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helter animals across the country and Puerto Rico, and people wanting to add a furry new member to their family, all benefitted on July 23 through the second annual Clear the Shelters event. Through this partnership between NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations and hundreds of animal shelters, many thousands of pets found loving new homes that day. Seven shelters participated in South Florida. Here at the HSBC we teamed up with local partners NBC 6 South Florida/WTVJ and Telemundo 51 Miami/WSCV. All adoption fees were waived for the event, and 121 of our animals found new homes! Eric Harryman from NBC 6 Miami spent the entire day with us at the shelter promoting the pets. Also helping to get the word out was our friend Steve Harmon from the Paul and Young Ron Show on Big 105.9. The PETCO Foundation provided goodie bags for our adopters, Metro PCS visited the shelter and gave away goodies to those who stopped by, and Sal’s Pizzeria rewarded our hardworking staff with delicious pizza the following day (which was still very busy because animals adopted on Saturday had to be spayed or neutered before heading home).
Our adoption fee was waived for Clear the Shelters but many adopters still wanted to contribute. Those who gave $50 or more are listed here. Our apologies, in advance, to anyone who donated but is not included in this listing: $100 + Donors Barbara Collette Sonia & Jolyon King Jamie & Neal Morris Kim & Ryan Reynolds Ruth Reynolds
$50 - $99 Donors Carmen Alfred Jennifer Boni Clyde Broughton & Roberto Lopez Mary Chester Jodi & Christian Dirmann Liz & Danny Giesler Herring Family Becky Ingram
Jesse Jones Leban Family Brian & Mimi Murphy Luz Stella Perez de Corcho Joseph Povelaitis Ana Maria Stickley Liz Oria Diana Quintana
“I was in today for Clear the Shelters with my mother-in-law so she could adopt a cat. Everyone was exceptionally nice and the facility and animals looked great! She found her new little man Junior and had a great time. Thanks Humane Society...good job!” EJC
The Jacir family of Weston reports that Dozer is an awesome dog, and they are happy to have added him to their family!
The aptly named Oreo got to go home with the Conroy family.
Little Friday went to his new home in Miami Beach with Jesse-Lee.
Mouse, a teddy bear hamster, went home with Joe.
Adorable Zuko was adopted by the Matos family of Margate.
Neal and Jamie Morris adopted beautiful Venus and took her home.