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Fall 2019

News from the Humane Society of Broward County

Learn About Our Education Department 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

he Humane Society of Broward County’s fiscal year runs from October 1st – September 30th; therefore, each October 1st the HSBC staff and the Board of Directors take stock of the previous year’s accomplishments and ways in which we can grow and improve. We take seriously our mission of advocating for and improving the lives of animals by providing adoptions, community services, and education. For the just-completed fiscal year 2019, 5,446 pets received a second chance. While most of these animals found new homes with loving families, others were lost pets reunited with their owners, and some were transferred to our trusted rescue partners for an increased chance at adoption. Additionally, thousands in our community took advantage of our kids’ camps and clubs, shelter tours, animal assisted therapy and reading programs as well as our low-cost fee-for service programs – spay/neuter, vaccines, and pet behavior classes.

Chairman of the Board Thom Bambenek and his dog Sofie

Once again, too, the HSBC’s staff “rolled up their sleeves” and went into action when called upon to assist with relief efforts for the pet shelters in the Bahamas that were damaged by Hurricane Dorian. This had been a joint effort between South Florida shelters, Greater Good, and Wings of Rescue with monetary support from Greater Good, PetSmart Charities, and a local warehouse business that provided free storage space.

On the Cover: Nina, now four years old, was adopted by the Lohse family of

Board of Directors Thom G. Bambenek Chairman of the Board John R. Squitero Vice Chairman of the Board Melody Saleh Secretary Matt Katz Treasurer Barbara Brush Ted Christie Christine Forman Bryan S. Greenberg Christy Gumberg Michelle Howland Steven W. Hudson Carolyn Lee Margaret Meldeau David North Susan Penrod 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

Thank you! Sincerely, Thom Bambenek

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


ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY .........................6 WALK FOR THE ANIMALS................................7 CLINIC CORNER ............................................... 8 TRAINING AND BEHAVIOR............................ 9 PAWS AUXILIARY NEWS................................ 10


PET BOUTIQUE................................................11 VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT .............................12 WISH LIST.........................................................12

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


To all of our donors, corporate sponsors, and local community businesses, I want to extend heartfelt gratitude and appreciation. Because of you we are able to care for so many of our four-legged friends, provide important humane education programs, and meet the overall animal-welfare needs of our community.

HERE'S THE SCOOP! ....................................... 3

Our Mission: Advocating for and improving the lives of animals by providing adoptions, community services, and education.

One such generous donor is VCA Animal Hospitals. This year the HSBC and VCA will celebrate the 18th year of this community partnership. Our shelter was the first in the country approached by VCA for this type of partnership and it has been so successful over the years that VCA has expanded the partnership to animal shelters across the country. In our immediate tri-county area there are now approximately 35 VCA Hospitals available to meet the post-adoption health care needs for the pets adopted from our shelter.


Hollywood in 2016. According to mom Raelin, “Our son Wyatt had been asking for a dog for several months and we selected Nina. She’s been a perfect addition to our family.”

Humane Society of Broward County: Building a humane community together.

The generosity of each and every one of our donors ensures that the staff and volunteers will have the tools necessary to provide the community with our many programs and services and – most importantly – the animals are well taken care of!

FEATURES: - REACHING BEYOND OUR BORDERS ..13-15 - 30 DAYS OF EDUCATING .......................16-19


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

Issue 19-4 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

PLANNED GIVING.......................................... 26 HAPPY TAILS ................................................. 27 EVENTS AND INFORMATION ...................... 28

18 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. CH656.




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Tribal Cat Rooms

Paw Pathway Commemorative Bricks

In our last issue, we shared with you the incredible community cat room make-overs courtesy of SoFLO Home Project and the Florida Panthers. The felines in those three rooms loved their new digs, and the two remaining rooms paled in comparison. We then enlisted the help of graphic artist Alex Lytle, who created fabulous, vibrant artwork that completes our amazing refurbishment!

Pay tribute to a loved one while supporting the HSBC! For a $300 donation, your custom message will be etched into a brick and placed in the pathway of our on-site Reflection Garden. Your name will also appear in this newsletter. To order, call Sandy at 954.266.6869. Paw Pathway brick donors for June, July and August are: David Shefts Wendy Bleakley DataCore Software Marlene Elgersma William Ward Carey Morgan

Curbing the Feral Population

The HSBC works closely with Broward County Animal Care and Adoptions to facilitate feral cat sterilizations. On any given weekday, BCAC road officers bring the felines to the HSBC for surgery. During the first eight months of this year we’ve performed 1,464 surgeries, thus making a real impact on the number of unwanted kittens born. If you’re feeding an outside feline, please do your part to ensure he or she is sterilized. Appointments can be made by calling 954.463.SPAY or

Chill Pill

Taz’s Legacy for the Animals

Being at the shelter can make some animals feel stressed or nervous when they first arrive, and while they remain here. We try to make their stay as comfortable as possible, and this may include providing Anxitane chewable tablets to help them relax. If you'd like to help in this aspect of animal care, the product is available on our Amazon wish list.

Enterprise Holdings Donates for the Walk

Pups and Tots Recognition

The Enterprise Holdings Foundation was established in 1982 to give back to the communities where partners and employees live and work. The local office has been a part of the Walk for the Animals for more than seven years, with a generous donation to our shelter and the Walk through the Foundation's grant program. Pictured at this check presentation are Enterprise Holdings’ Aaron Toombs, Kathy Tricomi (HSBC), Janet Makay, Nicole Perez, and Linda Sanders (HSBC).


Our friends at Matthew’s Jewelers recently stopped by to donate dog- and cat-themed jewelry, to be sold at upcoming events to raise funds for the shelter. The donation was made in memory of Taz, their beloved dog. The HSBC's Kathy Tricomi (center) is pictured with Andrea and Mark Silverman from Matthew's Jewelers.

We're happy to report the following new homes found during June, July and August: Our popular Pups and Tots program has been honored by readers of Broward Family Life magazine as the 2019 Favorite Infant & Toddler Enrichment Program! Introduced in 2015, Pups and Tots welcomes parents and their littles ones, from newborns to four-year-olds, for story time, an activity, and visits with shelter animals.

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

219 329 522 272 67 1,409



Calling All Campers!

ummer camp was a blast! Now it’s time to get signed up for more camp fun with the animals!

model. A big thanks goes out to the South Florida Wildlife Center for allowing us to tour their facility.

Summer campers spoiled the animals at the HSBC by making them toys and treats, walking them, and giving out lots of TLC. Vet Camp was also a hit with teens who spent time working in our clinic where they monitored surgery, gave out medications and comforted pet patients. One of their favorite activities was learning how to suture using a

If you’d enjoy the experience of sharing camp time with the animals, sign up today at and check out our EDUCATION section. Day Off of School Camps run from 9:00 to 3:00 p.m. for 7- to 12-year-olds and includes a pizza lunch. Camp is $70 for the day.


Day Off of School Camp Dates: November 11 January 2, 3 and 6 January 20 February 17

Dear Chester Education Mascot Chester is now on hand to answer your animal-related questions. He’ll use his best doggy wisdom to address whatever you may throw his way – so don’t be shy! Write to him at the HSBC, ATTN: Education Department, or email him at

Dear Chester, I just LOVE animals and already have a dog and cat at home, but I REALLY want a bunny! My mom and dad say that it’s too much! How can I convince my parents that we should get a rabbit as well?? Please help! Sidney Dear Sidney, Thank you for loving animals as much as you do and for already providing a forever home for a cat and dog! I have a bunny sister at home – her name is Coco and she is a wonderful part of our family. She’s super sweet and it’s fun to watch her eat her greens and twitch her nose. My mom does say to visitors that my bunny-sister can be a lot of work, but it is totally worth it if you’re ready to put about an hour a day into caring for a bunny. Rabbits need to live indoors and have a roomy pen where they can’t chew objects that may be dangerous, like electrical cords. Coco is litter trained and has a litter box in her bunny condo that needs to be cleaned daily! Rabbits need loads of fresh water, timothy hay 24 hours a day, rabbit pellets and salad greens. They eat quite a lot to keep their digestive system healthy! Mom takes Coco out of her condo every day to give her exercise and to let her play on her blanket with her bunny toys. Even though I love my bunny sister, mom watches my every move around Coco because rabbits are very fragile (they are considered a prey animal) – one playful paw from me and I could really hurt her! Why don’t you come to the HSBC’s FREE Bunny Basics Course to learn more before you become a loving rabbit owner. That would probably make your parents feel more comfortable, too. Visit our website at

Holiday Shopping Made Fun


f you’d like to shop for a great cause - the animals - come and do your holiday shopping at Daisy's Annual Holiday Shop! On Saturday, December 14 from 10:30 until 2:00, we’ll have a wide array of gifts and goodies on display in the Education Center on the second floor. You’re sure to find the perfect gift for everyone in the family, including your beautiful pet. All gifts range from $1 to $10 so that even the youngest shopper’s budget can be met. You’ll also enjoy baked goodies provided by our Senior's Club, and kids can get a unique photo taken with our tropical surfin’ Santa! For more information call or email Caroline at 954.266.6815 or


Welcome, Bernie

ur Education Department is made up of a wonderful team of dedicated individuals, both human and otherwise, that does important work in the community. To accomplish our education goals, one of our main priorities is to connect with children - so it’s no surprise that a trait our Education Dogs have in common is a love of kids. Bernie, an All-American Mutt, is the newest addition to the team. Owner of HSBC veterinarian Dr. Singh, Bernie is a twoyear-old, playful clown. He takes joy in making kids laugh by sitting on chairs next to them, doing zoomies, playing with his toys and showing off his tricks. We’re happy to have him on board! Do you have a dog that loves kids, and do you enjoy teaching children? If so, maybe you, too, can be a part of our Education Team. Call 954.266.6815 or send an email to for more information. Bernie's very skilled at making fast friends.

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 & August: Lola Bernal Steve Bourie Valentina Berryman Valerie Carrillo Isabella Carbonaro Sienna Cavaretta Syara Deno Cassidy DeTorres Kayla Donaldson Isabella Farjardo

9 68 8 11 10 6 10 10 6 9

Emma Hughes Flynn Johnson Michael Kaxar Giselle Kramer Regina Modesti Gideon Schonberg Chloe Siedler Eliana Wolgin

8 10 12 8 11 5 9 7



In Loving Memory of Sydney


Comfort at Vaccinate Broward

ur hearts are broken over the loss of 12-year therapy dog and HSBC alumna Sydney. Adopted in 2007 by our Animal Assisted Therapy Manager, Marni Bellavia, Sydney initially had some generalized fear issues, but Marni worked with her to build a trusting, loving bond. She established positive associations with the situations Sydney showed some apprehension about, and after a couple years of exposure training and lots of patience and love, Sydney became a certified therapy dog. Volunteering in our Wags & Tales Reading Program, visiting hospitals to cheer up the kids in the pediatrics department, and participating in endless pet safety presentations and community events, Sydney was Sweet Sydney will a sweet, loving, gentle dog who be missed by us all. children gravitated to because of her calm demeanor. She touched countless lives in the 12 years she participated in our AAT program, and will be missed beyond measure.

n August, prior to the start of the 2019/2020 school year, our Canines for Community Resilience dogs attended the Vaccinate Broward event as part of our exclusive partnership with Broward Health Coral Springs. Three organizations hosted Vaccinate Broward events at locations throughout Broward County to provide free vaccinations, to educate the public about the importance of vaccines in preventing the spread of disease, and to dispel common misconceptions about vaccinations. Our crisis dogs were on site, providing much-needed comfort and support to the children before, during and after receiving their vaccines. The hospital staff and parents were very happy to have the dogs there to cheer up the kids during A dog's affection can make getting a vaccination seem not so bad! this stressful time.

Junior Achievement of South Florida

Lighthouse Point Library Gets with the Program


ur Canines for Community Resilience dogs were on site for the iCAN Youth Leadership Conference hosted by Junior Achievement of South Florida. Our crisis dogs were at the conference to provide therapy support to the hundreds of high school students, faculty and staff in attendance. Through a partnership with BCOS and Broward College, Nathan Harmon, who is a motivational youth speaker, presented to students from three targeted high schools. Our crisis teams were beneficial to everyone in attendance, helping to provide support to the mental health professionals on hand Nathan Harmon with new friends, that day. It has been HSBC Education Volunteer teams their experience that sometimes the children become overwhelmed by Nathan's message and may need someone to touch base with. The conference was a huge success and the crisis dogs played a significant role in helping to minimize stress levels. 6


ur Wags & Tales Reading Program continues to expand, and in August welcomed the City of Lighthouse Point Library into our program. This is the first time the library has had a program like this, using a certified therapy dog to help improve children's literacy skills. The first session was a big success, with a dozen children waiting to read a story of their choice to therapy dog Lucky and his mom, Amy. Prior to the reading session, the children, parents and library staff were taught how to safely meet a dog. Contact your local library to register your child for the Wags & Tales Reading Program. The kids at the City of Lighthouse Point Library can't wait for the next Wags & Tales session.

Walk for the Animals: Three Decades Strong


ear after year the Walk keeps getting bigger and better, and 2020 will celebrate its milestone 30th anniversary. Please join us Saturday, March 7 at downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Huizenga Park to celebrate three decades of helping animals in Broward County. Thanks to the support of our participants and sponsors, our 2019 Walk netted over $615,000 to fund services for the homeless animals in our care, as well as education programs for the youth in our community. None of this can be accomplished without the help of fundraising efforts from friends like you! Register at and set up your personal fundraising page, or start a Pack and get friends and co-workers to join you. If you found your new best friend at the HSBC and/or want to help animals find their new forever homes, your fundraising dollars help the shelter to continue in its mission: Advocating for and improving the lives of animals by providing adoptions, community services, and education. Speaking of best friends and forever homes, our 2020 Cover Dog, Daisy Mae, is a heartwarming story of love after loss. More than eight years ago, Daisy Mae was adopted by Laura Metrick, who was

suffering from a broken heart after the loss of her Dalmatian, Metro. Laura didn't know if Metro's void could ever be filled -- until she met this beautiful Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. It took just two seconds to fall in love and for Daisy Mae to find her forever home. Now Daisy Mae enjoys being a therapy dog, visiting the hospital frequently to bring a smile to people's faces. She is a canine good citizen and respects rules. Troublesome allergies were all cured without medication, thanks to a special diet prepared with love by Laura. Since they met, Laura and Daisy Mae haven’t missed a Walk, attending seven years in a row and raising more than $20,000. Fundraising dollars help the shelter expand the scope of our assistance not only to our community, but also to areas like Puerto Rico and the Bahamas for disaster relief. When you help raise funds for Walk for the Animals, we’re able to help improve the lives of even more animals. For more information, or if your business is interested in sponsorship, please contact Janet Yuen at 954.266.6817 or

Build Office Camaraderie! Engage your employees or co-workers in your company while advocating for animals at the same time by starting a fundraising Pack (team.) You'll be gathering donations for the Humane Society of Broward County's largest fundraiser, while creating a real bond between your staff members. For sponsorship or fundraising Pack information, contact Janet Yuen at 954.266.6817 or

Hardworking VCA Pack representatives stopped by in August to bring us their 2020 Walk donations collected to date -- over $25,000, with the Walk still seven months away! We are impressed! Pictured are Mary Steffen (HSBC), Allison Quiroz and Jennifer Garlock (VCA), Christopher Agostino (HSBC), Brittany Ferguson, Lisa Gillespie, Steve Kaye, and Lee McMichael (all VCA), and Janet Yuen (HSBC). 7

Does 1 = 7?

W 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). • Rubbing alcohol • Cotton balls • Pill Pockets • Rebound • Anxitane (L-theanine) tablets • Surgical staple remover • Ear cleaner • Velcro - industrial strength - low profile 1” • KMR – kitten milk replacer • E-Collar donuts – all sizes • Wooden tongue depressors • Disposable surgical gowns • Oster clipper blades (new & gently used) • New nail clippers for cats • Latex exam gloves • Calmkeen 225 mg • Wee Wee Pads • New suture removal scissors • 3M Littman stethoscope • Heartbeat/comfort toys ($25-$30) • Stethoscope, std-finish chestpiece, 27” ($163. We need 11) • Elite Exam Lift Table ($7,500)

e’ve all heard that every year of a dog’s (or cat’s) life is equal to seven human years. So, if your furry friend is four years old, that’s supposed to be like 28 years for a person. But as it turns out, the translation isn’t quite so simple. Dogs and cats, in the early stages, mature more quickly than humans and then it levels off. The first year of Fido or Fluffy’s life is like 15 years for a person. After that, aging shifts into a lower gear. Cats at two years old are about 24 in human years. A dog’s size and breed also play a role. Smaller dogs tend to live longer than larger ones, but they may mature more quickly in the first few years of life. A large-breed dog might age more slowly at first, but she’ll be nearing middle age at just five. Tiny and toy breeds don't become "seniors" until around age 10; medium-sized canines are somewhere in the middle.

Makes us Smile

10-year-old Ginny is in her golden years.

We have a wish list on amazon that makes it easy to donate much-needed items. 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

Kittens, up until about four to six months of age, will generally gain about a pound a month. A three-month-old kitten will typically weigh about three pounds, and a five-month-old will weigh about five pounds. Younger cats have silky, soft fur, while older felines tend to have coarser hair. Senior cats will lose the ability to groom themselves as well as they used to, due to things like arthritis, dental issues, and weight gain. If you’ve adopted a kitten, cat, puppy or dog, but don't know her history, you’ll be guessing at how old she is. Her teeth should give you a rough idea, although there can be mitigating factors. The guidelines shown here will vary from dog to dog, and cat to cat; it also depends

Clinic Statistics June, July and August:

Spay/Neuter surgeries for our low cost programs, SNIP & Surrender Prevention: 1,476 Dogs treated for heartworm: 23 Animals in foster care: 244 8

on the kind of dental care (if any) she had before you got her, and the type of life she had, such as living outdoors. • By 8 weeks: All baby teeth are in. • By 7 months: All permanent teeth are in, and are white and clean. • By 1-2 years: Teeth are duller and the back teeth may have some yellowing. • By 3-5 years: All teeth may have tartar buildup and some tooth wear. • By 5-10 years: Teeth show more wear and signs of disease. • By 10-15 years: Teeth are worn, and heavy tartar buildup is likely. Some teeth may be missing. Senior animals might show some specific signs of aging, such as cloudy eyes, gray hair (starting on the muzzle and spreading to other areas of the face, head, and body), loose skin and stiff legs. Knowing the age of your pet can give you important information that will help you to provide her with the best food, exercise program, and veterinary care.

Credit to Purina and PetMD for the information given in this article.

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


Training andtheBehavior Positive Way

Get Out and Exercise!

eft to their own devices, your pets will entertain themselves with normal animal behaviors (most of which we do not like) such as digging, chewing, barking, scratching, pouncing, meowing, and generally making a nuisance of themselves. It’s up to us to establish healthy exercise routines for our pets, and to encourage appropriate behaviors.

Part of Your Daily Routine Exercise is not achieved by letting your dog run around the yard by himself or letting your cat simply bat around a ball of yarn! To be effective, exercise should be consistent, structured and interactive. Think of your pet’s exercise as more than just playing. Animals need their minds stimulated as well as their bodies, and to experience an array of physical and mental challenges. •

Be consistent. Activities should take place every day for a specific amount of time; choose what schedule will work best for your family. Making exercise convenient and part of the everyday routine will increase the chances of it happening on a regular basis. Structure is important. Use specific games or activities your dog or cat enjoys, and develop a plan like you would if you were going to the gym. In the morning play fetch for a few minutes and then take a long walk. Add a different game to each day of the week before the walk (fetch on Mon., hide-n-seek on Tue., keep away on Wed., and so on). Avoid repetitive actions like playing fetch for an hour, as this can lend to obsessive behaviors. Interactive means that you participate. Your pet will not exercise himself. Exercise should relieve stress, not create frustration, and it will be a lot more fun for your pet if you join in. It will also help to stimulate natural play and predatory behaviors, and relieve boredom. And by participating, you’ll strengthen your bond.

Games and Toys - Cats Remember, safety first. Always examine your cat’s toys to ensure pieces cannot be ingested and that your cat cannot become entangled or trapped. Unique and interesting toys and games are a must with cats; they won’t be as easily entertained as dogs. Ping pong balls, paper bags, cardboard boxes, toys attached to string, scratching posts and soft toys or stuffed animals are all appealing to cats. Games your cat may enjoy are fetch, playing with battery-operated cat toys, window perching, having elevated areas to climb to, and even fish tank-viewing (there are DVDs made especially for this). Catnip can spice up any game, but be careful not to over-stimulate your cat by using too much.

Keeping It Fun Rotating your pet’s toys will help keep him interested. Stash half his toys and switch them out every few days. Hide some toys (but make them easy to find). A newly-discovered toy is a much better prize than one that is handed over. Scenting toys will make them more appealing to your pet. Soaking hard rubber toys in a chicken bouillon broth overnight will give a yummy smell, and putting a toy in the bottom of your dirty laundry basket will give it the comforting scent of his favorite person – you!

Games and Toys - Dogs Make sure your dog’s toys and games are safe. Any toys that are left with your dog while he is alone should be examined carefully to make sure he cannot ingest any parts, or tear it apart and ingest anything inside. Softer toys, and some chews toys, will need your supervision when your dog has them. It’s always better to be safe than sorry! Variety is important. Dogs play with different things for different reasons -- comfort, fun, predation, and to relieve boredom. You’ll need to provide items and activities that will appeal to different needs. Kong toys, rope knots, puzzle toys, stuffed animals, Nylabones, balls and frisbees are all popular – with good reason. Don’t give your dog anything to play with that he might confuse with something that you don’t want him to chew up, like an old shoe. Games to play include hide-n-seek, treasure hunt, fetch, peek-a-boo, tug-of-war, and a shell game with a treat under one shell. We have a wonderful book available in our Pet Boutique called “Beyond Fetch” that contains lots of fun, safe activities for you and your pet. Check it out!

Playtime is exercise time, and it's up to you to make it fun for your pet.


PAWS Cause


Join us On

he members of PAWS enjoyed a special day in May where they could “Shop for a Cause” at Saks Fifth Avenue in Boca Raton. Guests were greeted with wine and champagne as well as delicious light bites, while they mingled and browsed the beautiful shoe collection of Gianvito Rossi. As an added treat, the designer himself was in attendance, signing sketches and chatting with PAWS members. Afterward, attendees were invited to shop throughout the store where a portion of sales was donated back to PAWS and the HSBC. The day

Christy Gumberg, Event Chair Alyse Lemstrom and Julie Strauch

concluded with members being pampered in the Dior beauty department and leaving with a fun swag bag. Alyse Lemstrom, who chaired the event, was thrilled to announce that over $5,100 was raised that day! PAWS would like to thank the wonderful sponsors of Shop for a Cause: Alacrity Entertainment Inc., Delray Beach Production & Design, Susan & Thomas Carey and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Amanda Williams, Orson Whitfield, Alyse Lemstrom, designer Gianvito Rossi and Cydnie Staub

Sara Sears and Debbie Trapani

Help the Homeless Animals in Our Care. Join PAWS Today! By joining PAWS, you will be aligning yourself with other animal-loving individuals to help find homes for thousands of homeless pets, while raising money and awareness for the animals at the Humane Society of Broward County. It is PAWS’ belief that Pets Are Worth Saving.

Family Friend ❏ 1 year - $50 ❏ 2 years - $100

Critter Friend ❏ 1 year - $35 ❏ 2 years - $70

Name: ______________________________________ Spouse’s Name: ______________________________ Company Name: ______________________________ Address:_____________________________________ City:_______________St:______Zip: _____________ Phone (Home): ______________________________ Phone (Office):________________________________ Phone (Cell): _________________________________ Phone (Fax): ________________________________ E-mail: _____________________________________


Best Friend ❏ 1 year - $100 ❏ 2 years - $200

Forever Friend ❏ Lifetime - $1,000

Payment Method: Please make checks payable to: PAWS And mail to: Humane Society of Broward County Attn: PAWS 2070 Griffin Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 For credit card payment please fill out below: Please charge my: ____Visa ____MC ____AMEX ____Discover Amount ____________________________________ Card # ____________________________________ Expiration Date ______________________________ Print Name ________________________________ Signature __________________________________

Upcoming Events

PAWS Holiday Party & Shopping Extravaganza

Angel PAWS Luncheon & Fashion Show

PAWS Gala “PAWS Goes Hollywood”

Monday, December 9, 2019 at Coral Ridge Country Club

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Coral Ridge Country Club

Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa


Shop Where Your Dollars Make a Difference

ur Pet Boutique, located in the shelter lobby and occupying 850 square feet, offers the public an interesting and unique array of animal-themed items. There’s something on our shelves and racks for any animal-loving shopper, from the mundane and everyday to the outlandish and peculiar! You’ll also find items that the local superstores don’t carry. Pricing is competitive, and all proceeds benefit the HSBC’s services and programs. Our 20 knowledgeable Pet Boutique volunteers and one part-time employee are happy to help customers with all their shopping needs, big and small. And pet adopters can rest assured that they’re leaving the shelter with all the essentials for getting their newest family member all settled in at home. Below is just a small sampling of pet-themed items you’ll find: • A variety of t-shirts, for both people and dogs • Pet beds and toys • Scratching posts • Purina ONE pet food • Tidy Cat litter • Jewelry • Pet calming products • Door mats • Collars, harnesses, leashes and bowls • Gift items: frames, coasters, mugs galore! • Pet memorial items Cat toys by Fuzzu • Swarovski crystal pet collars

Bocce’s Dog Treats

DoyenWorld Cat Toys


Creating Better Days CBD Treats

Up Country Dog Collars & Leads

Fun Dog toys

% off Take 20 your purchase

at the HSBC Pet Boutique Visit any time during regular shelter hours to shop our amazing array of pet-themed items, gifts and supplies. All purchases benefit the animals at the Humane Society of Broward County.

Key Rings

Yeoww Cat toys

Cannot be combined with other discounts. Not valid for pet food, litter, gift cards or previous purchases. Valid only at the Pet Boutique located in the main lobby 2070 Griffin Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 33312 and until 12/31/19.


Volunteer Spotlight Spotlight On:

Passang Sherpa

Began Volunteering:

September 2018


Animal Care

Pets at Home:

Two cats, siblings Matilda and Karma; both are black domestic shorthairs.

Favorite Part of Volunteering: “I really love to serve others, donating time and energy with love for the animals. I like to care for them and play with them…I feel so lucky to have this volunteer opportunity to work for animals; they’re so cute and lovely, plus the people are nice and it’s a good environment.” What the Animals Say: “Passang is such a calming influence on us, which is really helpful -- especially for those of us who are feeling stressed. He has a very peaceful manner, and he takes time while he works to talk to us lovingly and play with us. He always has a gentle touch and a smile to offer, so he fills our hearts with happiness! ”

Passang Sherpa

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! Should you have any questions, please call 954.266.6810. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Zip ties 8” & 12” AA & AAA batteries 8 x 11 ½ white-copy paper Medium & large size new or gently used baskets Baby food stage 1 jars – beef, chicken, pork New laundry baskets (6) Dry shampoo & pet cologne Packing tape Ping pong balls for cats to play with Feliway & DAP plug-ins for cat areas Toys for dogs and cats Towels Publix gift cards Soft treats for dogs and cats Paper towels Toys for rabbits Petsafe Spray Shield


• Corrugated cardboard cat scratchers • Laminating pouches, 8 ½ x 11 • Natural Balance Food rolls (dog enrichment program) • Hard-sided pet carriers (no cloth) • Wowbutter soy nut spread • Gently used box truck with lift gate

Featured Item! Dog Treats

We're in need of dog treats. Any flavor or shape, crunchy or chewy, small, medium or large...we'll take 'em all!

Note: Items we are not able to use are: sheets, pillows or cushions of any size, and used litter boxes.

Reaching Beyond Our Borders T

here are times when those who need us most are not right here in Broward County, or in Florida, or even within the boundaries of the U.S. We feel fortunate to be able to step up when help is needed, to assist animals -- and, consequently, people -- outside of our usual range of operation.


Hurricane Aid

hen Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in September of 2017, we worked closely with nonprofit organizations Wings of Rescue, Greater Good, and the Humane Society of the United States to assist in animal relief, rescue, transport, and then adoptions. The knowledge and experience we gained through that effort was put to use this September when Hurricane Dorian ravaged the northern islands of the Bahamas over a two-day period, causing overwhelming loss of life and property. The Humane Society of Grand Bahama, the only animal shelter on the island, suffered serious loss of animal life in the unprecedented storm surge, despite sitting well above sea level. After the hurricane, the HSBC was ready to help in any way possible; our assistance began with gathering and sending requested animal medical supplies and vaccines. One week later, nearly all the surviving dogs and cats -- some injured, and many of them clearly traumatized -- were flown out by a joint effort of Greater Good, Wings of Rescue and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Our staff met the Wings of Rescue plane, with its precious barking, panting, meowing cargo, at National Jets in Fort Lauderdale. The more than 80 cats were re-loaded onto a smaller plane for their next Wings of Rescue flight to New Jersey and

then transport to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center. The 83 dogs (and a cat) were loaded onto two vehicles - one of them ours, the other belonging to Loving Friends Transport - and were driven to HALO, a rescue group in Sebastian, Florida, which has a longstanding relationship with the Humane Society of Grand Bahama. Ten more dogs whose crates didn’t fit on the first flight, along with one tiny kitten who’d been found at a supermarket, came over the next day on yet another Wings of Rescue flight. (After vetting, medical care, lots of TLC, and a two-week quarantine for the dogs, the animals were ready for adoption.) One week later, Greater Good arranged for another Wings of Rescue flight to Fort Lauderdale, this time from the Bahamas Humane Society in Nassau where they had been receiving dogs and cats from affected islands in the Abacos. Nine shelters associated with the Florida Association of Animal Welfare Organizations (FAAWO) transported those 132 animals to their various locations, ours included; we received 15 cats and seven dogs. We support our neighbors at the Humane Society of Grand Bahama as they work along with the aid of Greater Good to recover and rebuild in Freeport.

More than 160 dogs and cats arrive at National Jets. All are survivors of the devastating hurricane in the northern Bahamas.

The HSBC helped hundreds of pets impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

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Reaching Beyond our Borders continued . . .

A member of the media films as cats are checked on in between their Wings of Rescue flights.

Staff from nine Florida shelters gathers to unload animals arriving from Nassau.

This Bahamian "potcake" (island dog) will soon have a new home in the U.S.

Hurricane survivors Vixen and This kitten was found in a Eli are taken off the plane shopping cart in Freeport, from Grand Bahama. Grand Bahama after the storm. 14

The HSBC van waits to be loaded up!

Reaching Beyond our Borders continued . . .

In addition to helping the Humane Society of Grand Bahama with the transfer of animals from Freeport to other shelters, we’ve been assisting Greater Good and Tip Burrows, the shelter’s Executive Director with getting supplies to the island. The much-needed items are flown courtesy of Wings of Rescue. Pictured are the HSBC’s Mo Graelle with HSGB volunteer Heike Dose, and Tip Burrows.


HSBC vet tech Marianna Diaz checks a young cat, newly arrived from Nassau.

Sister Shelter Visit

n July, HSBC clinic tech Christopher Thompson and shelter services staff member Mo Graell traveled to Puerto Rico to visit our sister shelter, Sanctuario de San Francisco, in the town of Mayaquez. The two spent most of their four days there building muchneeded new dog spaces using chain link fencing they had on hand. HSBC staff also contributed ideas and instructions on how to create inexpensive enrichment opportunities for both dogs and cats, as requested by Sanctuario shelter staff. Our crew also brought several types of medications with them. Christopher told us, “They don’t have a lot of resources, but they make what they have go a long way and they do an excellent job…the staff and volunteers have a really special bond with the animals, it was evident every morning when people arrived to start their daily cleaning process.” We feel extremely privileged to be able to have this bond of friendship, and to provide assistance for our friends in Puerto Rico.

Mo and Christopher worked hard, along with Sanctuario staff.

Christopher works with a Sanctuario de San Francisco staff member to build dog spaces at the shelter in Puerto Rico.


30 Days of Educating, in a Nutshell


ome along with us as we take you through “a month in the life” of our fabulous Education Department. Our dedicated education staff and volunteers, both two-legged and four, reach more than 150,000 children and adults in our community each year, through a wide array of programs and services both in the shelter and out in the field. You might be surprised at the scope of this department’s endeavors! It's September, and after a summer busy with seemingly nonstop kids’ camps, our Education staff and volunteers turn their attention to the “non-summer” groups, clubs and programs that had taken a brief hiatus. There are school visits to schedule and Super Paws Kids Club meetings to be held…the Teen Club and the Seniors Club are back in full swing…and, of course, birthday parties, Yappy Hours, Pawsitive Service Days and a variety of other programs run year-round.

Wednesday 9/4 10:00 a.m.

Sunday 9/8 11:00 a.m.

Today is the first Seniors Club meeting since June, and volunteers are anxious to get back to work with their cohorts in HSBC fun. They meet for an hour and a half, discussing plans for the next several months. This meeting focuses on the group’s Paws Pop Up Art and Crafts Expo in November. The funds raised will go toward their Pack in the 2020 Walk for the Animals.

Haylee Remy celebrates turning eight! She and her friends have a blast sharing pizza, craft time, and giggles and cuddles with some shelter puppies.

Thursday 9/5 10:30 a.m. Pups and Tots meets for an hour. This popular program is for parents and their little ones, from newborns to four years old. Each monthly session has a different theme, with this one being “caring for your household or classroom pet.” Story time features the book “Biscuit Meets the Class Pet” and then the kids make Itsy Bitsy Pet Care Books. Best of all is the wrap-up with six rambunctious puppies being brought in to play with!

Saturday 9/7 11:00 a.m. Today is Jazmine Guzman’s 10th birthday party at the HSBC, and she’s been really gung-ho about making it special for the shelter animals. She held a bring-your-pup fundraiser last weekend at Scuotto’s Pizza, with raffles, treats and tons of fun! Jazmine also adopted her new BFF, puppy Joy Rose, in August. Thank you, Jazmine, for all your hard work!


Tuesday 9/10 4:30 p.m. Gathering in the Education Center is a group of 25 quietly excited six- to eight-year-olds who make up the Lil Pups group, the youngest division of the Super Paws Kids Clubs. We start the season today by teaching them about animals’ feelings, body language and safety. They make catnip toys and then give them out to the cats, and then in the kennels they hand out dog treats. Katie Tutt, our Special Programs Coordinator, introduces them to her dog Gunner and tells his adoption story.

4:30 p.m. The Pet Loss and Grieving Support group has its first semimonthly meeting for September. Guided by Social Worker Ellen Meyers, the sessions are free of charge. Attendees find solace, support and understanding after the loss of a beloved pet.

Wednesday 9/11 4:00 p.m. The National Honors Society Club at Hollywood Hills High School is kicking off a donation drive in October, and club secretary Carlos Rivera Vasquez has invited the HSBC to come out in advance to talk with the group. Humane Education Coordinator Elaine Steehler and her dog Chester visit the school, where they enjoy connecting with the students and inspiring them about helping the animals at the HSBC.

“A Month in the Life” Continued . . . Wednesday 9/11 (Continued) 4:30 p.m.

Thursday 9/19 10:00 a.m.

Middle Mutts have their first meeting of the season, with 40 kids aged 9 to 11 in today’s group. Humane Education Specialist Darlene Feldman introduces her beagle mix Reggie, telling the kids about why he came to the shelter and, happily, his subsequent adoption. The kids make catnip socks and bring them to the cats in the cattery and cat rooms.

We’re seeing double: this morning we have a “mommy and me” group with twins only! Eight sets of toddler twins join us for a unique Pups and Tots, where they enjoy story time, making Itsy Bitsy Pet Care Books, and also learningabout pet care. Meanwhile, Chester gets his fill of soft petting, kisses and gentle touches from 16 curious little boys and girls. And their mommies.

Thursday 9/12 4:30 p.m. The Big Dogs meet! Today there are 33 12and 13-year-olds who discuss planning and decorating for the upcoming “Howlaween” fundraising event. VP of Education Caroline Crane tells them about her cat Rambo, who was what we call a foster fail. The Big Dogs are old enough to hear about puppy mills -- the cruelty involved and the connection with purchasing a pet (rather than adoption). Elaine Steehler and Chester are also there to share their adoption story.

Saturday 9/14 10:00 a.m. Volunteers Dawn Fifield, Harriet Bonin and Ruth Stone set up an education table at the Bowlero Kids Fest in Tamarac. With them are their Education Dogs Sherlock, Mia and Moki. The women spend the four hours talking about HSBC adoptions, volunteering, spay/neuter, behavior, upcoming events and more. The dogs spend the four hours wagging, sniffing, snoozing, and being adored.

5:00 p.m. It’s Mitzvah Meet-Up time! Twelveyear-old boys and girls working on their Mitzvah projects are welcome to be members of our Mitzvah Mutts group. Today they learn about animal enrichment methods and ideas. They make dog treats and cat toys, and have a bit of time for a quick visit with the animals before wrapping up at 6:45.

Saturday 9/21 11:00 a.m. Anya Falla’s turning 9 and she’s here today to celebrate!

Sunday 9/22 2:30 p.m. An excited Jordan Crosta meets up with friends and family for her 8th birthday, shared with the animals.

Wednesday 9/18 7:00 p.m. Volunteer team Dawn Fifield and her dog Sherlock address the Hollywood Civic Association at a meeting held at David Park Community Center. Around 50 people are in attendance, and Dawn talks for half an hour about the shelter, our mission, and some of our programs. She focuses on ways in which the community can get involved. 17

“A Month in the Life” Continued . . . Tuesday 9/24 1:15 p.m.

Wednesday 9/25 (Continued) 11:00 a.m.

Students from the veterinary technician program at West Broward High School are greeted by Darlene Feldman, who takes them to a presentation in the Education Center. The 31 teens are then split into smaller groups for time in the clinic; they’re excited to view a spay/neuter surgery!

Education volunteers Sue Travis and her dogs JR and Buddy are at our JA Biztown storefront where they're extremely popular with the Broward County 5th graders visiting on this day! The kids learn about the Humane Society's important role in the community, and the wonders of adopting a pet.

3:30 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

The animals are treated to Book Pals time when Hannah Feldman, seven, comes by to read to dogs Apollo, Anita and Bailey. Meanwhile, her brother Benjamin, five, has a Purrs and Tales session with a cat named Ralph.

Ashley Lynn of Boca Raton Community High School stops in with loot from a Wish List donation drive she did. The project earned her community service hours for school.

5:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. The Pet Loss and Grieving Support Group meets for the second time this month, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Wednesday 9/25 10:30 a.m. Education Volunteer team Lauren Zahavi and Sunny arrive at Oakland Park Academy for a Pet Safety presentation. The lesson is tailored for the pre-K age group, with Laura doing the talking and Sunny doing what she does best - making new friends as she wags her tail with delight. 18

The Teen Club convenes for their monthly meeting, headed by their Board, with President Rachel Levi at the helm. While they’re pretty much in charge and on their own, the teens are under the guidance of Darlene Feldman. Today they’re assigned shelter work, which includes feeding, spot cleaning, and visiting with the animals. But first, Rachel talks about the upcoming ice cream fundraiser to take place at Phenomenon in Davie, and updates the group on the latest with the Dog Wash at TY Park in October.

Thursday 9/26, 3:00 p.m. Volunteers Lauren Zahavi and Sunny, Cheryl Peterson and her dog Toby, and Suzanne Reese set up an education table at Lilly Pulitzer on Las Olas. They stay until 7:00, talking with shoppers and handing out educational materials. Everyone enjoys stopping to say hello to the pups.

“A Month in the Life” Continued . . . Thursday 9/26 (Continued) 6:00 p.m.

Sunday 9/29 11:00 a.m.

Brightening up the end of our day are the delightful Junior Girl Scouts from Troop 24114, stopping in to drop off 100 go-home packages that they've created for dogs that are adopted. The project helps them to achieve their Bronze Award for the Humane Society No Bones About It Patch.

Happy Birthday and welcome to Carolina Mondcovich, who’s turning 8 and can’t think of a better place to celebrate. She’s joined by a host of friends and family.

2:30 p.m. This is our second birthday party of the day, and we welcome animal-loving Lilly Belle Martinez for a special 5th birthday celebration.

Monday 9/30 9:00 a.m.

Friday 9/27 8:00 a.m. Mrs. Espinola's first grade students at Hollywood Central Elementary School have a real treat this morning! The everpopular Chester and his mom Elaine spend nearly an hour with the class, talking to the children about the Humane Society, adopting an animal, and basic pet care. As always, Chester steals the show.

It’s Rosh Hashanah, and there’s no school…which means we have a Pet Playdate Camp! 11 kids ages seven through 12 are happy to be dropped off for a full day of animal-related activities. A pizza lunch keeps the campers well-fortified for plenty of kitten cuddling and puppy petting.

10:00 a.m. Education Volunteer Susan Whitsett and her dog Luna, an Education/Animal Assisted Therapy Dog, arrive at Bright Beginnings Early Development Center in Pembroke Pines for a Pet Safety and Pet Suitcase lesson. The children range in age from five to 12 years, and they watch with interest as Susan opens her suitcase of props to begin the lesson. Luna makes the learning even more fun with her wagging tail and willingness to indulge in endless head-pats.

5:15 p.m.

Saturday 9/28 11:00 a.m. It’s party time for Klim Elizarovb, who’s chosen the HSBC as the celebration site for her 8th birthday. Everyone’s excited to spend time with the animals – especially Klim!

Eight Junior Girl Scouts from Troop 10882 are here to work toward earning their Bronze Award. First, they gather upstairs in the Education Center for a presentation on the importance of identification for your pet, and what to do if your pet gets lost. They also learn about the basics of animal body language, and how to communicate with animals. Then it's the best part -- the shelter tour, which includes visiting the animals! 19

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


Dear HSBC,


e just received our first issue of Paw Prints and enjoyed reading the articles. We adopted our girl Luna from the HSBC in August 2018 when she was just 6 months old, and couldn't believe our luck that such a sweet pup was still available for adoption! Luna is the sweetest, most loving dog and we can't imagine our lives without her. We're so thankful to the HSBC for bringing her into our lives and for the amazing work they do. All the volunteers we came into contact with that day were just so nice and helpful. Thank you! Kellie, Mike, and Jett


Hi HSBC Team!


elina came to live with us in December of 2018, and took less than 24 hours to assume “head of household” status. Her ability to flux between “Miss Lovey Dovey” and “Tasmanian Devil” in an instant is a constant source of excitement, entertainment, and adventure. Living with Felina is never boring. Steve & Marta Hollywood


adopted this dog from you two years ago about this time. You called him “Max”, he had come from Macon, Georgia, and you really didn’t have any info on him. You thought him to be about 1-1/2 years old, and he had a flea allergy. were wrong. He (Rhett) was about 6 months old, if that. The sedate, calm dog I thought I was getting ended up being a crazy golden/collie puppy! Since then he’s settled just a little and has become a great companion. Currently, I am 2 weeks out of having a Rhett total knee replacement. He’s been fantastic with knowing that he has to be gentle with me, and so understanding when he has to go into his cage while I have therapy. Attached is a picture showing how he looked when you received him, and his crazy self from last week. Thanks for saving him! Melinda Hornsby and Rhett

Dear HSBC,


onating to say thank you again on behalf of my rescue Shepard “Chanel” on her upcoming 7th birthday on September 11th. The best decision I have ever made! Bless you all for the care you give!! Laney Sheldon




was adopted by my parents back in March of this year. I went from being a lonely pup named Rolo whose old family surrendered me because they didn’t have time for me, to a new home and a new name (Jack). I now have 2 older sisters and I love playing with them. As you can see I am living the good life. Thanks for letting mom and dad adopt me.

Dear HSBC,


e adopted Snowflake for my seven-year-old daughter about 3 summers ago. She was not in very good shape because she had licked her fur off, probably due to stress, in several areas on her body. She seemed so sad when we saw her since she was there a long time before we adopted her. Now she is so happy and her fur is healthy and we love her so much!


Thank you !!

Jack (And parents James and Tammy)

Deborah Mescha






Dear HSBC,


e loved Cooper, our 15-1/2 year-old Shiba Inu, beyond description, but we had to put him to sleep on July 1st. His health and body had given out…It was our saddest responsibility. I thoroughly enjoy volunteering at the Humane Society and it is my greatest pleasure to see animals leave us and go to new, caring families. So, with Cooper’s positive energy, and my hope to add meaning to his life Cooper and passing, I sponsored Loki, Tinkerbell, Buster, Tiki and Ace, with the goal to help them find forever homes more easily, since they had been with us a while. Happy to report that from July 3 to August 14, all 5 dogs found new homes! Their adoptions lighten my heart so much, but it still doesn’t dry all my tears just yet. I loved my beautiful Cooper and will miss him forever.

Sandra Heppenheimer



just wanted to reach out and give an update on the immense joy that Junior, now Oliver, has brought to our lives over the past year: Oliver is the biggest ball of love and goofiness! Some of his favorite things involve chasing his tail on top of his cat tree, climbing literally anything, and taking turns scaring his sister, Emma.

Oliver (and Emma) My husband and I couldn’t imagine our lives without this little guy and his big purr-sonality! Thank you for your presence on Instagram which is what led us to meet him! We are forever grateful!!



got Ezra (now Special Agent Dale Cooper/Cooper for short) about a month ago and I want to let you know that he’s now at a healthy weight and he’s doing great in his new home. I lost my dog of 12 years in March and I didn’t know if I was ready to adopt again but I fell in love with Cooper as soon as I saw him. He made himself at home right away and I’m so happy I found him. Thank you. Christine Bourie

Special Agent Dale Cooper and his mom on adoption day



e adopted our sweet Malta a little over a year ago. She immediately stole our hearts during a visit to the HSBC…it was love at first sight. Malta is the sweetest little baby girl and incredibly smart. During these past months, Malta has enjoyed all types of treats, giving kisses, snoozing, cuddling, going to the beach, doggie parks, kayaking, and she even went to NYC for Malta Thanksgiving. Without a doubt, the best decision of our lives was adopting Malta, we couldn’t imagine our life without her. Thank you for giving us the greatest gift, HSBC. Love, Dayana & Giorgio

Delia Drumm



e adopted Diesel on August 1, 2019. We have adopted our other dogs from you, and they lived to 18 and 19 years old. Going to your facility is always a wonderful experience...everyone is so friendly, caring, and the place is so clean. We have had Diesel for a little over a month now. From the first day, we knew he was special. He is fully trained, listens to all commands, and is not destructive in any way. He plays frisbee and loves his toys. He walks right by our side, no pulling. He is patient when I prepare his food…he waits quietly for me to give it to him. He really is a kind, gentle soul. We have a very big back yard, and he LOVES running around in it. We have loved every dog we have ever adopted, but Diesel is one of the MOST well-behaved dogs we have ever had. He is a true blessing, and we are forever grateful that he was behind the desk playing with everyone when we came in, so we were able to see his kind, gentle nature. Thank you again, Nancy and Jerry Weisbein



To include your memorial or honor, 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, or honored, upon your request. Your message may be edited due to space, and multiple donations for the same person may be grouped together. Memorials and honors received by September 22 are included here. The deadline for the January issue is December 22. In memory of Brady Hirschfeld, a very much loved dog. From Grandma & Grandpa Hirschfeld. In memory of Scraps, from Robert & Pat Breslau. In loving memory of Spike & Buddy. From the Goodrich family. In memory of Gator Kubinski. Deanna & Michael: May the memories of your precious Gator soften the sadness in your heart. From Mellissa & Dave.

In memory of my two beloved Afghan hound angels, Dulcie & Rabin. I will never stop loving you or missing you. Both of you will forever be in my heart. Love, Mommy. In memory of Biff & Bruno. From Mrs. William Baily. In memory of Riley – we loved you, Riley xoxo From Mom & Dad. In memory of Kay who was a one of a kind, sweet and gentle soul. From Amy & Jennifer Mataro.

In loving memory of Buddy, a little bundle of black fur who grew up to be his master’s best friend. You are terribly missed by your Dad, Marvin, and canine friends Luna & Trooper. Rest in Peace! From Paula Bussiere.

In memory of Kiki who had a wonderful home and was showered with much love by friends with two and four legs. We will miss her and remember her always. From Robert Cassanello & Susan Clark.

In memory of Scraps Shiekman. So sorry to hear about the loss of Scraps. He was such a special boy and an important member of your family. He brought so much joy to all who knew him. Love, Rosemary & Michael Blumberg.

In memory of Bella, a beautiful Cavalier Spaniel. From Sara Sears.

In memory of Punkin. Punkin will always have a special place in your hearts, and the wonderful happy memories will be with you forever. From Amy & David Weinstein. In memory of Luna – I didn’t get to know you but you were a very pretty and special pet. From Jerry & Sandy.

In memory of Tinkerbell. We will miss you Tinkerbell but you will never be forgotten. From the Condon Family. In memory of Sami Kaufman, from Amy Siskind.

In memory of Keiko. Keiko asked so little and give so much. Our hearts are broken and we will always remember her. We love you. From Mom & Dad. In memory of Georgie, from Ed & Trudy Blyskal. In memory of Mollie, Barnie, Countess, & Noofie. From Ann Anderson. In memory of Ella Garcia. From Jose & Toni Garcia. In loving memory of Sydney. From Paula, Peter, Sandie, & Elizabeth Newfield. In memory of Sydney Bellavia. Shedding tears for such a special dog. Marni was the best Mom. I was honored to be her Grandma. Always in my heart. From Gail Ambrose. In memory of Tootsie, from Mike & Kat. In loving memory of Mini Kent, my little Miss “B.” RIP, you will be missed. Love, Grandma. In memory of Shula, the friendliest, most patient dog that ever lived. Shula, we’ll miss you. From the Beckmann Family. In memory of Koda Black—we are so sorry for your loss. All our love, Melanie, Seth, Samantha & Ross. In memory of all my fur babies…loving you and missing you all. From Eileen Rawitz. In memory of Rosie Walker. Dearest Walker Family: So very sorry for the loss of your beloved dog Rosie. She was a special gift, sent to bring you joy and happiness. You will have those memories forever. Wishing you peace and comfort. Love, Carolyn.


In memory of Mrs. Elvira Powers, from Janet Powers. In memory of Kathryn DelMonte. From Walter & Joan Tolley. In loving memory of Maria Santos Teixeira. From Cari Cascio. In memory of Shirley Gold, from Janet & Steve Ostrow. In memory of Hiromi Ando. With love for Hiromi, Graciela, Ren, Mina, Rebecca, Hank, John, Alec, & Anna. Getting to meet and know Hiromi was our honor and delight. From Marilyn & Bo. In memory of Dorothy Whitehouse – May she Rest in Peace with all the sweet animals in heaven. From Nancy & Craig Hemingway.

In memory of Jack. Cheers to the memories from Jack & Jill’s many years of excellent adventures. Forever Legend. Love from the Carlsson family (dogs & humans).

In memory of Penny, from Ron & Roz.

In memory of Jack Kerouac Caliendo. From Christie Caliendo.

In memory of Syra, China & Austin and Joe Taylor. From Jeff.

In memory of Klauss, a special pet who had a terrific personality and loved everyone he came in contact with. From Jerry & Sandy.

In loving memory of our beloved dog Moe, we will miss you. Love from Mom, Dad, Brother & Sister Rafalski.

In memory of Jack Elder. From Jane Harrington.

In memory of Hiromi Ando, from Mary Hale-Haniff.

In honor of Jeanne Haley Morgan and in memory of her dog, Tina. From Rachel Ross.

In memory of Shaggy, from John & Lisa Anselmi.

For the Gordon "Gordie" Torregrossa Memorial Fund, from Jessica Josselyn.

In memory of Cuddy. His human family loved him so much. From Merryle.

In memory of Halley Rudd. To lose a true friend is never easy, know that you’re in our thoughts and prayers. From the Mercado Family.

In memory of Thumper, Barnabas, & Dewey. From Marsha Bloom.

The following family and friends donated to the Gordon “Gordie” Torregrossa Memorial Fund: Virginia McDonald; Dawn Weickel; Jill Quigley; Amy Reich; Adam Torregrossa; Amber Gill; Shelbie Seys; Brandy Baker; Maria Maxwell; Sarah Marchitto; Michael Rodriguez; John Reina; Amy Shield; and Michelle Martins.

In memory of Sandy, from the Siskind family. In honor and memory of Haylee, our beautiful Yellow Labrador. She changed our lives forever….From Linda & James Walker. In memory of Nikki DeVito. With love from Sharon & Stephen. In memory of Murphy “Murph the Surf,” may his legacy help other pets in need. From Charles Smith. In memory of Max Bush, best friend of John & Holli Bush and loved by the whole family – he will be missed by all – we are grateful to have had his loving, lively presence in our lives! From Mary Jo Bush. In memory of Juicy. May ALL the goodness of your sweet Juicy stay with you forever. We are so sorry for this huge loss and reach out with our love. From Eileen & Ron Friedman. In memory of Maggie, from the Karp family. In memory of Morgan Barr. Morgan was so special. With a broken heart we are sending hugs and love to you and your family. From Cindy & Steve Jacobs. In memory of Shaka, Margie Nothard’s beloved dog. I am so sorry for your loss; you are in my thoughts. From Michael Kahane. In memory of Dolly Levitetz. With deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved Dolly. From Susan & Alan. In memory of Buster Cohen who always greeted us with his tail wagging and a welcoming bark at his doorstep. We will sadly miss you. From Marlene & Alan Davidowitz. In memory of Charlie Fox. He was an amazing pup. You were lucky to have each other. Russ was waiting for him over the Rainbow Bridge. Love you! From Lisa & Jonathan Jones. In memory of Dolly Levitetz, from the Humane Society of Broward County. In loving memory of Tyler, my sweet little bog. Love, Mommy Sue.

In memory of Hiromi Ando. Mina: I am so sorry for your loss…so sad…with my deepest sympathy from Judit. In memory of Hiromi Ando, a beautiful man and nature lover. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. From Tom & Chrissy Toth. In memory of Lorraine Sobel, with loving sympathy. Rest In Peace. From Rochelle Fineberg. In memory and honor of Brooklyn Taylor Easter. From Nicole Killmer. In memory of Megan Arker who loved her furry children dearly. You will be missed by all who knew and loved you! From Tracey Schnaitman. In memory of Hiromi Ando, with deepest sympathy. From Cheryl Grassmann. In memory of Katie Delmonte, from Diana Winston. In memory of Hiromi Ando, a wonderful husband, father, grandparent & friend who always had a positive attitude and was a pleasure to be around. We will miss him dearly. Our thoughts, prayers, and much love go out to his family. From Roman & Donna Schepis. In memory and honor of Stuart Slotnick, a/k/a Stuart Elliot. Stuart was a most special man and always had a smile to share. He truly loved animals/dogs. From Cary Wheeler & Family. In memory of Judy Fabian with my deepest sympathy to the family. From Barbara Gant. In memory of Joseph Matuszak. You were loved and will be missed. From Laurie & Chris Karamat. In loving memory of Mary Arlene “Dolly” Schueler. Love, Lorene & Mary. In memory of Christina Powell & Sonja Larson. From Nicole Killmer. In memory of Maria (Pira) Mendoza Calle. From Dennis & Gloria Sedita. In memory and honor of Maria Mendoza. Our sincere condolences. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time. From Chris Iapaluccio. In memory and honor of Maria Mendoza. From Michelle Rosenblum & Family.

In memory of Raphael Hared, from Ron & Roz.

In memory of Arthur Eule, from Joanne & Doyle Rutland.

In memory of Leo Cuervo, from Lucy & Gerry Weber.

In memory of Harry A. Tessler. From Florida Bond and Mortgage, Inc.

In honor and memory of Joshua Lee Rosbach. Lee & Mary Anne: may Josh live in heaven and protect you both. From Arlette & Gary Spaniak. In honor and memory of you, Josh Rosbach. Rest in Peace, my friend. From Rachel DeVore. In memory of Joshua Lee Rosbach. Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. My prayers with the Rosbach family. From Daisy & David Lenit. In memory of Joshua Lee Rosbach. Lee & Mary Anne: We are so sorry for your loss. We love you. From Walter & Lisa. In memory of Josh Rosbach. From our animal loving, rescue family to you…we wish you peace and love. From the Mishkin Family.

In memory of Austin Tupler, from the Baer Family.

In memory of Arnold Himmelgreen. May his memory be a blessing. From Sheila & Gary Grossman.

In memory of Austin Tupler, from Ron Rosen & Laura Winter. In memory of Austin Tupler, from Debbie Metzemaekers.

In memory of Joshua Rosbach, from James Ray.

In memory of Austin Tupler, from Larry & Amy Shortz/Trio Development Corporation.

In memory of Charles Calkins. From the Sunshine Committee of Mainlands Section #4 Civic & Recreation Association. In memory of Carol Ann Rosso, from Dennis & Terri James. In memory of Diane Gnandt – caring person; lover of all animals. From Lauren & Michael Oback.

In memory of Joshua Lee Rosbach. Lee & Mary Anne: Tony and I pray for strength for you to carry on. Memories of your beloved son will keep him immortal in your heart forever. From Susan Renneisen & Tony Mason.

In memory of my human daddy, Frank Spangler. Thank you for adopting me in 2015. I will miss you and our late night walks together. I promise I will look after mommy for you. Rest in peace, Rock & Roll Forever. Love, your fur baby, Titan – and mommy. In memory of Brian Bobinski, from Tanya van Kampen.

In memory of Joshua Lee Rosbach. From Captain “Cabo” Mike Huber.

In memory of Edward Schwartz. From Dayna, Michael, Blake, & Tyler Friedman.

In memory of Joshua Lee Rosbach from the following friends and family: Diana & Wayne Rhea; Howard Somers; the Watkins family; Beth Norton.

In loving memory of Brian Bobinski. May you Rest in Peace! From Carola & Werner Lippert. In memory of Brian Francis Bobinski. From Cade Martin Photography. In memory of Stuart Slotnick. From Amy Jarrett.

In memory and honor of Joshua Rosbach. From Kim McDade, Bravo.

In memory of Brian Bobinski. His heart was big enough for all humankind and all animalkind. Brian, you are missed. From Dave & Leo.

In memory and honor of Joshua Rosbach. Our sincere condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. From Jim Allen & your friends at Hard Rock.

In memory of Marie Braga, from Roger Mierop.

In memory of Joshua Rosbach. Condolences to Captain Lee & Family. From a loyal Below Deck fan. In memory of Joshua Lee Rosbach – Sending our deepest sympathy for your loss. Warm regards and love from Paige & The Cameo Team. In memory of Joshua Rosbach with my deepest sympathy to the family. I am so sorry for the loss of this obviously beautiful human being who was fighting a very hard battle. Thank you to the Rosbach family for bringing light to this disease as well as the HSBC organization. Good can come from something horrible. I am truly sorry. From Sandra Wilk. In memory of Joshua Rosbach. Sincerest condolences on the passing of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. From Mark & Christine Swenson. In memory of Joshua Rosbach. From Michele Friedlander. In memory of Joshua Rosbach. From Cassiana de Sousa. In memory of Joshua Lee Rosbach. Captain Lee & Mary Anne: Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you journey through your grief. We love you. From Your Kids in Distress Family. In memory of Peter Travis. From Joanne Lapasinskas Laux. In memory of Eric Weller. Sending love from Kara . In memory of Arthur Eule, from the Lee Family. In memory of Art Eule…with sympathy for the loss of a special “Uncle Art.” From the Cobb Family. In memory of Arthur Eule. With deepest sympathy from Bonni & Frank Litrento. In memory of Joshua Lee Rosbach. From Tom & Jean Giordano.

In memory of Austin Tupler, from Cliff’s Trucking, Inc.

In memory of Joshua Rosbach. From Christine & Gregg Ausnehmer.

In memory of Brian Bobinski. From Rachel, Patrick, & Mary Connell.

In memory of Peter Travis. Dear Sue: We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Peter. Our thoughts and love are with you. Love, Leslie & Mark.

In memory of Austin Tupler, from Dave & Shirley Bradley.

In memory of Frances Gilbert. From Linda Tate.

In memory of Joshua Rosbach, from Tung Luu.

In memory of Joshua Rosbach…So saddened by this news. From Sondra & Rich.

In memory of Austin W. Tupler from the following family and friends: Russell Sepielli; Diane & Richard Rubin; John Kong.

In memory of Emily Rachel Sutker. Missing you a little extra as yet another birthday passes, Em. Sending you love, hugs, and laughter as your present. Love you, Mandy Georgi. To Carrie Neff in memory of your dad John Steffensen. Sending our love during this difficult time. Treasure all of the memories. From the HSBC Education Department and Seniors Club. In memory of Arthur Eule. From Renee C. Eule-Murphy.

In memory of Austin W. Tupler. Such A Remarkable Man – One Of A Kind – So Special. From Connie Strickland. In memory of Austin Tupler. Mr. T was a caring and giving man. He will be greatly missed in the community by two- & four-legged members! From Stacey Bellmore. In memory and honor of Austin Tupler. Dear Joe & Family: With our deepest sympathy to you on the passing of Austin. We are thinking of you at this difficult time. From Liz, Sue, Elizabeth, AJ, Ritchie, Maria, & the rest of your UFMDC family. In memory of Austin W. Tupler with our deepest sympathies for your loss. From your friends at Vulcan Materials Company. In memory of Austin Tupler. Our thoughts are with the Tupler family during this time of loss! From Sean Casey – Treecycle Land Clearing, Inc. In memory of Austin Tupler. Our thoughts are with you and we are sending our deepest condolences. From Kaufman Rossin. In memory of Austin Tupler. Our sincere condolences to the entire Tupler Family from all of us at Centennial Bank. In memory of Austin W. Tupler. My sincere condolences on his recent passing. From Steve Gersack of Centennial Bank. In memory of Austin W. Tupler. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Tupler Family during this difficult time. Austin Tupler was a great leader in our industry; he will be missed. From the Engineering Contractors Association of South Florida. In memory of Austin W. Tupler with our deepest condolences to the Tupler Family. From Lopefra Corp./Cecilio, Rosemary, & Family. In memory of Austin W. Tupler. Please accept our heartfelt condolences in this sorrowful time. From Enrique Tomeu & Justo Navarro.

In memory of Arthur Eule, from Rebecca & Walter Rountree.

In memory of Austin Tupler, from Rene & Liz Arencibia & Family.

In loving memory of Francis Pye – Aunt Chic – who shared in our love for animals. Her memory will live on with every animal I care for; may she rest in peace with all that she has loved. From Pat & Dave Danisi.

In memory of Austin W. Tupler. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Sincerely, Stephen Decker and B & B Underground Construction, Inc.

In loving memory of Patrick A. Marks from his sister and family. We miss you very much. In loving memory of Spencer Popwell, a wonderful and caring friend. From Leah Heckert. In loving memory of James Gaunt, a very special friend. From Leah Heckert. In memory of Josh Rosbach. From Mandi & Presley. In memory of Winnie Schuetz. From your Happy Tails Dog Park friends. In memory of my beloved daughter Marley Toomey and her special dog Nietzsche (my dog grandson). They made my world a better place. I miss them and love them and will until the end of my time. From Patricia Toomey. In memory of Eleanor Markovich, my friend of many years. She always had a soft spot in her heart for animals, especially cats. From Linda Grant.

In memory of Jim Moran, from the Cohen Family.

In memory of Antonietta Di Salvo, from the Humane Society of Broward County.

In memory and honor of Stuart Slotnick. From Jackie ZapolskyOsborne.

In memory of Austin & Ruth Tupler. Our sincere condolences to the entire family and his friends. With love from Bea Bernstein & Family

In memory of Frances Allean Gilbert. From Evelyn Fischer Kadala.

In memory of Beatrice Schary, from Eileen Schary.

In memory of Austin Tupler, from your friends at Bank of America – Angie, Astrid, & Carlos. In memory of Austin Tupler, from Susan & Milton Tupler. In memory of Austin Tupler, from Underground Contractors Association of South Florida. In memory of Austin W. Tupler, from Chuck & Cate Magalian. In memory of Austin Tupler. David: So sorry for your loss. From Harriet & Jack Morris. In memory of Austin Tupler, from John & Susan Meier. In memory of Austin Tupler, from Scott & Robin Johnson. In memory of Austin Tupler, with sympathies. From Pat Borrico and the DP Development family. In memory of Austin W. Tupler, our amazing, generous, and loving Uncle who will be dearly missed. With love from Eric, Jane, Laura, & Jack Tupler. In memory of Austin Tupler. On behalf of all of us at Jackson Land Development, please accept our condolences on the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. In loving memory of Austin Tupler. From Senator Nan H. Rich and the Harry Rich Family Foundation.


HONORS AND CELEBRATIONS In honor of Steve Bourie – Happy Birthday, Steve. Love, Paula.

In honor of Tanis McKay Bell – Happy Birthday, Tanis! From Nancy Zimmer.

In honor of Taylor Carlock. From Auntie Jeanine.

In honor of Mr. & Mrs. Goggin, from Robert Cebrat.

In honor of Karen Taragano – Happy 60th Birthday! From Ann Spector.

In honor of Aimee Ballantyne, Joyce Rosselli, & Jon Ayers. From the New Pelican newspaper.

In honor of the Rink family and their new home! From Lilli Schipper.

In honor of Roxanna Centera, from Joseph Seravalli. In honor of Steve Hudson – Happy 50th Birthday! From Buzz & Ken Czubay.

In honor of Karen Taragano – Happy Birthday and many, many more!!! We love you! From the Kaplan family. A special donation in honor of Jordan Tate to keep his love for animals and the Humane Society. May he be smiling from the heavens with this honor. From his Ultimate Software “Ulti” Family. In honor of Sumo, from Mom & Dad. In honor of Betty. May another dog be adopted to have as wonderful of a life as Betty Crocker was given. From Peter & Jennifer Anderson. In honor of Misty. May another rescue find the love that Misty & Betty did with you guys. From Peter & Jennifer Anderson.

In honor of Karen Taragano – Happy 60th Birthday! From Nadine & Ron Teblum. In honor of Karen Taragano – Happy Birthday!!!! From Debbie Fertel. In honor of Shari Lipson. Shari, you’re a hero to many fourlegged friends! Bless you for making this your birthday wish. XO, Yesi.

With love and honor for my Grandpa Arthur Eule. You had such a heart, for all of your pups! From the Teetsel Family. In honor of Amy Bloom Clough for all the great work and love of all animals. Especially during Hurricane Dorian tragedies in the Bahamas. From Linda Carter. In honor of Jacqueline Goldseker Harris. Mazel Tov on your Bat Mitzvah!! From Sheryl & Mark Sagel.

In honor of the life of Mary S. Eager who loved her dogs so much. From Gary & Alison Eager.

In honor of the Haywood Family – Congratulations on your wonderful new home! From Lilli Schipper.

In honor of Donna, from Justin Barroso.

In honor of Luna, the kitty I was able to rescue…may she have a wonderful life! From Anabella Alfert.

In honor of Grace Ousborne. Congratulations on the occasion of your centennial birthday. We hope there will be many more healthy years and birthdays ahead. From Drazia & Harvey.

A donation was made in honor of Lucy Mitchell so that another dog may find a family to provide as wonderful of a life as you guys did for Lucy. From Peter & Jennifer.

In honor of Dr. Singh for taking such good care of June, the apple of Mo’s eye. From Mo & Erin.

In honor of all my Fur Babies – Loving you all! From Eileen Rawitz.

In honor of Dr. Eileen Osti, for Little Cat, Otto, (living) June, and especially Lars. From Mo Graell & Erin Luebkeman.

In honor of Evi Leonard. May another dog find a loving family like Evi did. Love, Peter & Jennifer.

In honor of Eileen Friedman, my dear friend’s birthday. From fellow dog-lover, Bonnie Lurer.

In honor of Sherlock, from David.

In honor of Dominic Barbera, a Fire Fighter who loved people and also loved animals. He unfortunately passed and we know he would be proud to have a donation given to the Humane Society on his behalf due to his love of animals. From Broward County Council of Professional Fire Fighters.

In honor of Richard Jude Wotocek, from Janet Wojcik.

In honor and celebration of Rachel & Donny’s marriage. Congratulations – we were so honored to have shared your celebration with you. From Janet & Richard.

In honor of Ceil Brown, a feisty, very special woman who I believe would like to see more dogs receive the love they deserve. From Bev, Dick, & Jacques Robbins.

In honor of Sochi and in loving memory of Achoo, Japanese Chin. We congratulate Milly & Jay on their wedding! With love from Annette & Rob.

In honor of Maye Oxner Adams. Dearest Beth: I love you and offer my deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mother. From Cindy Shean.

In honor of Ben Zislin. From Aidan Menchel.

In honor of Henry on his 18th birthday, adopted from HSBC in 2001 as a kitten. He is still enjoying the good life and is in good health and is now 18!!! From Frank Hurley, Henry’s pal.

Photo Sessions: “For the Love of PAWS”

F “


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.

Snuggling with the (Miami) Dolphins


ne of the perks of working and volunteering at the HSBC is the opportunity to spend one-on-one cuddle time with the animals. A few years ago, we decided we should “share the wealth� so we started the Snuggle Delivery program, wherein staff and volunteers bring adoptable shelter pets to local businesses for pre-arranged cuddle time.

Miami Dolphins staff receiving cuddles, licks and wags. More than 200 Dolphins employees enjoyed the experience! Our Snuggle Delivery program averages 30 visits per year. A minimum donation of $500 is required, and visits are currently available only on Fridays. For information on scheduling a Snuggle Delivery, contact

Hard Rock Stadium was the locale of a recent Snuggle Delivery, with

Kelsey Miller

Angela Sperbeck

Stuart Drew and Kelly Heinle

Angela Robledo

Puppy cuddling

Steven Phipps

Sarah Lang and Brendan Reh

Sydney Williams and Ana Cook

John Gandy

Everton Allen

Michael McClimans, Brendan Reh and Steven Phipps


An Option for Your Charitable Giving:

Notification of Bequests


n important component to every nonprofit organization is the support received from bequest funding. However, often we are not even aware that a donor has included the organization in their estate plans; it is only when we receive notification from the attorney representing the deceased’s estate that we gain this knowledge.

We realize your long-lasting support of the shelter through your estate plans is a decision that you may prefer to remain private. Please be assured that your wishes will be honored, and all information you share with us will be kept strictly confidential.

If you have already included the Humane Society of Broward County in your estate plans or would like to do so, please contact Kathy By letting us know that you have included the HSBC in your estate Tricomi to receive HSBC’s Gift Intention Form. She can be reached plans, we can personally thank you and honor your commitment to by email at or telephone at 954.266.6845. the shelter. The HSBC’s Legacy Club consists of donors who have notified us that the shelter is included in their estate plans. We feel privileged to honor those members once a year at a private luncheon, as our way of thanking them for their dedication to the shelter’s mission.

Estate Gifts These are the estate gifts we received during June, July and August: Peter Bruck Jose Gomez Rhonda Horwitz Linda Phillips 26

We wish to apologize for an omission in the listing of our 2019 Diamond Collar Society Members that was published in the summer newsletter. Thank You to Patron Level Members Darlene and Matthew Moretti.

Featuring warm and fuzzy shelter stories

Surrender Prevention Keeps Family Together


family came to the shelter recently to surrender their two cats for adoption. The mom and her three kids ages 8, 5 and 3 were very upset. They were moving to New York the next day, taking an Amtrak train, and had purchased tickets for their cats. But just 24 hours before their scheduled departure, Amtrak informed the family that their cats would not be allowed to travel with them. There was no option but to bring their pets to us.

Sharron Carmichael, our Surrender Prevention/Community Outreach Manager, was in admissions at the time and quickly stepped in to help. She told the group that we would find a way to get their cats safely to New York where they would be reunited. Next, she spoke with longtime volunteer Sharon Burnett, a former Delta Airlines employee, who arranged with flight attendant associates to make the trip while Sharron (Carmichael) took care of health certificates. Less than two weeks later, the precious cargo was in route to NYC with their chaperones who flew standby, arriving in NYC and delivering the cats to the mom – who had not told her kids the cats were coming, just in case something went awry. When the children got home from school they were happily surprised to find their two cats waiting for them! We can’t think of a better housewarming gift.

Volunteers chaperoned the cats on the flight to New York.

One happy little girl and her kitty!

Wilson Drops By W

ilson was brought to us as a stray back in August of 2017 when Hurricane Irma came through South Florida. He’d been rescued from a canal, and had a broken rear leg that required surgery. After his adoption, Wilson’s new dad brought him in several times for follow ups and did physical therapy at home as well. The two stopped by for a visit recently to say hello to old friends from our clinic.

Dr. Mario Cabrera repaired Wilson’s broken leg in 2017.

Two years later, Wilson and his dad visit with vet tech Christopher Thompson.

These brothers are thrilled to have their cats back.

Transferred Cat Finds Health and a Home


n late July, sweet I-Lean was transferred to the HSBC from Broward County Animal Care, urgently in need of medical attention. She had a severely injured left leg with open, necrotic wounds to her left paw and edema of the lower limb. Upon examination and sedation, I-Lean underwent surgery to amputate the left leg. She was soon placed in foster care where she could receive one-on-one attention in a quiet home, lots of TLC, and continuing medical care. After a few weeks, she returned to the shelter – and was immediately adopted by Marah, who couldn’t resist her!

I-Lean and her mom Marah, on their way home together.


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

The HSBC helped hundreds of pets impacted by Hurricane Dorian.


Senior's Club Arts and Crafts Fair, 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. At the shelter November 29: Black Friday Adoption Event 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the shelter December 7: Bunny Basics, 10:30 a.m. at the shelter December 9: PAWS Holiday Party & Shopping Extravaganza Coral Ridge Country Club December 14: Daisy’s Annual Holiday Shop 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. HSBC Education Center January 12, 2020: Pawsitive Strides 5K TY Park, Hollywood January 29: Angel PAWS Luncheon & Fashion Show Coral Ridge Country Club March 7: Walk for the Animals Puppy Pre-School is offered in four-week group sessions on Sat. mornings; $100 for puppies adopted from the HSBC and $120 for all others. Dog Obedience classes are in six-week group sessions held Tue. or Wed. evenings, or Sat. or Sun. mornings; $150 for dogs adopted from the shelter and $180 for all others. To register visit, or for info call Stephanie Rodgers at 954.266.6819. 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, nutrition, bunny introductions and more. RSVP at 954.266.6815. Volunteer Orientation sessions are held on a regular basis. Call Volunteer Services at 954.266.6814 for details.

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FOR THE FOLLOWING SHELTER SERVICES, CALL 954.989.3977 AND ASK FOR THE EXTENSION NUMBER. ADOPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PRESS 6 HOURS AND DIRECTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6723 OWNER’S REQUEST EUTHANASIA………………… 6722

CALL THESE SERVICES DIRECTLY: ADOPTION AMBASSADOR PROGRAM. . . . . 954.266.6814 ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6877 ANIMAL ADMISSIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6873 BEHAVIOR HELPLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6851 BEHAVIOR & TRAINING PROGRAMS . . . . . . 954.266.6819 DONATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6816 EDUCATION DEPT. SCHEDULING. . . . . . . . . 954.266.6848 HURRICANE HOTLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6871 JOB HOTLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6859 PAWS AUXILIARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6827 PEACE OF MIND/LEGACY CLUB. . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6845 PET BOUTIQUE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6836 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.

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