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Chairman of the Board Thom Bambenek and his dog Sofie

From your Board Chair,

ummer tends to be a time for relaxation…days spent at the beach or traveling, and kids attending fun summer camps. The HSBC summer camp sessions sold out again this year and the kids had a great time. The animals also benefitted during camp days from all of the extra attention they received. Our thanks to all of you who participated! Families have also been known to consider summer as a good time to adopt a new pet into the home. On July 23rd hundreds of families visited the shelter and adopted 121 pets during the Humane Society of Broward County’s second annual nationwide pet adoption event, Clear the Shelters. HSBC teamed up with NBC 6 South Florida/WTVJ and Telemundo 51 Miami/WSCV to host NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ adoption day. I want to extend my thanks and appreciation to everyone who ensured its success: the NBCUniversal staff, HSBC staff and volunteers, and – most importantly – those families who opened their hearts and homes that day to adopt a furry companion! We are really pleased so many in the community came out for this great event. As we now move into the fall, winter and spring months – HSBC’s prime fundraising season – our special events calendar has been filled. Jamie Stiles will be serving another year as the PAWS Auxiliary President and Leia Bosco is stepping in to lead the PetSet Auxiliary. I welcome them to these leadership positions and thank them for their time and efforts!

On the Cover: Photogenic eight-year-old Wally was adopted from the HSBC as a young puppy. He resides in Hollywood where he’s a real Daddy’s boy. He loves to play rough, doesn’t like a bath, and enjoys frequent back rubs.

The HSBC’s 2017 Walk for the Animals – by far our largest event – is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 18th at Huizenga Plaza in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The date is later than usual which will give you more time to encourage your family, friends and coworkers to get on board and support you in your efforts to raise money for our four-legged companions. Walk registration is open so I encourage you to visit Walk4theAnimals.com for up-to-date information and much more! Further back in this issue of Paw Prints you can read about the face of the 2017 Walk, Chiquita Mia. I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for supporting the Humane Society of Broward County and invite you to consider becoming a member of the Legacy Club. The Legacy Club is comprised of individuals who have included the Humane Society of Broward County in their will. Bequests can be tailored to fit your financial and estate planning goals while providing lasting support to the HSBC and the animals who will come to depend on our loving care. Additional information on ways to become a Legacy Club member can be found on page 25. I look forward to seeing you throughout the year as we all continue to do our part to “fun”d-raise in support of the shelter and the animals in our care. Sincerely, Thom Bambenek

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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 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

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.

ABC'S OF EDUCATION.............................. 4-5

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

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WORKING WITH BCACA ......................12-13 VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT.......................... 14 WISH LIST .....................................................14 THE WALK IS IN MOTION ..........................15

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

BECOME OUR FAN!

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

CLEAR THE SHELTERS 2016..................16-18 MAKING PIT STOPS.....................................19

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FROM THE MAILBAG............................ 20-21 MEMORIALS AND HONORS................ 22-24 PLANNED GIVING .......................................25

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Issue 16-4 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 Morell www.happypetphotos.com

FROM OUR INVESTIGATOR...................... 26 PAW PATH......................................................26 HAPPY TAILS .............................................. 27

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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:

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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.

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