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Spring 2018

News from the Humane Society of Broward County

Walk for the Animals Does It Again! Pages 15 - 19 Presented by

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


From your Board Chair

ince the last issue of Paw Prints was published, the Humane Society of Broward County has continued to be as busy as ever, seven days a week! Between adoptions, pet behavior classes, low-cost spay/neuter/vaccine services, kids’ camps and clubs, birthday parties, shelter tours, fundraising events and the Planned Giving Committee’s “Listen & Learn” socials, there is a constant stream of people going through the shelter. Life goes on at the HSBC…during the good times and the sad times.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the County’s Portable Spay/Neuter Unit at John Williams Park, 6101 Sheridan Street in Hollywood. The portable spay/neuter unit will be located there over the next several months, with spay and neuter surgeries taking place Monday through Friday. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 954.463.SPAY (7729). On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff…I say, “Thank You!” Thank you to all who participated in our recent events – the annual Walk for the Animals, the various PetSet socials, PAWS’Holiday Shopping Bazaar and Angel PAWS Luncheon & Fashion Show, and the Diamond Collar Member Reception.

We are grateful to the thousands of people who support the organization – the donors who mail in their donations on a regular basis, those who help plan our fundraising events, and individuals and sponsors who support and attend those events. Because of you, we are able to provide for the animals entrusted to our care, as well as maintain our programs and services.

Chairman of the Board Thom Bambenek and his dog Sofie

Because of you, we are able to make a difference in our community and improve the lives of the animals we care so much about. And we can't think of community without thinking of the important role Marti and Wayne Huizenga had in making the HSBC so successful. Wayne Huizenga passed away on March 22nd, and we want to take a moment to honor his memory. As a wedding anniversary gift to Marti in mid-1990, Wayne donated the initial funding to build our current 33,000-square-foot shelter. The completed shelter – officially the Humane Society of Broward County – would affectionately also be known as the Marti Huizenga Animal Shelter. The entire HSBC organization extends condolences to the Huizenga family. Marti and Wayne have left endearing legacies throughout the community, and we will be forever grateful to them.

One such HSBC program that is supported by your donations is our Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) program. AAT volunteers share their special pet’s companionship when, together, they visit residential care facilities, nursing homes, hospitals, libraries, schools and/or other special places. Recently, following the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, HSBC’s AAT teams were available to lend emotional support to the students, teachers, and first responders. On behalf of the HSBC Board of Directors, I want to extend heartfelt appreciation to our AAT volunteers and their dogs for their commitment to the program and to our community as a whole.

Kind Regards,

Additional community commitment continues between the Humane Society of Broward County and Broward County Animal Care & Adoption Center through our partnership to combat pet overpopulation. We were pleased to participate in the

Thom Bambenek Chairman of the Board

On the Cover: Issa, a three-year-old American Staffordshire terrier mix, was adopted by the Neff family in February of 2017. Her proud mom, Carrie, works in our Education department and tells us Issa’s favorite pasttimes include sleeping and eating popcorn.


Our Mission: Board of Directors Thom G. Bambenek Chairman of the Board John R. Squitero Vice Chairman of the Board Melody Saleh Secretary Matt Katz Treasurer Gerald Weber Past Chairman of the Board Leia Bosco Barbara Brush Christine Forman Bryan S. Greenberg Christy Gumberg Steven W. Hudson Carolyn Lee Margaret Meldeau Virginia I. (Ginny) Miller David North Susan Penrod Brian Poulin Ingrid Poulin Jennifer J. Robinson Susan A. Smith Jamie Taylor Stiles 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

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


ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY ..................6-7 CLINIC CORNER ........................................... 8 TRAINING AND BEHAVIOR ........................ 9 PAWS AUXILIARY NEWS....................... 10-11 FACTS ABOUT HEARTWORM ..............12-13


VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT...........................14 WISHLIST ......................................................14

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


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

WALK FOR THE ANIMALS 2018 ...........15-19 FROM THE MAILBAG ................................. 20 ADOPT A SWEETHEART.............................21


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

PAW PATH......................................................26 Issue 18-2 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 Cover photo by: Bea Morrell

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:


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

The Paw Prints newsletter is sent to all supporters donating in the amount of $15 or more per year. To ensure that you continue to receive your issue of Paw Prints, please use the enclosed envelope to make a minimum donation of $15. The animals need your help, and we don’t want your mailing to be interrupted! The Humane Society of Broward County directly receives 100% of contributed funds. Solicitation no. CH656.




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Pawsitive Service Days

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For Dog Dads If you’re looking for a great Father’s Day gift for a pet-loving dad, check out the HSBC Pet Boutique in the shelter lobby or our Pop-Up Shop at 811 East Las Olas Blvd. Made of 100% cotton, the humorously-captioned shirts retail for $23. You can also purchase them online at under the “shop” tab.

Friend, Like, Follow If you want unfiltered access to our adoptable animals, shelter events, and animal welfare news, follow us on one of our social profiles. We promise there’ll be no fake news -- just real shelter employees posting interesting content we think you’ll enjoy.

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Employees from goTRG spent an afternoon at the shelter for a Pawsitive Service Day being smothered with puppy kisses, cuddling with cats, making treats for the dogs, and enjoying a tour and a presentation about the HSBC’s programs and services. Pawsitive Service Days are great teambuilders for any type of business. A minimum of 10 employees must attend, and we can accommodate up to 25. We ask for a $25 shelter donation for each employee that plans to participate, with a $100 deposit required at the time of reservation. Pawsitive Service Days may be scheduled weekdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Unfortunately, weekend sessions are not possible, and we have very limited booking availability during the summer months. We encourage companies to collect items from our wish list. Visit: for more information

Check us out on WPLG Local 10

Pups & Tots Recognized In a recent article, the HSBC was named one of the Best Story Times in South Florida for our Pups & Tots program. Held monthly at the shelter, Pups & Tots is for little ones from newborn to four years old and their caregivers. The hour-long gatherings have a different theme each month and include stories, an activity, and visits from our furry friends. The cost is $15 per visit.

Pet selfies are the best!

Chewy Steps Up Need to get some pet supplies, but can’t make it to the HSBC’s Pet Boutique? Simply place an online order from Chewy, and if you’re a new customer they’ll make a $20 donation to the shelter. To do this, you must visit our website at and go to the “Shop” tab on the far right. Click on the link to shop at Chewy, and get all the goodies your pet needs. They have Tidy Cat litter, Purina ONE pet foods, toys, treats, and food and supplies for rabbits, reptiles, birds, and more!

The HSBC visits WPLG Local 10 every Saturday morning, and one Tuesday a month, to feature a pet in need of a loving home. Recently a pair of toocute-to-resist puppies made their debut and reporter Jeff Weinsier (and his kids) fell head over heels for one of the little guys. Now named Willy, he is one spoiled and much-loved pup.


We're happy to report the following new homes found during December 2017 and January & February 2018:

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

311 268 678 230 67 1,554


Boy Scouts Earn Merit Patches


he HSBC partners with the South Florida Council of Boy Scouts of America to help the Scouts earn their Dog Care Merit Patch, which was first introduced 80 years ago! We’re holding workshops in May to assist several troops. Some of the topics they’ll explore include learning about proper humane training methods, emergency first aid protocol, grooming and bathing, and keeping your pet healthy. If you have a troop that needs to earn their patch, call our Education Department at 954.266.6848.

The cats and kittens also benefit from the Boy Scouts' visits to the shelter.


Participating in grooming and bathing are among the requirements for earning the Dog Care Merit Patch.

Busy at Biztown

Calling All Mitzvah Mutts

f you know an animal-loving pre-teen who’s going to have a Bar or Bat Mitzvah in the near future, tell him or her about our Mitzvah Mutts program. They can help the homeless animals while they volunteer their time, participate in events, and do a project to benefit the shelter pets. Once they complete all their requirements they’ll earn a special certificate. Any child who has their Bar or Bat Mitzvah date is eligible; all they have to do is contact Darlene Feldman at or 954.266.6848.


he fabulous Animal Assisted Therapy team of Sue Travis and J.R. visited Junior Achievement Biztown at the Humane Society Storefront. Our Education Department does its best to have an AAT or Education Dog visit the store when students are there working in the make-believe town for the day; the visit always adds a special touch to the fun! Sue and J.R. brought wags and smiles to J.A. Biztown.

Boys and Girls Clubs Lend a Helping Hand Visiting the shelter in March, members of the NFL YET Lester H. White Club of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County rolled up their sleeves to help feed the shelter dogs. 4

Mitzvah Mutts members really deliver for the animals!

Pet Project

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

Two things cats love are catnip and balls, so the combination of the two is something they're sure to go crazy for! This is a simple way to give your cat a super-fun activity. Here's what you'll need: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Dear Chester, I don't understand why my dog Biff doesn't like it when I hug him. He always tries to pull away from me. Doesn't he love me? I want to show him that I love him like crazy! Your friend, Lauren Dear Lauren, It makes my tail wag to hear how much you love Biff, I bet he loves you too! We love our humans! But dogs show their love in different ways than humans do. We give kisses, wag our tails or just hang out with you. Dogs don't hug each other to show love or affection. When humans hug us, it makes us feel like we're at the veterinarian ready to get a shot! You know what I like? A good belly-rub! Maybe next time Biff is lying down, see if he might like that. Perhaps take him out for an extra walk or playtime; he'll know for sure you love him then. Woof, woof

Printed cotton material Scissors Ruler Cotton balls Catnip Silky ribbon (not plastic) about ¼-inch wide

Directions: Measure 5x5 squares onto your material. Cut the squares. Cut six one-inch pieces of ribbon. Place about three cotton balls in the center of each square of material. Sprinkle a pinch of catnip onto the cotton balls. Take each corner of the material and touch them in the middle and twist. Wrap the ribbon tightly around the middle and tie tightly into a bow. Give to a kitty and watch the fun begin!

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 of 2017 and January and February, 2018:


Teen Club Has a (Bowling) Ball


The Teen Club comes together for fun and fundraising!

Catnip Balls

he Teen Club hosted Pins for Paws in January at SpareZ in Davie, with plenty of bowling fun for all! Raising funds for their Walk Pack was the aim, and the club added a healthy $1,383 to their overall Walk tally. The 15 Teen Club members who participated were joined by friends and families in bowling for the animals.

Antonella Addeo Keren Berman Oliva Bernal Brielle Bernheim Gemma Eliseo Carlie Gallman Daniella Gold Lianna Goulet Kamilah Haines Sarah Huffman Ava Katz Ms. Kearson’s students 4th & 5th grade Ella Krug Sophie Krug Molly McGarry Jordan Marcowitz

11 8 7 6 7 10 11 14 10 13 10 7 7 8 11

Olivia Martin Unna Paukkeri Austin Porro Mia Rodriguez Ava Romance Phoebe Ruffman Jacob Ruiz Maite Sierra Abigail Simon Sylvie Stein Danae Szokolnik Shaina Verbitski Sabrina Vincent Olivia Weinsier

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Providing Comfort Following Tragedy

n response to the tragedy that took place on February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the HSBC’s Animal Assisted Therapy teams provided comfort and support to those impacted, whether directly or indirectly. Therapy dogs and their owners were at the school when the faculty and students returned to campus; they also visited all the schools in Parkland, as well as all three BSO Emergency Dispatch Centers and Broward Health Coral Springs emergency room staff. Fifteen therapy teams went to the funeral

service of one of the victims, at the request of the family, to provide comfort and relief to the grief-stricken. The HSBC’s Therapy Dogs continue to support MSD daily and will provide this support through summer break. Beginning on February 15, the Animal Assisted Therapy teams were active daily for several weeks, visiting the following locations: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Parkland Amphitheater Community Vigil

Country Hills Elementary School Park Trails Elementary School Heron Heights Elementary School Broward Sheriff ’s Office 911 Dispatch Centers Broward Health Coral Springs Poems for Parkland TeamHealth Coral Glades High School

More than a dozen of our wonderful Animal Assisted Therapy Teams visited Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Katie, an MSD mom, sent the following email to us the week school re-opened:


Daisy, the HSBC Education mascot, visited with the kids to give some comfort.

My daughter Sophia is the girl pictured here with the grey headband. I cannot tell you how these dogs have helped the MSD students. On the first day back, my daughter was in a class that didn’t have a dog. She said, “Mom, it was amazing. I told my teacher I wanted a dog. She made a phone call and a dog was brought to us.” Oh my gosh. Even typing that brings tears to my eyes. Sophie didn’t go to school the second day because it just felt too overwhelming. But on Friday, she went back and said the dogs helped her get through the day. She said, “They just turn to the cutest piles of mush.” Your program is amazing. We have always been interested in it so we could help other people. I never imagined we would be on the receiving end…I know these dogs have helped comfort Sophia and many, many of her friends/peers. You can’t possibly be around those dogs and not smile. Thank you and all the dog owners who have spent so much time at the school to help these kids through this unthinkable tragedy. I’m really hoping Sophie and I can get involved so we can help others like you have helped us. ❤


MSD Principal Ty Thompson, center, with (left to right) Jennifer and Chloe, Lolita and Zoe, Marni and Karma and Emily and Jax.

Therapy Dog Karma went to meet the staff at BSO’s 911 Dispatch Center.

The HSBC received a meaningful message from an MSD parent when her daughter returned to school on February 26: “Hello. I am the parent of a junior at Douglas and we went back on the campus yesterday for the first time since 2/14. We saw your therapy dogs all over, and I just wanted to personally thank you for being present. I hope you have some idea of how comforting and helpful it was for these kids to see. My daughter and I met Junior, a big bulldog with his tongue hanging out, and she talked about him for an hour afterwards, which is a nice break for her from talking about funerals, deceased friends and even going back to school. It’s such an amazing thing you do.” Thank you again and again, Allison

Therapy Dog Chloe visited the ER at Broward Health Coral Springs. Madison Fostet shared cuddle time with Junior on the first day back at school. Her mom wrote to us, saying: “Thank you to the Humane Society for bringing so many needed hugs and kisses to MSD!! The love of these precious pooches has made it just a little easier to heal and at times to smile. We cherish all your love and support. Thank you for all you do. Love, Tracy, Greg and Madison Fostet.”

The HSBC will gladly send a therapy dog, free of charge, to any school, organization, or group that is in need. Please contact to request a therapy team. 7

Stepping Up to Help BCAC

W The Clinic has the following wishes. Should you have medical items to donate that are not listed, please call 954.989.3977 to see if these are items that can be used. Any dollar amounts listed are given in case you’d like to contribute funds to purchase the item(s). • Alcohol • Ear cleaner • Velcro - industrial strength - low profile 1” • KMR – kitten milk replacer • E-Collar donuts – all sizes • Vetoquinol Zylkene caps 225 mg • Blood Glucose monitoring kit • Disposable surgical gowns • Oster clipper blades (new & gently used) • New nail clippers for dogs and cats • Paper towels • Advantage, Revolution and Capstar • Latex exam gloves • Full-size towels • Heating pads • Wee Wee Pads • New suture removal scissors • Kitchen timers (digital) • 3M Littmann 6153 Cardiology IV • Heartbeat/comfort toys ($25-$30) • Stethoscope, Std-Finish Chestpiece, 27” ($163. We need 11) • Breathe Safe Respirator ($165)

Makes us Smile We have a wish list on amazon that makes it easy to donate much-needed items. Visit to find our registry, click on “Wish List” and then search for our name. You can also sign up for AmazonSmile so that your chosen charity will receive a monetary donation from any purchase you make through

Clinic Statistics

December 2017 and January & February 2018: Spay/Neuter surgeries for our low cost programs, SNIP & Surrender Prevention: 1,741 Dogs treated for heartworm: 30 Animals in foster care: 282 8

e have always worked closely with Broward County Animal Care, whose job is to take in stray animals; although we have no affiliation, there are many cases where the animals at the government facility can benefit greatly from our care. Several times a week BCAC sends out a list of “special needs” pets that need placement with a rescue group. These dogs and cats either have a medical condition that is beyond what BCAC can treat, or are pets that have been there a long time. Pre-approved rescue partners receive the list and decide whether they can help. The HSBC is fortunate to have a pool of veterinary resources and equipment to assist, so if it is a case we think we can help with, of course we step up. In the past few months it has been particularly busy, and we have taken in numerous animals that required special surgeries or care. These are some of the animals we have recently transferred and tended to: Especially affectionate little Kiara, a domestic shorthair cat, suffered a horrible injury to her right rear leg and the bone was protruding through the skin. Amputation was the only solution. After a successful surgery and two weeks of recovery, she went home the very day she was placed up for adoption. Ozzie, a mixed breed dog, came to BCAC with a badly mangled lower leg that had apparently been caught in something. Our veterinarian, Dr. Singh, had to amputate the leg so that Ozzie could recover from his injury and live a happy life. 10-year-old Gianni, a Yorkshire terrier mix, had a badly infected cyst on his left front paw where the dewclaw was. He also had severe infections in his left eye and in both ears, in addition to advanced periodontal disease. His surgical procedure included dental extractions, dewclaw and cyst removal, and unfortunately the eye had to be removed as well.

Thanks to the contributions of our supporters, we are able to “step up” as needed and help animals like Kiara, Ozzie and Gianni. We are grateful to our donors, who make all of our efforts possible!

Ozzie is prepped for surgery.

Vet Tech Cat Burrion applies a warm compress to Gianni's paw where the cyst had been removed.


ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in late February for the FORT located at John Williams Park in Hollywood. Pictured are BCAC’s Stefanie Chicko, Hollywood City Commissioners Kevin Biederman and Linda Sherwood, HSBC’s Christopher Agostino, Broward County Mayor Beam Furr, Hollywood City Commissioners Richard Blattner and Debra Case, and Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy.

The FORT is a 400-square-foot portable building that provides free and low-cost spay/neuter services for Broward residents’ pets. Call 954.463.SPAY for an appointment.

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

Training andtheBehavior Positive Way

Jumping Up: Control and Prevention

verly-aroused greeting behaviors are very common in puppies and juvenile dogs, and this behavior can often follow them into adulthood if not addressed. It’s cute when they’re little puppies -- but when they grow up to become 60-lb dogs the cuteness wears off and becomes bruises, scratches, and ruined clothes from dirty paws. It’s also terribly annoying to others. As owners, we inadvertently encourage this behavior by occasionally allowing jumping up, or by reaching out to pet or even pushing our dogs away when they are jumping up. It is our job to eliminate any reinforcement of this behavior, in order to control and prevent it. Starting Off on the Right Paw / Managing Your Environment Setting ground rules early will help to prevent problems later on. Jumping up is an attention-seeking behavior. When a dog jumps up to greet you, in most cases it is to solicit attention from you. If you respond by giving any attention at all, then the dog has been rewarded -- and behaviors that are rewarded are more likely to happen again and again. Even scolding your dog or pushing him away when he jumps up is a form of attention. Try this instead: when your dog jumps up, completely ignore him. Cross your arms over your chest and turn your back to your dog. If your dog continues to jump excitedly, walk away and turn your attention to something other than the dog. When your dog finally settles down

and has four paws on the floor, acknowledge him with verbal praise and a small food treat. The reward should come right away, so pay attention and wait for it. Be sure to keep the verbal praise low-key so you don’t return your pet to an excited state. Training a non-compatible behavior is also a critical part of controlling and preventing jumping up. Think about what would you like your dog to do when greeting you, instead of jumping up. A good choice would be to have him sit politely while being greeted. Work on training a good, reliable “sit cue” in addition to eliminating unintentional reinforcement (ignore the behavior you don’t like and reward the behaviors you do like). Making sure everyone in the family is on the same page is an important part of training. If Uncle Joe allows Buster to jump up on him, then training will inevitably break down and be unsuccessful -- and frustrating -- for you and your dog. Whenever your dog greets or interacts with anyone, even meeting someone at the park, enforce the no-jumping-up rule. Consistency is key! If this behavior has been allowed in the past and left unattended, controlling it will take some time and patience. It may even get worse before it gets better. This is just part of the learning process. Don’t give in and don’t give up.

Tips and Hints • The most common mistake made in trying to control jumping-up behavior is to join in on the game. Any form of attention will reinforce this behavior. • Physical punishment is a form of attention. Hitting or stepping on your dog’s back feet, kneeing him in the chest or just pushing him away will not be effective tools for eliminating this behavior. • Punishment may also create fearful behaviors. Fearful behaviors will influence future training and make learning difficult for your pet. Your puppy may learn to be afraid of you; he may become defensive and develop aggressive behaviors. He could shy away from physical interactions with you, like being petted. • Always reward calm behavior in your pet. • Be careful when using verbal praise. Keep it low-key so you don’t get your dog over-excited. • Remember that this behavior is often a product of a very friendly and very happy dog. That is a good thing! • Increase your dog’s exercise so he may burn off excess energy. • Your dog will repeat behaviors that are rewarded and avoid behaviors that are not. Ben and his dog Pepper worked hard with HSBC trainer Stephanie Rodgers. Pepper is a graduate of Puppy Class and has moved on to Basic Obedience.


Angel PAWS Luncheon and Fashion Show

Benefits the Animals



he sold-out Angel PAWS Luncheon and Fashion Show, now in its 12th year, took place on January 24 at Coral Ridge Country Club. Chairs Liz Costa, Shawn Smith-Myers and Susan Smith built upon the theme “Fairy Tails….Really Do Come True” and created a beautiful setting for the magic to happen! Returning for the fun was Honorary Emcee Jacey Birch from WPLG Channel 10. The event raised a record-breaking $96,000. Angel PAWS opened with a cocktail hour during which guests placed bids on gently pre-owned designer handbags, shoes and stunning jewelry. There was also a prize drawing for a variety of wonderful items, including the Grand Prize of a 14K white gold diamond pet-themed charm bracelet, generously donated by Gem Couture, Inc.; designs by Melody. A thrilled Donna Krilich was the winner and happily took home her treasure! There was also the opportunity for attendees to purchase keys for the chance to unlock several display cases, all of which contained fabulous prizes; eight lucky winners had the special keys. While guests enjoyed a seated luncheon, they were also treated to a feast

Dawn Dellapina, Julie Strauch and Stacy Sager

for the eyes; models circulated the room to show off stunning fashions from Bloomingdale’s Boca Raton. For the final walk, the models were joined by adorable little puppies available for adoption. One found his forever home that day! Sponsors and underwriters included: Lorraine Thomas, The Gaddis Family Foundation and Yellow Cab Company, Christine Forman and Margaret Meldeau, Christy Gumberg, Tanya & Andrew Heller, Sara Sears, Shawn Smith-Myers, Susan Smith, DawnElise Interiors, Cheryl Easby-Smith, The Puptown Girls - Dawn Dellapina and Jamie Stiles, Julie Strauch, Liz Connor, Sheryl Maher, Wishful Doggie Divas - Katharine Barry, Kathryn Glenewinkel, Susan Greaton, Jan Joyce, Carol Loiacono, Cherie Marshall, Doreen Outler, Suzie Smith, Suzy & Harold Bennett, Bennett Auto Supply, Capital Construction Services, Buzz Czubay, The Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation, Jody Johnson, Carolyn Lee, Ingrid Poulin, Brenda Puck, Bloomingdale’s Boca Raton, Coral Ridge Country Club, Gem Couture, Inc.; designs by Melody, Sarz Entertainment and Purina ONE.

Ingrid Poulin, Margaret Meldeau and Christine Forman

Lucinda Ortiago, Beverly Hodder and Lorraine Thomas


Join us On

Models with adoptable puppies are always a hit at Angel PAWS!

Melody Saleh, Donna Krilich and Emcee Jacey Birch

Liz Costa, Susan Smith and Shawn Smith-Myers

Andrew and Tanya Heller with HSBC President and CEO Christopher Agostino

Jeannie Hudson, JB Perdomo, Christy Gumberg, Luann Alorro and Michelle Russo-Matak

Join us On

Holiday Shopping Success


AWS offered shoppers a bounty of items to choose from at its annual Holiday Party and Shopping Extravaganza, held in December at Coral Ridge Country Club. Chairs Susan Greaton and Stacy Sager were very happy to report that the event raised over $8,600 for the shelter!


Perry and Debbie Keese, Danny Provenzano, Mark Sager, Kevin Taylor, Dr. Edward Williams, Jerry Williams, Breakthru Beverage Florida and Coral Ridge Country Club.

A wonderful variety of vendors showcased their wares in a festive atmosphere, offering jewelry, clothing and accessories, home and holiday décor, pet gifts and goodies, and much more. A portion of the proceeds from sales that day were generously donated to PAWS. Vendors also contributed items toward a Chinese Auction and hourly door prizes. In addition to the lure of the shopping, guests were also enticed by delicious light bites and drinks, socializing with one another, and getting cuddles and wags from our four-legged cuties at the mobile adoption area. Participating vendors and sponsors included: Blush & Arrow, Essentials Boutique, Fresh & Fabulous Creations, HAPI, Humane Society of Broward County’s Pet Boutique, India Hicks, J.R. Dunn Jewelers, Kandi Jewelry, La Vie en Blanc, Lilac And Lilies, LuLu's Vintage, Marti Rosenburgh Designs, Monisha Melwani Jewelry, One Sic Puppy Denim, Park Lane Jewelry, Paul’s Orchids, Pretty Please Couture, Royal 9 Boutique, Salon Bark Spa & Boutique, Serendipitous Jewelry, Stella & Dot, the Tree Boutique, ZiNG Socks, Richard Delia, Tish Flavin, Scott Gooding, Wil and Susan Greaton,

Julie Strauch, Christy Gumberg, Sheryl Maher and Debbie Trapani

Event Chairs Stacy Sager and Susan Greaton

Darlene Jordan and Dawn Dellapina

Brenda Puck and Carolyn Lee

Michelle Russo-Matak and Michelle Gumbel

Gabrielle Wellner and Suzie Smith 11

Heartworm Disease:

South Florida’s Ever-Present Danger


etSmart Charities awarded a grant of $35,000 to the HSBC in January, to support daily shelter operations and thereby assist the animals. The grant is designed to fund heartworm treatment of shelter dogs through mid-2018. This treatment makes adoptions immensely easier for dogs that are afflicted with the disease. Thanks to the grant, adopted dogs that are heartwormpositive will receive free heartworm treatment. Our treatment protocol follows the standards of the American Heartworm Society, and includes six months of heartworm preventive, the heartworm injection treatments (Melarsomine) with all the corresponding medications, as well testing of the dog six months later to confirm the treatment was successful.

The Facts About Heartworm Disease Heartworm disease, or dirofilariasis, is a very serious and potentially fatal disease. Over time, foot-long worms make their home in the dog’s heart and lungs, and nest in the right ventricle and pulmonary artery. If left undetected and untreated, the result is organ failure and death. Transmission occurs through the bite of a mosquito carrying heartworm larvae. How does the transmission process work? Female adult heartworms in an infected animal produce microscopic baby worms – microfilaria – that circulate in the bloodstream. When a mosquito bites that animal, it ingests blood containing the microfilaria. Those baby worms then develop into larvae and, when the same mosquito bites another animal, the larvae are deposited into the new host. It takes about six months for the larvae to develop into mature heartworms; once mature, they can live for many years in the infected dog while continuing to cause damage to the heart. In the early stages of infection, dogs will likely show no symptoms of the disease. As it progresses, signs may include a mild persistent cough, reluctance to exercise, fatigue after moderate activity, decreased appetite, and weight loss. Further progression is indicated by the appearance of a swollen belly due to excess fluid in the abdomen, and heart failure. All dogs should be tested annually by a veterinarian; the procedure is a simple blood test. Puppies under seven months of age can be started on heartworm prevention without a heartworm test, because it takes at least six months for a dog to test positive after it has been infected. After that, it is recommended by most vets to get tested yearly.

Marco snoozes next to his heart-healthy dog Luna.

Why the focus on treating heartworm here at the HSBC? Unlike other areas of the country where mosquitos do not thrive year-round, South Floridians are very familiar with the need to protect themselves from the pesky, and dangerous, pests a full 12 months of the year. Dogs must also be protected year-round, and when they are not, they are susceptible to contracting heartworm disease at any time. Protection is gained through veterinarianprescribed heartworm preventive. Another big reason for our focus on treating these dogs is to give them a second chance at finding the loving home they deserve; by being able to treat them, we can offset the cost to the new owners who may not otherwise be able to treat these dogs. In most veterinary practices, treatment costs can run anywhere from $600 to $2,000! Leyla receives treatment from longstanding HSBC veterinarian Dr. Isabelle Vivies and her daughter Stephanie, who works in the clinic. 12

Facts About Heartworm, continued Dogs over seven months of age and previously not on a preventive must be tested prior to starting heartworm prevention. Because the heartworms may be in the intermediate stages and your dog may test falsely negative, it is highly recommended to retest in six months to ensure the dog is heartworm negative. Also, if there has been a lapse in prevention (one or more late or missed doses), dogs should be tested immediately, then tested again six months later and annually after that. Annual testing is necessary, even when dogs are on heartworm prevention yearround, to ensure that the prevention program is working. Heartworm medications are highly effective, but

dogs can still become infected. If you miss just one dose of a monthly medication -- or give it late -- it can leave your dog unprotected. Even if you give the medication as recommended, your dog may spit out or vomit a heartworm pill, or rub off a topical medication. Heartworm preventives are not 100 percent effective. If you don’t get your dog tested, you won’t know your dog needs treatment. Credit to the American Heartworm Association and VCA Hospitals for information contained in this article.

Gemma is all smiles and feeling healthy again!

Scarlett, now heartworm negative!

Lucy gets checked in the clinic by Dr. Rose.

Siblings Edgar and Duda received treatment together.

Lilly came to us from a dog meat farm in Korea last January, when we worked with Humane Society International to place dogs they rescued there. She is now happily heartworm-free and living in Fort Lauderdale.

Sasha did well with her treatment.


Volunteer Spotlight Spotlight On:

Lauren Hoffman

Began Volunteering:

October 2015


Animal Care (cattery)

Pets at Home:

Lauren and her husband Shad have two cats, both adoptees. Mr. Blackberry is 14 and Sassafras is 7.

Favorite Part of Volunteering: “I especially enjoy spending time with the older cats who need the extra love and attention until they find their forever homes… I make a variety of gift baskets for the Walk and other fundraisers, and have been so fortunate working with the wonderful staff upstairs! I also enjoy being a member of the Seniors for Animals Club where we fundraise, make craft items for the cats and dogs, and socialize with them as well. It is satisfying being able to give back.” What the Animals Say: “Lauren is here in the cattery every Tuesday, taking care of us and making each kitty feel special and loved. That’s really important, ‘cause it keeps our spirits up while we wait for a new family to come find us! She’s even more generous with her time than that, coming in for monthly meetings and also spending time at home being creative on our behalf. Lauren is the purrrrfect example of an awesome HSBC volunteer!”

Interested in volunteering? 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.

Lauren Hoffman

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. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 14

Scrub brushes Zip ties 8” & 12” AA & AAA batteries Heavy duty 33-gal. trash bags 8 x 11 ½ white-copy paper #10 plain white envelopes Avery self-adhesive ¾” diameter yellow dots Baby food stage 1 jars – beef, chicken, pork New laundry baskets (6) Kleenex Packing tape Ping pong balls for cats to play with Premium ZINK paper 2x3 for Polaroid digital camera Automatic dishwasher tabs Publix gift cards (to buy fresh veggies for our rabbits) Toys for dogs and cats Soft treats for dogs and cats • Towels

• Paper towels • Dixie brand paper plates and clear plastic cups • Corrugated cardboard cat scratchers • Laminating pouches, 8 ½ x 11 • Dog training treat pouches • Natural Balance Food rolls (dog enrichment program) • 8.5 x 11 lucite frames with easel back • Gallon-size zip lock bags • Plastic silverware, table covers and skirts (54x108) • Wowbutter soy nut spread • New or gently used Canon Rebel camera to take pet photos for website ($400) • Sensation Harnesses for Ambassador dogs ($30) • Gently used box truck with lift gate • Gently used golf cart ($2,000)

Walk for the Animals

Presented by

Does It Again!

Leader of the Packs Stilish Paws raised a whopping $52,726!


ur 28th Walk for the Animals presented by VCA Animal Hospitals was the place to be on March 3, with a perfect low-70’s temperature, cool breezes, and clear skies as thousands of HSBC supporters and their pets came out to “walk the walk.” With some 2,000 dogs and more than 2,300 registered walkers -- and more than twice that many people actually in attendance -- downtown Fort Lauderdale was a site to behold as music played, dogs frolicked, people chatted, sponsors displayed and sampled their products, and a fabulous time was had by all. Our hardworking Event Chairs, Carey Morgan and Deanna Kubinski, returned again this year to bring their organizational skills to the table; the Walk raised a net of over $530,000!

The amazing Top Three Fundraisers: Tim Miller (1st) with Chris Rotolo (right, in 2nd) and Jamie Stiles (left, in 3rd place). Channel 10’s Jacey Birch and Dave Hill from Big 105.9 emcee’d the festivities pre-Walk, then jumped in to take part in the action when the traditional start song of “Who Let the Dogs Out” blasted. Walkers were led by our Subaru Pace Car with Dave and contest winner Carol Zimmerman riding in it; Carol scored the Pace Car gig by guessing the correct number of plush animals inside of a car at Coconut Creek Subaru. Jacey Birch led the Packs as they started off, accompanied by HSBC mascots Digger and Scratcher.

Big 105.9’s Dave Hill, Walk Chairs Carey Morgan and Deanna Kubinski with Local 10’s Jacey Birch and Radar.

The fundraising competition among the 244 Packs was fierce, with Stilish Paws hanging on as Leader of the Packs for the 9th year in a row by raising a phenomenal $52,726. In second place was VCA Strays with a staggering $43,931; and in third place, despite raising even more than they did to claim a two-way tie for second last year, was PAWS with $39,105. 15

Walk continued. . . All three of the top individual fundraisers hailed from the pack Stilish Paws. Tim Miller, back for the third year in a row to take the honors as the Top Individual Fundraiser, brought in an incredible $10,900. In second place was Chris Rotolo (moving up from third place last year) with an astounding $7,680; and close behind in third place was Jamie Stiles with a fantastic tally of $7,500. Prizes awarded to the top fundraisers included trips to Atlantis, airline tickets from Spirit, rescue beacons from ACR Electronics and more. To see the many animal-loving supporters turn out for such a wonderful cause is heartwarming, and we thank every one of them for their commitment and effort on behalf of the animals. Many thanks, too, to our amazing band of volunteers, whose dedication makes it all come together in the end. And our hats are off to our wonderful sponsors and donors for helping to make the Walk such a smashing success! VCA Strays, the Pack for Presenting Sponsor VCA Animal Hospitals, came in second with $43,931. The Purina Pro Plan Performance Team kept the crowd entertained.

Cherie Marshall and Pack Leader Sara Sears of the third place Pack PAWS, which raised $39,105.


Leslie Puro, Chair of the Walk PreEvents Sub Committee, and Walk Development Specialist Linda Sanders are sporting the official 2018 Walk t-shirt which was designed by Fort Lauderdale resident Maria Sapatta. Maria won this year’s design contest.

We welcomed iHeart Radio to the 2018 Walk; they promoted the upcoming event on six stations.

Coconut Creek Subaru was back this year as Official Automobile Sponsor -- and little Jupiter seems just as happy about that as we are!

Also happening at the Walk: • • • • • • • •

Purina Pro Plan Performance Team Free breakfast from IHOP Live music by The Thunderhead Band Sniff Out the Sponsors punch card game for the chance to win breakfast for a year at IHOP Sponsors Target and BB&T offered prize drawings awarding a $225 Target shopping spree and Florida Panthers tickets, respectively. The $500+ fundraisers were entered in a stage raffle where they had the chance to win one of 14 prize baskets. Draws for Paws raffle and silent auction booth Kids Zone face painting and bounce house



Walk for the Animals is always a fantastic dog-watching opportunity! Visit and click on 2018 Walk Photos to see many more photos.

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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

Dear HSBC,


y human parents are out buying kibble, so they suggested I take this opportunity to send you an update from my personal doggie perspective. Coming to Miami from Puerto Rico has been a bit of a culture shock as I am now fed all this Organic grain free food and something called Chao Cheese made from tofu. However, slowly but surely, I am adapting to this South Beach Diet.

Brandon adopted us last Friday 1/5, just wanted to give you an update.


I do love my new digs with a giant yard, pool and a tree house I can hang out in and look for Iguanas. The only negative is this thing they call "Training with Lebby" every Wednesday. It is exhausting!! But on a positive note, after such a day, I can kick back on the sofa and snuggle up with the family under a blanket, watching Netflix. All in all, I would highly recommend your placement service to any fury folks in need of a new home. And I would like to give a shout out to Sherrie Carter, my foster mom who patiently hosted me until she found the perfect match. Thanks for everything and keep up the good work.

e's adjusted to his new surroundings wonderfully. Wasn't eating the first day and nervous so he barked a lot, but he's adapted and eating now. The kids spoil him, lots of hugs and belly rubs. In addition to having his own fenced-in back yard to explore, he goes for daily walks with my husband and kids. He keeps me company when I work from home, is very sweetnatured and great with our neighbors and their kids. Thank you for bringing him into our lives! Brandon (in the blanket) with his kids. Trinh Quain


Dear HSBC,


Your friend, Pinto Feldberg

hen I adopted Oreo in February of 2014. He was very shy but every time I passed where he was, he would stick his little pink tongue out at me and I knew that I just had to have him. He was so frightened at 6 months old that I couldn't even see him in the get acquainted room, because he was so scared. Since then we've moved to Loxahatchee which is in West Palm Beach, and he's so sweet and such a good little boy. I'm so happy to have him in my life.

Dear HSBC,


arvey was adopted on August 25th, 2017 at only 8 weeks old. Now he is almost 8 months and he has brought nothing but happiness to our home. He is full of energy and so loving, he loves cuddles and going for long walks. For Thanksgiving he went on his first road trip to NC and he was a very spoiled pup for the holiday season. Thank you for giving us with the cutest little boy we could have asked for. Harvey

Ingrid Rojas Boynton Beach


Marie Loxahatchee

Dear Humane Society,



ust to let you know Kate and Piper are doing great and enjoying life. Thanks for helping them select us.


hi Chi, our beautiful Norwich Terrier, was adopted from the H.S. on Jan. 2, 2002. Our Vet estimated her age at about two years old, so we made her birthday on Jan 2. This past Jan 2 makes her 19 years old, and still going strong.

All the best, Scott & Gloria

Thank you, Dan Chiodo


Chi Chi

Sadly, Chi Chi passed away in late March. At 19 years of age, she surely lived a long and wonderful life.


Kate and Piper

Adopt a Sweetheart

Love Matches Made


ove was in the air at the HSBC in February! Our annual Adopt a Sweetheart weekend was very busy, with Cupid making matches for 69 pets over just two days. In addition to hearts being made happy, the Teen Club’s bake sale made lots of tummies happy, too! Coconut Creek Subaru had a bright red Outback on

Gia now has a big family to love! Abandoned by her previous owner, Gia was pregnant when she came to us. She gave birth at the shelter and was still here after all her puppies had been adopted.

display and Mobile Mike and iHeart Radio promoted the event, as well as providing giveaways at the shelter for people who stopped by. For those local families with new furry family members to love, Valentine’s Day was never so happy.

Mobile Mike and others from iHeart Radio came by to greet adopters.

The bake sale tempted vistors with yummy treats for both people and pets.

Dear HSBC, After losing our doxie we knew we needed to get a friend for our big mastiff/st.bernard mix to ensure he wouldn't get depressed, which he was already showing signs of. We were scheduled to go see a rescue puppy in Boca on Feb.11 when we decided to take a quick stop to "see what you had.” Thank goodness we did! We met Anderson, now Diesel, and knew he was special. Pits are good dogs but never did we expect the PERFECT boy to come into our family! Already attached to our toddler’s hip, knows his name, walking on/off leash, and just all around amazing dog! Thank you for our newest bouncy, nanny, shadow, snuggle bug and family member! #adoptdon'tshop #nannydog #ournewshadow #snugglebuddy

King heads home to Tamarac with his new family.

Dulce was adopted by the Greenberg family of Weston.

Love, The Abramoffs

Joceline adopted both Bonnie and Clyde.

Michelle gives Bella a hug.

Tigresa leaves with new mom Rachel.

Jasmine and Jenny make a fine pair.


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 22 are included here. The deadline for the July issue is June 22.


Thank you for your wonderful work. In 2006 you rescued a puppy who I adopted and named Lucy. She lived 12 happy years with my family and me in several homes, in several states. She received tremendous amounts of love from me, my extended family, cousins, children, grandchildren…and yet she still somehow gave more love than she received. Thank you for giving us all the blessing of having her in our lives. From Michael Riedlinger.

In memory of Lily…Lily’s loss is immeasurable but so is the love left behind. From the Eiber Family. In memory of Maat & Abby. We still miss you both! From Tina. In memory of Roxie & Minnie, adopted from the shelter as puppies. Sisters – now together forever. We miss you girls. 2002-2016…RIP sweet ones, until we meet again. From the Fortier Family. In memory of Oliver, from the Sager Family, including Caesar. In memory of Rocky. From the Siskind Family.

In memory of Star. A good friend is always missed forever. From Stuart Kent.

In memory of Ariel, the match maker that brought tremendous joy to her family. From Daila.

To Jack & Ray: In loving memory of Tyler, who brought you so much joy. With love and sympathy from Elaine & Cindy.

In memory of Fine Family pets lost in a house fire. From the Rooney Family.

In memory of Maddy. She was a very special, very lucky girl who had the best parents ever! From Barbara Tyler.

In memory of a beautiful Border Collie, Ariel, owned by my friends John, Angela & Jordan Greene. From Sara Sears.

In memory of my dog Shadow, and in honor of Stitch who was adopted from HSBC. Thank you for the work that you do! From Jaime Leigh Fogel.

In loving memory of Chloe Collins, beloved Mastiff of Debbie & Lewis Collins. From Bette Choate.

In memory of Riley Manolis. Lynn: So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. From Kristie at John Knox.

In memory of Akira, the sweetest, most loyal and cuddly Husky…you’ll be missed!!! From Lisa, Kiki & Sisi.

In memory of and to honor the life of Kadee BarronKessler. What an awesome companion she was, who lived the life of a queen! From Jeff & Jeff.

In memory of our beloved Lacey. She was a Yellow Lab who we adopted from HSBC, and she gave us 12 years of joy. From Lucy & Gerry Weber.

In memory of Rascal. You will always be Mommy’s joy. I love you, Little Man. From Teri Robinson.

In memory of Murphy Lee Shanks, a/k/a “Legendary Murph.” In honor of the “Legendary” Murphy Lee. He was a legend in every capacity and the boy never knew he was a dog. With his tenacious ability to find his next snack or his Michael Phelps swimming skills at the dam. The Murph hit the doggy jackpothe was loved by everyone and will be missed! Remember the good days and remember all of his crazy behaviors. He was the Legendary Murph! From Matt & Karen.

In memory of our beloved Katie, who was with us for 15 years. She passed gently and easily with Lap of Love helping out. From Barbra Nightingale. In memory of Tyler, who had two very special daddies who gave him the best life! He will be missed! From Jeff & Vincent. In memory of Lacey Weber. Our thoughts are with you Gerry, Lucy, and her brother Cody. She was a lucky girl to have you in her well-lived life. She will be missed, but always there in your hearts. Hugs from Tari & Edward Collins.

In memory of Annabelle. So sorry for your loss. With love from Jeanne & Ray. In memory of our beloved Jack. From Ginny & Roger Williams.

In memory of Gremlin & Guida, two beloved pets who crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 2017. From Karen Llera.

In memory of our very special little friend, Rusty who was responsible for establishing and bonding friendships. He will always be in our hearts. From Paula & Chip Winston & The Girls.

In memory of k.d., beloved dog of Gregg Shapiro & Rick Karlin. From Angie Griffin & Julie Marie Wade.

In memory of our beloved Kahlua, on this the 15th anniversary of her passing. From Louise & Skip.

In memory of Lucy & Nikita, from Gulten & Vahid Goudarzi. In memory of Gracie May. From Sandra Ettlinger.

In loving memory of Georgie, an HSBC alumni. From Kathy Jacobs.

In memory of Jackson. Thank you, Jackson, for bringing great joy to our lives! From the Glass Family.

In memory of Zeus, the most wonderful companion, very loved. From Anne Bishop.

In memory of Mac…”A cat with a great life.” From Janet Nestler.

In memory of Sharon & Bob Finberg’s dog, Clover. From Aviva Share.

In memory of Cracker for 25 years of happiness. From Lloyd Gill & Joe Wilson.

In memory of Max, from Madelyn Rodriguez.

In memory of Chanie, our White-faced Cockatiel. From Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Jesk.

In loving memory of my dear pal, Lena, my rescued dog companion who I had to put down January 6, 2018. From Margaret Glick.

In loving memory of Cayman Fricke, Vicki’s sweet rescue dog. She will live in our hearts forever. From Robin & Drew Tommers. In memory of Jasper Phillips. Jasper will be truly missed by his dad Bernie and his mom Guita. They loved him so very much and his love for them was deep and unconditional. RIP sweet Jasper. From Joyce, Greg & 22 Hoover Fadick.

In memory of Bailey Jones. Dear Bailey – You brought so much love into our lives – miss you little guy. From Gail Jones. In loving memory – and in honor of – our dear rescue girl, Maggie. Keep chasing those squirrels. From Christina & David.

In memory of Chanel. We all know how much she was loved and will be missed. Chanel truly made the world a better place…From Michelle Weiss. In loving memory of Rufesse who was taken from us too soon. From Marie Crane. In memory of Truman, from Kathy Crane. In memory of Fozzie. From Rob Lubin & Kent Brown.

In memory of Sophie. From Juli Kurtz. In memory of Snork who was a dearly loved and cherished Pug, and the apple of Maurice’s eyes. He will always be missed. From Larry & Bill. In memory of Harry Markle, the most amazing dad who taught me giving was better than receiving and to always help others! Merry Christmas! We miss you so much but I know you’re having the best Christmas in Heaven! Love you! From Melissa Markle. In memory of John Behrens, by Doug & Yvonne Orr.

In memory of Reed Bryan. From Fort Lauderdale Country Club.

In loving memory of Patrick A. Marks, from his sister and family. We miss you very much.

In memory of Reed Bryan. With condolences to Chris Bryan and his family on the loss of his father. From his fellow Arts Commissioners in Austin, Texas.

In memory of Ann Teixeire. From Eric & Kirsten Szymczyk.

In memory of Alvin M. Holtz, from Maxine & Arnie Cohen.

In memory of Dee Balint, from Louis & Judy Proietto. In memory of Todd Jaffee. From Jay Doro.

In memory of Mordechai Zitner, from Joan Gaslowitz. In loving memory of Lara Haley. From Manatee Bay Elementary. In memory and honor of Rose Nacarano, beloved wife and mother. Forever remembered by friends and family. Love, Mrs. Zucker’s 2nd grade class.

In memory of Samantha Gratt. We will always remember you and your love of animals. You donated your time to help them and now we donate in your name so you can still be helping them. From Dolly & David Gratt.

In loving memory and honor of Jon. From Michele & Luke Huffman.

In memory of Reed A. Bryan, III. From Suzan Hinckley.

In memory of Patti Jarett, from JoAnne Dutcher.

In memory of Patricia McAndless. Patricia loved dogs with all her heart. From Wilson & Kay Lani Atkinson.

In memory of Lawrence Fass. From Barbara, Michael & Michaela Landry.

In memory of your loving sister, Kay. May she rest in peace and her memory be a blessing. From Fran & Ron.

In memory of Paul Rapisarda. Paul, your memory will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone lucky enough to have been part of your life. We are honoring you with our contribution because of your and your family’s devotion to your precious pit bulls. You will be terribly missed. Rest in Peace sweet Paul. Love, Cousins Ellen & Phil.

In honor and memory of Michael Blood, from Heidi Brennan & Family.

In memory of our friend Reed Bryan. From Janice & Geoff Thomas. In memory of my uncle, John H. Behrens. From Ardeth Goethel. In memory of Alan Gruber. Thank you, Julie, for allowing Alan to give many years helping Hurricanes AZA and mold the lives of many young men! He was a tremendous person and we all owe a lot to his leadership and guidance. From Jordan Mussary 1984. In memory of Joe Johnson (Patricia’s soulmate). From Susan Corbett. In fond memory of Gram, and remembering her love for all of us and her dogs Missy, Nikki and all. From Robyn, Jeff, & gang and Koko. In memory of Leonard Schnurmacher. Jill, we are all so very sorry for the loss of your beloved father. Although we only met him once at your daughters’ bat mitzvahs, we all remembered what a truly genuine and caring man he was. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Steve Dazzo/Mass Polymers Corporation. In loving memory of my mother, Clara B. Kosa. God Bless. From Larry Gene Kosa. In memory of Reed Bryan, from Connie Knight. In memory of Ellen Pavsner. From Sandy & Mitch Krutchik. In memory of Zack Frasher, from Jennifer Frasher. In memory of Todd Jaffee. From Sue & Steve Sim. In memory of Mary Ann Kufrin. From Daniel Chiodo. In memory of Jack L. Simon, from Phyllis Simon. In memory of Patricia Martin Aery. From Debbie, Jim & Bobby Tannhauser. In memory of Reed Bryan. From Michael & Sharon. In memory and honor of Lisa Bohn. Lisa, you were always there for the animals. I’m so sorry you lost the battle; you fought a good fight for so long. You are so missed. From Marcia Alf.

In memory of Marie Braga. From Roger Mierop.

In memory of Jennifer Weinstock. From Adrienne & Howard Hochman. In memory of Patti Jarett, from the following family and friends: Gloria Eversole; Debbie Gonzalez; Ann Linger; Sandy Mills; Frances MacIntyre; Susan Smith; and Pamela & Ashley Huxhold. In memory of Dick Howard, a generous and warm-spirited person who was a friend to many – the two-legged and four-legged alike. He will be missed but not forgotten. From Angela Griffin & Julie Marie Wade. In memory of Pat Orr Jarett 1945-2018. Pat spent her life teaching and guiding young minds as a teacher/guidance counselor with the Broward County School District. This gift is given with love for her and her sister whom we cherish as our friend. From Ellen & Daniel Berger. I honor you, Pat Orr Jarett – you knew how to love people and pets. From Renee & Piper. In memory of Patricia Orr Jarett who spent her life teaching and guiding young minds as a teacher/guidance counselor. Left to cherish her memory are her loving sister Judy Orr, many friends and one furry friend, Piper. From Maribel Piloto. In memory of Patti Jarett. For Eternity…we miss you Patti. Rest in Peace. Love, Ada Mel & Paul Posner. In memory and honor of Donald Burg. Sheri: you’ve always spoken highly about your father, we wish we had a chance to meet him. Please accept our condolences from Emine & Natasha. In memory and honor of Patricia L. McCandless. From Melody & T.R. Hainline.

In memory of Lisa Bohn, cat lover and indomitable cancer warrior. Rest in peace, Lisa. From Diane Sclar.

In memory of Robert V. Howland, from Cliff Whittle & Scott Cumming.

In memory of Dee Balint. From Christy & Andy Gumberg.

In memory of Patricia McAndless, from the Sweat Family.

In memory of Robert Mucha, from the following family and friends: the Lombardi Family; Sandy & Mitch Krutchik; and Mary Hood & Family.

In memory of my fiancé Mary Kay Baum. She was an avid lover of animals and enjoyed attending the annual Walk for the Animals in Fort Lauderdale. From Joe Ferrero.

In memory of Dolores Balint. From Family & Friends from work at the City of Fort Lauderdale.

In memory of Mordechai Zitner. From David & Sylvia Alexander.

In memory of Haskell Titchell. From Joan Fink.

In memory of Patricia L. McAndless, from employees of the firm of McMillan, Unruh & Davis, P.A.

In remembrance of John Stillitano, a friend, coworker, and poker enthusiast. From Bob & Sheryl Beil. In memory of a very special person, Armando Alentado. You will be missed by us all. Love, Susie, Paul, Lisa, Michael, Amy & Rob. In memory of Katha Sheehan, “The Chicken Lady.” From William E. Baird, Jr. In memory of Reed Bryan, from Jo Ann & Tim. In memory of Sergio Pasquale Palazzo, lover of Pit Bulls, beloved Son, Brother and Friend. 1989-2018. From Ralph Palazzo. In loving memory of Bruce Strickland. From the Touch Up Solutions Team. In memory of Diane Chillag. With heartfelt sympathy from Wayne’s Family: Aileen, Beverly, LaVoane, Jim & Jennifer. In memory of Patricia McAndless, from Caroline Campbell. In memory of Mary Jarvis. From Barbara Herrick. In loving memory of Dixianna Monteabaro. Dixie loved animals, especially cats. There was never an outside cat in her vicinity that would go without food, water and other needs. From the Benevolent Patriotic Order of DOES of Drove #142 of Pompano Beach, Florida. In memory of Mary Jarvis, from the DiGennaro Family. In memory of Jeffrey Schagrin. From Cathy & John O’Connell. In memory of Jeffrey Schagrin, from Aunt Irene & Uncle Charley Rankin. Prayers for your family. In memory of Mary Jarvis. So sorry for your loss. Mary was a wonderful person and I enjoyed the times I spent with her at various functions. From Barbara Downey. In memory of Morris & Helen Ritz. From Joel Ritz and Marcia Ritz. In memory of Mary Jarvis, from Alice George. In memory of our friend Robert Bruce Chuy. From Ron & Linda Fauer. In memory of Elaine Buonocore, from Frank & “Hank” Azcarate. In memory of Ned Goldsmith. From Lorna Inge.


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 22 are included here. The deadline for the July issue is June 22. In honor of Tasha John…the best friend I could have ever asked for. From Aju John. In honor of Max, Garfield & Fatty. From Dad, Mom & Jon. In honor of my rescue, Chanel, adopted from HSBC. I don’t know who rescued who but I am so very grateful. From Laney Sheldon. In honor of Romero & Nora, from the Kramm family. In honor or Pickles, from Stuart Kent. In honor of Maui — Welcome home, Maui! From Amy Finkelstein. In honor of Bradford. From Susan Neuberger. In honor of Charlie, from Susan & Beth. In honor of Kricket Snow. From Kay Taylor. In honor of Paul & Rachel Katchmere. From David & Nanette McCranie. In honor of Peggy Evans, from her yoga class at Memorial West Fitness Center. In honor of Charlotte Jones. Get well soon, Charlotte. Love you! From Amy & Mike. In honor of Jeff & Amy Ellis. Happy Holidays & Happy New Year to two very special humans! From Steve Gold. In honor of Debra Placko. From Mini Mom, B, Mi & the furbabbies. In honor of Amy Berliner – Out of state, but never out of touch. From Mark Greenfield. In honor of Melanie del Rio and Ruth & in memory of Baxter the dog. Baxter was a special needs dog who survived four years in spite of kidney infections and diabetes. We lost him two years ago. We miss him very much. From Joe Edelstein. In honor of Maria Buczynski – Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! From Rowe. In honor of Haley & Kristen Sofge, from the Sofge family. In honor of Scott & Judy Bingham, from the Sofge family. In honor of Irene & Eddie Feldman. Congratulations on selling your home! From Lilli Schipper. In honor of Lanny Altshuler – Wishing you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! From Barbara & Harvey Schneider. In honor of Lori Delin & Paul Wilson and your new Pompano House! From Lilli Schipper. In honor of Lexi & Jeff. Congratulations on your engagement and wishing you many years of happiness! XOXO Chad Bishop & Deborah Steiner. Happy 8th Birthday to Mackenzie Fogleman, an awesome kid who decided to forego birthday presents and instead asked that her guests give to the Humane Society of Broward. From Carmen Alfred.

In honor of Ellen Schorr, our favorite dog walker. Happy Holidays! From Kendi & Richard Cordes. In honor of Christy Gumberg – Happy Birthday! From Marcy Kronrad. In honor of Carole Cash – Happy Birthday! I’m pleased to make this donation on your behalf as you requested instead of gifts. Very generous of you. From Reba. In honor of Bob Roder – Happy Birthday! From Paul Palmer. In honor of Carole Cash – Celebrating a birthday in dog years. From Shirley & Ed Cervero. In honor of Greg Kimmelman, the Big Dog’s 50th and many more! From the Siegel Family. In honor of Christy & Andy Gumberg – Happy Birthday! From Jessica & Jeff Blaze. In honor of Lanny Altshuler’s 70th Birthday. From Jane & Ronald Schagrin. Congratulations to Dr. Robert Coppola on the occasion of his milestone birthday!! Love, Susan & Ed Michaelson, Dallas & Nitro too!! In honor of Brian Johnson – Happy 80th Birthday. From Abigail Morrison. In honor of Alan Spector, from Michael Chase. In honor of Chuck Schweisco – Happy Birthday from Margaret Hurley & Marguerite Trivigno. In honor of Kim Bentley. Happy birthday to a great champion of animals! With much love and appreciation of you, from Christie, Cannon, Maximillian Jonathan & Bronson. In honor of Hinda Cantor – Happy 75th Birthday!! From Saundra Cohn & Lew Gerber. In honor of Andrew Heller – Happy Birthday and great to help the helpless. From Ron & Vicki. In honor of Andrew Heller, from an anonymous friend. In honor of Andrew Heller’s birthday, from Jeff Haines. In honor of Andrew Heller, from an anonymous friend. In honor of Andrew Heller. From Global DME Solutions. In honor of Andrew Heller. Happy Birthday! In a perfect World every dog would have a home and every home would have a dog! XOXO Claudia & Pepe. In honor of Andrew Heller. Thanks, Andrew, for all you do bringing people together. From Bill Bentz. Happy Birthday, Andrew Heller. Great way to celebrate and support. From Adam & Tina. In honor of Andrew Heller. Happy Birthday, Andrew! What a wonderful way to give back to the community!!! From an anonymous friend. In honor of Alina Rodriguez on her 8th Birthday from the following family & friends: Penny & Jeff Cutt; Kendra & Eric Walton; Kristen Nielsen; Marcey Royster; Michael & Katherine Peugh; Rinaldo & Anna Marissa Caponera; and Joanna & Joseph Nagy. In honor of Mike, Doris & Mechy on their new house! From Lilli Schipper.

In honor of Michael Florio, from Audree & Tom. Honoring a Special Friend on her Birthday…Holly Kalisher. From Fran Lafortezza. In honor of Benjamin Weinstock. Hi Ben, here’s a small donation in your honor to your special charity. From Laurie Hlavaty. In honor of Danny Machado – congratulations on your new Townhouse! From Lilli Schipper. In honor of Marge Hurley’s Birthday from her friends Marguerite Trivigno & Alice Connors Schwieso. In honor of Silvia Flores…Remembering Silvita on her birthday. From Pat Helmus. In honor of Laura Wilmott & Gui Goretkin and their New House! From Lilli Schipper. In honor of Cheryl Easby-Smith and in celebration of your birthday! Happy Birthday, Cheryl! From Kathy Moyer. In honor of Marti Huizenga, Cherry Pop, and the two wonderful kittens I adopted in 2011. Continue your wonderful work, HSBC. From Barbara Lynn. In honor of Gunilla A. Lundstrom-North. We are taking a “paws” to send you a Happy Birthday Meow! Love, Joyce & Graeme. In honor of Mr. & Mrs. Donald Speer, from Mr. & Mrs. Robert Cebrat. In honor of Andrew Heller, from Matthew & Lorena Roos. In honor of Patricia Windowmaker – Congratulations on your retirement. We will miss you. From Kristi MacKenzie. In honor of Rich Machesney & Diane Behan – To celebrate your wedding and honor your mothers on your special day! From John, Angela & Jordan. In honor of Danielle Grace. Happy Birthday to our amazing daughter, Danielle Grace. This donation is made in your name, honoring your love and compassion for all animals. Love you! From Mama & Papa. In honor of Andrew Heller, from Charles & Kathleen Koch. In honor of Cheryl & Jeff Doan as a thank you for placing your trust in me. From Christopher N. Couzens, PA – Douglas Elliman Real Estate. In honor of Shauna Doan & James Gorvetzian as a thank you for placing your trust in me. From Christopher N. Couzens, PA – Douglas Elliman Real Estate. In honor of Dennis Lawlor & Joe Hanlon as a thank you for placing your trust in me. From Christopher N. Couzens, PA – Douglas Elliman Real Estate. In honor of Barbra Vincent’s birthday from Margaret Hurley, Marguerite Trivigno & Alice Connors Schwieso. In honor of Emily & Wafa – Congratulations on your engagement! From Piti Cook. In honor of Gene Yotka, from Mr. & Mrs. Robert Cebrat. In honor of Lucille Solana…Happy 70th Birthday! I love you. From Moe. In honor of Tommy & Helene’s 40th Anniversary. From Thelma, Marsha, Ernie, Bill, Jonathan, Esperanza & Bella. In honor of Kenzie Snyder. Happy Birthday, Kenzie! We love you and the young lady you! From the Kirner Family.

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


Networking at American Social


pre-Valentine’s Day celebration took place in early February at American Social on Las Olas, with PetSetters enjoying cocktails, lite bites and mingling for a great cause. A wonderful time

Caitlin Butler, Jillian Bortot and Richard Denapoli


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was had by all. Many thanks to our friends at American Social for making this possible!

Pictured clockwise are Kenneth Barr, Christine Hayes, Michael Soch, Leia Bosco and Denise Morales

Stephanie Holt and Pamela Miller

Walking on the Wild Side

etSet members and guests kicked off the New Year at Fort Lauderdale’s new hotspot, The Wilder. The get-together on East Broward Boulevard in January was perfect for networking, imbibing, and having some fun while supporting the homeless animals of the HSBC. Guests really enjoyed the delicious specialty cocktail, The Brown Derby, featuring High West Distillery Whiskey. This event would not have been possible without the generous support of The Wilder, Breakthru Beverage Florida, High West Distillery and Stephens Distributing Company.

Denise Morales and Leia Bosco

Justin Bighouse and Nikki Worsnop Winchester

Tracy Vogt and Cindy Dayhoff

Mike Bluem, Chris Giullini, Jessica Conrad and Ilana Muransky


Annual Diamond Collar Event Recognizes Members


iamond Collar members were honored in January at the beautiful waterfront estate home of Blaine Phillips and Sheryl Maher. Guests enjoyed fabulous refreshments and cocktails, while meeting fellow HSBC supporters and getting updates on the numerous programs and services offered at the shelter. The Diamond Collar Society plays a hugely important role in supporting the shelter and the animals. Members are both

supporters of the day-to-day operations of the facility and goodwill ambassadors throughout the community. Since its inception in 2001, the Diamond Collar Society has raised over $1.4 million for the shelter. Membership is offered at four levels, starting with a Patron Level ($1,000 annually) and increasing to $10,000 annually. For membership information please contact Kathy Tricomi at 954.266.6845.

Hosts Blaine Phillips and Sheryl Maher with Andy and Christy Gumberg and Jeff Ecklund

Wendy and Tom Carroll, and Ellen Harris

Andrew and Tanya Heller, Michelle Radich, and Jim and Anne Marie Dunn.

Pat Amey and Al Heisler

2018 Diamond Collar Society Members PROTECTOR Donald Sussman & Michelle Howland BENEFACTOR Bryan Greenberg Blaine Phillips & Sheryl Maher Al & Cindy Uber DEFENDER Anonymous Pat Amey Robert T. Friedman Foundation

Jeannie & Steve Hudson John & Kim Penniman PATRON Thom & Kathy Bambenek Joan & Michael Brochu Lori & Anthony Bruno Wendy & Tom Carroll Antonia & Jason Corteguera Bobbie Cotton Buzz & Ken Czubay Jim & Ann Marie Dunn Jeff Ecklund

Jill Robin Ginsberg Christy & Andy Gumberg Ellen & Don Harris Tanya & Andrew Heller Karen Hooks & Steve Walker Katz Barron Bud & Katie Koch Dr. & Mrs. Frederick Lippman Mike McCarthy Dr. Lloyd & Annette Maliner Peg & Grey Marker Matthew & Darlene Moretti

Paw Path Thank you to everyone who has sponsored a commemorative brick on the Humane Society’s Paw Path! Those listed below purchased a brick during the months of December 2017 and January & February 2018: Ms. Cynthia Bromund Mrs. Tonya Brown-Major Ms. Marilee McGarvey 26

Mr. Stuart Schlossman Mr. William Singer (2 bricks)

Barbara & Robert Murillo Ronni Ostrander Ingrid & Brian Poulin Jennifer Robinson Jose H. Santos, M.D. John Scelfo & Susan Helfrick Sara Sears Suzie & Jack Smith Julie & Axel Strauch Donna & Chuck Weiner

Pay lasting tribute to a friend, pet, or family member and show your support for the HSBC at the same time! With a contribution of $250, your special message will appear on a Paw Path brick at the shelter. For more information or to receive an order form, please call Sandy at 954.266.6869.

Featuring warm and fuzzy shelter stories


dozen dogs and cats arrived in Fort Lauderdale on a flight from Puerto Rico at the end of January. All have owners who had desperately been trying to get their beloved pets to the mainland after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. The HSBC served as the site for many happy reunions as families traveled from Naples, Bradenton, Apopka, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Wellington and Fort Lauderdale to pick up their furry family members.

Reunited – And It Feels So Good! Thanks to gracious funding from the JPB Foundation in New York and assistance from St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in New Jersey, the transport is just one of several taking place that will reunite families. (The Humane Society of Vero Beach received more animals just days later.) This is the fourth time the HSBC has worked with other organizations to help reunite Puerto Rico animals and their families. Pandora and her family have relocated to Miami.


n March, a four-pound Yorkie named Biggie was brought to Admissions by his highly distraught owner. Though only three years old, Biggie was a very sick little dog. He had just come from his veterinarian where he was diagnosed with Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis, a chronic condition characterized by vomiting and bloody diarrhea. Treatment would cost over $2,000, which was completely unaffordable for his owner. Out of options and terribly upset, the family looked to us for euthanasia.

Biggie is one tough little guy!


Punto’s family drove down from Apopka to pick him up.

Little Biggie conversation with Biggie’s owner, then spoke to our doctors and clinic staff about the situation. It was an easy decision to attempt to save Biggies life, but knowing how grave the prognosis was, we didn’t want to give the family false hope. It was explained that he would need a miracle, but that we’d do everything possible to bring him back to health. Euthanasia paperwork was signed in case the worst should happen, and Biggie’s heartbroken family said their goodbyes.

were delighted to see that the little fighter had made it through the night and was showing signs of improvement! After two more days of IV fluids and medication, Biggie was back home with his very happy and grateful family.

Lifesaving procedures like Biggie's have been made possible by support from the following Community Foundation of Broward Funds: Francis and Bessie McDwyer Fund; Helen Victoria Foote Fund; David W. Leonard Fund; Elizabeth Clark Wood Fund; and Mary and Alex The clinic staff immediately set Mackenzie Community Impact The Admissions staff had a to work, and the next morning Fund.

Microchip Leads Ray Home

ay, a tiger-striped domestic shorthair cat, was recently found and signed in as a stray by one of our Shelter Services employees. He wasn't the friendliest of cats at first, but given some time to get used to his environment he became very affectionate. Once he was scanned, it turned out that Ray had a microchip linking him to his owner, Jaqueline Perlman. When we contacted Jaqueline she said

that Ray had escaped when they were moving -- more than six years ago! She was extremely happy and relieved to hear that Ray was doing well, and immediately drove from Daytona to pick him up. We felt great satisfaction at being able to reunite Ray with his family, all thanks to a microchip! Reunited after six years, Ray now has young family members he's never met before!


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

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

Bring your pup to Bark at the Park,

to benefit the HSBC!

Marlins vs. Phillies Marlins Park Saturday, July 14 at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are available online at

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 Adoptions:

Mon - Sat: 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Mon - Sat: 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Sunday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.



ADOPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PRESS 6 HOURS AND DIRECTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6723 OWNER’S REQUEST EUTHANASIA………………… 6722



ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6877 ANIMAL ADMISSIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6873

April 30:

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day


Adopt a Cat Month

BEHAVIOR & TRAINING PROGRAMS . . . . . . 954.266.6819

July 14:

Bark at the Park 4:00 p.m., Marlins Park

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

BEHAVIOR HELPLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6851

EDUCATION DEPT. SCHEDULING. . . . . . . . . 954.266.6848 HURRICANE HOTLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6871 JOB HOTLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6859 PAWS AUXILIARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6827

Pet Loss and Grieving Support Sessions are held free of charge on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m. at the shelter. To register, please call 954.266.6848. Bunny Basics sessions are free of charge. You’ll learn about housing, proper nutrition, bunny introductions and more. RSVP to Carrie at 954.266.6822. 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.

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 2018  
Paw Prints Spring 2018