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Spring 2017

News from Humane Society of Broward County

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Walk for the Animals Recap Pages 15 - 19

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


Chairman of the Board Thom Bambenek and his dog Sofie

From your Board Chair,

he Humane Society’s fundraising season has been in full swing since the winter issue of Paw Prints mailed in early January. I cannot thank all of you enough for stepping up to help us with our many endeavors! The Humane Society of Broward County would not be the successful organization it is – or have the ability to provide so many important programs and services – without your support. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Our largest fundraising event, Walk for the Animals, was another huge success. Heartfelt thanks and appreciation go out to so many who helped to raise more than $565,000 for the animals: the Walk’s hardworking event chairs Carey Morgan and Deanna Kubinski and their 35-member Walk committee; those who formed and joined a Walk Pack; the hundreds of individual walkers and their donors who contributed; and, last but not least, the event sponsors. Kudos to everyone for an outstanding job and for raising so many important dollars to support the animals in need! Enjoy reading about the fun day and browsing through the photos in this issue of Paw Prints. Other very successful fundraising events for which we are grateful include Angel PAWS (chaired by Carolyn Lee, Susan Smith, and Shawn Smith-Myers); Adopt a Sweetheart weekend spearheaded by the HSBC

On the Cover: Gillian, who came to us in January from a South Korean dog meat

Board of Directors Thom G. Bambenek Chairman of the Board John R. Squitero Vice Chairman of the Board Melody Saleh Secretary Matt Katz Treasurer Gerald Weber Past Chairman of the Board Leia Bosco Barbara Brush Christine Forman Bryan S. Greenberg Christy Gumberg Steven W. Hudson Carolyn Lee Margaret Meldeau Virginia I. (Ginny) Miller David North Susan Penrod Brian Poulin Ingrid Poulin Jennifer J. Robinson Susan A. Smith Jamie Taylor Stiles Eugene (Huey) Vanek Jennifer Edwards White Nikki Worsnop Winchester Board of Trustees Arnold Grevior Barbara Grevior Marti Huizenga* Elaine Levine Al Sorensen President and CEO Christopher Agostino *Deceased

The Humane Society of Broward County provides shelter, aid and responsible adoptions to animals entrusted to our care, and educates the community about respect and kindness to all animals.

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


ABC'S OF EDUCATION.............................. 4-5 ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY .....................6 ADOPT A SWEETHEART...............................7 CLINIC CORNER ........................................... 8 TRAINING AND BEHAVIOR ........................ 9 PAWS AUXILIARY NEWS....................... 10-11


WISHLIST ......................................................11 SOUTH KOREAN RESCUED DOGS ......12-13 VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT...........................14 PET LOSS AND GRIEVING ..........................14

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


Thom Bambenek


farm, is still waiting for a home. This six-year-old girl has come a long way already and continues to learn more every day. She enjoys going for walks, and she’s figured out that she likes treats. Read more about these dogs on pages 12 and 13.

Our Mission:

education department, staff and volunteers; the Diamond Collar Society Member Reception (hosted by Donald Sussman and Michelle Howland); and the PAWS Tea in the Garden (hosted by Jeannie and Steve Hudson and chaired by Jamie Stiles, Michelle Russo-Matak and Meghan Leckey). Wrap-up articles for our two remaining major fundraising events of the season – the Big Dog Men’s Invitational Golf Tournament on April 6th (chaired by Cherie Marshall) and the PAWS Gala on April 22nd (chaired by Bonnie Barnett, Dawn Dellapina, and Julie Strauch) – will be featured in Paw Prints’ summer issue. As the fundraising season winds down and the slow summer days begin to take over, we’ll also be honoring our hundreds of volunteers at the annual Volunteer Appreciation dinner in May. We would not be able to accomplish what we do or fulfill our mission without our volunteers! On behalf of the HSBC Board of Directors and staff, I again extend our gratitude and appreciation to all of you…donors, volunteers, event sponsors and grant funders. Be proud of what you are able to accomplish for the animals and our community as a whole. Kind regards,

WALK FOR THE ANIMALS RECAP .......15-19 FROM THE MAILBAG............................ 20-21


MEMORIALS AND HONORS................ 22-24 PETSET...........................................................25 DIAMOND COLLAR SOCIETY .................. 26

Issue 17-2 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

PAW PATH......................................................26 HAPPY TAILS .............................................. 27


EVENTS AND INFORMATION................... 28

F.Y.I. You can make a lasting commitment to the Humane Society of Broward County by naming the Humane Society of Broward County, Inc. in your will. We recommend working with your private attorney to ensure that your wishes are carried out. For the purposes of a bequest, our legal name and address are:

Cover photo by: HSBC


Humane Society of Broward County, Inc., 2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312. For more information, please contact Kathy Tricomi at 954.266.6845.

The Paw Prints newsletter is sent to all supporters donating in the amount of $15 or more per year. To ensure that you continue to receive your issue of Paw Prints, please use the enclosed envelope to make a minimum donation of $15. The animals need your help, and we don’t want your mailing to be interrupted! The Humane Society of Broward County directly receives 100% of contributed funds. Solicitation no. CH-00656.




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Kudos to Students at Archbishop McCarthy

Help Granted The Community Foundation of Broward approved a $500 grant through the Peter Cooper Charitable Foundation Fund, to go toward our Surrender Prevention Program for Owned Pets. The program assists people in keeping their pets, when otherwise they would be surrendering them to the shelter. Typically this help comes in the form of a temporary supply of pet food, behavior training, or medical attention.

Our friends at Desjardins Bank stopped by in February to deliver loads of wish list items they’d collected, and a check from donations gathered. Pictured with the HSBC’s Bridget Larvenz is Desjardins Bank’s J. Richard Foster, SHRM-CP Human Resources Advisor.

Grant Assists Clinic Costs The HSBC recently received a generous $10,000 grant from the Petco Foundation and Tidy Cat, to help underwrite the costs associated with vaccinations, feline leukemia testing and spaying and neutering for adopted felines. We are very appreciative of their Richard adopted Baby support! from our mobile adoption site at the Petco in Boca Raton.


We're happy to report the following new homes found during December 2016 and January & February 2017:

Students at Archbishop McCarthy High School in Southwest Ranches raised $1,600 for the HSBC, and collected enough wish list supplies to fill a cargo van! The drive was organized by the school’s hardworking Friends of Animals Club.

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

300 296 536 356 81 1,569



Daisy’s Kids Club: Register June 1st

et an alert on your phone for the first of June at 10:00 a.m., when Daisy’s Kids Club is open for online registration! Daisy knows how to show kids a really great time, and she’s pretty terrific at educating them while they’re having fun. A spot in her club is one you won’t want to miss out on, and they can sell out very quickly. We’re talking mere hours.

Baking treats for the animals is a favorite camper activity.


Kitten cuddle time in one of the Cat Suites.

Campers always look forward to giving cat-pats in the cattery.

Teen Club Hard at Work

he Teen Club held their annual Pins for Paws fundraiser in January at SpareZ in Davie. Balls rolled, pins flew, and the members had a blast raising funds for the animals. Their efforts paid off, with $1,100 being raised!

Washing and drying for the animals! 4

There are just 150 spots for the three age-specific programs that Daisy hosts. Little Pups, Middle Mutts and Big Dogs meet once a month during the school year for an hour and a half. Club members also participate in a handful of fundraisers. Each month Daisy’s Kids learn about animal care, visit with the animals, and enjoy a variety of hands-on activities such as making doggy treat bags. We hope to see you next school year!

The following month, the parking lot of Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Cooper City was the location for the teens’ annual car wash. All that hosing, scrubbing and polishing brought in $400 for the animals!

Teen Club friends at Pins for Paws.

These teens helped Pins for Paws raise $1,100!


Seniors for Animals

he Seniors for Animals Club is a group of active, young-atheart animal lovers that gets together monthly to help the animals at the HSBC. Members enjoy giving love and attention to the animals at the shelter, doing crafts that benefit the animals, playing games, socializing, and holding fundraisers. It’s a rewarding way for seniors to help both animals and the community, and it’s also a great avenue for making new friends.

Seniors for Animals have a great time together!

The club meets at the shelter on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Annual membership dues are $25, which includes a club t-shirt. Prospective members are welcome to attend a meeting to try it out before signing up. Come join us for furry friends, food, and fun!

Girl Scout Partnership is Growing


e’ve added a new component to our patch program with the Girl Scouts, to include Senior and Ambassador girls. It's called the Discover, Connect, Take Action Senior/Ambassadors Girl Scout “No Bones About It” Patch. In this innovative new program, girls begin by choosing an animal welfare topic that’s of interest to them. Suggested topics include pet overpopulation, cosmetic testing, greyhound racing, dog meat farms, and puppy mills – or the girls may come up with an idea of their own. The scout’s next task is to research the subject thoroughly and DISCOVER the truth about it, then CONNECT with the topic by speaking to experts or to people who’ve been affected by the issue. The last step is to TAKE ACTION by sharing what they've learned. They might create a marketing campaign, teach a lesson, or come up with their own creative technique to educate others. The Ambassador Patch also involves undertaking a community service project to help the shelter. To learn more about our newest addition to the patch program, check out our website at under Education.

For more information or to R.S.V.P. for a meeting, contact Carrie Neff at 954.266.6822 or


Meet Issa!

Issabella ntroducing newest our Neff, Education Dog-in-training. Issa, a two-and-a-half-year-old American Staffordshire terrier mix, was adopted in February by Humane Education Coordinator Carrie Neff. The perfect candidate for an Education Dog, Issa is calm, quiet and affectionate – and adores kids and belly rubs. She’ll be enjoying plenty of both! “What is an Education Dog?” you might ask. They are dogs that are evaluated and approved by the HSBC to be involved with the youth and community outreach programs that the Education Department oversees. The Education Dog team is made up of a variety of different breeds and mixes; Issa is the program’s first American Staffordshire terrier mix. The Education Department hopes that Issa will help change people’s perceptions about “bully breeds” by demonstrating how truly wonderful they can be. As an Education Dog-in-training, Issa has already visited with the Boys and Girls Club, Junior Achievement’s Biz Town, and a Career Day at a middle school. If you have a great dog, and want to help educate our youth, learn more about how you can join the Education Team by calling Darlene at 954.266.6848.

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 December 2016 and January & February 2017: Payton Bart Kelly Brouse Leilani Castano Abigail Chuneyeva Hailey Garcia Peyton George Lauren Grossman Kamilah Haines Alexa Hotchkiss Alyssa Julien Erin Kavanaugh Marissa Malcolm Addison Marrone Debbie Melendez Isabella Mercada Mercedes Narvaja

8 10 8 6 8 6 10 9 8 12 9 11 9 10 10 9

Jimena Olguin Bella Olson Ashley Phelps Raffaella Rinaldi Malya Salzman Nina Sanguino Christopher Sharpe Emerson Shelton Jackson Summers Angelina Uzdavines Marissa Valdes Leora Vogel Avery Wade Rianna Weiner Isaac Wise

7 9 8 10 8 10 12 7 6 9 11 10 7 11 9 5


Welcome Therapy Rooster Elvis Doodle

he newest member of our AAT team is Elvis Doodle, a three-year-old Golden Fancy Bearded Crested Polish Bantam Rooster (whew!). He was rescued at the age of four months and was hand-raised to be social and friendly with other animals, children and adults. He very much enjoys being held and talked to by people of all ages. Elvis Doodle visits the Daniel D. Cantor Senior Center where he receives lots of attention and love from the members and staff.


Therapy rooster Elvis Doodle makes a friend at the Daniel D. Cantor Center.

The Kidz Korner


he Kidz Korner, located in Plantation, is a long-term care facility which has become the leader in post-acute, transition-tohome and high-tech inpatient care for children of all ages, Preemie to 21 years, from throughout the United States. We are excited about our partnership with The Kidz Korner and look forward to bringing smiles, comfort and love to the children every time we visit.

Marsha and Peek-a-boo sing a song to Israel at The Kidz Korner.

Getting Their Wag On

ur Wags & Tales program continues to combine the joy of reading with the special comfort only an animal can provide. Children attending the program at various branches of the Broward County Library (and a few schools as well) really love the unique opportunity to read out loud “in public” – while being observed by a nonjudgmental furry partner. This connection is especially important to kids who struggle with reading. If you know of a child who may benefit from this program, contact your local library to find out how to participate.

Susan and therapy dog Jackie hit the books with friends at Imperial Point Library.


At Harbordale Elementary, ESL students love spending time with therapy dog Lili.

For information on how to join our AAT Program call 954.266.6877 or visit and visit the “Get Involved” tab. Follow us on facebook at

Adopt a Sweetheart - Be My Valentine!


dopt a Sweetheart Weekend at the HSBC in February saw 56 shelter animals going home after being asked the age-old Valentine question, “Will you be mine?”. The annual event features pets aged six months and above, all available for just half the usual adoption fee. Visitors to the shelter over the weekend also indulged in a fabulous bake sale, and bought chances to win cat and dog gift baskets. Featured “sweethearts” that were adopted went home with a special Valentine basket of goodies, in addition to all the usual HSBC adoption perks.

♥ Valentine ♥

Smoochable dogs staffed a kissing booth.

♥ Tim ♥

♥ Brick ♥

♥ Slugger ♥

♥ Edison ♥

♥ Samuel ♥

♥ Bengy ♥

♥ Molly ♥

Volunteer Bonnie Mills offered sweet treats at the bake sale.

♥ Tuko ♥

♥ Willy ♥

♥ Lucy ♥


Tick-Borne Disease: Ehrliciosis

I 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). • Digital thermometers • Comfort Zones ($25 each) • New nail clippers for dogs and cats • Furminator brush for dogs • Canned pumpkin, no spice • Paper towels • Pet Ag puppy bottles (six pack) • Advantage, Revolution and Capstar • Latex exam gloves • Full-size towels • Heating Pads • Wee Wee Pads • New suture removal scissors • KMR - Kitten milk replacer • Esbilac - Puppy milk replacer • Kitchen timers (Digital) • Puppy milk replacement – powder • 3M Littmann 6153 Cardiology IV Stethoscope, Std-Finish Chestpiece, 27” ($163. We need 12) • Breathe Safe Respirator ($165) • Digital heart monitor ($3,000)

Makes us Smile

We’ve added some clinic supplies to our amazon wish list. To donate, 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

Clinic Statistics

December 2016 and January & February 2017: Spay/Neuter surgeries for our low cost programs, SNIP & Surrender Prevention: 2,366 Dogs treated for heartworm: 44 Animals in foster care: 237 8

n South Florida, ticks and tick-borne diseases are a concern for all our four-legged family members, especially dogs. There’s a whole list of diseases that ticks can cause in our pets, but the one most prevalent here is ehrlichiosis, which is caused by the organism Ehrlichia. These bacteria hide in the white blood cells of the host and can be difficult to kill. Ehrlichiosis is not contagious between dogs; it can only be transmitted from the tick directly to the dog. The most common symptoms to watch out for are bruising, lethargy, fever and enlarged lymph nodes. The bruising may be the most obvious sign to watch out for; it happens because Ehrlichia cause the body to destroy its own platelets, which help in the clotting of blood. When your dog doesn’t have enough platelets, you’ll see bruising all over the body. To find out if your pet has been exposed to ehrlichiosis, a blood test must be performed. At the HSBC we use a Snap test, where we take three drops of blood and mix it with the chemicals to give us a negative or a positive result, similar to a home pregnancy test. Once diagnosed, ehrlichiosis is treated with a 30day course of antibiotics to alleviate the symptoms. The dog will always test positive for Ehrlichia exposure after that, but may or may not ever exhibit actual symptoms. Here at the Humane Society those dogs that test positive for exposure are sent home with antibiotics as a precautionary measure to help


assure the adopter that if the dog has an active infection, their pet will already be under the proper treatment. A simple thing that a pet owner can do to help decrease their dog’s risk of being exposed to tickborne diseases, including ehrlichiosis, is to put a monthly flea and tick preventative on their dog. This is not 100% effective, though, so it is still important that pet parents inspect their dogs for ticks and remain vigilant in watching for changes in energy or behavior that could indicate that there may be an issue. If you ever suspect your pet has such a health problem, please consult your veterinarian.

Snowy, who tested positive for Ehrlichia, is available for adoption.

TNR Update

n the last issue of Paw Prints we told you about a new program launched by Broward County Animal Care called TrapNeuter-Release (TNR). This voucher program is available to caretakers of feral and community cats, and is very important in the effort to control feline overpopulation. The TNR program began in February of this year, and in less than five weeks had already issued 970 vouchers! Vouchers are accessed through the Animal Care Web Portal, where residents apply online using a valid email address, and may print the voucher immediately upon approval. The HSBC is one of the providers for the service, utilizing the county’s portable spay/neuter unit (the FORT); we are fully committed to assisting with this hugely beneficial program as much as possible. Appointments at the FORT are available Monday

through Friday. Contact us at 954.463.7729 or at

Feral felines benefit from the county's new TNR program.

The Humane Society of Broward County and Broward County Animal Care are not affiliated but do work together on projects such as these to benefit the animals in our community.

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

Training andtheBehavior Positive Way

In the Winter issue of Paw Prints we addressed the importance of exercise for cats; this time we focus on dogs.

Exercise for Your Pet: Dogs

e all know exercise is good for us, and a sedentary lifestyle can be damaging to both our health and our mental wellbeing. Your pet is no different – he needs physical release, and if left to his own devices he’ll likely entertain himself with normal animal behaviors such as digging, chewing and barking. It’s up to us humans to establish healthy exercise routines and to encourage appropriate behaviors. Making Exercise Part of Your Daily Routine Exercise is not achieved by letting your dog run around the yard by himself! For exercise to be effective it should be consistent, structured and interactive. Think of your pet’s exercise as more than just playing – it’s a stimulation of the mind as well as the body. • Be consistent. Activities should take place every day for a specific amount of time, either in short intervals frequently throughout the day or scheduled in the morning and then again in the evening – whatever works best for you. Making exercise convenient will increase the chances of it happening on a regular basis. • Structure is important. Use activities your dog enjoys, and develop a regimen like you would if you were going to the gym. Maybe in the morning it’s a five-minute game of fetch, then 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, and it’ll be a lot more fun if you join in. It will also help to stimulate natural play and predatory behaviors and relieve boredom. And by participating, you’ll build and continue to strengthen your lifelong bond with your pet. Games and Toys It’s critical that you make sure your dog’s toys and games are safe. Toys that are left with your dog while he’s alone should be examined to make sure he cannot ingest any parts. Softer toys and some chew toys will need your supervision when your dog is allowed to have them. Variety is important in keeping your dog interested and to stimulate different senses. Dogs play with certain things for different reasons: comfort, fun, predation, and to relieve boredom. Provide items and activities that will suit these needs. • Kong products, made of hard rubber and designed to stuff with treats or kibble, will entertain your dog for hours. • Rope knots are safe when your dog is alone -- and they’re a great interactive toy. • Buster Cubes or puzzle toys can be very entertaining once you train your dog how to use them. • Softer toys like stuffed animals can give your dog something to snuggle with and carry around as a comfort tool. Some dogs may use stuffed toys to express predatory behaviors and “kill” them by shaking and tearing. • Nylabone makes several products, from hard rubber nondestructible items to edible bone-shaped toys. These can be a fun way for your dog to relieve boredom . Most chew-type

toys should be used with supervision. • Balls and Frisbees make great fetch toys and can help your dog to burn off excess energy. NOTE: Do not give anything to your dog to play with that he might confuse with something that you do not want him to chew. For example, don’t give him an old shoe or sock if you do not want him to chew on your shoes and socks! GAMES • Hide-n-Seek: Have your dog complete a sit and stay, then you go hide and call him to you. When he finds you, celebrate with lots of praise and a small food treat. Make the game harder as your pet gets better at it. This is a great game for your kids and your dog. • Treasure Hunt: Have your dog complete a sit and downstay and place a treat (food or toy) where he can see it. Release the stay and encourage your dog to get the treat. Make the game harder as your dog gets better. Hide the treat out of sight but let him see you stash it. Then increase the difficulty by going into another room to hide a treat. • Red Light, Green Light: Just like the child’s game, this is stop and go for your dog. • Fetch: An old favorite for everyone. Some dogs may need to be taught how to fetch. The important part of this game is training a reliable “drop it” cue so it doesn’t became a chase game. • Shell game: Place a treat under a plastic cup, letting your dog see you do this; when your dog noses the cup, he gets the treat. Add two more cups to increase the difficulty, and always place the treat under the same cup so the scent stays strong. Move the cups around and watch your dog find the treat every time. • Tug-of-War: This can be a fun and safe game, so long as you set specific rules and stick to them. Use only one toy for this game, and put it away when you’re not playing. You are the only one who may initiate or end the game. Take breaks often, to bring the level of excitement down. If the dog is repeatedly mouthing your hands or any part of your body you should end the game and put the toy up. Say something like, “too bad game over.” You can start the game again later when your dog has calmed down. You must have a reliable “drop it” cue to play this game. Note: If your dog has ever shown any signs of aggression to family members or if you are having problems with aggressive behavior, DO NOT play this game, as it may intensify any current aggressive tendencies. Tips for Keeping it Fun Rotate your pet’s toys to help keep him interested. Hide some of the toys (make them easy to find). A newly discovered toy is a better prize than one that is given. Scenting toys will make them more appealing. Try soaking hard rubber toys in a chicken bouillon broth overnight, or putting a toy in the bottom of your dirty laundry basket. We have lots of great toys to choose from in our Pet Boutique. Stop in with your dog and see what he chooses! 9


Angel PAWS Hits the Runway


he annual Angel PAWS Luncheon & Fashion Show wowed the crowd in January at the Coral Ridge Country Club. With a theme this year of A Diamond in the “Ruff,” the event was a sparkling success. Chairs Carolyn Lee and Shawn Smith-Myers, along with Honorary Chair Susan Smith, were ecstatic to announce that the afternoon of fabulous fashion was a record-breaker with a net of over $85,000 raised! After being greeted upon arrival by an adoptable dog, attendees enjoyed a cocktail hour and perused a guest-favorite silent auction that is notable because the items on offer are lovingly-used designer handbags and shoes, jewelry and accessories. Adoptable pets were present for cuddles and kisses. A prize drawing was held for the chance to win Diamond and South Sea Pearl Lever Back Earrings, generously donated by Gem Couture, Inc.; designs by Melody. The delighted winner was Suzy Bennett. Luncheon attendees could also purchase keys and then try their luck to see if their key unlocked any of the eight display cases containing fabulous prizes. Those keys made eight winning ladies very happy indeed!


Join us On

Honorary Emcee Jacey Birch from WPLG Channel 10 helped to introduce the beautiful fashions presented by Bloomingdale’s Boca Raton. Afterward, those fashions were available for purchase in a mini boutique; Bloomingdale’s donated a portion of those proceeds to PAWS. Sponsors included: Lorraine Thomas, The Gaddis Family Foundation & Yellow Cab Co., Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation, Susan & Phil Smith, Christy & Andy Gumberg, Ingrid Poulin and Brenda Puck, Purrfect Diamond Pups - (Bonnie Barnett, Tari Collins, Christine Forman, Tara Forman, Carol Harrison, Jonelle Lees, Margaret Meldeau, Melody Saleh, Lori Sisko, Lucy Weber), Sara Sears, Cheryl & Bill Easby-Smith, Dawn & Peter Dellapina, Jamie & Terry Stiles, Bennett Auto Supply, Dazzling Divas - (Terri Cole, Elaine Johnson, Carol Loiacono, Cherie Marshall, Nancy Myers, Jonelle Milton, Doreen Outler, Suzie Smith), Fifth Third Private Bank, Tanya & Andrew Heller, Carolyn & Wayne Lee, Annette & David Yarborough, Breakthru Beverage Florida, Bloomingdale’s Boca Raton, Coral Ridge Country Club, Gem Couture, Inc.; designs by Melody and Purina ONE.

Betsy Marolf, Caryl Sorensen, Lorraine Thomas and Beverly Hodder

Jamie Stiles and the HSBC's Christopher Agostino

Jonelle Lees and Margaret Meldeau

Julie Strauch and Dawn Dellapina

Luann Alorro, Susan Penrod and Christy Gumberg

Melody Saleh, jewelry winner Suzy Bennett, and Emcee Jacey Birch

Tara Forman, Christine Forman and Lori Sisko

Honorary Chair Susan Smith, Chair Carolyn Lee, Local 10's Jacey Birch and Chair Shawn Smith-Myers

Wendy Brigante, Betty Levy, Tari Collins and Lucy Weber

Join us On

Shopping With a Purpose


ust in time for the holidays, PAWS presented its annual Holiday Party and Shopping Extravaganza in December at the Coral Ridge Country Club. Who doesn’t love to shop for such a great cause? Chairperson Stacy Sager is very happy to report that the event raised over $8,700 for the shelter! A wonderful variety of vendors showcased their wares, offering jewelry, clothing and accessories, home and holiday décor, pet gifts and goodies, and so much more. A portion of the proceeds from sales that day were generously donated to PAWS. Many vendors also contributed items toward a Chinese Auction and hourly door prizes. Guests took a break from their shopping fun to sample light bites and drinks, socialize with one another, and get a cuddle or two from our four-legged cuties at the mobile adoption area.

Danielle Gaudreau of Salon Bark Spa & Boutique showcased some of her store’s great items.


Participating vendors and sponsors included: A Nu Leaf Designs, Blush & Arrow, Body Stretch Therapy, Collections by Maureen/Written in the Stars, CommuniTea Center, Core Contour, Deborah James, Elektrik Boutique, Fresh & Fabulous Creations, HAPI Designs by Laura Schroeders, Interior Digs, J.R. Dunn Jewelers, La Vie en Blanc, Lifestream Spa & Boutique, LuLu's Vintage, Monisha Melwani Jewelry, Open Card Now, Park Lane Jewelry, Petra Soy Candles, Royal 9 Boutique, Salon Bark Spa & Boutique, Richard Delia, Tish Flavin, Scott Gooding, Wil and Susan Greaton, Perry and Debbie Keese, John and Melinda O'Brien, Danny Provenzano, Mark Sager, Kevin Taylor, Dr. Edward Williams, Coral Ridge Country Club and Breakthru Beverage Florida.

Enjoying their shopping experience are Kristina Virtue, Jonelle Lees, Elaine Johnson of Park Lane Jewelry, Anita Lamberti and Tari Collins.

Door prize winner Robin Diaz and event Chair Stacy Sager

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! (Cost of some items is included in case you’d like to donate the funds for purchasing.) Should you have any questions, please call 954.266.6810.

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Packing tape Canned pumpkin Disposable packing tape dispensers Manual can openers Ping pong balls for cats to play with Home Depot Gift Cards - for bldg maint Premium ZINK paper 2x3 for Polaroid digital camera Automatic dishwasher tabs Scrubbing brushes for dishes Publix gift cards (to buy fresh veggies for our rabbits) Toys for dogs and cats Soft treats for dogs and cats White towels Paper towels Dry Erase Marker Kits Dixie brand paper plates and clear plastic cups Yards of fleece fabric, any colors/patterns

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Mr. Clean Eraser Sponges Corrugated cardboard cat scratchers Laminating pouches, 8 ½ x 11 Dog training treat pouches Cheerios & Peanut Butter Dixie Cups Natural Balance Food rolls (dog enrichment program) Humane cat traps ($57 each) 8.5 x 11 lucite frames with easel back Gallon-size zip lock bags Full-size towels Plastic silverware Plastic table covers and skirts (54x108) Liquid hand soap Wowbutter soy nut spread Foldable rolling cart ($30) Sharp XEA107 Entry level cash register w/LED display ($115)

We’re in need of indestructible rubber toys for the dogs. Kongs, Nylabones and Petqwerks are a few good examples. These are all items that are long-lasting and can be disinfected.

• 3M Littmann 6153 Cardiology IV Stethoscope, Standard-Finish Chestpiece, 27” ($163. We need 12) • New or gently used Canon Rebel camera to take pet photos for website ($400) • Sensation Harnesses for Ambassador dogs ($30) • New or gently used digital video recorder ($500) • Gently used box truck with lift gate • Gently used golf cart ($2,000)

Feature Item! Indestructible Rubber Toys 11

HSBC Receives Dogs

Photo credit: HSI - Humane Society International

Rescued from South Korean Meat Trade

Housing of dogs at the farm in Wonju, located in the Gangwon province of South Korea. any of you have likely heard about the market for dog meat in some Asian countries, most notably South Korea where it has long been culturally acceptable to consume dog meat. South Korea is the only country in the world that raises dogs on dog meat farms where the sole purpose is to supply their meat for consumption.

Photo credit: HSI - Humane Society International

Humane Society International (an organization we are not affiliated with but do assist when needed) has been in South Korea since December 2014, working hard to ultimately put an end to these dog meat farms. To date, the organization has made agreements with six dog meat farmers for permanent closure of their farms, rescuing 770 dogs which have been transported overseas for placement into loving homes. (The farmers received assistance from HSI in transitioning into other lines of work.) HSI staff transported the Estimates put the number dogs one by one. of dogs being slaughtered

line of work. In mid-January, we received 10 of these dogs from South Korea; five other shelters in Florida also took in dogs, and a total of 17 shelters throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K. accepted all 200 dogs for placement. The dogs at this particular farm represented a variety of breeds, including cocker spaniels, English spaniels, beagles, Pyrenees, and dogs more commonly found on farms, such as mastiffs and Jindos. Of the 10 dogs that we received, eight have found their forever homes; many are pictured here. One of the remaining dogs, a mastiff mix named Scarlett, has been transferred to another facility. The other dog is Gillian, our cover girl for this issue of Paw Prints. She’s made tremendous progress since arriving here, now walking on a leash, exploring the outdoors on walks, and interacting well with people. She’s awaiting her new family.

Photo credit: HSI - Humane Society International


at dog meat farms in South Korea between 2 and 2.5 million each year. These dogs typically live in cramped conditions in cages where they are exposed to the elements, with many suffering from injuries, disease and malnutrition. All are neglected, and cruelty and abuse are not uncommon. The most recent closing of a dog meat farm was in early January of this year, where 200 dogs were rescued from a location in the Gangwon province – the location of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Interestingly, this farm’s owner contacted HSI after being urged 12 by her daughter to give up the business and move into another

This fellow is on his way to a much better place.

South Korean Dogs Continued

Alex was a matted, tangled boy when he first came to us.

Donna (lounging poolside) was adopted by the Volkers of Pembroke Pines. They tell us, “She acts like she has always lived here. When we get home she likes to run around the back yard to burn off the energy and likes a lot of attention. She is very curious and we have a cat who she is doing well with. She likes to roll and play. She is wonderful.” Anderson, pictured right, went home to Delray with Alyse and Orson, who tell us he’s doing great! “He is an amazing dog who is very sweet,” they say. “He didn’t wag his tail for the first week, but now he’s settled in and is very happy.” There are two doggie siblings at home to play with, and he still has a bit of anxiety when leaving the house but they are working on that. He has been a great addition to their family.

Alex, all cleaned up and with a new trio of humans to love!

Shy Rami was adopted by Barbara, who lives in Fort Lauderdale.

Shane, pictured right, went home with the O’Toole family of Fort Lauderdale.

NuNu is a two-year-old Jindo mix who now lives happily with her mom and dad in Fort Lauderdale. For the first week she didn’t want to eat, but she slowly settled in and is now eating just fine. Walks are a favorite, though she startles easily. She’s a smart and loyal girl who knows her house is home, and she’s loving life! NuNu tested positive for heartworm and will be coming in to the shelter clinic to complete her treatment.

Brody (right) has a loving family that says he is just wonderful. Initially, he was scared at home, but now he's better adjusted and sleeps on the bed with them. He gets frightened when other dogs bark loudly. They are a happy family!


Volunteer Spotlight Spotlight On:

Scott Schlossman

Began volunteering:

September 2015



Pets at home:

Jackson, a 7-year-old Chihuahua, and a 1 ½ -year-old parakeet named Simon

Favorite part of volunteering: “It feels so rewarding to sometimes provide the animals with their first good-quality photos, which can have a huge impact in getting them adopted sooner. My passion is wildlife photography and I hope to make that into a rewarding career.” What the animals say: “Scott is a super-good photographer. His photos always make us look our furry best! He can make even the least snazzy-looking of us look adorable. Plus he’s totally patient, which is important ‘cause getting some of us to sit still and actually look at the camera can be, ummmm….a bit of a challenge. His skills help make us more adoptable and that’s what it’s all about, right? Scott’s the bomb!”

Interested in volunteering? Scott Schlossman and a shelter friend

We’re especially in need of dog walkers, adoption ambassadors and customer service volunteers. Call Lacey at 954.266.6814 to learn more and/or to sign up for our next orientation.

Pet Loss and Grieving:

A Letter from Jade

Jade's dog Chip Pet Loss and Grieving support sessions are held free of charge at the shelter on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Call 954.266.6848 to register. 14

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What a Day!

Presented by

Walk for the Animals Does It Again!


uestion: What has 18,000 legs, 2,000 wagging tails, and helps homeless animals in your community? Answer: Participants in the 2017 Walk for the Animals presented by VCA Animal Hospitals! On the morning of Saturday, March 18, Huizenga Plaza in downtown Fort Lauderdale was abuzz with activity as 5,000 people and their 2,000 dogs walked in support of the HSBC. Easily our largest and most-attended fundraiser each year, this 27th annual Walk was a sight to behold as dogs of every imaginable size, shape, color and mix enjoyed the doggie meet-and-greet of their dreams. Even the weather cooperated, providing the perfect

South Florida winter morning. Event Chairs Carey Morgan (back for her 8th year) and Deanna Kubinski (in her second year) did another bang-up job of organizing and executing a fabulous event. A net total of over $565,000 was raised to support the shelter’s animals, programs and services! Emceeing the Walk again this year were our friends Jacey Birch of WPLG Local 10 News and U-Turn Laverne from 99.9 Kiss Country Radio. Joining them were 99.9’s Fish and TC. The 1.25-mile Walk was led by a Subaru pace car from Official Automobile Sponsor Coconut Creek Subaru, followed by HSBC mascot Digger the dog.

“Leader of the Packs” Stilish Paws raised a whopping $ 61,785!

First and Third Place Individual Fundraisers Tim Miller and Chris Rotolo (both center) accept their awards from Walk Co-Chairs Deanna Kubinski and Carey Morgan.

Emcee Jacey Birch and her husband Trent Aric, both with Local 10 News, brought their son Jupiter to his very first Walk for the Animals. Their dog Radar joined in on the fun, too!

Our friends from 99.9 KISS Country: U-Turn Laverne, Fish and TC.

Presenting Sponsor VCA Animal Hospitals put together a terrific Pack! 15

Walk continued. . . So, what was there to do pre- and post-Walk besides sniff, pat, chat, and take in the scene? The list of activities was a long one. Dogs received the star treatment with red carpet photos courtesy of Little’s Photography, before jumping in the doggie pools for a splash. There were fresh-flipped pancakes courtesy of IHOP; kids visited the bounce house and had their faces painted; Jimmy John’s doled out sub sandwiches for our VIP fundraisers. There was live entertainment, including music by the Thunderhead Band and gravity-defying demonstrations by the Purina Pro Plan Performance Team. There were also more than 40 booths to tour and receive goodies from, including VCA Animal Hospitals, Purina, Pet Supermarket, Coconut Creek Subaru, BB&T, JM Family Enterprises and many more. VCA Animal Hospitals staff played games and handed out goodies. Purina spoke about their extensive line of regular and specialty pet food. Some sponsor booths had photos, others had wheels of chance, one printed customized magnets on the spot. Specialty veterinarians Dr. Stephanie Correa from Animal Cancer Care Clinic and Dr. Dylan Buss from Animal Eye Specialty Clinic answered questions. Once all donations were turned in and the actual walk began, HSBC volunteers and staff tallied the funds and checked their lists carefully before announcing the winners in the two fundraiser categories of Individual and Pack.

On behalf of all the animals: THANK YOU!

Tied for Second Place: Representing the PAWS pack are members Melody Saleh (left) and Jonelle Milton (right). Cherie Wachter, center, captained the Puppy Peddlers pack.

Our Top Fundraiser this year, holding on to his first-place spot from 2016, is Tim Miller of the Pack “Stilish Paws,” who collected an outstanding $14,000 individually. Alfredo Rodriguez gathered an amazing $11,045 in donations, coming in second; and Chris Rotolo of “Stilish Paws” came in third with an incredible $8,862 as an individual. In the Pack category, Leader of the Packs goes to “Stilish Paws” with a mind-boggling $61,785 in donations. And for the first time in our history, we had a tie for 2nd place on Walk day, with just over $34,000 being raised by both Puppy Peddlers and PAWS! It is humbling for us to see the enormous amount of effort that our Walkers put into gathering donations for the HSBC. We sincerely appreciate the time, hard work, dedication and heart.

Alfredo Rodriguez, the Second Place Individual Fundraiser, and his pet pig.

Save the date for our 28th Annual Walk for the Animals on March 3, 2018!


Donna Gold was the lucky winner of a promotion held at Coconut Creek Subaru. She and her dog got to ride in the Walk's official pace car!

The Purina Pro Plan Performance Team and Chris McLeod provided terrific entertainment.



Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors for helping to make the Walk such a smashing success!


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



t’s me, Chewy. You guys helped me get adopted, remember? My Dad came in one day and took me from you guys’ wonderful care. I think he gave me as a gift to my mom because she freaked out when she saw me & started kissing and hugging me uncontrollably. I have a really nice & loving home on Miami Beach. I’m an only child so I’m spoiled rotten! I go for walks twice a day…Saturdays I go for walks on the beach and to the dog park where I have made a lot of doggie friends. I love my new place, I sleep on the bed with mami y papi and I have doggie neighbors. My mom likes to make me doggie ice cream and homemade doggie food. I love to chase pigeons, squirrels and lizards…I’m having a lot of fun here. But I don’t forget how you guys gave me a second chance at life. Keep up the good work and never grow tired of doing good. Spunky, aka Chewy Miami Beach


Dear HSBC,

Dear HSBC,



came to the Humane Society to meet a certain dog, but unfortunately it wasn’t a match. I was convinced by friends to go inside to look at the dogs in the kennels and saw this guy. I guess everything worked out the way it was meant to, and I feel pretty lucky. I found my new best friend, Paxton (formerly Stix).

n Sept. 27 of last year my brother & I came down to your shelter to adopt a little Chihuahua we saw on your website. Her name was (and still is) Bella. She's 5 years old. We were told she was kept in a cage most of the time & wasn't housebroken. I wasn't deterred as I'm retired & have plenty of time. She was housebroken in 3 weeks. She wasn't very sociable with other dogs or humans but is doing much better. We adore her & she seems very happy & content in her new home. When we brought her home she was terrified of going outside but now loves to go for long walks. She also loves snuggling on our laps. She has definitely found her "forever home.”

Marcus Sunrise Paxton

Terri McAloon





e adopted little Wellington a few weeks ago at your PETCO location in Boca Raton. He has been doing great!!! We love him sooooooo much!!! He fits in so well with our other animals, and is best friends with our only other boy cat Toby. They play together, sleep together, they are ALWAYS together. Toby lays next to his bed while he sleeps. Our dogs love him too.

e just wanted to thank you all for such a positive experience. We visited your shelter on December 16, 2016 in hopes of adopting a small dog. We live in Naples and traveled over to see a dog named Larry, however when we arrived another person was already adopting him, so we walked through the shelter and found Pamela. She is a 2year-old Chihuahua (or Chihuahua mix) which you had received from California just a day or two before. Well, we fell in love with her and headed back home. She is a WONDERFUL dog. She is loving, curious, smart, housebroken, crate trained, playful, calm disposition and doesn’t bark much at all. PERFECT!

Thanks again for helping us add our new little guy to our group. He is SUCH a sweetheart! :) Kari Hudson

Sadie Joy

Her name is now SADIE JOY and she is a perfect fit for us. Happy New Year! 20

S. Yankow Naples

Wellington and Toby



Dear HSBC,




inger Bread is wonderful! He acclimated to his new home right away and is playing with all the toys. He's very loving and sweet, follows me around the apartment, and slept with me all night. I honestly don't know why anyone wouldn't have kept him forever. Thank you, Richard

Ginger Bread

Dear Humane Society,


e adopted 13-year-old Tinkerbell one month ago and want you to know how well she's doing! The first ten days were rough for her from her extensive dental surgery. But the wonderful vet, Dr. Willie at VCA in Lauderhill, got her through it and she is eating and playing now. You would never know she is 13 by her energy level. She dances around on her back legs and jumps and runs like a youngster! She is getting used to sharing toys and interacting with her sister "Zoey" just fine. She is loving and very well behaved. She seems happy and will be well loved in her new Forever home. Thank you and bless you for all you do.

Howard and Patti Blitz Sunrise

Tinkerbell and her dad

y name is Marcus Hudson. Last weekend my wife saw the Local 10 pet of the day, Nick, a Pyrenees/golden mix. I came home and my wife says we need to go to HSBC to look at a dog or 2. We got to meet Nick as he had just returned to the shelter. We fell in love instantly and did not want to see another dog; we took him home. He has filled our home with puppy love. My teenager says he loves that he looks grown but is only a pup. My 8-year-old says he now has a new friend/playmate. We are so thankful to bring home a new member of the family. His name is now ZEUS. GOD OF GODS...he is a great joy. We will love him like one of our children. Thank you again, Marcus Hudson and family Zeus Fort Lauderdale

From the staff at our mobile site at the PETCO in Boca Raton:


eus is a three-year-old Chihuahua adopted by Marley Vallee on August 20, 2016. Marley says that Zeus is completely loved by their entire family, especially their two young boys, aged 5 and 2, and Ollie, their Boston terrier. He wears his New England Patriots jersey proudly, and even donned a reindeer antler sweater for the holidays. “He is such a good boy. We LOVE him,” said Marley. “Zeus and Ollie are great together.” Zeus comes to visit us in Petco often, sometimes riding in the stroller with his boy!

Dear Humane Society,


n July we adopted a 2nd timer from you…we’ve renamed her Lexie and made her a promise she’ll never have to live anywhere else. The adjustment wasn’t easy but we stuck with it and we’re so glad for the perfect addition to our family. My 11-yearold son has discovered an overwhelming amount of affection we call a Lexie bath. Our Golden mix has discovered the joys again of having a sister he can pal around with. And I have discovered a layer of love and forgiveness I didn’t realize I had. Lexie is our third rescue from you, and we are so thankful for a place like yours that can continually provide companions to families like ours. Thank you for all you do. Deb Crombie Lake Worth

Lexie and her dad

Zeus and her brother

Hello Everyone,


y name is Connor and I found my forever home on 01/25/2015. I was very little when my Dad picked me up and brought me home to my mom and brother…I’m doing very well. I love my family, my grandparents, the people at day care and at mom’s work and all the nice people at the vet. I have a weakness for shoes, so my parents hide them from me. I also, kind of, ate the sofa during my first year. Mom said it’s not my fault, as I’m so full of energy. That’s why we go for long walks at the park, play at the dog park or at day care with my friends… to drain my energy my Mom goes tracking with me. Mom, dad, and my brother are very happy to have me in their lives and they would not change it for anything. Thank you for finding me my home and for all the good work you guys do. Love, Connor

Connor 21

To include your memorial, 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 upon your request. Your message may be edited due to space, and multiple donations in memory of the same person may be grouped together. Memorials received by March 21 are included here. The deadline for the July issue is June 22. In memory of “Max”Miller. “Maxie”has been a loyal companion and neighbor who will be missed by all who knew him. From Deborah & Leigh Kerr. In memory of Samantha, Shelly Haas’s beautiful cat. From Cheryl Eggleston. In memory of Sierra, from Zoe & Chloe. In memory of Roxie & Minnie, Beagle sisters adopted together as puppies from HSBC. Now together forever, 2002-2016. RIP sweet ones, until we meet again. From the Fortier Family. In memory of Zula, for all the wonderful years she shared with the Kewl-Durfey family. From Amy & Norm Ostrau. In memory of Snickers who will be missed but we’ll always have the memories. From the Mulligan Family. In memory of Toby, 20 lbs. of attitude and love. What attitude: he was a pearl and the world his oyster! From Martine. In memory of Cody, our loving, loyal, wonderful Cocker Spaniel. We miss you. From Chris & Lynn Finck. In memory of Molly, the Greco family’s long-time, loving companion. From Scott Cumming & Cliff Whittle. In memory of our beloved Oliver. From Sandra DioliKumm. In loving memory of Jasper. From Dexter, Isaac, Scott & Cliff. In memory of Madison, from Paula & Rae. In memory of Charlotte Frady, loved by all who ever met her! Forever in our hearts…Love, Annie, Bubbie & Cali. In memory of our dear friend, Killer. From Kathleen Kennedy. In memory of our dear friend, Fletcher. From Kathleen Kennedy. In memory of Toby Maxon. Toby, the best cat ever, will be missed by all. We love you buddy! From Drew, Lindsay, Tenley, Elle & Porter. In loving memory of Summer Glick. From Cindy & Steve Jacobs. In memory of Penelope O’Connor, from Howie & Sue Longin. In memory of Gary & Michelle Davis’s dog, a very special member of the Davis family who will be missed. From Monty & Alice Miller. In memory of Cloe who loved her family so much and who was much loved by them. From John & Pat Celek. In loving memory of Doyle. Such a sweet and beautiful boy who will be missed so terribly much. From Joyce, Greg & Hoover Fadick. In memory of Harry Tabor Guedry, a very fine dog. He will be missed greatly by both his human and canine friends. From the Kusch Family. In memory of Burt. Thank you Humane Society of Broward County for bringing Burt into our lives. It was a privilege to love him and provide him with a happy and loving home. From Mike & Vickie Carcaise. In memory of your beloved Buddy, from Dr. Robert & Lorelei Ennis. In memory of Reagan Baby who brought his mom many years of love and joy. From Lisa Davis. 22

In memory of my dog, Spot. From Celia Buchanan. In memory of Sarah, our lovely friend who always had a warm and loving greeting for all of us. We were so lucky to know her. From Marj & Houston Horne. In memory of Chippie, a little dog who made a big impact on his family and their friends. From Scott & DoQuyen Masel. In memory of Riley Stelnik – we hope you are playing with all your furry friends over the Rainbow Bridge. From Marla & Bob. In memory of our beloved cat, Rusty. From Barbara & Michael Ligena. In memory of Winston Resnick – He was a very special friend to many! From Debbie & David Lester. In memory of Lucky, Jessica Wein & Todd Miller’s very beloved dog. He will be held in all of our hearts and be missed by many. With love from Mom & Joe, Becca & Nick, Lily & Julio, Dad & Nancy. Remembering Rainman with fond memories and lots of love. From Daniel & Kelly Wade. In memory of our Boxer, Lucy. You and Stray are together again but we miss you both! With Love, Tory, Rick, Gage & Maison. In memory of Beethoven, a loving companion and friend. From Amanda & Aiden. In memory of Felix Chung. Rest in peace sweet little boy. You are loved and missed. XOXO from Frank & Carla Spina. In memory of Sparky. My friend Norm adopted Sparky from the Humane Society of Broward 13 years ago. He was a great dog and will be missed. From David Hassen. In memory of Rocky, from Momma. In memory of Jasmine. Jazzy: You will forever be in your Mom’s heart; rest well, dearest friend. From Winnie Lichter. In memory of Jake who was a sweet dog and brought love and happiness to the Strunin Family and everyone who knew him. From Anita & Frank Countryman. In memory of Giddy Bockstein – big baby boy was such a gentle and happy dog. He will be missed. From Holly, Luis, Amanda, & David Eiber. In memory of Sweepee, from Linda & Scott Taylor. In memory of Luger Walczak, from Tracy Walczak. In memory of Donald Kaplan, from Steven Rosenbaum. In memory of Joan Winston, from Linda Keljik. In memory of Abby DeMare, from Carol DeMare. In memory of Tabatha. From Helga Jessen. In memory of Nikita Hasky. From Mr. & Mrs. Vinodray Mehta. In loving memory of Colton Lissolo. May God bless you! Rest in peace. We will always remember you and you will be forever in our hearts. From Margaret Trimino. In memory of Ron Pascarella, from Lorraine & Frank Soper. In memory of Mae Moskowitz, beloved Mother, Grandmother & Great-Grandmother. You will be sorely missed. Love you always! Love, Gail & Ricky.

In memory of Christina Rolston – love and miss you, Mom. From Carol Siron. In memory of Colton Lissolo, from Kathy Bateman. In memory of John M. Milanese with deepest sympathy and love from Barbara & Michael Lisena. In memory of Arlene Burns. From John & Natalie McCauley. In memory of Marti Huizenga and to honor an amazing woman who loved and saw the best in humans and animals. Our community will not be the same without her. From Peter & Jennifer Anderson. In memory of Marti Huizenga, from Downtown Photo. In memory of Marti Huizenga, an amazing, generous and loving Lady. RIP. From Renee & Stuart Weinstein. In memory of Marti Huizenga, from Samuel Robbin and the entire National Jets family. In memory of Marti Huizenga. From Tom Hawkins. In memory of Marti Huizenga who gave so much to benefit so many – both two & four-legged. From Cherie Wachter. In memory of Peter Heymann, from Ardel & Rick Fogel. In memory of Dallas Perez. Words cannot express our sorrow at your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers! From Debbie Karcher & Theresa Sarnecki. In memory of Colton Lissolo…RIP Colton. You were a very special young man and will be missed. From Roger & Dawn Houston. In memory of Dallas Perez, from Ana Cardinale. In memory of Alice Foster, a gracious and caring friend. From Scott & Cliff. In memory of Colton Lissolo, from Aunt Barbara & Uncle Victor. In memory of Colton Lissolo. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Fondly, Lori Press-Vidal. In memory of Marti Huizenga, from Lesa Kennedy & Bill Christy. In memory of Marti Huizenga. From the Lapayowker Family. In memory of Robert Roth. From Alex & Elizabeth Rodriguez. In memory of Marti Huizenga. From Bob & Mary Guerin. In memory of Marti Huizenga, from Lorraine Thomas. In memory of Phil Smith, from Lorraine Thomas. In memory of Marti Huizenga. Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. From your J.P. Morgan Team – Emily Clifford, Jim Dowling & William Eady. In memory of Michael A. Bracco – I will always cherish the beautiful memories of Michael. Rest in Peace. From Peggy Moles. In memory of Alan Herbert, from Eli Goldschmidt.

In memory of Marti Huizenga – Thank you for the love and kindness you shared with the World. From Leslie & Michael Zimmer. In memory of Robert Roth. From Jacqui & Jerry Chaves. In memory of Marti Huizenga, from Anne Bennett. Thank you for loving and supporting the animals at the HSBC. In memory of Phil Smith – Please accept our sincere condolences. From Renee & Geoff Mombach. In memory of Marti Huizenga, from Michael & Marybeth Brooks. In memory of Phil Smith, from Gail Goulett-Meyer. In memory of Marti Huizenga. She was always very passionate towards all the 4 legged animals and will be missed by many. From The Staff of Grille 66 & Bar. In memory of Marti Huizenga, from David & Francie Horvitz. In memory of Andrew Anderson, from John & Leslie Miner. In memory and honor of Robert Roth. From Trute & Robbins. In memory of Marti Huizenga. From Edward & Sherry Meehan. In memory of Martha Orr. From Carmen DiPuglia & Carol Crews. In memory of Marti Huizenga, from Robert Raynes, Jr. In memory of Robert (Bob) Roth – May he rest in peace and may many animals be helped in his memory. From Debra Leibowitz. Because of her passion & dedication to her beloved animals & for all the good work that the Humane Society does, please accept this contribution in memory of Marti Huizenga. From Valerie Hinkell. In memory of Mr. Colin Geoghegan, from Charles & Joanne LoBue. In memory of Marti Huizenga. From Charley & Robert Zeches. In memory of Korissa Ashline, a beautiful, smart, witty, wonderful lady gone much too soon. From Samantha Snyder. In loving memory of Beverly Cook. From the Residents of Mainland’s 4. In honor and memory of Bob Roth, from Lori, Edwen, Kate & Sara Belza. In loving memory of a special friend, James Gaunt. From Leah Heckert. In memory of Marti Huizenga, from Veronica & Bob Leonardi. In memory of Jennifer L. Levy. From Silvia, Reece, Madison, Jade & Joey Dee. In memory of Antje Farber, from Kathleen Kennedy. In memory of Korissa Ashline. Our heart, thoughts & prayers are with Tiffani Ashline & family during the loss of your sister Korissa. Her work family has come together to donate on Korissa’s behalf. Love & Blessings from Kaplan Academics Team. In memory of Lilia Gomez, from Kenneth Cantor. In memory of Marti Huizenga, from Debbie & Walter Banks. In memory of William (Uncle Bill) Fischer. From Laurence Fischer. In memory of Mike Accetturo. Uncle Mike, you will be missed and remembered for your good heart and jokes from my childhood. From Brad Sovik. In memory of Michael Safier from the following family and friends: Debbie & Bill Clark; Sharon Wilbanks; Debbie & Kevin DeVito; Laurie Drew & Joni Ruble; and Jackie Dubrow Brouwer. In memory of Michael Safier. Dear Joey & Family: With all our love and sympathy from Aunt Barbara & Uncle Allen.

In memory of Michael Safier, from Karen Lavandosky. In memory of Geraldine Higgins – Thanking you for so many years of loving devotion as Mother, Grandmother & Great Grandmother. From Heather Cooperman. In memory of Michael Safier, from Rita & Stan Weinstein. In memory of Marti Huizenga, from Polly & Tom Gruber. In loving memory of Ray Umansky. From Eileen & David Kupersmith. In memory of Richard “Dick” Gibbs. From BLAAIA. In memory of Sally Wolfer. From Louise Geffner. In memory of Rafael Umansky, with deep sympathy and love. Love, Bonnie & Fred. In memory of Richard Gibbs. May his memory and name be a blessing. My sincerest condolences, Barry Sanders. In memory of Michael Safier, with heartfelt condolences. Love, The Roye Family. In memory of Richard “Dick” Gibbs, Jr. from the following family and friends: Marge Anderson; Brett Porter & Mike Sunberg/Barkley Insurance; Bibb & Diana Huffstutler; Deborah Smith; Mary Starnes; Patricia & James Romaine; and Elizabeth & John Thomasson. In memory of Marti Huizenga, from Gabriele Magdanz. In memory of Kim Rowley. From Joan Stake. In memory of Lilia Gomez. From Ellie & Tom Gregor. In loving memory of Richard“Dick”Gibbs, Jr., my great friend’s dad who had a profound effect on our lives in so many ways! May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. From the Ralph & Lori Counts Family. In memory of Lenny Fletcher, a loving person who touched the hearts of many. RIP. From Terry Hudak. In memory of Michael Safier. We cherish times together throughout childhood and years of memories with lots of love, as we remember Joey’s dad. May Michael’s Memory Always be a Blessing! From Marcy, Jeff, Syd & Ian. In loving memory of Doreen Marie Seaman. From The Hunt Family. In memory of Marti Huizenga, from John Perry Day. In memory of Marti Huizenga. We miss you every day! Love, Ed, Laura, Nick, Alex & Daisy. In memory of Colleen Berzok. Always the animal lover and always in our thought and prayers, Col! From Jeff, Syre & Gizmo. In memory of John A. Hill, from Valrie Simpson. In memory of Matthew Schwalbach. From Gail & Byron Stanley. In memory of Jane LaValley, a kind, gentle animal lover. From Gloria Mahoney & Pauline Smith. In memory of Jane Nadine LaValley. Dear Angela: It was with great sadness that we learned of your mother’s passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. xxxooo Marybeth & Mike. In memory of Jan Perler, a wonderful person loved by humans and animals. From Judy & Robert Levy. In memory of Lillian Beaufrere. From friends at Marlin Towers. In loving memory of my beloved husband & friend, Allen, and our very special kitty, Tuesday. Love you, Mrs. Allen K. (Marna) Harker. In memory of Joseph Scully, from the GNO Group of Coral Springs High School. In memory of Lilia Gomez. From the U.S. House of Representatives House Recording Studio. In memory of Lorene Dame, our loving friend who was a true animal lover. We will truly miss her. From Barbara & Jim Smith. In memory of Francisco (Frank) Luna, from Bobby & Lori Conway.

In memory of Francisco (Frank) Luna, from Frederick & Susan Malvagno. In memory of Leonard D. Jacobs. Dear Jeffrey: We know how difficult it is to lose a parent. May you be comforted knowing that your parents are together once again, and that he was very proud of you. Please accept this donation to the HSBC in memory of your Dad. Love, Pat & Rich. In memory of Robert Lurer. From mail lady Paula Krauser. In memory of my daughter Marley Toomey, a very special person. I will miss her. And in memory of her dog Nietzsche who loved and missed her very much and was a faithful companion to her in life. From Patricia Toomey. In memory of Richard D. Gibbs, Jr. From Charles & Sharon Donaldson. In memory of Nancy Walter, from Connie Hiaasen. In memory of Michael Accetturo. From Robert Ferrara & Marie Ferrara. In memory of Michael Accetturo. From Ray & Ellie Parello. In memory of Zanvil Smiley. From Joe & Rhoda Kafer. In memory of Michael Accetturo…any one person who loved animals as much as Mike did is indeed a good hearted soul. From Bert & Pat Sovik. In memory of Marti Huizenga. From Luann & Bill Pierce. In memory of Steve, brother of Jody McCard, from Joan Gaslowitz. In memory of Jean DeCastro who loved fostering kittens. From Wendy & Richie Keil. In memory of Donna Ashley, from Elizabeth Hertz. In memory of Sondra Michels. Lots of cherished memories of our dear friend Sondra. Thanks for your kindness, friendship, and all you did for all the animals. We have peace knowing you are reunited with your family, your pets, and our pets too. We Love and Miss You, Louise and Dot. In memory of Jay, from Joan & Norman. In memory and honor of Elizabeth Jane Griffiths. We will miss you, Honey. I know you are walking all those furried and feathered friends you loved so much over the years on beautiful paths in Heaven. Thank you for your gift of friendship. Love, Carol, Bob & Molly. In honor of the memory and compassion of Elizabeth Griffiths. From Frances Bland. In loving memory of Aegean Garner, from Ashley & Ben Tuxhorn. In tribute to - and remembrance of - Elizabeth Griffiths. From Martha McKnight. In loving memory of Mary L. Shadowens. From Linda Lock. In memory of Danesh Mohnani, from Lakhi Mohnani. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. In loving memory of Patrick A. Marks, missed very much by his sister. From Leah Heckert. In memory of Jack Simon, from Maureen Smith. In memory of Colton J. Lissolo. From Jean & Julie Moore. In memory of Hal & Jeanne Beyer. From Jodi Beyer. In memory of Michael Accetturo, with our deepest sympathy. Love, Cousins Rich, Kristina, & Joey Ferrara. In loving memory of our dear, sweet friend and HSBC volunteer, Sondra Michaels. From HSBC staff and volunteers. In memory of Andy Coan. Andy enriched the lives of those who knew him with his warm heart. With sympathy from Karen & Gary. In memory and honor of Marie Stubbs in the hope that her spirit lives on and with her passing an animal is saved and given the opportunity to live a happy and long life. From Graham Stubbs. 23

HONORS AND CELEBRATIONS Send a special message with a donation for the animals! Contributions of $25 or more receive mention; donations of $100 and more appear in color. Please use the envelope provided or visit Honors received by March 21 are included here. The deadline for the July issue is June 22.

In honor of Naomi & Ruth, our Shih Tzu babies who we adopted in November 2015. They have brought us more joy than we could have ever imagined. So thankful for them and the work of the Humane Society of Broward County. From David and Teresa Walton.

In honor of Zoe Feinberg, our new little girl. You arrived on Sept. 6 from Alabama and immediately became part of our family. You are a challenge but it will be so much fun watching you grow…spoiling and loving you. Stay healthy and safe forever. We love you, Mommy & Daddy. In honor of Chip, our cat. From Veronica Bloomer & Deborah Pevsher. In honor of Penny. Puppy love is the best kind of love. We wish the three of you a lifetime of love, from Mom & Dad. In honor of Ollie Tescher – Puppy love is the best kind of love. Happy Valentine’s Day to Ollie & Todd. Love, Mom & Dad. In honor of Milton and in memory of his brother Olan. From Amy. In honor of Pepper, from LA. In honor of Shira Garber’s Bat Mitzvah and in loving memory of animal lover and friend…Shira’s great-great grandmother. From Mommy, Daddy and Natan. In honor of Tanya Sabel & Andrew Heller – Congratulations to Andrew & Tanya on your wedding. Here’s to many years of happiness – and many more pets supported! From Lisa Rowan. In honor of Marc & Janis Hein, from Honey Friedman. In honor of Marie Benedetto – Happy Belated Birthday! From Jasinta Somers. In honor of Jennifer Duda – Happy Birthday. From Wendy Van Voerden. In honor of Toby Tucker, a life force and defender of animals. She sought support for rescues on her Facebook page and was the caregiver of several. We missed you so much, Toby, and your machine gun laugh over Christmas. We will keep your memory strong always. XOXO Jenny, Molly, Rocky & Rollo. In honor of Shelly Masel – Happy 80th Birthday! From Ann & Arnie Lefkowitz. In honor of Dr. Sheldon Masel. Happy every day wishes to the youngest 80-year-old we know. It’s a pleasure to take part in this most special celebration. Our love and kisses, Amy & Jerry. In honor of Andrew Heller & Tanya Sabel. Dear Andrew & Tanya, Congrats on your wedding! Thanks for inviting us to help you celebrate! All the best, Rob Schwartzberg & Sandy Yampell. In honor of Dr. Sheldon Masel – Happy Birthday! From Merry Renert. In honor of Randy Wilsman, from Dianne Swenson & Gary Osterblom.

In honor of Jordan Kaplan. From Louise & Stephen Kornfeld. In honor of John Hill. From Cindy Haider. In honor of my dear friend, Dr. Sheldon Masel. Happy 80th birthday! From Michelle Stein. In honor of Christopher Agostino, from Jane Luiso. In honor of Frances M. Esposito. From Stephen. In honor of the Seider family – congratulations on selling your home! From Lilli Stevens. In honor of Christopher Thompson, Moises Graell & Snoof! From Lars Luebkeman. In honor of Michel Mossman & Nancy Myers. From Denise & Kevin Flanagan. In honor of Gabe Mills – Happy Birthday, Gabe! From Tommy Breza. In honor of Mr. & Mrs. Neville Monfries. From Mr. & Mrs. Robert Cebrat. In honor of Janet McLaughlin – Congratulations on your Retirement! Love, Susan, Ayesha, Christine, Karin, Mary & Nancy. In honor of Mary Anne Decarmine. Thank you for all you do for both the four-legged and two-legged creatures. From Pamela Bausher. In honor of Rochelle Feinberg – Happy 80th Birthday, Rochelle. Love, Wendy & Alvin. In honor of Rolando Gonzalez, from BLAAIA. In honor of Alina Rodriguez’s birthday from the following family and friends: Rinaldo & Anna Marissa Caponera; John, Jill & Olivia Safranek; Penny & Jeff Cutt; Miro & Sharon Poss and many others who donated items from the HSBC wish list. In honor of Anthony Rosato – Happy 30th Birthday, Anthony! From Leah & Jorge. In honor of Jerry Dagen & Jimmy Robbins. From The Rhodes Group of Raymond James. In honor of Mardi Dilks. Happy Birthday, Mom! Spreading love to all animals in your honor. Love, Caitlin. In honor of Anthony Rosato – Happy 30th Birthday! From Susan & Scott Davis. In honor of Hannah & Joshua. We are SO proud of you for selling old toys and donating all of the money to the Humane Society! Love, Mom & Dad. In honor of Lorene Dame, a beautiful soul with a heart of gold! She will be dearly missed by all those who knew her. ? From Dina Maddock. Happy Birthday, Lina! We love you, Allison, Chris, Jocy, Cooper, & Trey. In honor of Mrs. Balchunas, from Janice Crosby. In honor of Sean Murray and your new house! From Lilli Stevens. In honor of Elizabeth Leng – congratulations on selling your house! From Lilli Stevens. In honor of Suzanne Torres, a great friend to feral cats. From Cynthia Barstad. In honor of Larry & Nancy Lang. From Stephen Lang. In honor of Richard “Dick” Gibbs, Jr. and his service to this country. A man of integrity. A man that was a tremendous mentor to his son, grandson and the rest of his family. His legacy lives on. From Christopher Dunham. In honor of Cathy Bowers – Happy 65th Birthday! From Ken Glaser.

In honor of Jennifer Moye – Happy Birthday to Ms. Moye, the best Embassy Creek teacher and Humane Society volunteer! From Ruby. In honor of J.R. & Sally Bergeron – Congratulations & Best Wishes! From Keith & Valerie Paikin. In honor of Sally & J.R. Bergeron, from Brett & Mireya Rosenhaus. In honor of Kenzie Snyder. Happy Birthday, Kenzie! We are so proud of you for making such a big and selfless effort to help animals on your special day. Love, the Kirner family. In honor of the Delmay Family and your new home! From Lilli Stevens. In honor of Stephen Aguila. Steve, we are donating to the HSBC on behalf of you, our most loved person this month. We know how you love all the dogs that have been a part of your life. We love you, Marie & Deacon. In honor of Terrell Brick – Thank you for your generous donation in our dad’s name, from Gail Wilsman. In honor of Brian Dyer & Daphne Brown-Dyer. Congratulations on selling your condo! From Lilli Stevens. In honor of my friend, Stephanie Safren – Happy 70th Birthday! From Rita Marcus. In honor of Donna Ashley, from Aunt Laverne & Uncle John. In honor of Hannah Silverman – Congratulations on your Bat Mitzvah. From Aunt Stacey & Uncle Larry. In honor of The Kindness Club of North Beach Elementary. From the Heller family. In honor of Stephanie Safren. From the Heller family and the Miami Beach Girl Scouts. In honor of Stephanie Safren – Congratulations on your Milestone Birthday. Wishing you many more good years to come. From Myrna Morris. In honor of Stephanie Safren and your big birthday! Here’s to many, many more. From Marsha Atkind. In honor of Evelyn & Barbara – Muchas felicidades en un dia tan especial. Lamentablemente to puedo estar ese dia con ustedes pero tengo un zacapa listo para cuando nos veamos otra vez!!! Congratulations!!!! From Angela Trujillo. In honor of Lisa Gardner – Happy Birthday to our firstborn! Love, Mom & Dad. In honor of Kenzie Snyder – Happy Birthday, Kenzie! Thank you for sharing your love of animals! From your friends and, especially, the animals at HSBC. In honor of the Hassan Family…thank you for taking care of Stella Blue – she was greatly loved and will be missed. From the Singer Family. In honor of Nancy Myers & Michel Mossman, two very special ladies! From Gary & Ed. In honor of Erin Kavanaugh – Happy Birthday! From the Cruz Family. In honor of Nancy Myers & Michel Mossman – very best wishes! From Bob & Neil. In honor of Lucille Solana. Happy Birthday to my dearest friend! Have a great day! I love you! From Moe. In honor of Louise Geffner – Happy Birthday, Louise. Love, Angelina & Peggy. In honor of Bonnie Nicholson – Happy Birthday, Bonnie! From Jill, Frank & Erin. In honor of Oscar. From David, Jim & Sydney.

Photo Sessions: “For the Love of PAWS”


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 18 photos have been sold to date. For more information, please call us at 954.266.6845. 24

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Welcome to Our Newest PetSet Board Members


etSet, our Young Professionals Auxiliary, has inducted its newest board members and we’re excited to welcome them! President Leia Bosco and the 11 board members are all looking forward to a busy and enjoyable year ahead.

If you’re between the ages of 21 and 45 and would enjoy meeting like-minded new friends, as well as making unforgettable connections for your professional or personal life, then this is the group for you! PetSet’s mission is to improve the lives of the shelter’s animals through fundraising activities and community involvement, and by promoting the organization’s programs and services. Memberships are $50 per year, and students receive a 50% discount when presenting student ID. Contact us at, 954.266.6827 or (front row): Lindsay Kessler, Kristina Lucia, Jewel Pena, Jillian Bortot (back row): Alex Michels, Ania Zalewski, Michele Auerbach, Sunny La Valle, Pamela Miller, President Leia Bosco, Shanna Lantz, Cynthia Dayhoff


In Recognition of our DCS Members


he annual salute to members of our Diamond Collar Society took place in March at the lovely waterfront estate home of Donald Sussman and Michelle Howland. Guests enjoyed fabulous refreshments and cocktails, mingled with fellow animal lovers, and learned more about the numerous programs and services offered at the shelter. The Diamond Collar Society plays an important role in supporting the shelter and the animals we care for. Membership helps facilitate our day-to-day operations, and DCS members

also serve as goodwill ambassadors within the community. Since its inception in 2001, the Diamond Collar Society has raised over $1.3 million for the animals! DCS membership is offered at four levels, starting with a Patron Level ($1,000 annually) and increasing incrementally up to $10,000 annually. For membership information, please contact Kathy Tricomi 954.266.6845.

Austin and Christine Forman, with Tara and Miles Forman

Lucy Weber, Kim and Randy Sweers, and Gerry Weber

Judge Peggy Gehl and Megan Gehl

Christopher Agostino and Michelle Howland

Christy and Andy Gumberg, Susan Penrod, Andrew and Tanya Heller

Bob and Brenda Puck, Beth Mastrole and Ingrid Poulin

10,000 PROTECTOR Terri & Martin Cole S. Donald Sussman & Michelle Howland 5,000 BENEFACTOR Bryan Greenberg Joe & Ellen Teresi 2,500 DEFENDER Patricia S. Amey Anonymous John & Kim Penniman Heidi & John Rhodes

Paw Path

2017 Diamond CollarM. Austin Society Members Susan Smith & Christine M. Forman Robert & Barbara Murillo Al & Cindy Uber 1,000 PATRON Thom & Kathy Bambenek Jim & Jennifer Barnett Joan & Michael Brochu Sigrun & Gib Cline Earl & Kitty Congdon Bobbie Cotton Ken & Buzz Czubay Peter & Dawn Dellapina Jeff Ecklund

Miles & Tara Forman Judge Peggy Gehl Susan & Wil Greaton Andy & Christy Gumberg Andrew & Tanya Heller Karen Hooks & Stephen Walker Martin & Linda Kamin Matt & Jill Katz Dr. & Mrs. Frederick Lippman Grey & Peg Marker Matthew & Darlene Moretti

Ronni Ostrander Ingrid & Brian Poulin Bob & Brenda Puck Debra Reidbord Sara Sears Jack & Suzie Smith Julie & Axel Strauch Randy & Kim Sweers Lucy & Gerry Weber Henry & Lynda Winkowski/ Angels' Eyes

Pay lasting tribute to a friend, pet, or family member and show your support for the HSBC at the same time! With a Thank you to everyone who has sponsored a commemorative brick on contribution of $250, the Humane Society’s Paw Path! Those listed below purchased a brick your special message during the months of December 2016 and January & February 2017: will appear on a Paw Path brick at the shelter. Carla Albano & Kandis McKenzie Stephanie Logue For more information Desjardins Bank William Singer or to receive an order Shiela Bett Keith Slagle form, please call Sandy Debbie DeVito David Weisman at 954.266.6869. Garrett Hayim Rodney Wolf 26

Featuring warm and fuzzy shelter stories

Microchipping Reunites Families


dorable little Teca had been adopted by a wonderful family in early January of this year. Unfortunately, just a few weeks later when she was let outside, she either got out of the yard or was taken. Her new family was devastated. They reported to us that she was missing, and phoned the microchip company as well. (All cats and dogs adopted from the HSBC are microchipped.) Very soon after Teca went missing, a couple brought to us a puppy they wanted to surrender; they said they had purchased her from an ad on Craig’s List but could no longer keep her. Their story seemed a bit sketchy, and when the pup was scanned for a microchip we discovered she was the missing Teca! Our Animal Admissions staff called her dad, Jeffery, and he happily rushed right over. For security, while we may feel safe opening our back doors to let our dogs out into a fenced yard on their own – it’s best to go outside with them to make sure all is well. Microchipping is extremely important. If your pet has a chip, contact the chip company to make sure your information is current. If your pet does not have a chip, the HSBC offers chipping for just $20. Walk-ins are welcome Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday hours are 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 - 5:30 p.m. Contact 954.266.6858 or for more details.

Teca and her dad are glad she has a microchip!

Special Needs = Special Home


eautiful seven-month-old Cali was surrendered because her owner was moving and could not take her along. When our clinic staff examined her, they saw that the very shy, petite young feline was blind and would therefore need a special home. Lucky for Cali, she found the perfect new family with the the Macks of Oakland Park, who fell in love despite the additional care that Cali’s needs might require.

Cali and her new mom


Assistance Granted

hree-year-old Lilly Pop was brought to the shelter suffering from pyometra, a painful and life-threatening infection of the uterus that must be treated quickly and aggressively. Pyometra can occur in unspayed female dogs of any age. Lilly Pop’s owner was extremely upset when she came to us, saying that Lilly Pop had seen a veterinarian but the treatment was unaffordable. These are the times when our Surrender Prevention Program can really save lives. HSBC veterinarian Dr. Singh performed the necessary surgery, and a healthy Lilly Pop was able to remain in her home with a very grateful owner. The Surrender Prevention Program is funded by grants that the shelter receives. This grant was made possible by support from the following Community Foundation of Broward Funds: Rose Fridek Fund, Huizenga Family Unrestricted Fund, Helen Victoria Foote Fund and Community Impact Fund.

Lilly Pop, on the mend

There are always amazing pets waiting to be adopted at the HSBC. We hope you’ll visit us when you’re ready to open your home to a new pet.


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

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

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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

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ADOPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PRESS 6 HOURS AND DIRECTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6723


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May 19: June: June 7: August 27:

Event showcasing our AAT Program 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Alex and Ani on Las Olas Blvd. Pit Stop Showcasing some of our great bully breeds Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Pit Stop Mellow Mushroom in Fort Lauderdale 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Adopt a Cat Month New Dog Obedience Classes begin Bark at the Park Marlins Park

Mobile Adoptions: We offer mobile adoptions at the PETO located at 9960 Glades Road in Boca Raton. 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. Dog Obedience Classes - are offered in six-week group sessions with classes on Tue. or Wed. evenings or on Sat. or Sun. mornings. The cost is $150 for dogs adopted from the shelter and $180 for all other dogs. To register or for more information visit For private dog obedience lessons call Stephanie Rodgers at 954.266.6819. Volunteer Orientation sessions are held on a regular basis: Call Volunteer Services at 954.266.6814 for details. Puppy Pre-School – Classes are offered in four-week group sessions with classes on Sat. mornings. The cost is $100 for puppies adopted from the shelter and $120 for all other puppies. To register or for more information visit For private lessons call Stephanie Rodgers at 954.266.6819.


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 DOG OBEDIENCE REGISTRATION . . . . . . . . 954.266.6855 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 PETSET AUXILIARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6827 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.

Paw Prints: Spring 2017  
Paw Prints: Spring 2017