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Summer 2017

News from Humane Society of Broward County

Aid for Puerto Rico: Operation Breathing Room Pages 16 & 17

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, 100 animals were adopted into loving new homes during the two-day event. On behalf of the board of directors – and, most importantly, the animals -- thank you to everyone who stepped up to ensure a successful start to the summer. Once again, HSBC summer camps are sold out and we are thrilled to have such support for this program. It’s truly an honor to have the opportunity to teach so many young children the importance of treating all living creatures with humane kindness. Stella, the energetic puppy who was an HSBC resident for a period of time, will be attending her own camp…in California! Stella was accepted into a canine search and rescue program and is currently going through her training. We are so proud of her and will keep you posted on her training progress! Thank you to the Sun-Sentinel and to local TV stations for visiting the shelter to highlight Stella’s new adventure – we appreciate their continued support of our programs and services. In mid-May, we were pleased to honor HSBC volunteers at our annual Volunteer Appreciation Party. We are grateful to the 500+ of you who give of your time and dollars in support of the shelter and its mission. Because of each of you, we have had the ability to expand our programs and services. THANK YOU for helping us to improve the lives of our four-legged friends, and our community as a whole! For some added summer fun, be sure to mark your calendars for Bark at the Park on Sunday, August 27 for the Miami Marlins vs. the San Diego Padres game. You can bring your dog to the ballpark, help raise money for the HSBC, and have fun, all at the same time. Enjoy your summer! Kind regards, Thom

hope you are having a relaxing and fun summer and the kids are enjoying being able to spend more time with the family pets now that school is out. No doubt the pets love the extra attention! Be careful, though, that your dog doesn’t get overheated while playing outdoors during the hot summer months and is closely monitored around swimming pools and waterways. Also, since it is now officially hurricane season, be sure to include plenty of supplies for the family pets along with your people supplies! Although our organization does not receive direct funding from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), our animal welfare-related paths do cross from time to time. Every year, the HSUS holds a three-day Expo in a major U.S. city. This year’s Expo was held in May at the Broward County Convention Center, providing us with a wonderful opportunity to showcase our shelter. Expo draws animal welfare professionals from around the world who take the opportunity to visit local shelters near the host city. We provided shelter tours to approximately 100 of our peers, from as far away as Australia and Russia as well as from cities across America. In April, the Humane Society of the United States asked the HSBC to be included as one of their shelter partners to assist in their new initiative, “Operation Breathing Room.”The purpose is to provide relief to the overcrowded shelters in Puerto Rico and to raise public awareness about the ongoing work needed to help animals on the island. Other Florida shelters helping in this effort are the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, the Humane Society of Sarasota County and the Humane Society Vero Beach. We are proud that we have the means and ability to meet both the needs of our immediate community as well as those of less fortunate shelters. You can read more about this important project in this issue of Paw Prints. We began the summer with the very successful “Summer Splash” adoption event. Thanks to lots of local publicity and extra hours put in by staff and volunteers, over

On the Cover: These beautiful little fluff balls were in foster care for seven weeks before they were old enough to go up for adoption. Thanks to lots of TLC, the happy trio got adopted quickly. Their mom, Opal, was too much of a sweetheart for the foster family to give up; she became a permanent member of the family.

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.

IN THIS ISSUE... HERE'S THE SCOOP! ........................... 3 & 25


ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY .....................6 ADOPTION AMBASSADORS........................7 CLINIC CORNER ........................................... 8 TRAINING AND BEHAVIOR ........................ 9 PAWS AUXILIARY NEWS....................... 10-12


WISHLIST ......................................................12 PETSET...........................................................13 VOLUNTEER PARTY.....................................14 BIG DOG GOLF TOURNAMENT ................15

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

OPERATION BREATHING ROOM .......16-17 PIT STOP FUN...............................................18


ADOPT-A-THON ..........................................19 FROM THE MAILBAG............................ 20-21 MEMORIALS AND HONORS................ 22-24

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 Cover photo by: Bea Morrell

PLANNED GIVING ...................................... 26 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:


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.




Here’s The Bring Rover on Over and Let’s Play BINGO! You and your canine buddy are invited to the shelter for Buddy Bingo on Saturday, September 9 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 for 8 chances to win cash prizes. Advance purchase of tickets is recommended; buy your tickets at and get a FREE dauber! You must be 18 or older to sit in the gaming area and to play bingo. Doggie guests must be leashed and well-behaved. Come to the shelter early to browse our rummage sale, going on between 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. We’ll have a book sale, refreshments for purchase, raffles, a doggie snack bar, and more! Call 954.266.6822. for more information.


W H A T ’ S


Chewy Steps Up

Students at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland started a company called Wov-In as part of the 2016-2017 Junior Achievement Fellows Program. Their goal was to create a profitable business dedicated to improving their community through the sale of attractive, affordable bracelets. The group’s efforts really paid off, and with their proceeds they were able to make monetary donations to five local charities – including the HSBC. We are very thankful for their creativity, hard work, and the donation of nearly $750 that these entrepreneurial young people have made on our behalf.

Church Group Contributes

Feeling Blessed

We’re in Hurricane Season June 1 began hurricane season, so by now we’re well into the time when everyone in South Florida should have a plan in place, particularly if you live in an evacuation zone. Pets must be included in your family’s plan, and a simple pet supply check list will help you to be prepared. Find out more, including information about our pet friendly shelter, on our website at

Grant Receipt The Rebecca Horton Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward granted us just over $9,400 to put toward our general operating expenses. Animal welfare held a very special place in Rebecca Horton’s heart during her lifetime, and her Designated Fund grant shows her dedication to their wellbeing. We are very grateful!

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Marketing Updates users had some difficulties when using the website in the past, and we’ve found a solution that promises to be a big improvement. One small glitch: at Walk registration time, previous Walk participants will have to sign up as new walkers. (The Walk happens on Saturday, March 3, 2018.)


The Blessing of the Animals is a Franciscan tradition that the HSBC has been partaking in for decades. It is conducted worldwide in remembrance of Saint Francis of Assisi’s love of all creatures. Father Joe will be at the shelter on Sunday, October 8 at 3:00 p.m. to bless both the shelter animals and those brought in by the public. Join us with your pet for this very special and symbolic ceremony. There is no fee to attend. Dogs must be leashed and all other animals safely tucked into their carriers.

Students Donate from Company Profits

We’re replacing the services that support our email marketing and Walk for the Animals website. For those of you who subscribe to our email updates, you’ll see some new features and we’ll be able to target our audience more efficiently.


Need to get some pet supplies, but can’t make it to the HSBC to shop in the Pet Boutique? Now you can place an 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 for rabbits, turtles, and much more!

A Visit from Meowingtons

In April we welcomed the folks from Meowingtons, a fabulous website for cat lovers. They mingled with potential adopters, gave away great cat items, and used some of our fabulous felines as models for their website, Meowingtons. com. They also underwrote the adoption fee for any adopted felines six months and older. Lucky for Bella Nova, a shy nine-month-old, her future mom was a huge fan of Meowingtons. She read about the adoption event through their social media efforts and drove from Orlando to adopt this beautiful feline!

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We're happy to report the following new homes found during March, April and May: Sunday school students from The Pink Church – The First Presbyterian Church of Pompano Beach – did a donation drive for the animals, collecting wish list items and fundraising, as well. They stopped by the shelter with their contributions and presented a check to HSBC Adoption Supervisor, Karin Kodadek. They also enjoyed meeting the animals on their visit. We are thankful for their support!

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

225 243 535 374 75 1,452 3

Five Camp Dates Announced


et your calendars for our 2017-2018 “Pet Playdate” camps! Animal-loving kids from 7 to 12 are invited to attend these unique day camps, where they’ll experience a myriad of fun petrelated activities. With games, crafts, furry hugs, petting -- you name it -- it’s ALL animals, ALL the time!

The five Pet Playdates will take place on days that Broward County schools are not in session: November 10, December 29, January 3, January 5, and February 19. Each camp goes from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.; the cost is $65 per day session, which includes a snack and a pizza lunch. For more information, contact Registration will be open online after September 1 at under Education Programs.

Teen Club Celebrates


he Teen Club had their annual end of the year party in May, celebrating a successful 2016-2017 session with pizza, a sundae bar, games and puppy playtime. Donna Shashoua and Katlyn Jones put together an awesome video and photo album highlighting the terrific Teen Club events of the past year. Especially honored were those teens who are graduating and leaving for college; some have participated in our programs since they were 9 and 10 years old, and there were lots of tears shed. Those “kids all grown up now” are Lauren Reed, Nicole Seguy, Katie Elder and Donna Shashoua. Samantha Bass participated in Mitzvah Mutts before joining Teen Club, and Meghan Seth has been an active Teen Club member for the past two years. Congratulations to our graduates on reaching this milestone! We wish all our Teen Club kids – a special group of young people – a wonderful summer.

Daisy Says Thank You


aisy knows how to have a good time, and she knows how to make sure others do, too! Since she’s all about rewards and positive training, Daisy wanted to thank her Kids’ Club friends for raising almost $9,000 for Walk for the Animals. She invited all participating kids to a special party where they had a wonderful time playing games, getting their faces painted and eating lots of pizza. Daisy’s Kids’ Club is already full for the 2017-2018 school year. This girl is popular!

Top: Amanda Gore, HSBC's Darlene Feldman, Lauren Reed and Preston Newman. Bottom: Donna Shashoua and Katly Jones

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 March, April and May:

Everyone enjoys Daisy's company at the Kids' Club get-togethers. 4

The HSBC's Caroline Crane and club member Gabriel Escobar.

Giada Acevedo Sydney Bragunier Sierra Boodooram Emmett Bossman Lindley Brown Kaitlyn Diaz Hope Faust Lyla Heinsman Samantha Kaprow Gina Marie LaRose Giuliana Leal Chianna McConhay Teagan McMullen

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

Isabella Melendi Marshelin Musca Kaya Myers Olivia Padowitz Noa Peretz Elise Raurell Liliana Rios Gabriela Sarbello Carene Sitomer Molly Temko Amy Wang Sarah Wang Stephanie Weaver

9 6 12 8 6 7 11 10 13 9 12 12 13


Paging All Book Pals!

his September we’re kicking off a new program called Book Pals, which has kids signing up for three-month sessions to come to the shelter and read to the dogs. Targeted at ages six to 15, this unique program promises to be a heartwarming success. Kids will get to practice their reading skills while helping the shelter dogs, providing gentle voices as they read and utilizing calming signals we’ll teach them. What a great win-win! Prior to beginning, the registered child and a parent or guardian must attend a Book Pals orientation to learn about dog body language -- useful information for their one-on-one sessions. The cost of the program is just $10 per three-month session. Children will need to bring their own book, their Book Pals badge, a blanket to sit on, and their love of reading! A special Book Pals blanket will be available for purchase as well. Registration can be found on our website under the Education Programs section, Book Pals.

Pawprints on Our Hearts


ducation Volunteer Dawn FiField's partner Murdock left for the Rainbow Bridge in early June. Murdock "adopted" Dawn in March of 2011, after being returned to the HSBC twice for “uncontrollable behavior.” Dawn fell in love with the curly-black-haired bundle of joy and went to work, soon finding out that he was smart as a whip and just needed to direct his energy towards learning. Murdock learned so much! He clicked for his own treat, danced, surfed, and entertained with a host of other tricks. More importantly he became a favorite Education Dog with the Humane Society, and became Dawn’s Service Dog. He left a trail of smiles and laughter every time he made a visit. He will be sorely missed but we know he is bringing joy to the other precious souls at the Rainbow Bridge. Murdock


Bring Pet Press to Your Child’s Classroom

et Press, our kids’ newsletter written for children ages seven through 10, is all about humane education, proper pet care, and creating more compassionate human beings. It’s chock-full of animal-related articles, stories, activities and puzzles, all approved by the Broward County School Board. Pet Press is delivered directly to classrooms in Broward County, but sponsors are needed! For just $45, you can sponsor your child’s classroom so that they’ll receive this valuable and fun tool, every six weeks throughout the school year. To sponsor a classroom for Pet Press, please send the form below and your $45 check payable to the HSBC to: HSBC, c/o Education Dept., 2070 Griffin Road, Ft. Laud., FL 33312.

Sponsorship Form

Sponsor a classroom for the year for just $45 Your Name: ____________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________ City: ________________________ State:________ Zip: ________ E-mail Address: __________________________________________ Name of School: ________________________________________ Name of Teacher: ________________________________________ In Honor of Student Name: __________________________________ Grade Level: ____________________________________________ Address of School: ________________________________________ City: ______________________________ Zip Code: ____________ Phone: __________________Select a Classroom for Me: __________ 5


Snakes Join AAT Team

AT Volunteer Dan and his two Mexican king snakes, Matrix and Blaze, have been working with our Education Department to teach children and adults about the positive impacts that snakes have on our environment and ecosystem. Because of this interaction, many people have been able to overcome their fear of snakes, asking great questions and showing an interest in learning more. Snakes are wonderful to use in therapeutic environments because they are slow-moving and very interesting to watch. Like dogs and cats, snakes provide mental stimulation and physical interaction.

Handling snakes at a young age can be a very benefical educational experience.


e extend our heartfelt thanks to Animal Eye Guys’ Dr. Robert Swinger, DVM Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology, and to VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital for hosting this canine eye exam event and partnering with the HSBC Animal Assisted Therapy Program. The exams help to ensure that our more than 40 therapy animals have a clean bill of eye health and can continue providing their valuable services to the community.

Dr. Swinger exams therapy dog Karma's eyes.

AAT Volunteer Dan with his education snakes Matrix and Blaze.

Career Day at Nova Eisenhower


areer Day is the perfect opportunity to teach children about the many ways therapy dogs help people in our community. The children at Nova Eisenhower Elementary learned that therapy dogs visit people in hospitals, senior centers, libraries, schools, colleges and even in the work place! Therapy dog Goldie put smiles on everyone's faces, including the staff at Nova Eisenhower. Nova Eisenhower Elementary School's Career Fair had a special vistor - Therapy Dog Goldie!


ACVO Therapy Dog Eye Exams


Got Books?

herapy dog Bentley is the newest addition to the Deerfield Beach Library, as part of the Wags & Tales Reading Program. After the children learn how to safely interact with a dog, they then spend a few minutes reading Bentley a short story. This program is geared toward helping children improve both their literacy skills and their reading comprehension. To learn more about our Wags & Tales Reading Program visit

Therapy dog Bentley hangs with the kids at Deerfield Beach Library.

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

Join the Team!


alking in to an animal shelter can bring on a rush of heartache and sadness. It’s easy to feel sorry for those cats and dogs who are trying to adjust to a foreign environment where they don’t have the comfort they may be used to. We imagine they’re wondering where their family is, and how they ended up at a shelter. Some of these surrendered pets do much better than others, running up with a wagging tail or brushing up against the cage with a purr and looking for attention. Others don’t fare as well. They hide, or tremble, or refuse to look you in the eye. Our volunteers and staff do their best to keep all the animals happy, taking them for walks and doling out much-needed snuggle time, but there’s nothing like a real home, is there?

Maybe you’ve visited our shelter and felt that you’d like to do something to help. Malu Something hands-on that can make a tangible difference in a furry little life. Well, there is a real need that you may just be ready, willing and able to fulfill! The Adoption Ambassador Program is a foster-based volunteer opportunity dedicated to pets that are overlooked in the shelter environment. The animals that are chosen are the ones that stay the longest, having had a hard time adjusting to being in a cage away from their family, and typically becoming depressed. Ambassadors are given resources about behavior and on how to perform successful adoptions. Based on a list supplied by our AA Coordinator, they’re able to select the pet that they’d like to take home and work with. Each Ambassador is provided with all the necessary paperwork, supplies, and background information for that animal, and the pet remains at their home where he or she can finally relax and be “normal” again. The pet then has a foster family to depend on -- and that family has the privilege of finding their charge a new home.

The Adoption Ambassador program has such a tremendous impact because it gives pets a chance to be themselves, without being scared and sad (and much less adoptable) in a shelter. These are pets like Churro, a two-year-old Chihuahua who made the long trip to us from California but was so scared in the kennels that he would try to bite most people and would run at the sight of you. He took a liking to a young Ambassador almost immediately, and Ginger (right) after a few attempts they found the perfect home for him. Then there was Ginger, a twoyear-old Yorkie turned in by her owners because they didn’t have time for her any longer. She sat shivering in her kennel, overwhelmed by noises and unfamiliar faces. She was sent to an Ambassador mom who found her a home – happily, with a new brother. Another dog recently helped is Malu, a young Schipperke who came to us through the Save a Sato group in Puerto Rico. Poor Malu was so frightened and undersocialized that she would just spin in terror when she went on walks at the shelter. Her dedicated Ambassador mom worked with her for months before finding a perfect home, with someone who understood her need to feel comfortable. And we had Stevie, a blind Pointer mix adopted through his Ambassador family, only to be returned shortly thereafter because he was too energetic. The Ambassador family was highly dedicated to him, making an extra effort and finally finding a kind-hearted family looking for a shelter dog that nobody wanted. He now lives happily with his four- and two-legged family. If you’re interested in joining this special team of volunteers and making a direct impact on a furry life, contact Lacey Freeman, Director of Volunteer Services, at 954.266.6814.

Over the last fiscal year, 107 animals were placed into the program and successfully adopted.


Stevie (left, sitting on the ground)


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). • Digital thermometers • Comfort Zones ($25 each) • New nail clippers for dogs and cats • Canned pumpkin, no spice • Paper towels • Pet Ag puppy bottles (six pack) • Advantage, Revolution and Capstar • Latex exam gloves • Full-size towels • Furminator de-shedding tools • 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 • Heartbeat/comfort toys & pillows ($25-$30) • Stethoscope, Std-Finish Chestpiece, 27” ($163. We need 11) • 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

March, April and May:

Spay/Neuter surgeries for our low cost programs, SNIP & Surrender Prevention: 2,026 Dogs treated for heartworm: 31 Animals in foster care: 312 8

Learning and Sharing at the HSBC

e recently participated in two interesting and beneficial events, in an ongoing effort to gain knowledge that will benefit the animals, our services, and our programs. The University of Florida is widely known as one of the most respected veterinary schools in the country, and animal shelters look to UF on a routine basis for information and guidance. The staff in the Shelter Medicine program at UF recognizes what a tremendous resource they can be to shelters across the country, and have therefore developed a “Day of Learning” that they are taking on the road. The HSBC is pleased to have been selected as the first host site, and we welcomed the program in April. Staff from the HSBC and Broward County Animal Care and Adoptions took part. Three areas of focus were “Advances in FELV/FIV Testing” lead by Dr. Julie Levy, “Front Line Disease Recognition” lead by Dr. Cynda Crawford, and a session called “Healing Together: Welfare and Wellness” led by Dr. Ron DelMoro.


It was a very worthwhile day and was well received by all who attended, with valuable information being shared. The conversation about FELV/FIV - testing or not to test -- was definitely the most provocative and is a conversation that we will be having very seriously here at the HSBC. Stay tuned. In May the Humane Society of the United States, a national organization not affiliated with the HSBC, hosted their annual Animal Care Expo in Fort Lauderdale. This educational event offers workshops such as engaging volunteers, saving more cats, shelter medicine and more. Scheduled tours of our facility were provided, and we greeted more than 100 shelter staff from around the world including Singapore, Guam, Australia and Canada, as well as numerous shelters across the US. It was a unique opportunity to share information about the many programs and services we offer, and to learn about their facilities as well.

Canine Influenza

t a recent dog show in Deland, Florida, some dogs were diagnosed with Canine Influenza Virus, an illness which has seen increased activity in the U.S. Canine flu can be transmitted via contaminated items, through the air, or via a person who has touched an infected dog. Most dogs, with proper treatment, will recover completely. As a precautionary measure, vaccination should

be considered for those who frequently visit dog parks or other areas where multiple dogs are present. Our clinic is now offering vaccinations for a $25 fee per injection. This is a two-part vaccine that requires two weeks between injections; both administrations are required for the vaccine to be effective. Appointments can be made by contacting us at 954.266.6818 or

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

Control without Confrontation

his process is more of a lifestyle change than an actual training procedure. It will help your pet to be more comfortable with his role in the family, and will encourage him to willingly display appropriate behaviors. Using “resources” to reward your dog can shape the behaviors you desire. Resources are anything the dog wants or needs, e.g., treats, attention, petting, going outside, play time, etc. This type of training is an excellent non-confrontational way to control your dog’s pushy or rowdy behavior.

Starting Off on the Right Paw:

Managing Your Environment Setting ground rules early on will help to prevent problems later. You will be asking for basic behaviors before rewarding your pet with resources; your dog should have solid responses to cues such as “sit” and “down” before you start this training. Begin with the everyday resources your dog receives and then gradually build on that foundation. Add other cues for additional resources once your dog becomes acclimated to the process, and make a game out of it. Other cues can be tricks such as “give paw,” “roll over,” or “speak.” Keep it interesting and fun. • If your dog brings you a toy and wants to play, ask him to sit. Once he sits, reinforce the behavior and say, “good dog” and then “ok” (release cue), “let’s play.” Then begin your play session. • If your dog nudges your hand to be petted, he is being pushy. Ignore his nudging and a few seconds later give him the “sit” cue. Once he sits, pet him and give him attention. • If you have a special time of day that your dog gets a treat, use this opportunity to shape behaviors you like such as sitting or lying down. Before you give your dog his tidbit of a treat, ask for a “sit” or “down.” Once he is sitting, reinforce the behavior by saying, “good dog” and deliver the food treat. • A release cue is a word you will use to let your dog know it is ok to move, or his task is over. A good release cue could be “all done” or “ok.” When asking your dog to wait for something to happen, it is important to use a release -- and then to let him know he got it right and he is now free to go about his doggie business.

Tips and Hints • • • •

Training andtheBehavior Positive Way

Make sure your dog has learned the cue before you initiate this training. Start off with easy cues you know your dog will get right. Gradually add more cues for other things your dog wants (going for walks, playing with a favorite toy, getting on the couch or bed). This type of training also takes into account “life rewards” and gives you the chance to use what your dog especially likes to do (play, go outside for a walk, get special attention from you) to reward him for good behavior. It’s not always about the food. Keep in mind this is not about making your dog work for everything in life and it is certainly not about “I’m bigger and stronger than you so I am the boss.” This training is built on mutual benefit and trust.

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Building an expectation of behaviors for your dog will help him make the right decisions. Take the guess work out of it for your dog. When you are giving him helpful feedback in the form of instruction and direction, you create a less stressful environment for both of you.

Need help with training your new dog or puppy? Private lessons and group classes are available, as well as convenient in-home sessions. Call Stephanie at 954.266.6819 for information.

Can we go to puppy school together?

Obedience School Savings



on any puppy or dog obedience class! Must be redeemed by October 1, 2017; cannot be combined with any other offer. Call 954.266.6819 for more information or visit our website at 9


Springtime Tradition Continues

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ur 9th annual Tea in the Garden took place in March at the beautiful home of Jeannie and Steve Hudson. The PAWS event, which raised over $30,000 for the animals, was chaired by Jamie Stiles, Michelle Russo-Matak and Meghan Leckey. Jeannie Hudson served as Honorary Hostess. Guests arriving in their traditional spring hats and fascinators were greeted with kisses and tail wags by adoptable pets -- one of whom found a new home that day! They were serenaded by a harpist and enjoyed cocktails, wine and Laurent-Perrier Champagne. Many paused to have a photo captured in front of a stunning floral backdrop; these photos were printed and given as favors to take home.

Hollie Gray, Elaine Johnson, Susan Greaton, Susan Gaddis, Angelika Stuart), Ingrid Poulin and Susan Smith, Friends of PAWS (Suzie Smith, Sylvia Sperry, Jonelle Milton, Cherie Marshall, Sara Sears, Ronni Ostrander, Stacy Sager, Jan Joyce), Barbara and Arnold Grevior, Annette and David Yarborough, Melody Saleh, Julie Strauch, Marcy Gumbel, Susan Penrod, Purina ONE, Event Effects, Laurent-Perrier Champagne, Rick Case Automotive Group, Ann’s Florist and Vanguard Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

The best hat contest was won this year by Camille Cox, who sported a gorgeous creation adorned with real flowers. And in addition to bidding on silent auction items, guests had the opportunity to purchase tickets to win the English Rose Table, a “table upgrade” that included special VIP gifts for the guests sitting at the winner’s table. These guests also dined on an upgraded menu selection. The lucky lady holding the winning ticket was Julie Strauch, who also took home a beautiful centerpiece. Before sampling the delicious tea sandwiches, scones and delectable desserts, a toast was given to honor our dearly departed Marti Huizenga, who helped create and develop the Tea event all those years ago. Tea in the Garden sponsors and underwriters included: Jeannie & Steve Hudson, ACURE Organics, Jamie and Terry Stiles, Lorraine Thomas, Dawn and Peter Dellapina, Shooters Waterfront and Grateful Palate Catering & Events, Christy and Andy Gumberg, Christine and Austin Forman, Margaret Meldeau and Friends (Marlene Aguero, Jonelle Lees,

Ellen Gertz, Deborah Bell, Julie Strauch, Luann Alorro, Christy Gumberg, Monica Weick, Lanie Morgenstern and Tonka Cascais

Meghan Leckey, Jamie Stiles and Michelle Russo-Matak show off their gorgeous hats.

(Standing) Greta Huizenga, Holly Bodenweber and Steve Hudson (Sitting) Pamela Alexander and Jody Onstad

Beautifully bedecked are Darlene Jordan and Dawn Dellapina.

Hosts Steve and Jeannie Hudson

Sporting their finest are Caryl Sorensen, Karola Woodworth, Lorraine Thomas, Diana Metcalf.

Camille Cox's stunning creation was the "Best Hat" winner!


Rockin’ for the Animals

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arty animals turned out en masse at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in April for PAWS’ “Rock Star Party Animals” gala. Chairs Bonnie Barnett, Dawn Dellapina and Julie Strauch were rock stars themselves, creating and organizing an amazing evening that netted more than $120,000 for the shelter! Arriving rock star-attired attendees stepped onto a red carpet where paparazzi snapped a take-home memento photo. There were rock music posters and electric guitars on display and for sale, and a silent auction gave partiers interesting items to browse while sipping on cocktails and sampling hors d’oeuvres. Following the cocktail hour, the ballroom doors opened and all party animals were welcomed into the main event, where the band Face2Face really got the party started! There was dancing, dining, a live auction including trips, artwork, and even a guitar signed by all the members of the Rolling Stones. Then there was more dancing, with guests channeling their inner Benatar, Springsteen and Bono.


Sponsors and Underwriters supporting the Rock Star Party Animal gala included: Lorraine Thomas, Christy and Andy Gumberg, Michelle Howland and Donald Sussman, Florida Peninsula Insurance Company & Edison Insurance Company, Stiles Corporation, Bonnie Barnett and Robert Kagan, M.D., Christine and M. Austin Forman, Carol and Steve Kalagher, Mary and Richard Kazares, Betsy and Bob Bradford, Joey and Alan Stotsky, Julie and Dr. Axel Strauch and Kahn, Riskin and Santiago, M.D., P.A. Arthritis and Rheumatic Disorders, Dawn Dellapina and Darlene Jordan, Tanya and Andrew Heller, Andrew Barnett and Stacy DeBord, Kimberlie Glaser, Sheryl Maher and Blaine Phillips, Margaret and Mike Meldeau, Merrimac Ventures, Sixonesix Labs, Tease Salon & Salon Centric, Breakthru Beverage, Lifestyle Media Group, Easy 93.1, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, VCA Animal Hospitals, Purina, Fresh & Fabulous Creations, Barbara and Arnold Grevior, City Furniture, Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation, Cheryl and Bill Easby-Smith, Brenda and Robert Puck, Paula Valad, and Susan Smith.

Event Chairs Bonnie Barnett, Julie Strauch and Dawn Dellapina

Jamie Stiles and Chris Rotolo

Lorraine Thomas, Diana Metcalf, Lynne McGrath and Karola Woodworth

Stacy DeBord, Andrew Barnett, Michelle Vehemente and Ryan Delanuez

John Morgan, Clint and Ally Strauch, Allison Morgan, Sandy and Kent Strauch

Beverly Clarke, Andrew and Tanya Heller

Sheryl Maher and Blaine Phillips

Christy and Andy Gumberg

Lauren Vaneman and Stacy Sager

Elaine and Charles Kahn



Soaking Up the City

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ombining travel, friendship and supporting the animals at the HSBC, six PAWS members recently visited New York City for a fun-draising mini-vacation. Chaired and organized by Brenda Puck, the girls’ getaway in March raised $13,000 for the shelter. Besides enjoying the sights and sounds of the Big Apple, the ladies

took in a Broadway show, were treated to a private behind-the-scenes tour of The Met, and enjoyed dining in some of the city’s most notable restaurants. And no trip to New York would be complete without a little shopping spree; personal shoppers at Saks Fifth Avenue helped with the ladies’ selections, and Saks donated a portion of sales to PAWS and the HSBC. The trip was definitely one to remember!

Enjoying the Big Apple together are Elaine Kahn, Brenda Puck, Ingrid Poulin, Julie Strauch, Christy Gumberg and Susan Smith

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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Furminator de-shedding tools 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

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Yards of fleece fabric, any colors/patterns Mr. Clean Eraser Sponges Corrugated cardboard cat scratchers Laminating pouches, 8 ½ x 11 Dog training treat pouches Cheerios & Peanut Butter 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)

Our bathers all agree that the Furminator is an invaluable tool in getting our dogs and cats to look and feel their best for adoption. Size “medium” would be most utilized, but all sizes are appreciated and will be put to good use.

Feature Item! Furminator de-shedding tools

• 3M Littmann 6153 Cardiology IV Stethoscope, Standard-Finish Chestpiece, 27” ($163. We need 11) • 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)

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Scavenging for Fun


etSet’s Scavenger Hunt had group members and other local animal lovers taking to the sidewalks and shops of Las Olas in early June for PetSet’s Scavenger Hunt. Teams were decked out in themed outfits as they checked in at O Lounge and eagerly awaited their clue packets – undaunted, despite some rain! Once the hunt kicked off, participants dashed up and down the boulevard in search of as many items as they could find. Their task was to snap a photo of the items requested; some of them were quite tricky and required some imagination. It was organized mayhem! As each team completed the hunt, they headed to YOLO for a relaxing and refreshing cocktail, compliments of New Amsterdam. PetSet organizers were happy to see so many participants enjoying the friendly competition, while helping to raise funds to benefit the animals!

Congrats to winning team 'Merica - Scott Rosaci, Carrie Caldwell, Amanda Williams and Phil Caldwell.


The winning team, ‘Merica, which included Carrie and Phil Caldwell, Amanda Williams and Scott Rosaci, won amazing prize baskets featuring fabulous items from our generous participating sponsors. There was also an award for the Most Spirited Team; prizes went to Big Bang members Pamela Miller, Anna Chockley, Ben VanArsdale and Simone Rodriguez for their creative Superhero outfits and great participatory spirit. Many thanks to the sponsors who stepped up to support PetSet’s Scavenger Hunt: New Amsterdam, Breakthru Beverage Florida, O Lounge, and YOLO. Basket donors included B Ocean, CycleBar, Fort Lauderdale Stand Up Paddle, Dr. George Galluzzo, JEY Hospitality Group, Jimmy Johns, Just Air Fort Lauderdale, Mellow Mushroom, Midtown Athletic Center, New Amsterdam Vodka, OrganikTan, Sauci Style, Stache Drinking Den & Coffee Bar, Stiles Corporation, Tarpon Bend and Weston Center for Plastic Surgery.

Under their umbrellas: Leia Bosco, Eliana Porras and Christine Hayes.

Terra Swenson balances atop Nikki Brockelmann, Katie Leibick and Staci Hill.

Calling All Young Professionals If you’re a young professional who has a love for animals, and you’d like to connect and network with other career-driven, animal-loving individuals, then look no further. We’ve got the group for you! PetSet memberships are $50 per year, and your membership includes: • Invitations to exclusive members-only events • Discounted admission at all “open” PetSet events (events open to non-members) • Subscription to the Humane Society of Broward County’s Paw Prints newsletter • 10% discount at the Humane Society of Broward County’s Pet Boutique The Winner of the Most Spirited Team award was Big Bang, made up of Pamela Miller, Anna Chockley, Ben VanArsdale and Simone Rodriguez.

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50’s-Themed Party Salutes Volunteers O

ur annual Volunteer Appreciation Celebration in April really rocked, as our amazing volunteers were serenaded fifties-style! The music, décor, and food took everyone back to a simpler time when poodle skirts and saddle shoes ruled the fashion scene.

Buffet tables offered hungry guys and gals an array of comfort food, including chicken tenders, pigs in a blanket, corn fritters, mama’s homemade meatloaf and mac ‘n’ cheese. The DJ spun some great 50’s tunes to keep things hopping, and some of the volunteers got up and cut the rug! Stadium blankets with the HSBC logo were given out as a thank you gift to all who attended.


These yearly celebrations are a way for us to show our volunteers how much we appreciate their hard work and dedication. It’s easy to become focused on the tasks at hand and the daily needs of our sheltered pets, and sometimes we need to stop and remember to tell these wonderful people how much they mean to all of us. We currently have 511 adult volunteers who have provided us with 42,937 hours already this fiscal year. Our volunteers participate in 23 different programs at the shelter, most of which would not exist without them. We simply could not successfully accomplish our mission at the Humane Society of Broward County without our volunteers. Here’s to our heroes!

Willm Martens, Julie Lauderbaugh and Volunteer Director Lacey Freeman

HSBC’s Andrea Silverberg and Darlene Rankin with Lenny Nourick

Ronni Ostrander, Melanie Simon and Sara Sears

Jean Dorto and Judy Schmidt-Perez

A.J. Parke, Tanis Bell, Carol Sirotto and Karen Abeleda

Michael and Richard Goodnight

Pat Amey and Halina Wood

Steve Niren and Gwenn Burick

Preston and Maddy Levitt


Men’s Golf Tourney Scores

ow in its fifth year, the Big Dog Men’s Invitational Golf Tournament hit the links in April at Fort Lauderdale Country Club. Honorary Chairs Wil Shriner and Dave Lamont of Big 105.9, Chairperson Cherie Marshall, and Event Founder Melody Saleh hosted a great day of golf that raised $64,000! The format this year was a Team Putt Shamble, with over 150 players on the two courses. On-course contests included Closest to the Line, Closest to the Pin, Chipping Contest, Putting Contest, Pet Poker, and Hole-inOne prizes. Players could also buy a prize drawing ticket for the chance to win a trip to either Pinehurst Resort Golf in North Carolina or Napa Valley Above The Clouds in California. The lucky winner was Steve Hudson, who was thrilled! A grilled lunch provided by Brew Fish Bar & Grill and Penn Dutch was enjoyed pre-shotgun; beer was donated by Tampa Bay Brewing Company and Stephens Distributing Company. Following the golf, players enjoyed drinks and dinner while listening to great tunes by Jon Saxx and DJ Michael Thomas. Big Dog players went home with a gift bag including Titleist Pro V1 golf balls, a tournament polo, and other great items. First place winners on both the north and south courses received Fort Lauderdale Country Club Pro Shop gift certificates and crystal trophies. This year's overall winning team on the south course was made up of Nick DeGenerisis, David LaValle and Ellerton Castor; the north course winning foursome included David Vivies, Kurt Kohle, James Wilkie and Doug Bridges. Winners’ names will be engraved into the perpetual stand that holds the Big Dog trophy in the Champions Room at the Fort Lauderdale Country Club. Second and third place winners on both courses received crystal golf trophies. The second place team on the south course was Chris Szatko, Anthony Priore, Daniel Kraus and Stephen Florio; the north course team was Joseph Loiacono, Irwin Schechter, David Brand and Jay Dick. The third

place winners, south course, were Mike Bruyere, Jeff Hallick, Brandon Opre and Chris Niesel; on the north course were Mark Huard, James McConchie, J.W. Howard and Scott Gorton. The Closest to the Line contest winners were Steve DiSalvo and Danny Tompkins; Closest to the Pin contest winners were Dan Kraus, David LaValle, Alan Neufeld and David Vivies. The Chipping Contest saw a tie for first place with Peter Dellapina and Mike Kriznowski both getting a hole in one, and the top three being rounded out by Bud Bentley. Coming in first for the Putting Contest was David Obst, followed by Mitch Campbell in second place and John O’Brien in third. Pet Poker added to the fun of the afternoon; at all Par-3 holes, golfers were offered the chance to purchase playing cards to assemble the winning hand for 50% of the Pet Poker Pot. James Ganley was the winner of this contest. The Big Dog tournament was made possible thanks to the generosity of the following: Event Sponsors Big 105.9, Jon Saxx, E & J Gallo Winery, Gabrielle Wellner, George Stroker, Rhythm & Vine, Blue Martini, DMD Florida Restaurant Group (Twin Peaks), Jimmy John’s, Red Bull, Moss Foundation, Ferrari Maserati of Fort Lauderdale, AutoSource of America, Inc., Holly WrightMunoz, Stiles Construction, CopySource, A Konica Minolta Company, and Purina; Team Sponsors Fifth Third Bank, ACURE Organics, Allstate, BB&T, BrightView Landscape Services, Inc., Copy Source, A Konica Minolta Company, Drew James Salons, Katz Barron Squitero & Faust, Maus Consulting Group of Raymond James, Stonegate Bank, Hargrave Custom Yachts, Fusion Analytics, Northern Trust, John and Cherie Marshall, Brian and Ingrid Poulin, M. Austin and Christine Forman and Ali and Melody Saleh. Tee Sponsors were Arbor Pet Hospital LLC, BDO, Broward Armature & Generator, Christy Gumberg, CopySource, A Konica Minolta Company, D & B Tile, Duke Realty, Elbo Room, Miller Construction, Moss Foundation, Radius Bank, Tim S. Marshall.

Big Dog - Honorary Chairs Wil Shriner (left) and Dave LaMont (rear) with South Course Overall Winners David LaValle, Nick DeGenerisis and Ellerton Castor.

Honorary Chairs Wil Shriner (left) and Dave LaMont (right) with North Course Overall Winners James Wilkie, Kurt Kohle, David Vivies and Doug Bridges.

HSBC President and CEO Christopher Agostino with Event Chair Cherie Marshall

Hector Sikes, Mitch Campbell, Steve Hudson, Debbie Trapani and Christopher Seebeck


Aid for Puerto Rico:

Operation Breathing Room A

major collaborative undertaking in April saw nearly 200 homeless dogs and cats coming to the continental U.S. from Puerto Rico, where the stray population has exploded into crisis. Rescue groups in Puerto Rico such as Save a Sato, which we have been working with for two decades, are overwhelmed beyond belief and must rely upon shelters in other areas for assistance and relief. (“Sato” is a local slang term for a street dog.)

the plane. Upon arrival in Fort Lauderdale and after clearing customs, volunteers met the plane to unload its precious cargo. Sorting then began so that the animals were put onto the proper transport vehicles and sent off to the correct destinations – 11 of them in total, including five in Florida. The South Florida Wildlife Center stepped up to help, for which we are very thankful, as this was a huge task! Signature Flight Services was also a big help at the airport.

The Humane Society of the United States (no affiliation with the HSBC) and other partners arranged the effort, with the non-profit group Wings of Rescue generously providing the flight. In addition to the coordination of that flight and of the participating shelters on both ends, crates had to be arranged for, 160 dogs and 45 cats had to be prepared, paperwork carefully done, and people organized for loading

We at the HSBC received 27 animals, and 25 were adopted within mere days of arrival. It took one cat several weeks to find his forever home. Just one dog is still waiting -- two-year-old Australian kelpie mix Coquito, a shy little sweetheart, is with an Adoption Ambassador until he finds his new family.

Travel-weary rescued dogs and cats await sorting and transport.

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Volunteers from the South Florida Wildlife Center pitched in to help.

Staff from a Florida shelter came to collect (and cuddle) their charges.

HSBC staff check on a pup.

These pups are sorted and on their way to a shelter for adoption.

Aid for Puerto Rico:

Operation Breathing Room - Continued

HSBC's Bob Ansell, Mary Steffen, Mike Rosa, Karitza Ortiz, Britni Helble, Susan Angus and Keyarron Harris.

Adonis got to go home with the Bennett family of Fort Lauderdale.

Two-year-old Aylia has a new mom to love!

HSBC's Britni Helble carries a pup to our transport vehicle.

Marcos found his new best friend in Kayra.

Operation Breathing Room is part of a larger program of The HSUS called Humane Puerto Rico, an effort to address the crisis of a staggering 300,000 street dogs and to embed animal welfare into the fabric of the commonwealth. This mission grew out of the Sister Shelter Project, generously supported by Maddie’s FundŽ.

Garth and Crush came from Puerto Rico together, and got to go home together, too!

Cinderella's story has a happy ending - she's gone from the streets of Puerto Rico to a loving home in Cooper City. 17

Pit Stop Fun L

ast fall we introduced you to our “Pit Stops” undertaking, a series of events with our adoption department visiting various places of business and local events to promote the adoption of “bully breed” dogs. These breeds include the American pit bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, American bulldog and others. At a Pit Stop, educational literature is distributed and, typically, one or two dogs that are available for adoption get to go to the event and show their stuff. A photo album is brought along to promote other bully breed dogs that are back at the shelter waiting to be adopted. Dolly's Dream, which promotes the adoption of bully breeds, is proud to be a sponsor of these Pit Stops. Visit our website at to find out the location and date for our next Pit Stop, and come out to say hello! They’re always located at fun places where you’re sure to have a good time. (Pictured here are scenes from the Festival Flea Market in April when they had their extremely popular car show.)

Pit Stop fun at the Festival Flea Market car show.

Mellow Mushroom hosted a great Pit Stop!

Pit Stops are a great way to educate the public about a misunderstood breed.

Beautiful Kai found her new dad and is ready to go home.


Dolly’s Dream sponsors the adoption fee and supplies for two bully breed dogs at a time, on an ongoing basis. Pictured here is Kai, ready to go home with her new boys!

Adopt-a-Thon Makes a Splash


he HSBC was all wags, purrs, giggles and smiles the weekend of June 10 and 11 when we held our Summer Splash Adopt-aThon, welcoming hundreds of potential adopters through our doors. It was a busy scene, with staff and extra volunteers working tirelessly all weekend to make the process go smoothly. And what a heartwarming success it was, with just over 100 rabbits, dogs, cats, kittens, puppies -- and two hamsters -- sleeping in their forever homes by Monday night as a result! One of those felines was 12-year-old Peanut, who had waited patiently for two full months; she now calls Coral Springs home. And pictured on this page are Rocky and his best pal Snowflake, who were surrendered together. Thanks

to the Bernal family of Hollywood, they also got adopted together. As did those two hamsters. Pets six months of age and up were adopted for half the usual fee, and specially selected “Beach Babes� went home with beach buckets of goodies and had their adoption fees waived. All adoption packages, as always, included spay or neuter, preliminary vaccinations, a microchip, 10-day limited health care plan from VCA Animal Hospitals, de-worming, treatment for fleas and ticks, feline leukemia test for cats, heartworm test for dogs seven months and older, 30 days of Trupanion pet insurance and a bag of Purina ONE pet food.

Kit Kat found a family.

Elliot got adopted!

Rain gets a cuddle from mom and dad.

Sasha met her match.

Rocky and Snowflake get to stay together!

Morty has a new dad.

Diana's on her way.

Jaxson went home with his new dog pal.

Sky scored a new family.

Lolo's family took her home.

Remy and his dad make a great team.

Tucker makes his mom smile.

Kalvin's heading home.


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 Humane Society,


edy was one of the dogs rescued from the South Korean meat farm by Humane Society International. When we saw him we fell in love. We knew he would be different from the other dogs we adopted in the past, but were up for the challenge. Everything was new for Tedy; he didn't know how to be a family dog. For weeks he hid, pressed against the wall with wide eyes. He watched from a distance the other two dogs interact with us. My eyes filled with joyful tears when I came home from work one day and he greeted me with a toy in his mouth and a wagging tail, just like his big brother Cooper. Only recently, Tedy sat in my lap for the first time -- a day I thought would never come! Thank you, Humane Society, for our little joy, Tedy!

ust thought I would give you a nice update on my adoption of Snuggles back in February. He continues to be a happy cat and I just love him. He has blended in very nicely with my feral kitten I took in 2 years ago, as you can see by the pictures of them together!



Amy Fisher Coconut Creek

Tedy (bottom) and his brother Bruschi

Caroline, David and Noah Miami

Snuggles and Minnie

Dear HSBC,

Dear HSBC,



una came into my life about a month ago. She was kept as a "backyard" dog since she was a puppy. She was never house trained or showed the inside of a home. Dogs like Luna require patience and understanding. I still decided she deserved a chance like any dog should. She came home to be greeted by her older smaller brother Chiquis, a 9-year-old Maltese. She quickly won my parents’ hearts and those of my neighbors. She has these honey colored eyes that allow you to see her innocence and desire to love forever. She is still working on letting us know when she has to go and like any terrier mix she is definitely a handful. Energetic and full of life. Yet timid and quiet. The more days pass the more she lets me see her personality. She likes to cuddle and sleep in the bed right by my side. I thank you guys for allowing me to bring her into our lives. She has definitely found her furever home. Thankfully, Alejandra Bilbao


welve years ago we adopted Winston. The first time I saw his little face behind the glass, 8 weeks old…it was love. He was supposed to be my cat, and he does love me. BUT, he adores his dad. At night he waits for my husband to go to bed and then he follows him in and bumps up against his leg. It's cute to see him doing his determined walk down the hallway, off to put Dad to bed. As a kitten Winston was a biter, those sharp teeth could hurt. At one point after he drew blood, I sat him down and threatened to send him back to the orphanage, he must have understood. Because after that we never had a problem. We love this guy, he's an important part of our household and brings us much joy. Winston is our second rescue from the shelter and we are so grateful for the good work you do. Susan & Robert Hollywood

Dear HSBC,


ily was adopted from you at Petco in Boca Raton in 2016. We love her very much. She follows me around everywhere. If I go outside for a minute, she is right beside me. She'll lay down & won't move untiI I say "let’s go inside.” She thinks she's my protector. She has 3 siblings, Hunter, Gracie & Natasha. We built a doggy area in our backyard with a pool & a lounge area 4 them. They're not spoiled...:-)


Lily, left, with her canine family

From the Wolf Family Boca Raton




Dear HSBC,

Dear Humane Society,


ama Mia is a 2-1/2-year old Chihuahua and Jack Russell mix. She was found in the Okeechobee area in an old abandoned barn with her four puppies. After they were rescued, all her puppies were adopted right away, but Mama Mia still needed to be adopted. May 21, 2016, my family saw Mama Mia's picture on WPLG Local 10 News and rushed over to meet her. I always wanted a dog and I was so excited to meet Mama Mia. It was love at first sight! She jumped on my lap, put her paws on my shoulders, and gave me a puppy hug! Now she has a forever home with a family that loves her with all their Mama Mia hearts! Mama Mia enjoys her days snuggling, playing with her toys, running around in the backyard, and eating her favorite foods like cream cheese and spaghetti! Nova Lishon-Savarino

Dear Humane Society,


adopted my cat Luna back in October 2016. I was new to the South Florida area and was looking for a little buddy, and she was the perfect fit! She quickly adjusted to her new home, exploring every room right away. This little girl has no fear and is very friendly! She is very playful and enjoys playing with her (many) toys, chasing her tail, and being spoiled. She loves lying in the sun and looking out the window as well. Thanks, HSBroward for giving me the perfect companion :) I think Luna is enjoying her new home too! Luna

Leanna Carosell


fter losing my 14- and 15year-old Westies in less than 6 weeks, my husband and I were devastated and convinced we needed time to mourn. PAWS’ golf tournament was coming; I never thought I would adopt. I have talked many others into a new family member with 4 legs; this time it was too soon for me. Then I saw her little brown and white face. Ivy Ivy was adopted on November 8, 2016. At 3 months she was timid and very afraid of men. At 6 months she is my 6’4” husband Lon’s best friend. She follows him everywhere. [She] loves dogs big and small...cats are a curiosity. Balls are the best. Ivy is no longer afraid of strangers -- all people are her friends unless they are not interested. She follows my 87-year-old Mom with her walker like a vigilant protector. We love her; she is part of the family. She has opened her own Christmas presents and yesterday had her 1st trip to Dairy Queen. Until we get her another playmate we are thinking of doggie daycare once or twice a week for all that energy! Laura Hoehne

Dear HSBC,


hank you from the bottom of our hearts for bringing us our sweet, smart Hildy. We adopted her two years ago as a companion for our senior pup, Stitch. When Stitch crossed the rainbow bridge, Hildy helped us to bear our sadness with her infectious happy disposition and endless love. She wakes up every morning like it's going to be the best day ever. This joy is so much so, that we joke that we should have named her Christmas Morning! After moving to Massachusetts, we decided it was time to add to the family Hildy (left) with Roscoe and Hildy got little brother Roscoe. Together we go on lots of adventures: hiking, weekend trips to grandma's, wrestling in the grass, and lots of walks around town. We are so grateful for the fun and happiness we get every day by having Hildy in our lives; thank you again!!! Sincerely, Lora and Matt Irving Westfield, Massachusetts



y name is Fibee. I came to BCHS from South Carolina. I was adopted by my human family in November 2016.This was meant to be my family, as I share my birthday with my mom! I always get comments about my markings because I look just like a Holstein cow. I always have a smile on my face. I love to cuddle, give kisses and hugs. I have already learned to sit, shake, give high five and roll over. My favorite hobbies are playing fetch, eating, sun bathing on the balcony, sleeping (on my back) and playing with my brother. Thank you BCHS for finding me my forever home! Kari Nyenbrink Deerfield Beach

Fibee and his boy


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 June 21 are included here. The deadline for the October issue is September 22. In loving memory of my wonderful neighbor and friend, Heileen In memory of Niki Rolnick, from Cindy & Steve Jacobs. In memory of Bubba Walsh, Tricia’s faithful companion. So sorry Steinberg. From Vida Klein. In memory of Marti Huizenga, with our deepest heartfelt for your loss. From Linda Wielgus. To the Petersen family in memory of Bean, a loyal dog and friend. sympathy. From Dom & Karen Capers. In memory of our parents, Morris & Helen Ritz. From Joel Ritz & From Beverly & Ken Anderson. Marcia Ritz. In memory of Molly Kobau. From Rosemarie Kobau. In memory of my friendly dog named Nora. From Ryder Riddle. In memory of Mary Shadowen, from Betsy Connors Chen & David Chen. In memory of Jolie, Paula’s beloved companion. Such a beautiful In memory of Sheila – my wife of 53 years – In memory of Gardenia Pavletic, also known as the puppy soul. From Naomi Montague. and our dog Sofie who was adopted from HSBC whisperer. Her love for animals was a testament to her caring and and lived for 15 short years. Unfortunately, In memory of Grady McCullough – Grady was a great workout wonderful personality. She will be greatly missed. Love, Susan, both Sheila and Sofie are gone, but their partner! I will miss him! From Jodie Weinstein. Jeff & especially Karly puppy who will find her in heaven. memories are very vivid in my mind and always will be. From Jay Tischenkel. In memory of Chance, from Joan Lake. In memory of Beth Bird, from William Bird. In loving memory of Grady. Love from Frieda, Katie & Colleen. In memory of Sandra Laurance, a lifetime supporter of In memory of Bruiser, from Susan & Alan Rutner. the Humane Society of Broward County. From Lori In memory of Harrison. From Barbara & Robert Wolf. In memory of Brady. From Julie Kurtz. Mulvaney. In memory of Pico who was such an amazing “baby,” and I know In memory of Buddy Lehmann. Thank you, Buddy, for being a In memory of Joseph Scully, from Kay Egner. how much you’ll miss him. He’ll always hold a special place in great dog. From Lisa Dello. everyone’s heart. With love, Kevin. In memory of Caesar Malafy. Caesar crossed the Rainbow Bridge In memory of Ally VanDyck. You will be missed. From Jaime but not before leaving his Paw Print on our Hearts! From your Nodzak. In memory of Tiffy, from JR & Charlotte Ramsey. Family. In memory of Ally VanDyck, from Franck Meunier – OTF. In memory of Moe, a dearly loved cat to my friend Joan. From In memory and honor of Rommel O’Neil, a noble Rottweiler and In memory of Reed Adams. From Jim & Sherry Savage. Geraldine Jesk. loving, dedicated companion to his family Larry, Andrea & Mason. In memory of Scupper, from Brad Sterl & Ted Davis. He was an invaluable member of our family and will be missed In memory of Ally VanDyck, a beautiful person with a kind terribly. We love you, Rommel. From Jenny, Molly, Rocky & Rollo. spirit and a heart of gold. She was an animal lover and a In memory of Roscoe Rosenblum. From Robin & Adam Ross. huge advocate for pet adoption. We felt one of the best ways to honor her would be to donate to a cause near and In memory of Papi. Kristin & Fabio: We loved our pet sitting days In loving memory of my sweet cat Basil, from Sharon Nelson. with Papi and are heartbroken to hear about his passing. He will In memory of Murdoch, a wonderful dog owned by HSBC dear to her heart. From Orangetheory Fitness. be remembered as a loving, gentle and sometimes stubborn volunteer Dawn Fifield. Murdoch did so much for In memory of Ally VanDyck…every second in your presence was pooch. Sending you both lots of hugs and kisses. From Jeanette, everyone in the HSBC education department. From Sara light-hearted and laughing. Meeting you was a privilege. I hope Jeremy & Drake. Sears. there’s espresso in heaven, and you find someone that will make your daily cup as well as I did. Much love from Shane Bossom. In memory of Sally – Murphy will miss his best friend. May Sally’s In memory of Carlo Mutti, from Norma Wheeler. memories stay with you forever. With love, KLB. In memory of Miles Gilfillan, Susan’s precious soul mate. Forever In memory of Nena Bravo, who loved her family and In memory of Snowflake…we miss you. From Teresa Echevarria. in her heart. Now the Head Butler at Rainbow Bridge until they adored animals. From June True. meet again. From Gail Barr In memory of Ally VanDyck. The Orangetheory Fitness In memory of “Bo” Boruff, from Bruce & Eileen Derby. Japan Board (Messrs. Kasahara, Iida, Misu, Sasaki, Ito, In loving memory of Hija Kirkland, a beloved & wonderful dog. In memory of Savannah Matthews. Dearest Savannah, Hija brought much joy to her dad Kevin & touched the lives of Ota, Otsu, Hatanaka, Boardman) would like to extend our God Bless you my love. Forever, Sara. many who had the pleasure of knowing her. May she enjoy the deepest sympathies to you and Ally’s entire family. Ally In memory of my wonderful Beagle, Zeesa. From Arlene Keil. afterlife where there is only joy & no suffering. From Denise was such a lovely person and a huge help and supporter to our business in Japan. Please accept our heartfelt Falabella. In memory of Maggie, from Barbara & Robert Wolf. condolences. From Orangetheory Fitness Japan Board In memory of Romy – sending our sympathy and our love. From Members. In memory of Bailey. From Meryl Steklof. In memory of our sweet and loving Daisy. From Dr. Robert & Gary & Karen Weitz. In memory of Celia Scalise, a great lady who will be deeply missed In memory of Cassie…To Cassie: We miss you very much. Always by her loving family. From Mark & Marcia Truitt. Lorelei Ennis. in our thoughts and forever in our hearts. Love, Mom, Jinksy & In memory of Jack, from Marge & John Neily. In memory of Naomi Schwartz. From Aileen & Steve Grandma. Kondyra. In memory and to honor the lovely Buster. Thinking of you, Karen, Tom & Bruno during this sad time. Buster was In memory of Harry, from Thomas Tabor. In memory of Nicholas Kyle Trimino, with deepest a great dog and had a wonderful life!!! Much love from In memory of Jackie. From Linda Metz. sympathy. Our thoghts and prayers are with you. From us both! Darla & Fred Brodsky. In memory of Mike Accetturo. Uncle Mike, you will be missed and J&J Family Of Farms. In memory of Jake. We are so sorry for your loss. Please find remembered for your good heart and jokes from my childhood. In memory of Nicholas Kyle Trimino, from Greg & Lorie Reiking. From Brad Sovik. comfort in your wonderful memories. From Sara & Oreen. In memory of Nicholas Kyle Trimino. From the Roland family. In memory of Spike McGee. Rest in heaven sweet Spike. “Dogs In memory of Marti Huizenga, from John & Debbie Fitzgerald. come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach In memory of Alvin Holtz. Rest in Peace with your precious dog, In memory of Nicholas Kyle Trimino. From Karen & Ronald Goode. us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog, it Louie. From Paula…the mail lady. merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs In loving memory of Ricky Rainbow, from Macuqui In memory of Sidney Seymour. From Ronnie & Beth Klein. Robau-Garcia. 22 your heart is very big.” – Erica Jong. From Bitsy.

In loving memory of Ricky Rainbow, a/k/a Richard Robau, from the following family and friends: Michele Durand; Jeppy Griffths; Sandi Wolosz; Lindsey Blair; the Robau – Garcia Family; Scott Sherman; Lilli Stevens; Jacquelyn McCabe & Sophia; Virginia Crosbie In loving memory of Ricky Rainbow, from Kathryn Weidler. In loving memory of Ricky Rainbow. From Eugene Martinez. In loving memory of Ricky Rainbow. From Alina Robau. In loving memory of Ricky Rainbow. From J.R. Orci. In loving memory of Ricky Rainbow. From Roberto Orci. In loving memory of Ricky Rainbow. From Melissa Blake. In loving memory of Ricky Rainbow. From Mario Garcia. In loving memory of Ricky Rainbow. From Ed & Dea Martinez. In memory of Nicholas Kyle Trimino, from Dianne Politzer (Eric’s mom). In memory of Nicholas Kyle Trimino, a brilliant young man, beloved son and brother, who loved animals. From Jan & Mike Goode. In memory of Alvin Holtz and his pet, Louie. From Helaine & Roger Pomerance. In memory of Thomas Tweeton. From PSI Unit co-workers. In loving memory of Marie Braga and her little friends. From Roger Mierop. In memory of Ricky Rainbow, from Scott Chapin. In memory of Tom Tweeton. From Marge & John Neily. In memory of Marti Terziu. From GFWC Plantation Woman’s Club. In memory of Charlie Irvine, from Edelman Financial Services. In memory of Sharon Vasil. From Sandy & Jack Moore. In memory of Muriel Rose, from Wendy & Gary. In memory of Myrna Geiges. From Robin & Adam Ross. In memory of Carole Coplin. Mindy & Rachel: We are so sorry about the loss of your mother and grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. Love, Melissa & Rick Baer. In memory of Aegean Garner – You’ll always be missed, Aegean! From Jay & Robin Vitarelli. In memory of Tom Tweeton, from Pat Case. In memory of Barbara Storer who loved animals, especially her dogs. From Dee Anne Merritt. In memory of Elizabeth Moore, from Glenn & Candy Scott. In memory of Steve Kuduk. From Emily Squitieri. In memory of Stephen J. Kuduk II. Steve was a very kindhearted individual. He loved his dog Elvis very much who was from your shelter. In memory of Steve, I’m honored to be able to give this donation in his memory to help more animals. From Jackie Kato. In memory of Tom Tweeton. From Robert & Barbara Henninger. In memory of Shirley Rowe. From Larry Gilderman. In memory of Tove Jensen – loving friend, neighbor and animal lover. Thank you for watching and loving my pets. We miss you forever. Love from Doreen, Simon, Ziggy & Zaggy. In memory of Teddy Rosenberg, my good friend who was 99 ½ years old when she passed. She will be sorely missed. From Jan Latta. In memory of Christine Cohen. Chris, we will miss your beautiful smile. Love, Sandra & Bill.

In memory of Christine Cohen, from your Team & Friends at Ciox Health. In memory of Christine Cohen who will forever live in our hearts! With love from Jeff & Elyssa. In loving memory of Chris Cohen, a devoted HSBC Pet Boutique volunteer who loved helping the customers with their new adoptees…as much as she enjoyed shopping for her furry friends and family. You will be dearly missed. From Cherie Wachter. In memory of Alan Solomon, from John & Marge Neily. In memory of Christina Mary Daley. Dear Bonnie: We are sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, your RE/MAX Consultants Realty I family. In memory of Christine Cohen – I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My most sincere condolences. From Arturo Medrano. In memory of Christine Cohen. I met her at the HSBC and we had much in common. I admired her sincerity, dedication and of course her love of animals. She was so bubbly and always focused on the bright side regardless of the challenges she was dealt. Love you Christine! From Jenny, Rocky & Rollo. In memory of Christine Susan Cohen, from the MEDNAX Clinical Research Department. In memory of Christine Cohen. Deepest condolences to you Daniel and your family with the loss of your mother. You are all in our prayers. Know that I am here for you as well as my family if you need anything during this difficult time and any time in the future. Be easy brother. From Andy Falcon. In memory of Steve Kuduk, one of the most generous individuals I had the opportunity and pleasure to know. From Julia Hix. In memory of Christine Cohen. We will miss you, Chris… til we meet again . Love, Lori & Aboud. In memory of David Ross, from Neiman Marcus Boca Raton. In memory of Christine Cohen, from Vinegar Hill Veterinary. In memory of Diane Grenka, from Liz & JB. In memory of Wanda & Rod Day. From Liliette & Michael Nash. In memory of Rodney & Wanda Day, from Doris Bowen. In memory of Steve Kuduk and to honor his life and that of his four-legged best buddy, Elvis. From Ruth Ann Dziadulewicz. In loving memory of our dear friend Diane Grenka. A true angel and protector of creatures large and small. We miss and love you so much. We know you are comforted by and caring for all the pets at Rainbow Bridge. From Kathy Murphy & Amy Danser. In memory of Wanda Day, from Maureen & Benjamin Jacobson. In memory of Diane M. Grenka. Diane’s love for animals was bountiful; a great lady we all will miss. From Donna Kiel. In loving memory of Juan Antonio Rodriguez, a great man, great father and a great employee. You will be missed by many! Thank you for your time and thank you for being a part of all of our lives. From everyone at Izerwaren, Inc. In memory of Diane Grenka, from Rosy Silverman. In honor and memory of Robert Zellers, father of my dear friend Barbara Riddick who lovingly cared for him during his final years, and takes heart knowing he is finally at peace. Hugs and love from Jenny, Molly, Rocky & Rollo. In memory of Rod & Wanda Day, from Phil & Terri Weiss. In memory of our parents Morris & Helen Ritz. From Joel Ritz & Marcia Ritz.

In memory of Diane Grenka, from Rose Sutton & Buddy. In memory of Diane Grenka, from Ann, Calvin & Janice. In memory of Gary Salzberg, a great friend to the animals and to all. From Dale & Jerry Lieberman. In memory of Rick Everett. From your friends at Garden City Group. In memory of my cousin, Paul J. Russell, who loved dogs and worked with fostering and rescuing. Bless his heart. From Mary Ellen MacPherson. In memory of Steve Kuduk and his love for his dog Elvis. From Debbie Skinner. In loving memory of Wendy Metzler, from Sandy & Phil Swan. In memory of Diane Grenka. From Marilyn Nowicki. In memory of Jeannie Heuertz – Rest In Peace, our dear friend. From Bob & Michelle Connelly. In memory of Jeannie Heuertz. Dear Linda, Enrico & Marco: We are so sad & sorry for the loss of your mom & grandma. I will never forget her sweetness, and the most wonderful crepes. She lived life on her own terms and has a wonderful legacy in all of you. Love, Bruce, Tracy, Zach & Lindsay. xoxoxo In memory of Angelo Diana…a tribute to my hairdresser & friend. You will be sadly missed. From Pat Erickson. In memory of Jeannie Heuertz, from Marisel Castro. In memory of Tom Tweeton, from Robert & Dorothy Ramsdell. In memory of Diane Grenka, a caring & wonderful person who will be deeply missed. She loved not only her fur babies but all animals. From Rebecca Teems. In memory of Jeannie Luciene Heuertz – I will always remember you! From Danielle Wexler. In memory of Jeannie Lucienne Heuertz with sincere condolences from Lenchen Hack Lux. In memory and honor of Robert Dias. From Robert & Angela Mattina. In memory of Robert Dias, a sweet gentle soul loved by many. From Lisa Carlucci. In memory of Diane Grenka. Dawn’s beloved “Mom” – with her eternally in spirit. Dawn was Diane’s earthly angel; now heaven has another angel in Diane. From Gail Barr. In memory of David Pribonic, from Laura & Marvin Hinshaw. In memory of Judith Oppenheim. Rest in peace my wonderful Aunt Judy. From your very loving niece, Sheila. In memory of Muriel Matthews Diaz. From Debbie Dempsey, Bookworms. In memory of Thomas Joseph Terrell, Diane’s beloved brother & Patricia’s beloved son. From Alison & Peter Nemeth. In memory of Christine Cohen, from Jason & Bethany O’Chez. In memory of Tom Tweeton, from Betsy Jordan. In memory of our son David. He was kind, loving, and caring. From Bessie & Michael Zurawin. In memory of Kenneth Wardlaw. From Debbie & Warren Parker.


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 June 21 are included here. The deadline for the October issue is September 22.

In honor of Gabrielle Frei’s 12th birthday, from Carrie Johnson. In honor of Laura Barreras, from Matthew & Olivia. In honor of Joyce Loleta (Honey) Smith – Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother & talented artist! From Johanne Miller. In honor of William K. Urban II in recognition of you doing a good thing by making a donation to the HSBC. Rest assured you gave those pups a chance to be adopted. From Dad. In honor of Pia Dalquist. Happy Birthday, Pia. You are a wonderful supporter and lover of animals and a kind soul and friend. From Christine Kelly. In honor of Katia Leon. Katia, God works in mysterious ways, but he definitely works through you in showing our pets His love and care. Thank you for being a good friend to us and to our furry friends. We wish you a very Happy Birthday, and many more! With love, Darling & Manny.

In honor of our recent marriage, from Lilli & Jason Schipper. In honor of Zoe Feinberg. You arrived from Alabama and immediately became part of our family. You are now 9 months old and are certainly a challenge, but it’s so much fun watching you grow. We look forward to having many good times together spoiling and loving you. We Love You! From Mommy & Daddy.

In honor of Debi Cook. Thank you for being such an amazing friend/sister and animal lover!! We love you, Annie & Cali.

In honor of Onyx Brenners, from Doug & Randi.

In honor of Gina Ragusa – Happy Birthday! From Jennifer Trapani.

In honor of Clowe Wilpon, from Robin & Adam Ross.

In honor of Gabe Mills – Happy Birthday from Lana Hillis.

In honor of Casse. Praying she finds a loving home. From Debbie Hahn.

In honor of Arnie Grevior – Mazel Tov on your 90th birthday. From Jackie Rotblott (Deeci Lieberman’s mother).

In honor of Malory Kimble, from Joan & Norman Gaslowitz. In honor of Arnie Grevior. From Judy & Harvey Kass.

In honor of Malory Kimble’s Bridal Shower – for the fur babies! From Brittany Muscato. In honor of Malory Kimble who graciously celebrated her wedding shower as an opportunity to support her love of animals and the Humane Society of Broward County. Her thoughtfulness and love for others is a celebration in itself. I’m thrilled that she’s going to be an official part of our family! From Sharon McMorris In honor of Malory Kimble’s Bridal Shower. From Ken & Marie Kimble. In honor of Arnie Grevior’s 90th Birthday. From Robert & Patrice Coppola. In honor of Jenny Aboud…Happy Birthday, Jenny! Thank you for all you do! From the East Coast Huttons. In honor of Arnie Grevior. Wishing you many more happy birthdays!! We Love you!! From Susan & Ed Michaelson (& Dallas too!). In honor of Merritt “Walker” Finney. Dear John, In loving memory of your dear father…From Tish & Shamus Flavin. In honor of Linda Gieseking. Happy Birthday, Linda! Thanks for all you do for animals everywhere. From Lisa & Andrew Panariello. In honor of Sister Janet Rieden’s 60th Jubilee. From Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate, Joliet, Illinois.

In honor of Mr. & Mrs. Neville Monfries, from Robert Cebrat.

In honor of Kathleen, Rob & Lilly Cymbaluk and for selling your Plantation house! From Lilli Stevens.

In honor of Malory & Brian – best wishes for a wonderful new chapter in your lives. From Anne Bennett.

In honor of Sharon & Marc Watson and their 50th Wedding Anniversary. From Margaret & Howard Cloogman.

In honor of Sami Davidson, your special birthday & your wonderful Grand dog, Riley – he’ll keep you young!!! Happy, Happy Birthday – Til 120! From the Kanner family.

In honor of the Humane Society of Broward County, from Tom Owens.

In honor of Malory Kimble’s upcoming marriage to Brian McMorris. Malory requested donations to the Humane Society in lieu of wedding shower gifts. We celebrate her generosity of spirit and dedication to this important and much needed service organization. From Alice & Steve Gertzman.

In honor of the memory of Bradford Snyder, special lover of animals. From Jeanine Kahrs.

In honor of Susan Smith – Happy Birthday! From Mark Thoeny.

In honor of Carol & Mark Finnell and their new house! From Lilli Stevens.

In honor of Arnie Grevior. Dear Arnie, We celebrate your birthday with this small gift knowing how special the work of the Humane Society is to you. Happy Birthday from Sheila & Joe.

In honor of June Hutchinson, from Sterling Wealth Advisors/Elizabeth Barrett.

In honor of Arnold Grevior – Happy Birthday! From Marcos & Barbara Szeinfeld.

In honor of Michael Alexander – Gentleman and dog lover missed by all. From Murray White.

In honor of Gabrielle Frei’s 12th birthday, from Annie Schlesinger.

In honor of Arnold Grevior…Honoring you on your 90th birthday. From Richard, Maria, Pippin, Winnie & Maggie4900.

In honor of Ophelia – she will hold a special place in your heart always! Love, Laura. In honor of Hemi Balzer. From Liz & Bill Balzer. In honor of Bear, from Andrew, Scott & Preston. In honor of Brinkley. Dear sweet Brinkley, Paddy & Nena miss and love you! From Paddy & Nena. In honor of Rocky. Dawn, you did everything you could for your little boy and you did the right thing. He is no longer in pain, and is now happy and playing with Sophie & the two of them are waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge. From Demon Spawn. In honor of our BakerCares Liaison Committee Members, Michelle Marks & Michele Figari. From Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC.

In honor of Michael Weissberg – Happy, Happy Birthday and Many, Many More!!! Love, Nancy, Roy, Celeste & Herb.

In honor of Linda Niemiec, from The Liquid Crew.

In honor of Lynn Finck – Happy Birthday, my friend! From Linda. In honor of Hilik Elmaleh – Congratulations on the purchase of your townhouse! From Lilli Stevens.

In honor of Pat Richardson – Happy 75th Birthday, Pat!! Love, Sara & Stacy.

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. 24




Here’s The Continued


from page 3 Stella Gets Her Groove Back


W H A T ’ S

evaluate Stella, and was impressed with the pup’s drive and energy. Fast forward through several more steps in the process – Stella was accepted into the program for Search and Rescue training. She has flown to California and begun her months-long training. Now she can channel that energy in a positive and beneficial direction.

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Have a Ball with Your Best Friend

We think that Sabrina has done some amazing search and rescue of her own!

hanks to a sharp-minded, creativelythinking teen volunteer, shelter dog Stella is on her way to being a valuable and contributing member of society instead of a homeless dog with an abundance of misplaced energy. Stella is a Labrador retriever mix who’d been adopted and returned more than once; the families that had brought her home couldn’t keep up with her activity level. Enter Sabrina Zeitoune, a kennel volunteer at the shelter, who noticed Stella’s obsession with tennis balls. Sabrina did some research and realized that Stella might make a good search and rescue dog. She approached shelter staff about her idea, and we contacted the National Disaster Research Foundation, a non-profit group out of California. An evaluator came to meet and


Join us for Bark at the Park on Sunday, August 27 when your Miami Marlins take on the San Diego Padres. Tickets for dogs are $10 each, and those for their humans are $16. All proceeds from dog ticket sales will benefit the HSBC. Advance purchase is required; for more information and to order tickets visit

Stella has Sabrina to thank for her exciting new role in life!


Looking Ahead – the Shelter’s Future


id you know the HSBC has a group of professionals ready, willing and able to help you make a difference for the future of our shelter and the lives of homeless animals for decades to come? Like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, you can have a lasting impact!

There are several reasons to make a planned gift. One person may want to leave a legacy to honor a loved one. Another consideration is that charitable giving may reduce your income tax and help you avoid capital gains. Many people are looking for ways to increase their current Our planned giving committee is made up of dedicated professionals income; this can be accomplished at the very same time as gifting. who are happy to educate any group or individual on ways to help. You don’t have to be wealthy to make a difference. The term “planned It is always wise to seek the guidance of a good attorney or financial giving” refers to charitable gifts that are planned in advance to benefit planner, although many simple gifting strategies do not require both the charity and the donor. It is a way to use the principles of good extensive meetings and fees. There are so many options for planned financial planning to benefit your family and your favorite charity. giving that our committee can find the right one for each and every Planned giving can be as easy as leaving a legacy through your will, individual. Please call Kathy Tricomi at 954.266.6845 for more making the HSBC a beneficiary of your IRA, 401-k or even through information. life insurance.

A Lasting Impression Do you want to leave a lasting legacy for the animals? You can do just that, and give the gift that will keep on giving -- providing food, shelter and a second chance to a great many needy animals. Those of us who love animals our whole lives often want to be able to make a difference for as many animals as we can. The best way to carry out that wish is to support all of the animals at the Humane Society of Broward County through a bequest. By making a bequest to the Humane Society of Broward County in your will, you can ensure that your love for animals will continue on…and that we’ll be able to keep providing food, shelter, medical attention and compassion to the tens of thousands of animals who depend on us. You will also be recognized as a member of our Legacy Club.

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Paw Path

If you would like more information about legacy gifts, please phone 954.266.6845 or complete the following and mail it to:

Humane Society of Broward County Attn: Development 2070 Griffin Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 (fax) 954.989.3991

Pay lasting tribute to a friend, pet, or family member and

Thank you to everyone who has sponsored a commemorative brick on show your support for the HSBC at the same time! With a the Humane Society’s Paw Path! Those listed below purchased a brick contribution of $250, during the months of March, April and May: your special message Carla Albano & Kandis McKenzie Desjardins Bank Shiela Bett Debbie DeVito Garrett Hayim 26

Stephanie Logue William Singer Keith Slagle David Weisman Rodney Wolf

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

Hello, Dolly!


n April, at five months old, Dolly was picked up on the street by Broward County Animal Care & Adoptions (BCAC). She had a collar embedded in her neck that had obviously been placed on her when she was much smaller; it had never been adjusted or replaced. The veterinarian at BCAC removed the collar and then Dolly was transferred to us for further treatment. Her bandages required changing every 48 hours, and she received a course of antibiotics. After she’d been with us for two and a half weeks, Dolly found her forever home and went to live happily ever after in Oakland Park.

Our clinic staff provided the best of care.


Love at Last

ur cover girl from the Spring issue of Paw Prints was Gillian, the last of the dogs awaiting adoption that had come to us after being rescued from the Korean dog meat trade. Gillian was slowly coming out of her shell while with us at the shelter, and we worked with her to bring her along. But nothing can compare to the comfort and security of a loving home; Gillian – now Lilly – finally found her happiness with Max and Meg Ford, where she is learning that she can be a happy girl and live a fulfilling doggie life. Her new mom and dad wrote us, “Our lives have definitely changed since we got Lilly and we wouldn't have it any other way. We have seen nothing but progress in the past month and she is acting more and more like a dog every day! She


Dolly found her perfect family! gets really excited when we get home, and wags her tail every morning when she wakes up. She is queen of the couch, and queen of the house now - and we love her so much. Thanks to the Humane Society International and Humane Society Broward for rescuing her and bringing her into our lives. We're so happy to give her the life she deserves.”

Max, Meg and their new girl Lilly are a happy family.

Lilly has settled in nicely!

Chip Saves the Day

hirteen-year-old Boo Bear had been missing from his home for three months, but thanks to a microchip he was reunited with his dad, Joseph, who was thrilled to have him back. Someone had found Boo and kept him for a month, then brought him to the HSBC when they were moving and didn’t want to keep him after all. Per our standard procedure, we scanned him and…success! A happy ending.

Joseph and Boo Bear

It's easy to see how painful the collar must have been for Dolly.

If your pet does not have a microchip, the HSBC offers this simple procedure for $20. Schedule an

appointment by contacting 954.266.6858 or And if your pet does have a microchip, it’s very important to make sure your contact information is kept up to date with the chip company.

Should you find a stray pet, you can have the animal scanned for a chip at any vet’s office, the HSBC or at Broward County Animal Care.

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

Join us for

Bark at the Park! Marlins Park Sunday, August 27 Details on page 25

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

CALENDAR August 12: August 27: September 16: September 27: October 8: October 11:

PetSet’s Charity Ride at CycleBar Fort Lauderdale Bark at the Park, Marlins Park Bunny Basics, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. New dog obedience session begins Blessing of the Animals, 3:00 p.m. at the shelter Fashion Forward for PAWS Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale


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

The following are 2018 Walk promotion sites (we’ll have information tables set up) August 16: Forever Homes/Fashion Hounds Adoption Event at Galleria Mall – 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. August 20: Adoption Fair at War Memorial Auditorium 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. October 14, 15, 21 & 22: Castaway Island at TY Park - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

DOG OBEDIENCE REGISTRATION . . . . . . . . 954.266.6855

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.

PETSET AUXILIARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6827

DONATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6816 EDUCATION DEPT. SCHEDULING. . . . . . . . . 954.266.6848 HURRICANE HOTLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6871 JOB HOTLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6859 PAWS AUXILIARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6827 PEACE OF MIND/LEGACY CLUB. . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6845 PET BOUTIQUE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6836 PRIVATE PET CREMATIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6833 SPAY/NEUTER INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.463.7729 VACCINE/MICROCHIP INFORMATION … . 954.266.6858 VOLUNTEER SERVICES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6814

The HSBC pet cemetery and mausoleum are located at the Broward Pet Cemetery in Plantation Acres. They offer private or communal burial; cremations and arrangements can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish. Visit or call 954.476.0743 for more information.

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