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TV Time is Educational

ECON TV, the Broward Education School Network, provides interactive educational experiences to all K-12 Broward County Public Schools. Collaborations are one-to-one connections with other teachers and students, providing opportunities to explore curriculum and deepen student knowledge. What better way to reach the masses than to have school classrooms join us live at the HSBC through the Distance Learning Program? To kick off the school year, we worked with our partners at the Bonnet House to organize the effort. Students from four elementary schools and one high school tuned in to our Humane Society living room to meet some of our current animal residents. First, they met Education Mascot Cooper, who dazzled them with his A+ behavior. He set the bar high for our other visiting animal guests who were up for adoption and looking for lifelong homes. Daisy, a two-year-old Carolina dog, made a splash when she came into the room and left an immediate pee-mail for Cooper on his blanket! Then Chew, the seemingly docile, mellow adult cat decided to go rogue when she spotted the exit door. Three puppies wiggled their way into the hearts of all the students and almost out of our arms! It was a warm and wonderful experience. And we were happy to learn of the authentic impression we made, when Northeast High decided to start a collection on our behalf.


Girl Scouts Make No Bones About Helping Animals

irl Scouts across the U.S. have learned important lessons about kindness to animals, pet parent responsibility, and helping homeless pets, thanks to the HSBC’s “No Bones About It” Pet Care Patch program. Initiated by our Education Department in 1998, the “No Bones About It” patch has been incorporated into Girl Scout programs nationwide. Since its inception over 10,000 Girl Scouts in Broward County alone have earned the Humane Society patch. Imagine what that number is nationwide! There are four variations of the pet care patch program, corresponding to the different Girl Scout levels of Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Cadette/Senior. Each level consists of fun, ageappropriate activities that teach the girls about pet care and safety, allowing them to earn a different patch at each level. One of the activities that the girls do while working toward the patch is to tour our shelter while learning about the needs of homeless pets.

For nearly two decades, Girl Scouts in Broward County have been enjoying earning their No Bones About It pet care patch.

For more information about the “No Bones About It” Pet Care Patch program, call Darlene at 954.266.6848 or visit and click on Education Programs. 4

The HSBC's Caroline Crane and Education mascot Cooper partnered with Marlene Schotanus and Bill Snydor of Bonnet House to introduce the 2016 - 2017 school year's BECON TV series.

Kudos to Happy Kids!


e host a lot of events and parties for kids here at the shelter, and many times children attending are thrilled to go home with the best gift ever – a furry new family member! In September one of the guests helping to celebrate friend Elena’s 11th birthday went home with something better than a goodie bag – a new kitten to add to the family.

Jason, a member of the HSBC’s Daisy’s Kids Club, was beside himself after the Club’s first meeting in August when his parents surprised him with a puppy. It was a day he’ll never forget.

Paw Prints: Fall 2016  
Paw Prints: Fall 2016