Paw Prints, Fall Edition 2021

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Fall 2021

News from the Humane Society of Broward County

Welcoming Hurricane Ida Evacuees Pages 6 & 7

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

From Your Board Chair


SBC staff and volunteers continuously make me proud and honored to be associated with the organization and to serve in my volunteer position as the shelter’s Chairman of the Board of Directors (comprised of all volunteers!). Since March of 2020 until now, everyone – including you, our donors – has had to navigate through the difficulties brought on by the pandemic. The best interest of the animals residing at the shelter until they are adopted has remained our top priority. Part of their care includes ensuring there is the necessary funding to support the many aspects of the day-to-day operation of a shelter as large as the Humane Society of Broward County. Unfortunately, our current funding level is still not where it was pre-pandemic; as a result, we have not had the ability to fully staff all departments. This is just one of the many reasons why your support continues to be as important as ever.

Chairman of the Board Thom Bambenek and his dog Sofie

Fundraising events are moving forward, still under challenging pandemic situations, and the various event committees are focused on planning their events with safety in mind and with the hope of raising as many funding dollars as possible. The 2022 VCA Walk for the Animals – the HSBC’s largest fundraising event – is scheduled to take place at Huizenga Plaza in downtown Fort Lauderdale on March 5th. I hope you will participate in our fundraising efforts and join us in the park that day!

On the Cover: Peanut Butter hails from Vieques, Puerto Rico and is now a

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 Sheryl Maher 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

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


On behalf of the Board of Directors, thank you to each and every one of you for continuing to support the Humane Society of Broward County’s mission throughout these trying times. Because of you, the shelter is able to meet the animal welfare needs of our area and continue to build a more humane community. Kind Regards, Thom Bambenek

HERE’S THE SCOOP! ............................ 3 & 14 ABC’S OF EDUCATION............................. 4-5

3 HURRICANE IDA EVACUEES................... 6-7 CLINIC CORNER............................................ 8

Our Mission:

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

As is often the case during hurricane season, the HSBC once again assisted with pet evacuations in other areas. Because we had available space, we welcomed dogs and cats into our shelter from Louisiana shelters prior to, and after, Hurricane Ida destroyed the area. You can read more about our efforts on pages six and seven. Please know your support helps to make this all possible.


resident of Victoria Park where she is a valued member of the Binnion family. Her favorite pastimes are lounging, sunbathing and hoping for crumbs to drop on the floor. Adopted in 2020, this beautiful senior girl is living her best life!

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

This past summer we were able to resume our yearly kids’ summer camp sessions, and the campers had a great time as you will see in this issue of Paw Prints. I know lots of planning goes into these camp sessions, so I want to thank the education department’s staff and volunteers who ensure the children have a wonderful experience while learning so many important humane lessons.

TRAINING AND BEHAVIOR.........................9 PAWS AUXILIARY NEWS.............................10


WALK FOR THE ANIMALS INFO...............11 VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT...........................12 PLANNED GIVING.......................................13 DIAMOND COLLAR SOCIETY...................13

6 HOLIDAY WISH LIST...................................14 FROM THE MAILBAG................................. 15 MEMORIALS AND HONORS................ 16-18 Issue 21-4 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.

HAPPY TAILS ............................................... 19

11 EVENTS AND INFORMATION.................... 20 ­­ 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:

Amy Bloom Clough Editor Cover photo by: Bea Morell


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 $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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Visiting the Vaccine Clinic

Adopted as a puppy from the HSBC in 2012, Harley is now nine; his brother Jake, now 10, was adopted in 2015. Visiting our vaccine clinic recently for their annual heartworm tests and preventive medication, these guys were two of the happiest patients we’ve seen! The two are adored by their dad Frank and are obviously living their very best lives. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with no appointment necessary. Payment is by credit card only. For packages and pricing visit and go to the “services” tab.


Celebrate at the Shelter

The HSBC is a great party site, not just for kids, but for all animal lovers six and older. Most of what we host are birthday parties, but we’re happy to hold celebrations of almost any milestone or event! The $200 fee for a maximum of ten participants includes Animal Playtime, a shelter tour, making and giving out dog treats, goodie bags, cupcakes and juice, a decorated party area, and a gift for the birthday celebrant. You may bring your own food and drink, and over-21 groups may bring adult beverages. Parties are booked on weekends only, and each lasts for an hour and a half. Currently, masks must be worn except when seated and eating. To book a party or for more information, email or call at 954.266.6822.

Paw Pathway Commemorative Bricks

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 954.266.6827. Paw Pathway brick donors for June, July & August are: Jan Costello

James Snell

June True

Frankie’s Features Radio station Y100 has been a shelter supporter for decades, and radio host Frankie P continues the love with his weekly features of adoptable animals. He calls it Frankie P’s Pup of the Week, but plenty of felines are featured too! It all started this summer when the popular DJ and radio host started creating his own videos and putting them on his Instagram page, @itsfrankiep. Featured dogs and cats are also promoted on his radio show, which runs from 7:00 p.m. to midnight.

Harley and Jake really enjoyed their visit to the clinic.

USI Gives Back

Though they celebrated their birthdays with parties at home, instead of gifts Lennon and Dean both asked for donations to the shelter animals.

Shining Examples HSBC fans Liam and Claire Cerrone held a car wash to benefit the animals. Their hard work generated $110 in donations!

Frankie P and one of his featured pups.

Continued on Page 14


We’re happy to report the following new homes found during June, July and August: For the second year in a row the local office of USI Insurance Services has donated items for the animals at the HSBC. This year they ordered generously from our wish list on Amazon. Pictured here is Karen Williams Dunn of USI Insurance with Mary Steffen, the HSBC’s VP of Operations.

Cats: 202 Kittens: 376 Dogs: 258 Puppies: 157 Other: 87

Total: 1,080



Summer at the HSBC: It’s Everything Camp

eing voted 2021 Broward Family “Favorite Camp” by the readers of South Florida Family Life magazine is an honor we are very proud of. We’ve spent the last 14 years perfecting the camp experience for kids coming to the HSBC with visions of a weeklong paradise of furry cuddles, wags and purrs. Our weekly summer camp sessions are broken down into three age groupings (ages range from six to 17) and are held for seven weeks between June and August. With 18 kids per session, that’s 126 campers who get the unique experience of summer fun with the animals. Many are repeat customers who look forward to coming back year after year.

Regular camp activities include puppy playtime, hands-on sessions with bunnies and Guinea pigs, dog walking, giving cuddles to cats, and making toys and treats for the shelter residents. There are also special highlights such as making castles for the cats, Guinea pigs and rabbits, creating a Kindness Garden, making scented candles and dog shampoo, and Trivia Friday. A recent addition to the lineup this year was Anne the Baker; longtime staff member Anne Bennett and her dog Nelly had a baking segment every Friday, matching aprons and all! The kids loved both the baking and eating the cookies they made, as well as delivering fresh-baked dog treats to the kennels.

peanut butter over it. Bernie and Wall-e licked the bags, spreading the paint over the canvas and creating one-of-a-kind pooch paintings. Cats got in on the fun, too; instead of cream cheese or peanut butter, though, their bags were sprinkled with catnip. Once the cats rolled in the herbal treat they created their own meow-worthy masterpieces. Campers also tie-dyed tube socks in a wide array of colors, then filled them with stuffing, lavender and chamomile to bring comfort to the dogs in the kennels. Campers each selected their favorite adult animal and spoiled them all week by playing with them, petting them, reading aloud, and promoting their adoption. Some children made storybooks to attract attention to their kennels or cages. Our dedicated education team makes sure that campers are given a unique, enriching, fun experience that they’ll remember for a lifetime. A huge plus is that our shelter animals get to reap the benefits, too!

Art with the Animals is a popular camp activity that typically combines the silly with artistic expression. Camp dogs Bernie and Wall-e created masterpieces when the kids put colorful paint splotches on canvas, sealed them in a plastic bag, and spread cream cheese or

Campers proudly displayed their entries in the “best cat enrichment toy” contest.


These kids obviously bonded and had a blast constructing a Guinea pig palace!

“How does your nose compare to a dog’s?”

Education Dogs-turned-Camp Dogs Bernie, Wall-e, Buddy (pictured here), Ralphie, Reggie and Blue took turns hanging out with the campers and participating in various activities.

Bernie assists a camper friend with mixing and baking.

Contests were held for the best cat toy creation, best enrichment toy, best small animal apartment and best castle for small animals.

The campers loved cooking with Bernie (seated) and Anne the Baker.

Reggie the Education Dog enjoys time spent with the kids.

This camper shows off her artistic creation.

Celebrate Your Birthday with the Animals!

Puppy time means guaranteed wet kisses!

Guinea pig cuddles are just the best.

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: Macy Barsoum 9 Lukas Kopet 7 Samuel Doy 12 David Osnot 6 Ava Dengler 8 Olivia Santiago 12


Hurricane Evacuees Find Forever Homes in Florida


hen Hurricane Ida threatened the Gulf Coast states in late August the HSBC sprang into action to assist in getting animals out of harm’s way, as we have so many times before. Partnering with Greater Good Charities’ Good Flights program, we were able to transport 36 dogs and 12 cats from Louisiana shelters just hours before the hurricane hit land in the area. After traveling 820 miles -- much of it in bumper-to-bumper evacuation traffic -- the animals arrived in Fort Lauderdale 18 hours later and were unloaded, fed and rested before being placed for adoption. Several of the felines were already spayed or neutered and were of such calm temperament despite their journey, they were placed for adoption within several hours and were adopted and sent home right away!

HSBC VP of Marketing, Cherie Wachter, welcomed NBC’s Kerry Sanders to the shelter.


A kitten from the transport is checked by Clinic Manager Christine Mitchell.

Fred and Jughead receive vaccinations from clinic staff members Tammi Isyk and Karitza Ortiz.

Stephanie Rodgers, Behavior Training Programs Manager, carries Frodo into the shelter after his overnight journey from Louisiana.

We’re so thankful for all of the local media that covered our story! Here, Maria Fernanda Lopez of Univision talks to the camera while holding Ocean as Cooper and Quick watch from their kennel.

Local 10’s Madeleine Wright got some one-on-one time with the animals while covering the story.

Ethan Baier from our Animal Care department entertains a new arrival.


ust a few days later the Good Flights program brought another 80-plus dogs and cats on a flight from Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Fort Lauderdale. All the animals on the flight were in shelters when the hurricane struck, and had

to be evacuated due to the buildings’ loss of water and power. The HSBC and two other Florida shelters met the flight at the airport and 60 of these furry evacuees came to us for adoption.

Greater Good Charities’ Erin Robbins and co-pilot Don Houilhan load crates onto a conveyor belt.

The HSBC’s Mary Steffen unloads a kitty.

Christopher Colon, Orin Fairweather and Kenny Zayas carry sibling pups to the kennels. Arriving at the shelter, Malory Kimble checks on an incoming pup.

Memphis the cat was adopted within hours of arriving at the shelter.


Clinic V 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 we can use. Any dollar amounts listed are given in case you’d like to contribute funds to purchase the item(s). • Rubbing alcohol • 3 x 3 gauze pads • Pill Pockets • Lysol wipes • Anxitane (L-theanine) tablets • Ear cleaner • Velcro - industrial strength - low profile 1” • KMR liquid – kitten milk replacer • Wooden tongue depressors • Hand sanitizer • Oster Cryogen-X Pet Clipper Blades – size 40 • New nail clippers for cats • Latex exam gloves • New suture removal scissors • Heartbeat/comfort toys ($40) • Stethoscope, std-finish chestpiece, 27” ($163. We need 9) • Otoscope ($200) • New Dental Machine ($5,000)

Makes us Smile

We have a wish list on Amazon that makes it easy to donate much-needed items and have them sent directly to the shelter. Visit to find our Charity List under "Pets & Animals." And by joining AmazonSmile and selecting the HSBC as your charity, we will receive a percentage of all your purchases -- at no extra cost to you!

Clinic Statistics

June, July and August:

Limited spay/neuter surgeries: 300 Animals in foster care: 318 Dogs treated for heartworm: 115­ Dogs are treated at the shelter or at select VCA Animal Hospitals with medication we provide.



Vaccines and Your Pet By Rimme Singh, Staff Veterinarian

accines for humans have certainly been discussed a lot recently, and as a veterinarian I’ve always impressed upon my clients the importance of pet vaccines. Our pets start getting vaccinated when they are puppies and kittens, and this continues throughout their lives. Why is this important and what it the correct way to vaccinate? Read on and find out.

The first documented vaccine was developed in 1796 to prevent smallpox in humans. The first animal vaccine, created for livestock, came nearly 100 years later when Louis Pasteur developed an inoculation to fight chicken cholera. Half a dozen years later he came up with the rabies vaccine, to help humans who were exposed to the virus. (Rabies infections, when left untreated, can lead to death.) This is the only core vaccine that is zoonotic, meaning it can infect humans as well as animals -- hence the requirement by law for rabies inoculation in our pets. The first vaccine created solely for dogs was for the canine distemper virus (CDV). Developed a century ago in Britain, it is still used regularly today. CDV is a virus that attacks multiple organs in the body and is usually fatal. As veterinarians we rely on vaccines to target the important viral and bacterial infections. There are core vaccines which are recommended by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and additional vaccines which can be given based on your pet’s individual lifestyle. The core vaccines were developed to combat the most common and most serious of the viruses that attack our pets; these diseases are preventable with vaccination, and this is something that is so easy for us as pet owners to do! There are two core vaccines for dogs and for cats. Both canines and felines are required by law to be inoculated for rabies. For dogs,

we also include the DAPPV vaccine and one for bordetella. The DAPPV vaccine stands for Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus -- the most common and most deadly viruses for dogs, and vaccination has helped save many puppy lives! The FVRCP vaccine for felines is similar to the DAPPV vaccine in dogs. It was designed to target the most dangerous of cat viruses, like feline panleukopenia, and has also saved many lives. Unfortunately, I have had to treat pets that are unvaccinated, and usually the outcome is heartbreaking and expensive. In addition to the core vaccines, we also recommend the bordetella (kennel cough) vaccine, which is typically administered as drops in the nose. Giving it this way targets directly where the virus is picked up and creates the best immune response. Often in our Vaccine Clinic we are asked why puppies and kittens need so many vaccines. The recommendation is for young animals to get vaccinated with DAPPV and FVCRP as early as eight weeks and to continue to get vaccines every three to four weeks until they are 16 weeks of age. The reason for this is twofold. First, their bodies won’t create a memory of the vaccine with only one shot; they need multiple shots to create a long-term memory. But giving the vaccine at eight weeks does offer protection in the short term until they are able to create long-term protection. It is extremely important that your pet return every three to four weeks during the initial time for the vaccines; otherwise, you run the risk of their bodies “forgetting.” Second, there is some immunity that is passed from the mother during nursing, and while this is helpful, it also interferes with creating the long-term memory. This particular immunity wanes as your pet ages, and is usually gone by 16 weeks. For this reason, it is very important to get the last set of vaccines around or after four months of age.

Ultrasound Machine Donated!


e have been in great need of a portable ultrasound machine for quite a while, and thanks to a very generous donor, we’re thrilled that we can now remove the item from our Clinic Wish List. We are very appreciative of this donation from the Jack, Trax and Sassy Fund, which is already helping us to Dr. Dayton and Dr. Singh perform help so many animals in need. an ultrasound on an ill feline.

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From our Training and Behavior Department Specialist Stephanie Rodgers, CPDT

Training andtheBehavior Positive Way

“I Got a Puppy. What Was I Thinking?!”

he pandemic has brought us all closer to what is truly important in life, and given us the time to explore things we were too busy to do before. One of those explorations has been companionship! Many people who have considered having a pet but never felt like they had the time to commit have found the desire to take the plunge. Puppies have been particularly popular, and now that you have the furry little beast in your home, you might be thinking, “What have I done?” The days of sleeping late and watching Netflix for hours are a thing of the past. Time to get a plan! Let’s get started.

experiences are well-supervised and controlled so your pup feels safe and not anxious or fearful. Never force your pet into an uncomfortable situation that he cannot control. Consent is a key factor in avoiding the development of a conditioned fear response.

Starting off on the right paw

House training will be a very important project to start working on right away. The sooner you have your puppy eliminating where you want, the happier you will be. We have great handout on house training available on our web page at

Make sure you have a complete inventory of necessary supplies that your new pet will need. Some things are common sense -- food, bowls, bed, crate. Other things to consider are: • Toys…lots of them! Most people only have three or four toys for their puppy, but that’s not enough to provide adequate enrichment. The more toys you have for your puppy, the less attractive your stuff will be as a chew item. Impoverished environments are the number one reason for destructive chewing. Think about variety as well. Different size toys, soft toys and chew toys, different colors and textures add choice for your pet. Shop till you drop! • First Aid Kit. Have a small kit to deal with minor boo boos. Consult with your veterinarian about what you should include. Some things to consider; bandage material, Benadryl for allergic reactions (bee stings), a large syringe (can be used to rinse your dogs mouth out if he gets into something he shouldn’t – toads), styptic powder, nail clippers. • Medication. Heartworm prevention (once he reaches a certain age, prevention is key), flea prevention.

Expect mistakes and setbacks Settling into a routine and having a smooth day-to-day experience takes a little time. Be prepared to be patient and don’t sweat the small stuff.

Setting boundaries for your puppy will help to take the guess work out of it for him. Is he going to be allowed on the furniture or not? Is he allowed in the kitchen? It is not fair to your pup to allow access to things when he is small and cute, and then take them away once he is bigger and takes up too much room in the bed! Don’t underestimate the importance of exercise. Your puppy is a furry ball of energy and you will need to provide enough exercise to let him blow off steam and not resort to unwanted behaviors such as barking, digging up the yard, and indiscriminate destructive chewing. Exercise should be interactive, structured, and consistent. Take time every day just to spend time with your new family member and enjoy all the wonderful fun that a puppy can give! They live for fun, and we could learn a thing or two from them. Live to play – play to live!

• Grooming supplies. A good selection of shampoo, conditioner, coat brush, and flea comb can keep your pet looking fresh and fly! • Training equipment. The right combination of collars, leashes, harness and treat bag will improve your chances of raising a well-behaved pet that has good manners. • Treats! A good food treat will get your puppy’s attention and make training easy! Have a variety so your pup doesn’t get bored.

Early training and socialization Don’t wait; start today! Puppies grow up fast and there are critical times of development that you will need to take advantage of. The age from three to 14 weeks is the critical socialization stage for your puppy. The experiences he has during this time will have a huge impact on his adult life. Do your research and get your puppy into a good preschool class. Think of socialization in terms of quality over quantity. While it is important for your pet to meet lots of new people and other animals and experience new environments, it is equally important (if not more) important to ensure these outings and

Puppies are adorable but can prove to be a real challenge!


PAWS Reunion: Together Again!


he shelter closed a bit early on September 30 for a special event, with PAWS kicking off their fundraising season with a “Reunion” of their members and guests. It had been quite a while since they’d been able to gather like this, and the atmosphere was certainly a warm and happy one! Guests were greeted with champagne and welcomed by Gunther, a charming golden retriever who is one of our Education Dogs. Behind-the-scenes VIP tours were given, and the clinic portion featured two HSBC veterinarians who highlighted many of the services and equipment that the shelter utilizes. A furry shelter resident also helped to demonstrate our dog obedience program; he did such an impressive job with his behavior and commands that he found his new home that very evening! Guests enjoyed appetizers, drinks, and music by DJ Andy while they visited various stations to learn more about the HSBC and

Michael and Luisa Cook with Tanya and Andrew Heller

Join us On

ways to get involved. Of course, puppies and kittens also joined the party and several guests enjoyed cuddle time with our fourlegged friends. Also in attendance was Sean Brushingham, a young artist who graciously allowed PAWS to use his artwork on the event’s invitation. Guests were able to view and purchase some of his pieces at the event. Attendees were offered the opportunity to “Give from the Heart,” where they could select an envelope noting a specific dollar amount to help fund a needed service or item. Choices such as dog and cat toys, vaccine packages, and medical supplies and equipment were just a few of the items included. It was a huge success, with several needs being fulfilled. A huge “thank you’ goes out to Alacrity Entertainment, Alyse Lemstrom, The Grove Delray Beach, and Sheryl Maher for their generous sponsorships and underwriting.

Nicole Golemi, Alyse Lemstrom and Sheryl Maher

Nora and Steve Weiss

Become a PAWS Member 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.

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

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

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

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The Walk is Back!


oin thousands of walkers and their dogs for the 32nd annual VCA Walk for the Animals, taking place on the morning of Saturday, March 5, 2022 in downtown Fort Lauderdale at Huizenga Park. Not able to attend in person? No worries, just visit to learn more about the

virtual activities surrounding the HSBC’s biggest fundraiser of the year. We have a wide range of sponsorship opportunities available. If you’re interested in sponsoring or if you know anyone who would like to sponsor, please contact

Register at -- scan the QR code on this page to go directly to the website!


tarring as our 2022 VCA Walk for the Animals Cover Dog, Moët was born on the streets of Puerto Rico in 2018. She was found along with her mother and five siblings scrounging for food outside a restaurant. Fortunately, all seven were taken to a local shelter that works with the HSBC in getting animals off the island and into happy homes in South Florida.

Meet Our Cover Dog, Moët

Moët and her family have been Pack Members of Tanzanite Tutus for the past five years, always showing up decked out in purple and ready for a day of fun at the Walk!


While at the HSBC Moët and her siblings were selected for a photo shoot promoting a shelter event, and at that shoot Moët and her sister Veuve met their new Mom! Moët loves sweet potato chews and adores her stuffed animal toys, taking them everywhere in her funky-toothed mouth. She’s also a fan of car rides -- even to the vet! Oblivious to the fact that she weighs over 60 pounds, Moët prefers to sit on top of, not next to, her loved ones.

Moët and her family are dedicated Pack members of the Tanzanite Tutus.

Teens: We Need Your Input!


Become a Member of the Walk for the Animals Teen Council

his year for the first time we’re inviting responsible, motivated, animal-loving teens to be a part of our Walk team! Members will be involved in the planning and marketing of the HSBC’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Their input and skills are valuable assets that will help ensure the ever-increasing success of this fantastic event.

If you’re a teen 14 to 18 years old and are interested in learning more, send an email to or visit to download the Walk for the Animals Teen Council Application.

This is a great opportunity for teens 14 to 18 years of age who excel in leadership, have bright ideas, enjoy working with others, and/or simply want to give their all to the animals and the Walk. The council will meet monthly, and each month will be tasked with different things to do to promote the Walk. Council members will be asked to use their social marketing skills, plan fundraisers, man Walk info tables at different events, recruit friends and fellow students to create a Walk Pack, and more. Service hours for school will be granted for time spent both at meetings and at actual tasks and events.


Volunteer Spotlight Spotlight On:

David Hoenig

Began Volunteering:

October 2017


Administration and Customer Service

Pets at Home: David currently has no pets, which is not to say he and his husband may not open their hearts and home to a pet in the future. While he knows most people at the shelter have pets, he likes to say, “all the animals here are my pets.” Favorite Part of Volunteering: Favorite thing about volunteering: “One of my duties in Customer Service is to do “go-homes” where I go over the medical records and related paperwork with the adopter before going to retrieve their new pet for them. This is the best part of my job and the ultimate reason the HSBC is in business. It has often been a long road and process for the animal to reach this happy time, and the prospect is good for them to have a happier life in their forever home.”

David Hoenig


What the Animals Say: “David is a huge help and a really responsible member of the team. He explains things really well to the people who are getting ready to take one of us home, and we LOVE it when we see him come to get one of us on that happy go-home day! He’s one of the last people we see before heading out the door, and that’s a good thing!”

Volunteer from Home

elp the animals from home by becoming a foster parent or Adoption Ambassador volunteer! Fosters take animals that are either too young for adoption, have a temporary medical condition, or need time to heal from a surgery. Ambassadors take pets that are not adjusting well to the shelter environment, then help instill self-confidence and network with others to find them a permanent home. If you'd like to attend one of our Zoom Foster/AA orientation meetings, email us at to register.

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Leave a Legacy of Love


ncluding the Humane Society of Broward County in your estate plans is a meaningful, long-lasting way to show your love and affection toward animals for years to come. By becoming a member of the Humane Society of Broward County’s Legacy Club – like so many have done – the animals will benefit from your generous foresight.


When you name the Humane Society of Broward County in your will, you have control of your assets and the gift is exempt from federal estate tax.

Life Insurance

Charitable Gift Annuities

Retirement Accounts

Peace of Mind

Through the gift of life insurance policies, you can make a large contribution with little cost to you. You also receive an immediate tax deduction. You can name the Humane Society of Broward County as a beneficiary of the balance of your account after your lifetime. This will eliminate both income taxes and estate taxes.

Providing for the HSBC in your estate plans helps kittens like Casper who require extra care.


These allow for a dependable fixed income for you or a loved one during your lifetime. Afterward, the Humane Society of Broward County receives the principal of your gift. The Humane Society of Broward County offers a Peace of Mind Program whereby a planned gift is donated to the organization. In return, we will provide for the long-term, permanent care of your pets when you are no longer able to care for them. How to include the Humane Society of Broward County in your plans: Legal Name: Humane Society of Broward County, Inc. Address: 2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 Federal Tax ID #: 59-6002321 For more information, contact Kathy Tricomi, Sr. VP/Chief Development Officer at 954.266.6845 or ktricomi@hsbroward. com.

Jellybean is just one (adorable) example of the many animals to benefit from estate planning.

Diamond Collar Society Members Provide Crucial Aid

ince March 2020, despite the enormous financial losses incurred due to the pandemic, the Humane Society of Broward County has continued to stand by its mission of advocating for and improving the lives of animals by providing adoptions, community services and education. The organization has continued to find homes for thousands of animals, has provided help to pet owners so they have the ability to keep their pets in their family rather than surrendering them to the shelter, and has utilized our foster care volunteers who take in pets until they are old enough to be adopted. In large part, we are able to continue the important work we do for the animals because of the ongoing support of our Diamond Collar Society members.

If you would like to renew your membership – or join the Diamond Collar Society for the first time – there are four annual giving levels to choose from: $1,000 Patron, $2,500 Defender, $5,000 Benefactor or $10,000 Protector. We hope we can count on you to help us continue the good work we do in our community during these challenging times. If you would like to join or have any questions, please contact Anne Bennett, Executive Assistant, at abennett@ or 954.266.6835. Gaby was transferred from Broward Animal Care, and was obviously unwell. X-rays showed that she had stones in her urinary tract. After surgery and recovery, Gaby was adopted and is doing just fine.

2021 Diamond Collar Society Members $10,000 PROTECTORS Didier R. Moritz Charities Donald Sussman & Michelle Howland $5,000 BENEFACTORS Patricia Amey Marty & Terri Cole Susan Smith

$2,500 DEFENDERS Larry & Rita Dee Christy & Andy Gumberg $1,000 PATRONS Kathy & Thom Bambenek Victoria Barnick Larry & Barbara BohannonLindsay’s House Foundation Joan & Michael Brochu

Cindy & Jim Caird Jason & Antonia Corteguera Ken & Buzz Czubay Jill R. Ginsberg Wil & Susan Greaton Bryan & Cathy Greenberg The Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation, Inc. Tanya & Andrew Heller

Dr. & Mrs. Frederick Lippman Lloyd & Annette Maliner Matthew & Darlene Moretti Jennifer Robinson Dr. Jason & Lilli Schipper Sara Sears Jack & Suzie Smith Debbie Trapani


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Creative Team Helps the Animals

Siblings Shriya and Aditya Sardesai created a website, and through it they sold bracelets they’d made to benefit the shelter animals. They recently came to visit and donate the $50 they raised. We love seeing kids get creative and work hard to help their furry friends!

Subaru Loves Pets & We Love Subaru

campaign. Working with both dealerships, we were able to feature a different pet on their social media channels each week throughout the month.

Funds Provide Valuable Support

Women’s Club Contributes

The members of the Hollywood Women’s Club chose the HSBC for their September Community Service Project, collecting a plethora of items on our wish list. They are super organized, and even sorted and boxed all the items based on cat, dog, office supplies and medical.

The Community Foundation of Broward is proud to support the vital work that the Humane Society of Broward County does on a daily basis. Support has been provided by the following Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: • Humane Society of Broward County Endowment Fund • H.Wayne and Leah S. Glickfield Fund for the Humane Society of Broward County • Louis and Isabell Gunton Fund • Rebecca Horton Fund

We were excited to participate again this year when Subaru of Pembroke Pines and Coconut Creek Subaru held their national Subaru Loves Pets campaign in October. Each dealership donated $3,100 to help cover the costs associated with preparing 62 animals for adoption – all of whom found their forever homes. Some of the 62 pets might be considered “underdogs” as they were not the most highly-desired furry individuals at the shelter, and that makes it even more special that they benefited from the Subaru Loves Pets

• Mary N. Porter Designated Fund • Milton B. and Ruth R. Pulch Fund • Mildred Talkwicz Charitable Fund dedicated to support the surrender prevention program, heartworm treatment and low-cost spay/neuter of owned pets. • Muriel B. Biskup Designated Fund, established after Muriel passed away. She chose to support the HSBC because she believed in the mission, and this gift will carry out her philanthropic wishes.

Susan Ostheim and Cristina Byrne of the Hollywood Women’s Club visited the shelter with their special delivery.

Our Holiday Wish List There are plenty of items we’re hoping for this holiday season, and they all have one thing in common – they benefit the animals in our care. If you’d like to donate an item, or funds for that item, please contact Malory Kimble at 954.266.6816. For the Behavior and Training Department: Animal enrichment items - soft and chewtype toys for dogs; interactive toys for cats; durable chew toys for dogs; dog and cat treats; calming pheromone diffusers. Many of these can be purchased in our Pet Boutique and donated on the spot!


Adoptions: • Ipad Pro for kennel guides $500 For the Clinic: • High-speed dental station $5,000 • Infusion pump $825 • Laryngoscope Blades Kit $215 • Handheld Pulse Oximeter $650 • Miracle nipples $40 for a10-pack

Snuggle Puppy and Snuggle Kitty heated toys with heartbeat: If you’d like to help foster puppies or kittens feel more secure, visit snugglepuppy. com to order the comforting plush toy directly from them and have it shipped to the HSBC. We’ll provide it to a foster family for the little ones in their care.

Send your letters and cute pet photos to: 2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312 Or email photos and letters (photos JPG with a minimum of 250 dpi resolution) to

Greetings HSBC,



Dear HSBC,


pril 10th 2021 I lost a piece of my soul, my shitzu who was a delight for the past six years. I wasn’t ready to be a pet mom again. The heaviness weighed gravely. My son figured I needed a distraction…the Humane Society. Upon entering the kennels there was an undeniable connection between Coal and I. He didn’t fill a void; he encompassed my heart. My son and daughter couldn’t have been more relieved to see how Coal ignited a twinkle in my eyes, just as much as he won their hearts over. Without Coal reluctance, paperwork completed. Three months and more to come of Labrador mix bliss, being spoiled, and road trips in the forecast. Coal has given us additional life. Elated we found him. He turned darkest days into light and harmony with his rambunctious yet mysteriously quiet mannerism. Totally smitten, Kay Jones


just wanted to tell you what a wonderful experience it was with the kind and helpful staff. Losing my pet 4 weeks ago, it was a rather difficult experience to even walk in; traumatic seeing the many dogs needing a home. However your staff was awesome, exceeding my expectations in assistance, caring, and understanding. And then to get a Barney phone call from you folks today, four days into having my new friend, astounded me, and made my heart smile…. You folks really care, like I do… Here are some pics of Barney who now lives with me on a 40 ft sailboat. He has much to learn yet has adapted so much already. Thanks again for making a dude smile again. Skip and Barney

Dear HSBC,


ine years ago I fostered Suzie, a Chihuahua mix, and could not part with her, so she became my foster flunky. She was an extreme fear case and my work with her has made me a better trainer. Five years later, during a volunteer shift at the shelter boutique, I saw a 12-week-old Rottweiler puppy in one of the kennels and took him for a walk, fell in love, and now he’s my Canyon. He is one of the sweetest, most well-behaved dogs I’ve ever had. I love them both so much and want everyone to know how great shelter dogs are! Canyon & Susie Susan Claire, CPDT-KA

Dearest Humane Society Team, ast Thursday we adopted a second fur baby to keep our first HSBC fur baby company. (We adopted Shiloh two years ago and she is now about as chill as a tortie can be.) Our new baby, Sadie, has settled in and continues to make herself comfortable in our home as she explores every nook and cranny. She weighs 7 pounds and will be a large cat once she grows into Sadie her long legs! She’s eating well, drinking water, and sleeping soundly. We will have to teach her what toys are all about, but we’re accommodating her one step at a time for now. So happy to have her! Thank you for all your wonderful, caring work on behalf of the critters we all love! Warmest regards, Gail Blount & Patrick Grodeska Pompano Beach


adopted Bane back in December 2020. I wasn’t looking for a pet since I have never really owned a dog before. Bane just spoke to me, and I am so thankful to have bumped into him that day. I am also so grateful that Dolly’s Dream was able to give Bane a second opportunity to find his forever home. I had lost my father to Covid Bane just 5 months before meeting Bane and he makes me feel so good on so many of my bad days. I love how we can lay together on his big bed and he doesn’t mind sharing his space with me. He is my bestest friend in the world. He encourages me to get out of bed on hard days and go outside on adventures and shopping sprees. We love having Starbucks dates and getting the biggest snacks at his favorite pet shop and at his pet spa boutique. He really enjoys dressing up and loves to have his bandana changed frequently to show off his cute style. Bane fills my days with joy and I will continue to give him the best life. Thank you so much for all that you do. Stephanie Tuckler Hollywood



’m Shadow. On Valentine’s Day a nice lady took me home to be her sweetheart. I was pretty shy for the first few weeks, but now I know I’m home. Thanks to the wonderful people at the Humane Society for all you do! Sally North Miami Beach




Messages from the Heart

To include a 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 the pet or person 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 winter issue is January 22. In memory of Dr. Christopher Deane, a gentleman, son, brother, husband, father, friend and veterinarian extraordinaire. The family extends their gratitude for your donations & well wishes. We felt the outpouring of love for our Dr. Deane, and, with you, will miss him dearly. In memory of two sweet felines – Mickey & Dylan. From Tony Walsh & Richard Johnson.

In loving memory of sweet Bali Adrosky, a beautiful German Shepherd Dog. She will live in our hearts forever. From Robin & Drew Tommers. In memory of Jaxson – Loved from the start and will be missed forever. From Holly & Kitties. In memory of Daisy who will be missed by all. From Holly & Kitties. In memory of Bella. So sorry for your loss, Debbie. I know how much she meant to you. From Todd & Carin. In memory of Bentley, beloved companion of Pamela & Tom, who provided joy, confidence, and comfort to all in HSBC’s Animal Assisted Therapy Program. From Aunt Linda. In memory of Cody, from Brandy, Bella, Vivian, & Connie.

In memory of Gidget. Our lives are forever changed through the love of our dog, Gidget. More human than dog, her paw prints will remain on our hearts forever. From the Kopet Family.

In memory of Riley. From Alfredo Goenaga.

In loving memory of Peanut, from Laura Saef.

In memory of Teddy, adopted from HSBC; from the moment I left with him until April 2021, I created so many beautiful memories. Thank you, HSBC, for making it possible to have had this connection. Teddy, we love you so much and you will always live on in our hearts. From Juliette & Angie.

In loving memory of Roxy Doxy Turk. From the Saef Family. In memory of Woobie, from Dennis James. In memory of George Jefferson Abbate, truly a one in a million friend and dog to all who had the pleasure of spending time with him. He will be missed by all. It was a joy to witness George going on his adventures to Adios, Jet setting, & his chic doggie attire. We are sending you big hugs & all our love. From the Stiles family. In memory of Sunday who was blessed to have been adopted by Debbie Scheck after her human mother, Marisa, passed away. She was a very loving companion to her new mother for two years. From Jenny Aboud. In memory of Buster, from Shari & Brian Brownstein. In loving memory of Dylan, our beautiful, special boy. Always in our hearts. From Deborah Rabinowitz.

In memory of Teddy, from Brandy, Bella, Vivian, & Connie. In memory of Foxy. From Connie.

In memory of Luna & Macchia. From Virginia Walsh. In loving memory of Toby McCormick. From Carl & Betsy Davis. In memory of Crosby Miller. From the Cougill family. In memory of Eli Waldman. From Jed & Jacki Waldman. In honor and loving memory of Shadow, a beloved dog. From Mathias, Robert, & Diane Salamon. In memory of Zippy, the adorable, spunky Corgi who loved chasing lizards, sunbathing, and being with his family. From Cherie Wachter. In memory of Brandi, my doggy girl. You went to the Rainbow Bridge on 1/2/2020. You were a perfect soul in my life every day from 9/23/2007. Til we’re together again. I love you. From Mommy dog, Meg. In memory of Scooby…so sorry to hear of his passing. Love from Dad/Jay. In memory of Humphrey, from Florence & Margaret. In memory of Mimi, my loving, faithful companion. Forever in our hearts. From Vivi, Kiki, Gigi.

In loving memory of Miss Maddie Saunders. A special little girl who brought so much love to her Mom, Sherry. Love, Frank & Carla Spina.

In memory of Boo & Spike. We met, we shared, we cared and we loved each other. Until our very last day together in this life, and until we meet again by the side of the Rainbow Bridge in the next one. From Danny & Dary.

In memory of Buddy Canova. We will forever miss you, Buddy. You brought us 16 years of Love & Joy. From Sonia Canova. In memory of Fluffy Griffin who brought love & joy to those around him. From The Duprey family. In memory of Patchy & Ruffy, from Larry Isakowitz. In memory of Cookie Oletsky. From the Siskind family.

In loving memory of Simon Tavares. Love from Deborah, Josh, Sarah, & Alex Rutter.

In memory of Yogi, who will be greatly missed. From Kathy Jacobs.

In memory of Bella. From Caren & Allan Gottesman & family.

In memory of Roxie. Our sincere condolences; you were all fortunate to have each other. From Greg & Karen.

In memory of Cheddar. From Caren & Allan Gottesman & family.

In memory of Tyson, from Fred & Joyce Schnurr.

In loving memory of Buddy Hurtado. From Nancy Feldman.

In memory of Bennie. From Mary & Patrick Moriarty.

Thinking of the Eble Family with love as we remember their special Ralphie. From the Erdelyi Family.

In memory of Charlie. To the Bornstein family: Your love made it Heaven on earth for Charlie…and he will always live on in your hearts. From Helen & Sheldon.

In memory of Mimi. May her memory be a blessing. With love from Eta & Randy.


In memory of Allie & Spencer. From Courtney, Tim, Kyle, & Bella.

In memory of Missy who brought such joy & love to the Huntemann family. We think she would like to help another pup have as happy a life as she had. From Penny & Howie.

In memory of Baby Alarcon. We are so sorry for your loss. From David Aron & Ernie.

In memory of Doolin Carolan. Dear Marcae: Doolin was loved and will be missed by Jesse James & myself. Love, Janet. In memory of our beloved cat, Corky. He is missed every day and is forever in my heart. From Linda. In memory of Vinny Milus, from Lisa Lorii.

In memory of Mimi, Debbie Reidbord’s fur baby. From Meryl Steklof with love.

In memory of Scrappy & Cody. From Amy Siskind. To the Winner family in memory of your sweet Molly. With love from Howard, Meryl, & Charley Steklof. In memory of our furbaby, Snuggles, forever in our hearts. We were so lucky to have you. Love you always, Mommy & Daddy. Sue & Bruce Freedman.

In memory of Precious. From Amy Schaffer.

In memory of George Ringger – Honoring a true animal lover. Sending love to his family. From Nancy & Gwen. In memory of Arthur Brian Christopher Deane, DVM. From Maida, David, Benjamin & Lukas Kopet. In memory of George Ringger. Thank you for inspiring so many of us to be better and do more for the industry. See you. From Leandra Cain. In memory of Todd H. Epstein, from George Halper. In memory and honor of Dr. Edward M. Williams. A dog lover. That says it all. God bless, Doc. From Tom & Chris Maccari. In memory of George Ringger, from Michael & Kay Roddy. In memory & honor of Stacie M. O’Brien. RIP, Sister! From William O’Brien. In memory & honor of Ann McGrady Cabral who loved animals. May she rest in peace. From the Pezoldt Family. In memory of Dr. Gene Tudino, M.D. Mark, we make this contribution to commemorate your father’s life, dedication, love of animals, and service to community. Condolences from the Tudino Law Firm Staff.

Memorials In memory of Margery Doutre, from Anthony Tortoriello. In memory of George Ringger, from Sam & Pam Wahbe. In memory of George Ringger. From Par Avion. In memory & honor of Nancy Baker who volunteered at the Milwaukee Humane Society. From Evelyn Brown. In memory of Ann Cabral, who loved animals. From the Mosca family. In memory of Joey Heckman, from Maureen & Ben Jacobson. In memory of Ann McGrady Cabral. Extending my deepest sympathy to the Sansone family in loving memory of your mother. From Arthur Tompkins, IV, Forest Lawn Funeral Home. In honor and memory of Thomas Sconzo. May he Rest in Peace. From Larry & Demi. In memory of Olga Quevedo de Sanchez. From Irene Kronen & Michael Kronen. In loving memory of Mark Pratt, friend to all. From Cortney & family. In memory of Dr. Edward McBride Williams. Such a loss of a truly beautiful, talented, and wonderful man. From LeeAnn Nathanson. In memory of Patty Tangero, from the South High (Knoxville, TN) Class of 1956. In memory of Barbara Axelrod. From Helene Suchman. In memory of Barbara Axelrod. From the Russo family. In memory of Sheila Reimer. From Barbara & Brian Gusman. In memory of Christiana Frank, from Cindy. In memory of Craig Shapiro. From Michelle Gorowitz & Irwin Levenson. In memory of Dr. Keith Powell, from Susan & Richard Miller. In memory of Mara Bader. From Susan Pugliese. In memory of Dr. Burt Black. From Kathy & Allen Levi & Judy London. In memory of Eileen Simons Giacalone. From Debbie & Dave Levine. In memory of Susan Dubow, from Carole Sciallo. In memory of Charlotte Bagiotti. “Heaven is the place where all the dogs you’ve ever loved come to greet you.” Wishing you the happiest reunion! From Mark, Ann, & Katie D’Addato. With sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Lionel Goldstein…a wonderful and treasured friend, who will be fondly remembered. From the Augen family. In memory of Charlotte Bagiotti, loving sister, sister-inlaw, aunt, & great-aunt who adored animals, especially her sweet pups. We love you! From Mario, Toni, Mark, Ann, Katie, Roe, Keith, & Kristin. In memory of Lionel Goldstein. From the Mandell family. In memory of Lionel Goldstein. From Marianne & Marty Erlichman. In memory of Ruth Finck, from Linda Wielgus.

This donation is in honor and memory of our cousin and aunt, Marsha German. Marsha was very kind-hearted and loved her two kittens, Leo & Buddy. We will miss Marsha so very much! She will always be in our hearts! Love from Mark, Debbie, Justin, & Andrew Gottlieb.

In honor of Joseph & Mary Agostino, parents of HSBC’s President Christopher Agostino, a great man created and raised by great parents. Our hearts go out to Christopher and his family. From Bryan Greenberg.

In memory of Lisa Ann DiMattina. Lisa is remembered as compassionate, loved her family, pets, and animals. She generously shared her heart and home to all! Love from Kyle’s family.

In memory of Joe & Mary Agostino, from Linda & John Squitero.

In memory of Richard Stone who was always full of smiles, greetings, and fun, and was the best next-door neighbor I could have. From Karen Friend. In memory of Marsha German, from Carole Flaster. In loving memory of Suzanne Kradel, a wonderful friend and devoted cat “mom.” From Rebecca Sway. In memory of Dr. Lee Pravder. From Debbie Reidbord. In memory of Emily Sutker. Happy Birthday, sweet friend. Always missing you. Love, Mandy. In loving memory of a kind heart who cared tenderly for family, friends, and animals. Your kindness carries on in those lives you touched. From Benjamin & Maria. In memory of Maureen Helen Jones. May she rest in peace with many loving people and pets that passed before her. With love from her NFL football pool friends. In memory of Maureen Jones, from the Green Family. In loving memory of Patrick A. Marks, from his sister & 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 Rachel Weismann, from Mother. In memory of Maureen Helen Jones. From Joann. In memory of Maureen Jones, from Nanci Denny. In memory of Terri Jo Garretson. From Allen & Cheryl Maness. In loving memory of Maureen Jones, from Shari & Maria. In memory of Joseph & Mary Agostino. From Martha Armstrong. In memory and honor of Maureen Jones. From Ron & Judy.

In memory of Joseph & Mary Agostino. From Katz Baron. In memory of Joseph & Mary Agostino, from Frank DiazDrago. In memory of Anne Lynne Fleder Verner, our loving cousin, a kind and compassionate soul, lover of animals, and our furry friends. May her memory be a blessing. From Liz, John, Riley, & Dylan Walter. In loving memory of our friend Dale Arnold, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, & friend. From Doris & Ritchy. In memory of Joseph Naelon. From Carol Vietrogoski. In memory of Joe & Mary Agostino, from Cherie Wachter. In memory of Vince Montanti. Dear Montanti family: Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. With Deepest Sympathy from Premier Eye Care. In loving memory of Joseph & Mary Agostino, from Malory Kimble & Brian McMorris. In memory of Sandy Schwack. My Aunt Sandy was a beautiful person inside and out. From Susan & Mark Vaimberg. In memory of Joseph & Mary Agostino. From Chris & Austin Forman. In memory of J.T. Federici. From Adam & Jean Farber. In memory of Marcia Robbe. From Judy Gordon. In memory of Loren Horatio Pate and in honor of his niece and nephew Melissa Pate & Charlie Pate. From John Taylor. In memory of Joseph & Mary Agostino. From Joan Hurley. In loving memory of Nick Kricheff. From Darlene & Jay Feldman. In loving memory of Don Ehrlich. You were the most loving and generous man. Thank you for sharing your life with me. Love, Cherie.

In memory of Morris & Helen Ritz. From Joel Ritz & Marcia Ritz. In memory of Maureen Helen Jones. From Virginia Evans. Brad Toth, Debra Boggio, Anna Scarola, & Janet Brians are all honored to make this donation in memory of Stefano Schuman, a beautiful artist and animal lover. In memory of Joseph & Mary Agostino. From Sara Sears. In memory of Joseph & Mary Agostino, from Rachel Weiss. In memory of Joe & Mary Agostino, from Julie Strauch.

Estate Gifts

Estate gifts gratefully received in June, July and August: Dorcas Life Hunt Queenie Olsen Maria Pella

Theodore F. Schultz Berard Zuiallan

In memory of Joseph Naelon. From Kathleen Szesciuk.


Honors & Celebrations In honor of Daisy Elardo, from the Perez family. In honor of Boots & Beans. I love you both, my beautiful kitties. From Ana Hernandez.

In honor of Dean & Lenny Badalamente. Happy 9th Birthday to the best twins in town! From Margot, Meryl, & Ryan.

In honor of Richard Stone, from Carol Petersen. In honor of Peggy Anderson, our flower girl of 1962. From Richard & Margot Jacobson.

In honor of Glocky DelVecchio. Forever loved, forever in our hearts. From Lisa.

The Adventurers of HHUMC wish to honor Kit Salva’s life & love of animals. From The Adventurers Sunday School Class of HHUMC.

Remembering your sweet boy, Steely. A gentle giant. From Emanuel Konsker & Phillip Feldman.

In honor of Andrea & Jim Wolf. From Donna Wilson. In honor of Helga Stoessler. From Steve & Gaby.

In honor of Sissi. Mami misses you a lot. I love you, mi gordita. From Sissi’s mom.

In honor of Daniella Brimo. Thank you Daniella for all of your support. From Len Bujnicki & Associates.

In honor of Naz Alpdundar. Nice yillara! May all your orbits around the sun be no less fabulous than previous. From Evan Haskell.

In honor of Chica Fechter for all the love and joy she has given Lisa, Madi, Lexi, & Juston. Love from Lisa’s Texting Ladies.

In honor of Wilfredo Morales & Aryan Demaret. From Claude Tant.

In honor of Dorothy Schafler, a good friend. From Hilda Kogut.

In honor of Peter Keyes and his 25 exceptional years with Fidelity National Financial-Florida Agency! From Fidelity National Financial-Florida Agency.

In honor of Jenny Crews. Por ser el angel de aquellos que no son escuchados. Feliz cumpleaños. From Sandra Young.

In honor of Tasha, from Aju John. In honor of Docinho for her service to Vitoria. I love you Vitoria. Love, Mia. In honor of Olaf, from Gisela Gaspar & Melissa Kowal. In honor of Nala. From Kurt Gurbuz. In honor of Alley, the beloved companion of Gina. From Endgame360. In honor of Bentley. Pamela Quirin and Bentley did amazing work in making others smile. He will be missed. From Vicki Jones. In honor of Dave (Davio) Bullard. Davio, you will be missed by friends and colleagues. I am honored to have one of your knitted hats and feel special for knowing you. From Meryl Rivett. In honor of Lennon & Dean Badalamente. From the Klotzman Family. In honor of Taylor Carlock. Always in our hearts. From Jeanine Coris.

In honor of Judge & Mrs. William Turnoff – Welcome to the “Golden Anniversary” club! Wishing you many more years of good health, fun, & laughter! Love & kisses from Kath & Big Al Levi. In honor of Rich Altman, from Jacob Goldman. In honor of Rich Altman. Thank you, Rich, for the inspiration and care. Your passion and legacy will live on for eternity. From David Ross. In honor of the Muccari Family and their new Florida condo! From Lilli Schipper. In honor of Marsha German, from Lindy Maracic. In honor of Bonnie Cressman and her little furry love, Gabriel…our neighbor who had a loving heart for the Pekingese breed. From Bob & Lori Leatherman.

In honor of Lena & Gregg Wasserman and the selling of their home. From Lilli Schipper.

In honor of Nancy Vaniman. Happy Birthday! We hope you have a great day! Love, Jill & Gary. In honor of Carol Cullum. Carol always had room in her heart and home for pets. From Susan Moon. In honor of Ron Frank, from Tammy Frank. In honor of Rebecca Pearce. From Greg Pearce. In honor of Matilda & Oliver Freedman and your upcoming Bat/Bar Mitzvah! From Larry & Sam Lee. In honor of Cheryle Richardson. Happy Birthday to the best Aunt anyone could ask for! From Heather.

Photo Sessions

In honor of Sandy Henrich, from Nancy & Neil.

In honor of Dean & Lennon Badalamente. Happy 9th Birthday! From Alex Anorga.

In respect and honor for Rich Schoenfelder. From Kenny Peacock.

In honor of Lance Millage & your new Fort Lauderdale condo! From Lilli Schipper.

In honor of Dr. Tevia Chiret. From Ray & Lynn & Lyra Strauss.


In honor of Claire Jacobson. From Jackie & Tom Mutschler.

In honor of Karen Goth, from Angie.

Help from our supporters makes it possible for us to be there for anials in need like Macchiato.

“For 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.

Featuring warm and fuzzy shelter stories


Meet Sarge

arge came to us from Louisiana as a pre-Hurricane-Ida evacuee from a shelter that was in harm’s way.

been shot. Staff veterinarian Dr. Singh removed the pellets and bone fragments, cleaned the area well and sutured the wound in three layers.

While there he’d been treated for a large, deep wound between his shoulder blades, but many of the sutures had come out and the wound opened up, so before transport their veterinarian cleaned the area, removed the remaining sutures and placed a honey wrap. During the long journey to Florida the wrap shifted and the wound was exposed. We gave Sarge pain medication upon arrival, then debrided the area and cleaned it well, applied medihoney and re-wrapped it. We wanted to give Sarge time to recover from the trip before we would sedate him for X-rays to see what was really going on; we’d also neuter him while he was sedated.

Two days later NBC’s The Today Show broadcasted from the HSBC featuring the Hurricane Ida animals we’d transported. Correspondent Kerry Sanders did the live shot sitting on the lobby floor with Sarge quietly and firmly planted in his lap the entire time.

Sarge’s X-ray clearly shows the buckshot that had been causing him such pain and distress.

Sarge has recovered from his physical injuries, though he still has some issues with anxiety. Happily, the Marcus family of Coconut Creek is willing to give Sarge the help and time he needs to live his very best life. Their dog Red, also adopted from the HSBC, hit it off with Sarge instantly and the two are best buds!

X-rays revealed buckshot and a chipped dorsal margin of the scapula. Sarge had

Heading home with his new family! Sarge (left) is a very happy boy now.


Senior Dog Has His Day

en-year-old Breeze, a Belgian Malinois mix, came from Louisiana as part of a pre-hurricane transport on August 27. He was heartworm positive and due to his age, we knew he would be harder to place, so he was featured as a J.R. Dunn Diamond in the Ruff. This meant his adoption fee was covered!

The son of one of our volunteer security guards saw Breeze’s photo and thought he looked sad. That feeling led to the family visiting the shelter to meet Breeze, and the rest is happy history. Breeze has settled in nicely at his new home in Margate and is being treated for his heartworm at no charge, at VCA Hillsboro Animal Hospital.

Breeze, now named Cilix, is one happy senior with his new mom and dad!


Senior Cat Meets Her Match

rriving at the shelter in early September as a stray, Pretty Girl is estimated to be 10 years old. Although she was extremely underweight at just six pounds, was lethargic, and had ear mites and multiple scabs, her blood work came back just fine. She responded well to antibiotics, food, and TLC, gaining a pound and a half in two weeks!

Shelter volunteer Deborah fell in love, re-named her new gal “Charli,” and brought her home to meet the family. Deborah figures the two are both of retirement age and she looks forward to sharing special time with her senior kitty. Deborah and Charli pose for a quick photo before heading home together.


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

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

Become a Monthly Sustainer Your monthly donation - in any amount you choose - helps both the shelter animals and our community. Visit to find out more.

Humane Society of Broward County: Located immediately west of I-95 on the south side of Griffin Road. Tel: 954.989.3977 Visit us on the web at The shelter is open 7 days a week. Animal Admissions hours are 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday, and 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday. Adoptions are currently opening at 11 a.m. daily. Vaccines are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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


PAWS Holiday Party & Shopping Extravaganza Coral Ridge Country Club

December 11: Ralphie’s Kids Holiday Shop 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the shelter

CALL THESE SERVICES DIRECTLY: ADOPTION AMBASSADOR PROGRAM . . . 954.266.6814 ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6853 ANIMAL ADMISSIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6873 BEHAVIOR HELPLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6851 BEHAVIOR & TRAINING PROGRAMS . . . . . 954.266.6819

January 26, 2022: Angel PAWS Luncheon & Fashion Show Coral Ridge Country Club

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

February 12-14: Adopt a Sweetheart At the shelter

HURRICANE HOTLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6871

March 5:

VCA Walk for the Animals Downtown Fort Lauderdale

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 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. The sessions are free of charge and are offered on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month via Zoom. To register call 954.266.6848. Bunny Basics sessions are free of charge. You’ll learn about housing, nutrition, bunny introductions and more. For scheduling information call 954.266.6815. Adult volunteer orientation will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, December 1 at 4:00 p.m.; orientations for Fosters and Adoption Ambassadors are on Wednesday, December 8 at 4:00 p.m. on Zoom. Contact Volunteer Services at

EDUCATION DEPT. SCHEDULING . . . . . . . . 954.266.6848 JOB HOTLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6859 PAWS AUXILIARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6827 PEACE OF MIND/LEGACY CLUB . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6845 PET BOUTIQUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6836 PET LOSS AND GRIEVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6848 PRIVATE PET CREMATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6833 VACCINE/MICROCHIP INFORMATION . . 954.266.6858 VOLUNTEER SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6814 WALK FOR THE ANIMALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6817

The HSBC pet cemetery and mausoleum are located at 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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