skechers Zager, beloved kitty companion for 13 years. From Yvonne Presley.

In memory & honor of a very special cat, Penelope Peapod, who passed away recently. From Ron & Emily Holley.

In memory of Mollie, Barnie, Countess, Maddie, Max, Sassy & Coco. From Ann Anderson.

In memory of Craig’s “Little Annie” who loved him & Kelsey for 16 years. Another rescued angel. From Arlyne & William Griffin.

In memory of Suki Wynne – a dear kitty who came in from the cold and warmed the hearts of Esther & Roger. From Liz Garvin. In memory of Zoe – Paul & Vito, our sympathy to you on the loss of sweet Zoe. Love, Corene & Tim. In memory of Sho Sho. From Ana Silva-Fernandez. In memory of Kitty…Thank you for letting us love you. From Keira Hanover. In memory of Chester Niss. We love and miss you so much!!! From Daniella & Michael Niss. In memory of Samantha – and in honor of Chanel. From Laney Sheldon & David Rogers. In memory of Jade, from Kathy Jacobs. Remembering sweet Goose, with much love. From Helvi Gold. In memory of Emma Schnier, from Robin & Adam Ross. In memory of Joey Waxon. From Hotel Sales Team. In memory of Mousse, faithful and remembered always. Rest peacefully my friend. Your soul lives on in our hearts. From Tiffany Provenzano. In memory of our sweet girl, Lucy. We will love and miss you forever. Love, Momma & Scotty. In memory of Teddy Bear, from Alex & Barbara Falcon. In memory of sweet Rosie. Her happy disposition brought love and joy wherever she went. Everyone will miss her wagging tail and loving eyes. From Lynne & Don Lambert. In memory of Wembley Bemble. Becks Family: Wembley was a sweet, loving kangadogbeargoose whose honking and cuddles I’ll miss! From Dangela. In memory of sweet Lacey, the best Rat Terrier in Plantation! May she rest in peace. Hugs from Tracey & Shane.


In memory of Jager. Thanks to Jager & his big brother Ditto, we have been blessed with “boys” of our own. We cannot express how sad we are in his passing. From Jack & Ray.

In loving memory of Karen Sweeting, and in honor of her Love for Animals. From the following family and friends: Bianca Agramonte-Taheri; Michelle Amarante; Stephanie Aronesty; Linda Becker; the Berman family; Zachary (Zak) Binder; Paule Buchanan; Karen Cleveland; Alyssa Cook; Melissa & Sally Deschamps; Kat Doole; Phil Gonzalez; Ennio Gonzalez; Thomas Hoeler; Jody Kaminsky; Peter Kong; Stacey & Barbara Lazzelle; Vivian Maza; the Menlen family; Roversi Chepina Manolo/Pacheco Rodriguez; Jen & Rich Peck; Susan Poweski & Evan Deery; Susan Romanick; TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants; Amy & Kurt Schrader; Jim Stacka; the Steere family; US Naval Sea Cadet Corps; Emily & Samuel Webber; Bonnie Wilmot; the Zelman family;Jose Alvarez; Sandra Amadeo; Fran & JP Araujo; Javier Arbelaez; Vanessa Arbelaez; Michelle Ault; Alyssa Baer; Andrea, Danielle & Michelle Barcy; Cecilia Barreda; Stephanie Bender; Steven & Lariss Benyard; Matthew Bickler; Nick Bitzis; Gemma Black; Diana Burgos; Danny Capo; John Caponegro; Leana Carrington; Alicia Casas-Walsh; Nathalie Cascio; Linda Castelli; Ashley Cesarone; Adriana Cevasco; Rilee Chism Jacobs; Steven Chunowitz; Valerie Cockrell; Michelle Curran; the Cytryn family; Becky Darom; Sunni DeGracia; Javier DeGracia; Karen DeSilva; the Duncan family; Suzette Edghill; Heather Foley; Martha Fuentes; Maira Garcia; Tricia Geary; Adam Gismondi; Robert Gold; Stephanie Guerra; Camille Hazard; Robyn, Derek & Campbell Hillison; Lisa Hopkins; Debbie Jarboe; Melissa Jennings; Jennifer Jimenez; Blake & Leah Marcus; Kathya Jos; Dayanis Juarez-Medina; Carly Katz; Elizabeth Koch; Veronica Laguna; Todd Lamberg; Linda Larrivee; Mike Lechter; Adam Lecluyse; Cathi Lender; Mike Longin; Monica Mannino; Sara Manuel; Dawn Marros; Doug Mays; Patty Merritt; Loretta Micali; Logan Middleton; Jake & Ashley Miller; Jodi Miranda; Garett Nadrich; Beatriz (Betty) Naranjo; Susan Noll; Catherine Payan; Patricia Quintana; Ruthie R; Donna Ralston; Barbara Regalado; Renee Robley Smith; Zack Rodriguez; Evan & Alex Rosenthal; Evelyn Salivia; Laura Santiago; Deborah Sessions; Danielle Sheley; Bobby, Ellen, William & Megan Smallwood; Joan Smith; Sara Solano; Tom Szoke; Stephen Szuter; Aimee Tobin; Monique Turner; Heidy Vega; Kathy Walker; Malinda Watson; Kyle & Kim Weismantle; Lesley Wetherington; Jonathan Wheeler; Erika Wheeler; Megan Wichelhaus; Jon Wilmot; Beth Witkowski; Jennifer Wohl; Peggy Wright; Mike Wuest; Kelly Wuest.

In memory of Sandi, from Necha Swordy. In memory of Riley Jones from the following: David Price; Colleen Hogan; Danny Van Camp, Jr.; Chris Boudinet; William Farley; and Jack Field. In honor and memory of Taylor Carlock. From Jeanine Coris. In memory of Dr. Sessa’s mother – our love, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. From Kathy & Allen Levi. In memory of Ken Wardlaw. From Nell Johnston; Cindy; and Millie Boyce. In memory of Cheryl Ann Asman, a beautiful person inside and out. From Tracy Martin & Linda Probert. In memory of George Manson. At Peace – Always to be with your family and loved ones. From Antoinette Janik & family. In memory of David Arthur Yarborough, from Lewis Gould & the Q.E.P. Team. In loving memory of Dave Yarborough, a wonderful person who will be truly missed. From Randy Eubanks & everyone at Suncoast Marketing. In memory of David Yarborough. Rest in peace…from Fix-A-Floor Worldwide, Inc. In memory of Cheryl Asman, whose heart and soul went into her work and efforts to make animals’ lives better. She will be greatly missed. From Vicki Otero (Bonis) & Lexie Bonis. In memory of Cheryl Ann Asman…your loving presence will be sorely missed. From Ece Gipson. In memory of Cheryl Ann Asman, from Jill Dorler Wilson. In memory of David Yarborough who so loved his pets and the Humane Society. From Diana Roby. In memory of David Yarborough, an innovator and entrepreneur in the tile industry. He was one of the first in the tile industry and certainly a mark above the rest. From Century Tile. In memory of David Yarborough. Celebrating a life well lived – Dave was an inspiration to us all, personally and professionally. From Norstone / E & S Tile. In memory of David Yarborough, from Fort Lauderdale Country Club. In memory of David Arthur Yarborough. From Greg Mather, Mark Shannon, Frank Douglas / Crossville, Inc. In memory of my aunt, Marion Haussman, from Carole Dingler. Because of his love of animals, please accept this donation in memory of George Manson, from Frank & Carmela Smith. In memory and honor of David Arthur Yarborough, my dear friend for over 25 years and also my employer for the past 16 years at D&B Tile Distributors. I want to honor him with my donation. From Carole Schafmeister. In memory of Marion Haussman, from Gennie Devlin. In memory of David Yarborough, from Carpets by Mr. Jason, Inc.

In memory of David Yarborough from the following family and friends: Harvey Young; Sandra Hubiak; Ellen Murton; Talmage & Cornelius Insurance Services, Inc.; Francesca Dawson; Women’s Golf Association of Fort Lauderdale Country Club.

In memory of Leonard Nourick – Lenny was a great neighbor and a very giving person. From Dennis & Terry Grubbs.

In memory of Dick Gibbs, from Candace McClelland.

In memory of Leonard Nourick. We miss you. Rest in Peace. From Simin Alavi.

In memory of David Arthur Yarborough. Fond memories of times in the Keys and visits to the house in Davie. From Robert & Gerri Kerp.

In memory of Paula White. She was truly an animal lover. From Cynthia Pedersen.

In memory of Ruth Gloria Lind – she’s with all her pet friends in heaven. From Marvin & Lawaine Van Eyck and Mary McDevitt.

In memory of Audrey Daniels. From Dan Moretti & Mary Beth Evans.

In memory of David Eckmann, from Judy & Robert Levy.

In memory of Sabrina Goldstein, whose compassions were pets and art. I hope and pray the families we sponsor will enjoy their new pet. From Evette Burton.

In memory of David Arthur Yarborough, from Laticrete International, Inc. In memory of David Yarborough with our deepest condolences to the Yarborough family. From Mario Klappholz. In memory of David Arthur Yarborough, from Ilva USA. In loving memory of Lenny Nourick with sincerest sympathy to Joan and Shari. From Diane Sclar.

In memory of Naomi Day. From Margaret York. In memory of Naomi Day. From Roberta Dent. In memory of Naomi Day. From Mary Presnell. In memory of David John Fearnley, from Enid Stevens.

In memory of Dylan Schopp, from David & Debbie Schopp and the Dylan Schopp Sunshine Foundation.

In memory of Leonard Nourick, from Tom & Gerry Mott.

In memory of Cheryl Asman, from Gerald Marino.

In memory Roger Rhyne. From Thea Sanford & Family.

In memory of David Yarborough, from Marge & John Neily.

In memory of Emily Rachel Sutker – Happy Birthday, Emily! Thinking of you and missing you always. Love, Mandy <3.

In memory of HSBC volunteer Lenny Nourick – loved by many. From the employees at the Humane Society of Broward County. In memory of David Yarborough. From Miami Floors. In memory of David Yarborough, from Architectural Imports, LLC. In memory of Marion Haussman. From Mike Gottlieb. In memory of Cheryl Ann Asman, a lover of life and animals. She brightened up every room and was kind and selfless. Rest in Peace. Eternal Love from Wanda & Marie.

In memory of Roger Rhyne. From Libby Collier.

In loving memory of Spencer Popwell, a wonderful and caring friend. From Leah Heckert. In memory of Naomi Day, from Mary Presnell. In memory of David Arthur Yarborough, a great person and leader. From Atlas Concorde USA. In memory of Barry Underwood. From Patricia Villanell, Suzanne Blaikie & Gina Villanell.

In memory of Audrey J. Daniels. From Jo-Ann Amaral.

In memory of Pasquale Abbondanzio. Dear Antonio & Family: We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. From Meg, Mike & Gail McColgan. In memory of Charles McNairy, from Sean Mullervy. In memory of Alex Sawinko. From the Burbank family. In memory of Joni Braunstein Hesch, from Scott Tansey. In memory of Audrey Daniels. From Dennis Sansone. In memory of Ruth & Harry Zacharias and Harold Storm. Don’t worry Ruth, we’ll take good care of Maggie for you. With love, Connie Hiaasen. In memory of Jim Morgan. So very sorry for your loss. Love & comfort to all the family. From Uncle Carlos & Aunt Leigh. In memory of Jim Morgan. Dear Bonny: We were so sad to hear of Jim’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. From John & Palma Ryan. In memory of Marion Phelps, mother of David Phelps, Nancy Phelps & Joan Czukar. From Margaret Pennington.

In memory of Leonard Nourick, from Comview Corporation.

In memory of Naomi Day, loving owner of Kasa. From Karen & Mike Burnside.

In memory of David Yarborough. From Gene & Collette Herman.

In memory of Marti Huizenga. From Kathie & Bill Stephenson.

In memory of Teri Kessler Goodstein – You will be missed. My heartfelt sympathies to Alan & Family. From Nancy & Mitchell Muntner.

In memory of Dave Yarborough. Our deepest condolences. From The Kertiles Family.

In memory of David Arthur Yarborough, from Ann Ratner.

In memory of Susan Hawkins, from Tom & Mary Decker. In memory of Charles Raymond Zemina. From Melinda Cooper.

In memory of Marion Haussman. From Joseph, Robert & Marie.

In memory of Margaret Larsen, mother of John Larsen. Deepest condolences from your friends at IBM.

In loving memory of Marion Haussman. From Miriam Solter, Dorothy Houser & Bill Farrand.

In memory of Michele Newberry, from her family and friends.

In memory of Dave Yarborough. From Associated Builders & Contractors, Florida East Coast Chapter.

In honor of the life and work of our friend and colleague Aileen Casper from Premier Specialty Pharmacy IT.

In memory of Alexander Sawinko and the rescue dogs that he provided a loving home for. From Alexander’s coworkers.

In memory of Dave Yarborough. From Marble Systems, Inc.

In memory of Aileen J. Casper. From Christina Thompson.

In memory of Charles Luther McNairy. From Hollace Bryson.

In loving memory of Naomi “Nome” Day. She and Cindy rescued Kasa from the Humane Society and gave her a home. This donation is in celebration of that gift. From Sharon Semmens.

In memory of Marge Larsen. From Cherie Wachter.

In memory of Charles Zemina, from Frank Borzen.

In memory of Suzanne McEnnis. From Barbara Ferguson

In memory of Terry Stiles. From Anthony & Lori Bruno.

In memory of Robert W. Stahl — My big brother, my mentor. Love with years of blessings you gave me. Your loving sister, Arlyne Stahl Griffin.

In memory and honor of Terry Stiles, one of the most communityminded leaders and visionaries in Broward County. From David & Molly Siegel.

In memory of Rosalie Epstein. From the Kromen family: Irene, Michael, Barry, Susan & Jordan.

In memory of Terry W. Stiles. From Mainstreet Real Estate Services/Paul Kilgallon.

In memory of Joan “Minky” Crisp. Todd: You and your family are in our hearts and prayers. Deepest sympathies. May God give you the peace that you seek. From Bert, Bill and your WPLG family.

In memory of Terry Stiles. From Tari & Edward Collins.

In memory of Dave Yarborough, a very generous man in our community and especially for our furry friends at HSBC. Thank you for all you have done; your legacy will forever live on. From Ali & Melody Saleh. In memory of George Manson, from Luann Fuentes. In memory of Dave Yarborough, from Miracle Sealants Company. In memory of William P. Hughes. From the Officers of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. In memory of Shelle Griffin Davis – you showed compassion to so many animals and taught people their value. From your loving parents Arlyne & Bill Griffin. In memory of Carl Friedman, from Marjorie & Tony Schultz. In memory of Dave Yarborough. From Dawn Doyle.

In memory of Minky Tongen Crisp, from Cherie Wachter. In memory of Leonard Nourick, from Peter & Paula Soloway. In memory of Joan Tongen Crisp. From Jaqi Mitchell Eringman & Family. In memory of Lois Dart, from Michael Dart.

In memory of Dave Yarborough. From Dotti Sindicich.

A gift in Memory of the life of Joan “Minky” Crisp. From David & Julie Radliff.

In memory of Cheryl Asman. From the South Florida General Office of New York Life Insurance Company.

In memory of Audrey J. Daniels. From Mike Grappone.

In memory of my friend and fellow volunteer, Lenny Nourick. It was an honor to work with this true gentleman. I will miss him dearly. From Sara Sears. In memory of David Yarborough. From Gerry & Lucy Weber. In memory of Naomi Day, from Carol Clements.

In memory of our parents Morris & Helen Ritz. From Joel Ritz & Marcia Ritz.

In memory of Terry Stiles. Jamie, our deepest sympathy to you and the family. From Brenda, Bob & Michael Puck. In memory of Terry Stiles. From David & Fran Horvitz. In memory of Terry Stiles, a man of great integrity and warmth. He generously gave so much and forever changed the face of our community. From Barbara & Arnie Grevior. In memory of Elizabeth J. Brawley. From Theresa & Tim Prohaska.

In memory of Audrey Rogliano Daniels. Our sympathy goes out to the Rogliano and Daniels families. From your friends at Gamut. In memory of Pat Abbondanzio. From Tony & Laurie Iles. In memory of Dick Gibbs, from Mr. S.H. Carin.


HONORS AND CELEBRATIONS Send a special message with a donation for the animals! Contributions of $25 or more receive mention; donations of $100 and more appear in color. Please use the envelope provided or visit Honors received by September 22 are included here. The deadline for the january issue is December 22.

In honor of Kathy Richards Ouro. Kathy, your love of animals inspires us to be kinder, more passionate and more loving human beings! We thought this would be a gift you would truly appreciate! Happy Birthday! We Love You! From Matt, Christie & Devyn. In honor of Peggy Sharp, from WLD Enterprises. In honor of Nathan Turchin, from Judith Meaney. In honor of Elle Lavender, an animal lover who makes the world a better place for them. From Yoonki Park. In honor of Jeff Miller. From Robert Adams. In honor of Diane Berke – Happy 85th birthday to a cat lover. From Lynn Silverman. In honor of William P. Hughes. From colleagues at the Bank. In honor of Monica Stinson. Being the Best is not easy, it takes knowledge, dedication, being smart and, of course, never taking a NO for an answer. That is why you are Number One. I am going to miss you. From Luisa Deal.

In honor of Kylie, newest addition to the Chrysler family. Kylie loves her new human sisters Sydney and Siena! She also enjoys being head of security with Dad, and going on energy-expending runs with Mom.

In honor of HSBC shelter dog Stella. My husband and I read the article about HSBC staff realizing Stella’s special talents to train to be a search and rescue dog! This is no small kindness after the dog had been returned several times. Our donation is to thank those involved with seeing that Stella moved on to the happy, working life she needed! From Lee & Diane McCorkle.

In honor of Christopher Thompsen. From Erin & Mo. In honor of Dr. Linda Gregard. From Erin & Mo. In honor of Dr. Judy Koscielniak. From Erin & Mo. In honor of Elise Coren – Happy Birthday from the following family and friends: Stefanie Corbin; the Ellsley family; Roderick King & Scherazade Daruvalla-King. In honor of Carol Ann Platz. From Camille, Joyce, Laura, Meghan & Phyllis. In honor of Roger Wishner – Happy Birthday from the following family and friends: Todd Draizin; the Levy family; Sarah Perry; Natural Health Concepts, Inc. In honor of Roger Wishner – Happy 60th Birthday! From Jay Gold. In honor of Desiree & Jarrid Smith – congratulations on selling your house! From Lilli Schipper.

In honor of Bob Puck – Happy Birthday! From Shelley Marciano.

In honor of Roger Wishner. Happy 60th Birthday, Roger! Humans – Animals – You’re a true friend to all, big & small! From Angela & Jim Waldman.

In honor of Mark Levy…Ken McAlicie & “Grigio”… supporting Broward’s Daisy’s Kid’s Club teaching young people the art of proper care and building empathy for our furry friends. CELEBRATING MARK LEVY’S RETIREMENT from decades of service to US Social Security Administration.

In honor of Charlie Zemina, the father of one of my best friends. Charlie was a caring, loving person to all, including the animals. He supported the HSBC and we’d like to honor him by doing the same. Thank you for all that you do for the animals. From the Ransonet family.

In honor of Bob Puck. Happy, Happy Birthday! From Debbie Lollar.

In honor of Elise Coren, from Julianne.

In honor of Teresita Tamaharini. Happy Birthday, Teri! I, and the orphaned animals of Broward County, appreciate you! Hugs, Carmela.

In honor of Hilda Worthington, a true cat lover. From Maureen & Linda O’Hara.

In honor of Jeffrey Raffa on his 70th birthday. From Barbara & Bruce. In honor of Thom Bambenek, from Anne Bennett. In honor of David Fearnley. From Ed & Judy Crelin. In honor of Ann Solomon, from Lynn & Stan Alper.

In honor of Elaine M. Thiel. Happy Birthday to a generous furfriend soul! From Mom & Dad. In honor of Matthew Mallysetty. Matthew: Because you care for the animals…Happy 12th Birthday on September 12th, 2017. XXX Aunt Judy.

In honor of Duncan, from Jill Furzer.

In honor of Tommie & Buck. From Elaine & Dan.

In honor of Traci & Mark Lerner – for being our storm safety. Love, Ali, Sophie & Maggie.

In honor of all the animals who need a loving home. From Chris Zuk.

In honor of Frank Ortis. From Bob & Mary Cebrat.

In honor of Dr. Moshe Safer, from Carmen R. Safer.

In honor of Roger James Rhyne. From Chris & Lori Bowler.

In honor of Lisa Karp. Happy Birthday, Lisa! Wishing you happiness throughout the year! From Cheryl & Edward Mitchell.

In honor of Lucky. I’m sure Lucky is in a better place. We hope good memories help to ease your loss. From Pat & Dave & PP. In honor of Tiger who was always by me when I was in need. Misss & love you. From Kathryn Holtzman. In honor of Lacey, from Joe Hallen. In honor of Brownie Papier. From Richard Luery. In honor of All Animal Victims of Irma to help with their rescue and aftercare of any animal affected by Hurricane Irma. From the Mimi Fishman Foundation

In honor of Andrew Vance. Happy Birthday to the best Vet Tech & Son. Love, Mom & Evan & Max. In honor of Iris Quintavalli. You will be missed by all who knew you. Our thoughts are with you and your family. From the Levine family.

In honor of Nancy Lee Comeau and her love for animals. Hugs & prayers from Renee & Stuart. In honor of Mike Rumora, from Randall Rumora.

In honor of Marion Haussman. From Mike Gottlieb.

In honor of the HSBC Pet Friendly Shelter. From Thomas Owens.

In honor of Jim Morgan. Rest In Peace, Jim. We will never forget you!!! From the McCabe family.

In honor and appreciation of Kevin & Debbie Jung for taking our mother under their wings during Hurricane Irma. And in appreciation for their love & care of animals of all shapes & sizes. With love from the Nestler-Geiger families.

In honor of Jim Morgan, from Amanda, Eric & Sadie. In honor of Jim Morgan, from Eric & Nicole Kallstrom.

Photo Sessions: “For the Love of PAWS”


or the Love of PAWS” is a unique opportunity to pay tribute to a beloved pet. The pet attends a private photo session at the shelter with photographer David Lee (people may appear in the photo as well). The contributor’s photo of choice is framed and displayed at the shelter in one of three select areas, with the cost ranging from $1,500 to $5,000 depending upon the area chosen. Photos remain on display for five years, after which the client may renew or keep the framed photo. The contribution is tax-deductible, and 25 photos have been sold to date. For more information, please call us at 954.266.6845. 24

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rab your calendar and mark a big paw print on March 3, 2018 for our 28th annual Walk for the Animals!

Thanks to our dedicated participants and sponsors, our 2017 event netted over $575,000, making it the shelter’s largest fundraiser of the year. It’s also one of the most anticipated annual events for animal lovers in Broward County. Proceeds go directly toward helping the animals in our care, and aiding in continuing the programs and services that we provide. Register today at and you can start fundraising without ever leaving your home. You can choose to register and fundraise as an Individual, or create or join a Pack (team). Then get ready to celebrate your efforts on Walk Day. Can’t make it? Join one of our Virtual Walker teams and you can still help the animals. Our 2018 Cover Dog is one of the many thousands of animals given a second chance at the HSBC. Ruby met her new mom, Manon, by chance. In May of 2016, Manon had just dropped off some neighborhood cats to be spayed/neutered when she spotted one of our staff members walking an Australian shepherd. Manon had an Aussie named Billie years ago and that dog, her best friend, was quite amazing. When she walked over to get a closer look, she was warned that the dog had been there three days and still wouldn't let anyone get close to her. Sensing something special in this dog, Manon sat down on the ground; the little blue-eyed beauty climbed right into her lap and, immediately, adoption was inevitable. The staff warned Manon that the dog was returned twice because she barked constantly, growled at people, was food aggressive and only knew a life of living outside. Her hair was also very thin from malnourishment. That didn't deter Manon.

of the family was a lot of patience, some understanding and a caring family. Manon found her Billie in Ruby. She is loyal, sweet, and a goof ball! Ruby is indeed one of the fortunate ones. She was brought to our shelter and we were able to help her because of the generosity of our community. It’s events like the Walk for the Animals that allow us to continue helping animals in need. Help the animals. Support your local shelter by fundraising and joining us on Walk Day so we can continue to find forever homes for dogs like Ruby. For more information, or if your business is interested in being a sponsor, contact Linda Sanders at 954.266.6817 or email Learn more at The more money we raise, the more animals we can help.

photo credit: Little's Photography


Walk is in Motion - Walk On!

Ruby came home to meet other dog and cat siblings in addition to her new human family. Admittedly, the first six months were rough. Ruby loved her immediate family, two-legged and four, but when strangers approached she barked at them constantly. A year later, Ruby has come a long way. She was trained to go into her room when people came over and to come out to greet them only when she felt comfortable. It worked. Her hair has also grown in and she's a bundle of fun, especially when someone throws her toy for her. Ruby attended the 2017 Walk for the Animals and had a great time meeting new people and animal friends. All it took to make this dog part Walk 2018 Cover Dog winner, Ruby

Prepare Yourself to be Entertained!

The Olate Dogs

Winners of America’s Got Talent season seven, these sweet, funny and ultratalented acrobat dogs perform amazing circus stunts and tricks with their entertaining dog handlers. From doing back flips to jumping rope, pushing scooters, dancing the conga and so much more, 10 poodle mixes -- most of them rescue dogs -- have captured hearts and dazzled audiences around the globe. Fun for the whole family, this fast-paced, high-energy show has been featured in Las Vegas, on the Today Show and the Tonight Show, NBA half-time entertainment, and in sold-out venues across the country. To learn more, visit If you’re feeling lucky, stop by and register to win tickets at any of the events our Walk for the Animals committee is attending. Or you can register for the Walk for the Animals or like us on facebook and watch there for more details. If you go to the show, be sure to stop by the Walk table where we’ll be giving out information and registering people for the Walk!

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Planned Giving:

A Resident of the Humane Society’s Viewpoint


ello, my name is Moonbeam. I’m one of the many animals at money, the people at the HSBC appreciate the Humane Society who benefit from the planned giving of our anything that is left to them.” contributors. Blackie, the German shepherd on the other side of me, Tina, one of the many volunteers at the shelter, is always telling me how adds, “People can set up Charitable Remainder Trusts or Charitable Gift important it is that people leave the Society in their will or set up something Annuities or even name the Humane Society of Broward County as a called a “Trust” that has the Society as its “beneficiary.” I don’t know what a beneficiary on a life insurance policy.” Am I the only dog in the shelter who will is or a trust or a beneficiary, but I can tell from the way Tina talks about doesn’t know about planned giving? I ask Blackie, “How do people set up it as she pets me that they must be very important. She tells me that planned these trusts and annuities?” Blackie says, “That’s easy. They see their attorney giving accounts for more than 25% of the Society’s budget in any given year, or financial planner who helps them set them up.” Rufus jumps in, “with a and helps provide shelter and medicines to all the animals. I love how I am Charitable Remainder Trust the Society gets money from the Trust when taken care of at the Shelter so this must be a good thing. the person who set it up passes away. With a Charitable Gift Annuity, the HSBC gets the money up front but the Humane Society has an obligation Rufus, the cute Maltese next to me, also tells me it is easy to give money to to pay income to the person who set up the annuity.” the Society. He says people can “bequest” an amount of money in their wills to the Society. There’s that word, “will” again. How does Rufus know about Boy, has this been a great day! Not only do I get to see Tina, but both Rufus “wills?” Not only is he cute, but he’s smart, too! I ask Rufus what a bequest and Blackie taught me about planned giving and how it’s an easy thing to is and he tells me it’s a money gift to the Humane Society of Broward do…and how important it is to the HSBC for people to leave money so County. When people die, and have a will, an amount of money is given to they can continue the great work for us animals. Now I have two things to the Society. I am sad for the people who died, but how wonderful they must hope for. The first is having a loving family adopt me, and the second is that have been to think about leaving money after they are gone so that the everyone leaves the HSBC something when they pass on. Woof! Society can continue in its work. Rufus adds, “It doesn’t have to be a lot of

A Lasting Impression Do you want to leave a lasting legacy for the animals? You can do just that, and give the gift that will keep on giving -- providing food, shelter and a second chance to a great many needy animals. Those of us who love animals our whole lives often want to be able to make a difference for as many animals as we can. The best way to carry out that wish is to support all of the animals at the Humane Society of Broward County through a bequest. By making a bequest to the Humane Society of Broward County in your will, you can ensure that your love for animals will continue on…and that we’ll be able to keep providing food, shelter, medical attention and compassion to the tens of thousands of animals who depend on us. You will also be recognized as a member of our Legacy Club. Name ________________________________________________ Address ______________________________________________ City, ______________________State_______ Zip____________ Phone _______________________________________________ Fax _____________________________________________ E-mail___________________________________________

If you would like more information about legacy gifts, please phone 954.266.6845 or complete the following and mail it to:

Humane Society of Broward County Attn: Development 2070 Griffin Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 (fax) 954.989.3991

Paw Path

Pay lasting tribute to a friend, pet, or family member and

Thank you to everyone who has sponsored a commemorative brick on show your support for the HSBC at the same time! With a the Humane Society’s Paw Path! Those listed below purchased a brick contribution of $250, during the months of June, July and August: your special message Gregory Boardman Phillip Emigh Dawn Fifield Kathleen Fitzgerald Doreen Garner Kathy Grenka 26

Meghan McIntyre-Leckey Mike Padilla Dawn Parisi Ruth Ramos Ferrin Ros Charles Venin

will appear on a Paw Path brick at the shelter. For more information or to receive an order form, please call Sandy at 954.266.6869.

Featuring warm and fuzzy shelter stories

Not Just Finding New Homes – But Keeping Old Ones

Our Surrender Prevention Program


he Surrender Prevention Program was started in 2013 with the aim of reducing the number of animals being brought to the shelter for reasons of medical need and expense. We were seeing owners who were tearfully trying to surrender their beloved pets simply because medical bills for acute situations and emergency care were beyond their financial means. Thanks to donations from the public, and grants such as the one mentioned above, we are able to provide the expert care that saves lives and keeps pets in their happy homes.


Sweet Sophie

ophie is a six-year-old poodle/ schnauzer mix who came into the Admissions department after being hit by a car. Her owners had taken her to two private vets before coming to us because they were unable to afford the cost. Sophie presented with a de-gloving injury to her right front paw. The two previous vets had recommended amputation, but our vets

decided to treat with a wet to dry wrap to rebuild the skin around the paw and then, if necessary, proceed with a complete or partial amputation. Sophie was under our care for two months, including 14 visits to the shelter clinic. We successfully saved her front paw without the need for amputation of any kind. Sophie, on the mend, with her very happy family.


Mama and Mia

ia first came to the shelter in 2012 because her owner had fallen on hard times and could no longer care for her, despite our best efforts to help. Fortunately, Mia found a new home in just five days with a woman named Jacqueline who loved her very much. But a year and a half later Mia’s mom had to move in with family -- who didn’t want a dog. With no friends or other family stepping up to take Mia, in tears and devastated, Jacqueline came in to surrender her. The Admissions staff did all they could to offer resources, but Jacqueline was out of options and had no other choice.

Our Surrender Prevention Program in action: this is Mia, healthy again!

Two days later we heard good news: the family had agreed to take Mia in, and all was well…

until financial problems arose and then Mia became ill with a serious intestinal infection. Unable to afford the required medical care, and wanting what was best for her dog, Jacqueline came to the HSBC to surrender Mia. Both the Admissions and Clinic staff jumped into action to see what they could do to help this little girl stay home with the family that loved her. After careful examination and blood work we determined that we could offer Mia and Jacqueline the aid of our Surrender Prevention Program. Of course, Jacqueline was overwhelmed with joy! Mia was treated with medications, IV fluids and lots of TLC, and we are happy to report that she and Jacqueline are still going strong together.

A generous grant of $35,000 has recently been given to support our Surrender Prevention Program. The funding is made possible by support from the following Community Foundation of Broward Funds: Francis and Bessie McDwyer Fund, Helen Victoria Foote Fund, David W. Leonard Fund, Elizabeth Clark Wood Fund, and Mary and Alex Mackenzie Community Impact Fund.


The shelter is located at 2070 Griffin Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

954-989-3977 Fax: 954-989-3991

Humane Society of Broward County: Located immediately west of I-95 on the south side of Griffin Road. Tel: 954.989.3977

Black Friday Adoption Special


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December 9:

Daisy’s Kids’ Holiday Shop 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the shelter


December 11:

PAWS Holiday Party & Shopping Extravaganza Coral Ridge Country Club

ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6877

January 24, 2018:

Angel PAWS Luncheon & Fashion Show Coral Ridge Country Club

BEHAVIOR HELPLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6851

January 27:

Bunny Basics, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

DOG OBEDIENCE REGISTRATION . . . . . . . . 954.266.6855

March 3:

Walk for the Animals - Huizenga Plaza

DONATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6816

April 5:

Big Dog Men’s Invitational Golf Tournament Fort Lauderdale Country Club

EDUCATION DEPT. SCHEDULING. . . . . . . . . 954.266.6848

PAWS Gala “Country Glam” Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six

JOB HOTLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6859

April 21:

Pet Loss and Grieving Support Sessions are held free of charge on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m. at the shelter. To register, please call 954.266.6848. Bunny Basics sessions are free of charge. You’ll learn about housing, proper nutrition, bunny introductions and more. RSVP to Carrie at 954.266.6822. Dog Obedience Classes - are offered in six-week group sessions with classes on Tue. or Wed. evenings or on Sat. or Sun. mornings. The cost is $150 for dogs adopted from the shelter and $180 for all other dogs. To register or for more information visit For private dog obedience lessons call Stephanie Rodgers at 954.266.6819. Volunteer Orientation sessions are held on a regular basis: Call Volunteer Services at 954.266.6814 for details. Puppy Pre-School – Classes are offered in four-week group sessions with classes on Sat. mornings. The cost is $100 for puppies adopted from the shelter and $120 for all other puppies. To register or for more information visit For private lessons call Stephanie Rodgers at 954.266.6819.

ADOPTION AMBASSADOR PROGRAM. . . . . 954.266.6814 ANIMAL ADMISSIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6873 BEHAVIOR & TRAINING PROGRAMS . . . . . . 954.266.6819

HURRICANE HOTLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6871 PAWS AUXILIARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6827 PEACE OF MIND/LEGACY CLUB. . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6845 PET BOUTIQUE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6836 PETSET AUXILIARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6827 PRIVATE PET CREMATIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6833 SPAY/NEUTER INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.463.7729 VACCINE/MICROCHIP INFORMATION … . 954.266.6858 VOLUNTEER SERVICES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6814

The HSBC pet cemetery and mausoleum are located at the Broward Pet Cemetery in Plantation Acres. They offer private or communal burial; cremations and arrangements can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish. Visit or call 954.476.0743 for more information.

Paw Prints (Fall 2017)  

Paw Prints (Fall 2017)

Paw Prints (Fall 2017)  

Paw Prints (Fall 2017)