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Winter 2021

News from the Humane Society of Broward County


Walk the (Virtual) Walk! Registration form inside

Treating Ringworm and Parvo Virus Pages 6 - 8

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

From Your Board Chair O n behalf of the Humane Society of Broward County, I want to extend heartfelt thanks to our donors, corporate partners, and grant funders for the wonderful support given to the organization in the past year. Because of you, the shelter had the funding necessary to continue to provide services to our community and to the animals entrusted in our care. Part of managing our day-to-day operation last year included a significant cut in expenses and, unfortunately, a reduction in staffing. These factors continue into the new year. As we enter 2021, the need for funding is still imperative. Fundraising events account for approximately 14% of the shelter’s total budget. The majority of our 2020 events had to be cancelled, and the 2021 event schedule is uncertain. The HSBC’s fundraising season takes place between November and May, and hundreds of supporters attend each of the various events. Because of the coronavirus, our opportunity for financial success from the event season will suffer. This situation will result in a negative impact on the budget of approximately one million dollars.

Chairman of the Board Thom Bambenek and his dog Sofie

However, thanks to the “new world” of virtual events, we’re looking forward to hosting the HSBC’s largest fundraising event, the VCA Walk for the Animals, which will take place virtually on March 6. We hope

you will continue to participate and support this event as you have done in the past! Details of the Walk can be found beginning on page twelve. Despite the various obstacles we’ve faced in the past year, HSBC staff and volunteers have experienced successes…pet adoptions are still in demand; we’ve resumed school-break camps and kids clubs with a limited number of attendees; new volunteers continue to sign up and donate their time; and the PAWS auxiliary was able to host the annual PAWS on the Green Women’s Golf Tournament. They also have virtual events scheduled to raise funds for the animals. With all that is going on in our world, thank you again for your support; I hope we can count on you in the future. Together we will continue to build a humane community and meet the needs of our furry friends. Very truly yours, with best wishes for good health and safety, Thom Bambenek

On the Cover: Damien came to us as a medical foster and spent two months battling ringworm in the home of a staff member. After intense round-the-clock care, he had quietly stolen her heart with his princelike charm. Now known as Prince Damien, he is a “foster fail” and a member of the Peters/Cornier family.

Humane Society of Broward County: Building a humane community together. Board of Directors Thom G. Bambenek Chairman of the Board John R. Squitero Vice Chairman of the Board Melody Saleh Secretary Matt Katz Treasurer Barbara Brush Ted Christie Christine Forman Bryan S. Greenberg Christy Gumberg Michelle Howland Steven W. Hudson Carolyn Lee Sheryl Maher Margaret Meldeau David North Susan Penrod Ingrid Poulin Jennifer J. Robinson Susan A. Smith Jamie Taylor Stiles Julie Strauch Eugene (Huey) Vanek Jennifer Edwards White Nikki Worsnop Winchester Board of Trustees Arnold Grevior* Barbara Grevior Marti Huizenga* Elaine Levine Al Sorensen President and CEO Christopher Agostino *Deceased

IN THIS ISSUE... HERE'S THE SCOOP! .............................. 3 & 15


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

Our Mission:

CLINIC CORNER............................................ 6-8

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

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT ................................9 WISH LIST...........................................................9


PAWS AUXILIARY NEWS ...........................10-11 WALK INFORMATION ....................................12

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

WALK REGISTRATION FORM........................13


FROM THE MAILBAG..................................... 14

11 PLANNED GIVING.......................................... 15 facebook.com/browardhumane

MEMORIALS AND HONORS.................... 16-18

Issue 21-1 Paw Prints is a quarterly newsletter published by the Humane Society of Broward County, Inc., a private, nonprofit 501© (3) animal welfare organization established in 1944. We are not a branch or affiliate of any national or local organization, and we do not sell or exchange our donor list.

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


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.

Amy Bloom Clough Editor Cover photo by: Bea Morell beamorell.com

EVENTS AND INFORMATION ...................... 20

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

Here’s The


B I T S A N D P I E C E S A B O U T W H AT ’ S G O I N G O N . . .

Doggie Be Good Sessions

Paw Pathway Commemorative Bricks

Our positive reinforcement dog training sessions for 2021 are off and running, with the next one kicking off on February 27. Each of these is a six-week course held on Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 a.m., with overflow classes on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and Sundays at 9:00 a.m. New sessions for spring will be added. Puppy Pre-School classes are offered on Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. Register now, as all sessions fill up quickly! Doggie Be Good classes are in-person (and in-dog!) learning with masks and social distancing required. Pre-registration is necessary; visit humanebroward.com or contact Stephanie Rodgers at 954.266.6819

Pay tribute to a loved one while supporting the HSBC! For a $300 donation, your custom message will be etched into a brick and placed in the pathway of our on-site Reflection Garden. Your name will also appear in this newsletter. To order, call 954.266.6827. Paw Pathway brick donors for September, October & November are: Linda GiesekingKatherine Maddalena Panariello Manuel Ramos Elena Koda John Rohe Janet McLaughlin

Grateful for Funding Donations The following Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward have generously provided contributions to the HSBC. All the Funds named are supporting the Surrender Prevention program, heartworm treatments, and low-cost spay/neuters, save for the Endowment Fund, which goes toward our general operating expenses. • H. Wayne and Leah S. Glickfield Fund for the Humane Society of Broward County • Louis and Isabelle Gunton Fund • Rebecca Horton Fund • Mary N. Porter Designated Fund • Milton B. and Ruth R. Pulch Fund • Mildred Talkwicz Charitable Fund • Humane Society of Broward County Endowment Fund

Subaru Steps Up Vodka for Dog People Aside from making a quality product that has become hugely popular, Tito’s Handmade Vodka is known for being highly philanthropic – particularly when it comes to canines. The company’s tag line is “Vodka for Dog People.” In December they matched donations to the HSBC, up to $10,000, for Giving Tuesday. Thank you, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and all our supporters who helped to make this Giving Tuesday a huge success!

Campout Fun Benefits the Animals Father-daughter Indian Princess group the Iroquois Nation came to the shelter recently for a tour and to donate proceeds from their annual campout. (Each year a charity is chosen by the winner of the campout’s

cornhole tournament winner, and this year’s winner chose us!) Many thanks to cornhole winner David McGirr, his daughter, and the entire organization for their generosity.

Subaru of Pembroke Pines held its national Subaru Loves Pets campaign in October and we happily participated, with our friends at Subaru of Pembroke Pines donating $3,100 to help cover the costs of 31 pets adopted from us that month. Working with them, each week we were able to feature a different pet on their social media channels throughout October. Pictured here is Nate, one of the dogs adopted through the program. Nate originally came from a rescue group we partner with in Puerto Rico where there is a serious pet overpopulation problem, with few adopters.

Scoop is continued on page 15.


We're happy to report the following new homes found during September, October & November 2020:

Cheers to Tito’s

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

228 270 436 174 25 1,133


Eagle Scout Achievement


hen it came time to decide on his Eagle Scout service project, Eric Gonzalez chose the HSBC to receive the benefits of his hard work. Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable within the Boy Scouts of America. When Eric met with shelter management, they decided together that the best use of his skills would be to beautify the portables area, where we serve the community through low-cost vaccinations and with our positive

behavior and training classes for dogs. Eric raised most of the money for his project by selling Krispy Kreme donuts virtually and was able to secure over $700! Eric gathered his troops on a rainy Saturday morning in November and went to work, building beautiful wooden benches, laying mulch, placing potted plants and hanging new signage. The transformation looks amazing! Thank you, Eric, for choosing the HSBC. We couldn't be happier, or prouder of your efforts.

The hardworking members of Troop 441, pictured here with their fathers, helped Eric complete his Eagle Scout project.

Eagle Scout Eric Gonzalez with Elaine Steehler and Caroline Crane from the HSBC Education Department

DECA Backs the Animals


ellington Community High School’s DECA Program members held an “Adopt, Don’t Shop” donation drive and raised $275 for the HSBC. Members of the group also contributed their artistic skills to a poster contest that was created for the campaign; two finalists’ submissions are pictured here. Many thanks to Kyra Bergman and the entire DECA Marketing Leadership Team at Wellington Community High!


Dear Chester Education Mascot Chester is now on hand to answer your animal-related questions. He’ll use his best doggy wisdom to address whatever you may throw his way – so don’t be shy! Write to him at the HSBC, ATTN: Education Department, or email him at ccrane@hsbroward.com. Dear Chester, I spend a ton of time playing with my dog Sinbad every day. I throw the ball with him in our fenced-in yard, and I know that dogs do best when they have at least two walks a day – which I do. It seems, though, that he gets really bored in the evening and sometimes acts a little naughty by jumping on me or barking. Do you have any ideas why he does this and what I can do to get him to stop? Love, Wallace Dear Wallace, First of all, let me say that you sound like a great dog owner! Getting Sinbad out for walks is 100% the thing we canines most look forward to. It’s fine to go out in the backyard to do our business, but it’s the same old sights and smells out there. A walk is a dog’s version of what playing video games, going to a carnival, or going to a concert is for a human. It’s where we experience new sights, sounds, smells and even tastes. Remember that every dog has a different energy level – just like humans! My sister Abigail is SUPER chill and while she really likes her two walks a day, she’s happy to just lay around on the couch the rest of the time. Your dog sounds a lot more like me. I am highly intelligent (I mean, c’mon, I write an advice column!) and need a lot more mental enrichment to keep me happy. Luckily, there are some great things that you can get to give Sinbad that stimulation. Kong is a dog enrichment brand that makes a ton of toys that can keep pups entertained. There is the Kong Classic that you stuff with treats (and freeze if your dog needs an extra challenge), and also the Kong Wobbler – my personal favorite. You can get both at the Pet Boutique at the Humane Society of Broward County. If you can’t get to the shelter, you can always search for enrichment toys on Chewy.com or on Amazon where there are loads of options for keeping Sinbad entertained and happy. Keep up the good work of loving your dog and giving him the BEST life ever!

Super School Visits ducation Volunteer extraordinaire Sue Travis has been out and about with her dog Buddy visiting Super School in Plantation and bringing smiles to many faces. Super School, a school for severely disabled and autistic children, specializes in the treatment of advanced care that utilizes an approach that's both therapeutic and educational. Buddy was adopted from the HSBC about a year and half ago and was “trained” by his Sue and Buddy get some brother JR to give distanced walk assistance from a unconditional love to young friend at Super School. children; what better place to do that, with so many Super Students to visit? The children and staff get so tickled when Sue rides up with Buddy in her red convertible, ready to deliver a furry carload of love!



n October, Andrew MacArthur, an 8th-grader at Renaissance Charger in Cooper City, made these amazing superhero bandanas for the dogs at the HSBC. Andrew felt that every dog should have a costume and feel like a superhero for Halloween!

ats off to Girl Scout Ellen Huang, who chose the HSBC for her Silver Award Project. Ellen is quite handy with craft making, and she made more than 50 cat scratchers to enrich the lives of our shelter cats!


Love, Chester 5



Treating Parvo and Ringworm to Save Lives


The Clinic has the following wishes. Should you have medical items to donate that are not listed, please call 954.989.3977 to see if these are items that we can use. Any dollar amounts listed are given in case you’d like to contribute funds to purchase the item(s). • Rubbing alcohol • 4x4 gauze pads • Pill Pockets • Lysol wipes • Anxitane (L-theanine) tablets • Ear cleaner • Velcro - industrial strength - low profile 1” • KMR liquid – kitten milk replacer • Wooden tongue depressors • Hand sanitizer • Oster Cryogen-X Pet Clipper Blades – size 40 • New nail clippers for cats • Latex exam gloves • Large Wee Wee Pads • New suture removal scissors • Heartbeat/comfort toys ($25-$30) • Stethoscope, std-finish chestpiece, 27” ($163. We need 9) • Otoscope ($200) • Elite Exam Lift Table ($7,500)

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

Clinic Statistics September, October and November 2020

Limited spay/neuter surgeries (due to COVID): Spay/neuter of 167 cats, thanks to a grant we received. Dogs treated for heartworm: 21 Animals in foster care: 336 6

all was a very busy season for us in the clinic. Along with finding homes for surrendered animals, the HSBC often brings in animals from rural and economically depressed areas, to provide medical care and find loving homes for these pets. The last few months of 2020 brought some amazing animals to our shelter -- along with some complicated infectious diseases.

same time it’s attacking the intestines, it’s also attacking the bone marrow. CPV is something shelters across the county dread due to how easily it spreads and how dangerous it can be. When we bring in pets from these economically depressed areas, we increase the risk of bringing in infectious disease, but of course we cannot say no to helping these animals.

This is one of the first group of Parvo-positive pups. Here he’s being cared for by Vet Tech Christopher Thompson and Animal Care Supervisor Susan Angus. The first of these conditions was Canine Parvo Virus. CPV is a virus that is not transmissible to humans, but affects dogs, particularly puppies. The virus is transmitted through feces and saliva, and is highly contagious. CPV attacks cells in the body that replicate frequently, particularly the intestinal tract and the bone marrow. This is a deadly combo, first causing vomiting and diarrhea so intense that the intestinal walls become damaged and infected. Normally, animals respond to infections with their white blood cells, which are made in the bone marrow. But CPV doesn’t allow for that because at the

Many of these shelters aren’t able to provide vaccines, proper nutrition or access to health care. Some of the shelters are even outdoors where the animals are exposed to the elements. Bringing these dogs and cats to the HSBC gives them both medical treatment and the opportunity to find a solid loving home. Because of how contagious CPV is, when we treat the disease we put special protocols in place that include wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), placing special footbaths at the entrance to the quarantine location, and having our already-stretched-thin staff designate technicians specifically for the puppies’ treatment. In recent months, CPV treatment involved monitoring the puppies’ blood sugar, having them on IV fluids and medication, syringefeeding them every three to Syringe feeding, being done here by Tammi Isyk and Kelly Peterson, can be very important when treating puppies for Parvo Virus.

four hours, and lots and lots of cleaning. Our had ringworm and were probably going to be dedicated staff gave these little ones the best euthanized because there were no resources care possible, and to treat them. There after full recovery, were five mother cats Thank you to the Petfinder and each of them they are now in their forever homes. Two Foundation for awarding us had four kittens, for a more Parvo-positive total of 25 cats. When their 2020 Adoption Options our staff member puppies came to us in Workshop Grant in the amount returned to the December from a shelter in rural of $1,000, all of which was used HSBC he spoke with Louisiana. They were our VP of for medications and treatment Operations to see if siblings, and three other puppies of the kittens you’ve read about something could be traveled with them. done, and between in this article! Since they’d all been the two of them a in close contact with plan was hatched. We each other we played it safe and treated all five soon transported the felines to our shelter and for the disease. created an area to quarantine and treat them. On a recent visit to central Florida, while Ringworm is not actually a worm, but a touring a shelter one of our technicians came highly contagious fungus that infects the skin across an isolated room full of cats and kittens. and hair follicles. This disease is zoonotic, He asked about them and was told the cats meaning that humans can also catch the

Vet Techs Marianna Diaz and Shelley Henry administer an oral antifungal medication to a kitten.

Before treatment this kitten’s face is badly disfigured.

Post-treatment, the same kitten is looking much healthier!

This photo shows the glow from the ultraviolet light that indicates ringworm infection. infection. Most humans will get a mild raised, red circular lesion that is easily treatable, but the risk is really in infected or damaged skin or in people with a compromised immune system. Ringworm can sometimes be diagnosed with a special UV light, but often requires specialized tests. Going back to our kittens -- we knew they were diagnosed with ringworm at their previous shelter, but we wanted to see exactly where they were infected; we were able get the areas to glow under the special UV light (see photo). We created a special area for them, and again had to limit who came in contact with them and ensure the staff wore PPE. The treatment for ringworm is lengthy, usually a minimum of three weeks. We followed the guidelines of the ASPCA and treated them with an oral antifungal medication as well as twiceweekly lime sulfur dips. If you’ve never smelled lime sulfur, count your lucky stars! The rinse works well but smells like rotten eggs.

Ally, a young adult dog, is undergoing ringworm treatment at the shelter. More volunteers are needed to help care for animals like her with skin issues, outside of the shelter environment. If you’re interested email 7 volunteer@hsbroward.com.

Clinic With ringworm and a depressed immune system, we knew these kittens were at high risk of getting other ailments such as upper respiratory infection. Getting them out of the of the shelter environment becomes critical for a successful treatment outcome. Working with our amazing Foster Coordinator and her staff, we were able to find foster volunteers to take the kittens into their homes. We provided the medication, PPE and any other essential items, and the foster volunteers provided the care and love. At the time of writing this article, we are in week three of treatment and

Simmons, healthy after successful Parvo treatment, gets a cuddle from his new mom.

Serum from a healthy adult dog is withdrawn from blood taken, to be given later to a sick puppy.



expect the kittens to be returning for testing soon. All shelters operate in fear of both Canine Parvo Virus and ringworm because they can easily lead to widespread disease and euthanasia. In these two recent situations we were very, very fortunate with our results. None of it would have been possible without the care and love of our staff and volunteers, and the financial support of our donors who help keep our doors open.

This kitten is getting his weekly lime dip treatment.

Robert Ashby handles a ringworm-positive kitten, using proper protocol to reduce the chance of transmission.

After donating her blood, Sasha gets a cuddle from Vet Tech Kelly Peterson.

Longtime foster volunteer Tanis MacKay-Bell took in several kittens while they were being treated for ringworm.

Join us for the Walk for the Animals - March 6 8

See pages 12 & 13 in this issue #continuethecause

Volunteer Spotlight

Michelle San Juan with her foster dog Rosie.

Spotlight On:

Michelle San Juan

Began Volunteering:

December 6, 2018


Pet Boutique, Foster Care, Photo Assistant, Education, Walk Committee, Customer Service

Pets at Home: Loki is a grumpy 14-year-old grey tabby cat. Anni, a sweet, lazy nineyear-old beagle/dachshund/bulldog mix was a rescue from the Miami-Dade Humane Society. And goofy Ozzy is a Sato adopted from the HSBC in 2019. Most recently, Rosie (pictured here as a foster with Michelle) is the newest family member and a December 2020 foster fail. Favorite Part of Volunteering: “I absolutely love my Tuesdays with Sue Rothstein as a photo assistant. I get to interact with the animals to make sure they look beautiful for the website, and Sue and I have a great time together! I love the Pet Boutique shifts because I get to see the happy faces of adopters as they are getting ready to take their new fur babies home. And lastly, I love events because it gives me an opportunity to educate the public about all of the wonderful things the HSBC does for our community that people sometimes don’t realize.” What the Animals Say: “We don’t think there’s another volunteer who wears as many hats in as many departments as Michelle does! We secretly think there’s more than one Michelle, ‘cause how can one person do so many things so well? No way. What we do know for sure is that Michelle is a STAR and we are all super-lucky critters to have her in our corner!”

Volunteer from Home


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

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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Zip ties 8” & 12” AA & AAA batteries Heavy duty 33-gal. trash bags 8 x 11 ½ white-copy paper #10 plain white envelopes Avery self-adhesive ¾” diameter yellow dots Baby food stage 1 jars – beef, chicken, pork Dry shampoo & pet cologne Kleenex Hand sanitizer

• Disinfecting wipes • Packing tape • Ping pong balls for cats to play with • Feliway & DAP plug-ins for cat areas • Toys for dogs and cats • Publix gift cards • Soft treats for dogs and cats • Paper towels • Corrugated cardboard cat scratchers • Laminating pouches, 8 ½ x 11 • Dog training treat pouches

• 8.5 x 11 lucite frames with easel back • Lightweight 6' folding table • Toys for rabbits • Hard-sided pet carriers (no cloth) • Wowbutter soy nut spread • Sensation Harnesses for Ambassador dogs ($30) • Gently used box truck with lift gate • Gently used golf cart ($2,000)

We truly appreciate donations that we can use here at the shelter, but please do not bring us the following: NO sheets, pillowcases, rugs, pillows, opened pet food, used cat trees and litter boxes or rusted dog crates. Thank you!


Tee Time Benefits the Animals

Join us On www.facebook.com/PAWSBroward

he 22nd annual Marti Huizenga PAWS on the Green Women’s Golf Tournament, presented by Michelle Howland and Donald Sussman, took place at Grande Oaks Golf Club on November 2. The tournament is a much-loved fundraising tradition for the PAWS group, offering the perfect opportunity for friends to come together in support of the HSBC. Event Chairs Pamela Baynes & Monica Correll, along with Honorary Chair Ursula Scott, reported that over $85,000 was raised for the animals.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event, dubbed “Mardi PAWS,” kept to a limited field of players and was reduced from two days to one. All CDC guidelines and protocols were adhered to, including having the silent auction online. Several shelter pets were available on site for adoption, with kittens and puppies providing plenty of furry cuddles. There was also a raffle for the chance to win the Grand Prize of a Ti Sento Milano Sterling Silver and 18k Gold Plated Paperclip Necklace, donated by Matthew’s Jewelers. Kathy Wisne was the delighted winner of the stunning necklace; Melody Saleh was the 2nd place prize winner, taking home a lottery tree! Players participated in a variety of on-course contests including the longest drive, a putting contest, closest to the line, closest to the pin and two hole-inone opportunities for the chance to win a two-year lease on a luxury car, provided by AutoNation. Prizes were given for the best-dressed foursome and the team with the best-decorated golf carts.


A live auction was held in the evening, with fabulous items including a sevennight stay in Cabo San Lucas at an Ocean Club Residence, with golf; a three-night stay in Napa for an exclusive wine experience; and a three-night stay in a Carlsbad, California villa at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. Saxophonist Michael Kennedy provided beautiful live entertainment. The Low Net Winners were Kristina Rojas, Darren Lupo, Debby Nelson and Tammy Calabria. The Low Gross Winners were Pat Case, Vilma Sapp, Lynn Fullmer and Karen Waltz. PAWS on the Green sponsors and underwriters were: Michelle Howland & Donald Sussman, The Howland Group, Huizenga Family Foundation, City Furniture, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Holy Cross Health, Christy & Andy Gumberg, A Lovely Bowtique, Thomas Family Foundation, AutoNation, Pamela Baynes, Bombshell Productions, Monica Correll, Jeannette & Marty Engelmann, Penny England, Leeanna Fatovic, Dar Fox, Grande Oaks Golf Club, Ellen & Skokie Jackson, Kelley Kronenberg Law Firm, Kelly Koenig, Dr. Harry & Ann Marie Moon, Laura & Jim O'Connor, Publix, Runyon’s Restaurant, Sixth Star Entertainment Inc., Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits, Spirit Airlines, Stephens Distributing Company, Jamie Stiles, Julie Strauch, Anthony Tortoriello, US Brick & Block Systems, and Annette Yarborough. PAWS thanks the many volunteers who donated their time to ensure that the players had a fun-filled day.

Connie Chaney, Sharon Gustafson, Raquel Case and Carmen Hotchkiss

Michelle Howland, Monica Correll and Pamela Baynes

Nina Figur, Michelle Bernardo and Kelly Koenig

Tammy Calabria with HSBC President/CEO Christoper Agostino

Painting PAW-cassos


AWS members and friends gathered via Zoom for a Painting with PAWS event in November. It was the perfect distanced-yet-social way for pet lovers to creatively portray their furry friends on canvas. Participants pre-registered and submitted their pet’s photo, and an art kit containing the photo on canvas was then mailed out. Each photo was cleverly shaded with the guest’s selected color palate, making for a fun custom paint-by-color experience. Everyone also enjoyed an interactive painting class with a skilled artist from Play Art Studios, where instructions and assistance were provided. The evening was a huge success and raised over $2,000 for PAWS and the animals at the HSBC. PAWS thanks all the artistic attendees and Play Art Studios for a successful and colorful evening!

Lilly fully approves of mom's portrait of her!

The party revealed some real talent among party participants!

Sheryl Maher, Beverley Clarke, Anna White and Vyara Davidov

Orson Whitfield and Alyse Lemstrom

Andrew and Tanya Heller




Register today at Walk4theAnimals.com The 2021 VCA Walk for the Animals has gone virtual!


aturday, March 6 is still the big day, but this year will have a huge twist – due to the current pandemic situation, the Walk has gone virtual! You’ll still gather donations and earn goodies for different levels reached, but instead of walking at Huizenga Park, all walkers will participate within their own neighborhoods or another socially-distanced place of their choosing. Traditionally the Walk is 1.25 miles, so if you’d like to mark off and walk the same distance, go for it! This year, even friends from around the country can easily participate! There is no registration fee, but once you raise $150 you’ll start earning great s’wag items! Please keep in mind, though, that the pandemic has greatly affected our fundraising income. We need your help more than ever before to continue helping the animals and people of our community!

You can walk as an individual or step it up and create your own Pack! What’s a Pack? It’s a team of family, friends, or co-workers that joins together to raise at least $1,500 as a group. Encourage each other, check in on who’s raising how much, and even compete within your Pack for the top fundraising member. You can also “Theme Your Team” for even more fun. Your Pack, your rules! Cover Dog Lily, pictured on the registration form, won the coveted spot when her mom raised a minimum of $2,500 for the 2020 Walk. This year’s amount to raise is just $1,000, and your dog will automatically be entered into a drawing to be the 2022 Cover Dog! Any questions? Call or email Rachel at info@walk4theanimals.com or 954.266.6817

Raise money. Receive awesome S’Wag. $150: $500: $1,000: $2,000: $3,000: $5,000: $7,500:


Official 2021 Walk T-Shirt Official 2021 Baseball Cap, $50 exam certificate from VCA Animal Hospitals and entry into 2021 Humane Society of Broward County Holiday Card contest Entry into 2022 Cover Dog Contest and name recognition on our Top Fundraisers banner placed at the shelter, and on the Walk website Humane Society of Broward County Cuddle Session and a private behind-the-scenes tour of the shelter Personalized Brick on the Humane Society of Broward County Paw Pathway Name and photo of you and your pet on Humane Society of Broward County’s TV monitor for 6 months Custom Artwork of your pet

*Prize levels are cumulative; make sure to raise a lot of money for the animals so you’ll receive them all. All items are while supplies last. Sorry, no substitutions.

DID YOU RAISE $150 OR MORE? Make an appointment to turn in your donations, pick up your S’Wag Bag, grab your official 2021 Walk T-shirt, and register to win a S’Wag Basket!

STAY UP TO DATE! We want to ensure that you are receiving the most current information for your Walk day plans. Please visit Walk4theanimals.com for any additional updates. Although we’re going virtual, we’re still continuing the cause! Questions? Call 954.266.6817 or email info@Walk4theAnimals.com

REGISTRATION FORM MARCH 6, 2021 Before you begin fundraising, make copies of this form so you can collect more donations and earn more S’Wag. You can also pick up additional forms at our shelter. Downloadable forms, walk materials and information are available at


#continuethecause Donor’s Name Example: Peter Poodle

Amount of Cash or Check Collected

Amount Donated Online

$25.00 Check 3302 (Checks Payable to HSBC)


Donor’s Contact Information

Corporate Matching

123 Kitty Kat Circle Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Ruff! Ruff! (Thank you for helping the animals!) Total Money Collected on this Page $__________

Total Collected Online $___________

Grand Total $_______________

To receive prizes, Individual Walkers and Pack Leaders must schedule their Donation Drop Off & S’Wag Bag Pick Up by appointment only at the shelter. Please visit the Walk website for any additional updates regarding Donation Drop Off & S’Wag Bag Pick Up scheduling. Contributions to the HSBC qualify for a tax deduction. You, and the people who sponsor you, should check with employers to see if they have a Matching Gift Program. In Order to get credit for corporate matches, a matching gift form must be submitted with the check donation at time of registration. We can do the rest. The more we raise, the more animals we can help. It’s an easy way to double the donation. Please make checks payable to the Humane Society of Broward County.

Your Signature: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Doggone it! I can’t participate, but here’s my donation of $ ________________ to help the animals. ❏ My tax deductible gift is eligible for a corporate match and I have attached the necessary paperwork. Two-legged Walker: _______________________________________________________________ T-Shirt size: S M L XL XXL XXXL Four-legged Walker: ______________________________________Age: _______ Breed: __________________________________________ Address: _______________________________________________________ City: _____________________ State: _______ Zip: __________ Phone: __________________________ Email: ____________________________ Pack Name (If Applicable)__________________________ A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer services by calling toll-free 800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Broward County. Solicitation CH656

The Humane Society of Broward County

2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

QUESTIONS? CALL 954.266.6817 OR EMAIL INFO@WALK4THEANIMALS.COM Pictured top right is Lily, our 2021 Walk for the Animals Cover Dog. Photo is courtesy of Bea Morell.


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

Dear Humane Society,

Dear Humane Society,

his is Lola, happily settled into her new home! She is a beautiful, adorable cat. Thank you for allowing me to adopt her, on 10/12/20. Good luck with all future adoptions! Wishing pets and humans good health.

ookie and Marvel (now Bonita) are making themselves at home after a month. They are so happy and have adapted to each other and to me and my fiancée. They are so sweet. Thank you!



Brie Conte Davie

Margaret Richardson Fort Lauderdale

Cookie and Bonita Lola

Dear HSBC,


just wanted to let you know how Kyle is doing, he’s basically a dog! He follows my daughter everywhere, plays fetch, likes car rides and sticks by our side everywhere. Thanks for letting me take a chance on the un-adoptable little guy. He is loved ❤.

Hi, ust wanted to check in with you guys! Ruby is doing great! She still gets nervous when going for walks but she's working on it with our other dog Harley. Ruby is very sweet and gets along great with cats. In fact, she doesn't even bother with them at all. Thank you again!


Rebecca Hendry Davie


Dear HSBC,

Sara Cardonne Homestead


Ruby and her sibling

Dear HSBC,


want to follow up with great news in regard to Chester’s advice in the last issue of Paw Prints...

1) it was TWINS and 2) our pit mix Valentina that we adopted from HSBC adores them. Of course, like Chester advised we always monitor the interaction, but we are one big, happy family!

Kyle and his sister

e adopted Katara a month ago and can't imagine our lives without her. When we got to the shelter she was the only quiet pup, sitting in her kennel with her ears back and wagging her tail excitedly. It was love at first sight. Thank you so much for helping us adopt the puppy of our dreams. Jack and Shannon Maserjian Coral Springs

Katara with her mom and dad

These sisters, happily, were adopted together:

Greetings Humane Society of Broward County,

Warm regards, The Hritz family Chagrin Falls, OH

e are happy to share with you these photos with Lady Agatha and Lady Amber. Thank you all for your excellent and friendly treatment during the process of adopting them. Best wishes in the upcoming holidays and may God bless you!

W Valentina and her new siblings – twins!


Prince Arthur Louis Pagan The diplomatic residence for the House of Homestead, Principality of Andorra

Lady Agatha and Lady Amber with their mom and dad

Giving in the Time of COVID-19 equests are one of the easiest and most popular gift plans and can fit any donor, whether single, married, childfree or multigenerational, wealthy or not. Often a bequest is simply a set amount or percentage of an estate put aside to make a gift to a nonprofit that a donor wants to continue to support. Consulting with a lawyer or an accountant when drafting your estate plans is advised.


A donor can designate a charity as a Life Insurance policy beneficiary. When the time comes, the nonprofit receives the proceeds. This allows the donor to provide a large gift to benefit a nonprofit — often more than they’d be able to donate outright. The donor’s heirs could possibly benefit as well because under certain circumstances, policy proceeds distributed to a nonprofit might be exempt from estate tax. Like a gift of life insurance, a donor can name a nonprofit as the beneficiary of a portion or all of his/her IRA, 401(k), or other Retirement

Here’s The


Plans. When the donor’s estate is settled, the amount designated passes to the nonprofit. A Charitable IRA Rollover (also referred to as a QCD — a qualified charitable distribution) allows donors 70½ or older to make tax-free IRA charitable rollover gifts of up to $100,000 per year directly from their Individual Retirement Accounts to eligible nonprofits. The funds must be transferred directly to the charity; withdrawing them first could result in a tax penalty. The Humane Society of Broward County hopes you will consider including the organization in your estate plans. By doing so, your love for animals and support of our mission will live on. Please contact Kathy Tricomi in the shelter’s development department at 954.266.6845 if you have any questions or need additional information.

B I T S A N D P I E C E S A B O U T W H AT ’ S G O I N G O N . . . C O N T I N U E D

Funding for Operating Expenses With income drastically down due to the pandemic, we are especially grateful to the ASPCA and to Pet First for providing funding that goes toward our general operating expenses. Each organization has contributed $30,000 to help defray a variety of everyday costs and bills.

Camper Sponsored Longtime volunteer Evelyn Dee generously sponsored a child for our Camp Paw Hero Holiday Camp, enabling a young camper to enjoy the wonderful experience! Our next camp takes place for spring break, March 22-26. If you’d like to provide sponsorship for a child who could otherwise not attend, the fee for the week is $300. For more info, go to humanebroward.com and click on the Education tab, or call 954.266.6815.

Hopping to Help

Chewy Gives Back

Samantha Rinaldi, pictured left, and Kelly Sankey set a goal to create 36 bunny starter kits for our shelter rabbits. These delightful kits help adopted rabbits to hop into their new homes with everything they need for a new beginning. They’re also used for our foster bunnies in their temporary homes. Included in the kits are timothy hay, blankets, litter boxes, chew sticks and toys.

Chewy has a fabulous new wish list feature, and the HSBC has a choice of nearly 75 items that you can purchase from Chewy and have sent straight to the shelter. Visit chewy.com/givesback and search for the Humane Society of Broward County after you select “Find a Rescue.” Thanks to Chewy for including our wishes!

Story Time Connection

Volunteer Evelyn Dee sponsored a camper for the holidays.

Brooklyn Hawley came to her first “Kids Meet Up” in December and was thrilled when she heard part of her time would be spent reading to the shelter dogs. She found her favorite dog and started reading a story to her about the picture she’d colored. The dog stayed and listened without budging the entire time, obviously enjoying the attention.

Franah Marino from State Farm Insurance brought her HSBC alumni Jeanie for a visit and to drop off a $250 donation for the shelter animals. She is pictured with the HSBC’s Anne Bennett.



Messages from the Heart

To include a memorial or honor, please send a contribution of $25 or more using the enclosed envelope, or visit humanebroward.com/donate-now/. Donations of $100 and more appear in color; for a $500 contribution, a photo of the pet or person will be included. We will send an acknowledgment to the bereaved, or honored, upon your request. Your message may be edited due to space, and multiple donations for the same person may be grouped together. Memorials and honors received by December 22 are included here. The deadline for the spring issue is March 22. In memory of Clem, from Rob Lubin.

In memory of Macy who was a true light and protector of our street! So happy she found her forever home while she was here and got to see what home felt like. From Ryan, Jen & Carter.

In memory of Shay & Takoda. Lady Sashay & Takoda – Thank you for being my best friends in life and for the many laughs and long walks. You made my life so much better. You showed me the meaning of God’s Love and Forgiveness. I miss you both dearly. Love from your forever Mom – Nancy.

In memory of Maggie Segal. So sorry for the Segal family’s loss. Maggie had the sweetest soul. Sending love! XO from Taryn & Family.

In memory of Jaxson Comet, our favorite gentle giant! We love and miss you! From the Rush Family XO.

In memory of Merry & Lilah. From Donald Moser.

In memory of Panda, from Greg & Karen Goth.

In memory of Lucy Cruz. My donation is made so that another pet may find a lovely home like Lucy had. From Peter, Jennifer, Pearl, & Annie. Rest In Peace, Frankie. You will be missed. From a friend. In memory of Calvin Chase, much-beloved companion to Christine & Brian. He was also much loved by his sitter, Sharbahr. We know he is now patiently waiting at the Rainbow Bridge to be reunited with his loving caregivers. Sending hugs and love from Jenny & Jake. In memory of Zelda, Olga, Sam, & Bill. From Charles Spalma. In memory of Gabby – Always in our hearts. From Jill & Joe. In memory of Hank with deepest sympathies for the Hickman family’s loss. Sending loving thoughts and hugs your way. Sincerely, the Stiles Family. In loving memory of Rocky Getz. Love from, Deborah, Josh, Sarah, & Alex Rutter. In loving memory of Zeus Linz. Love from Deborah, Josh, Sarah, & Alex Rutter. In memory of Ollie Kapit, from the Siskind Family. In memory of Max. “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”-Will Rogers. From Jeff & Nancy Liss. In memory of Wrangler…you brought great joy to all who knew you! From Lea & Linda. In honor and memory of Junior & Gucci, two wonderful dogs, who brought so much joy to their mom, Marcy. From Aggie & Lea.

In memory of Foster, from Kathleen Goldstein. In memory of Lucky Funk. So sorry about the loss of your best furry buddy…Lucky will always live on in your heart. From Helen & Sheldon. In memory of Java. From Mike, Lynne, Jessie, Jake, & Gloria. In memory of Maggie. Thank you for the love and joy you brought to my life. Love you always. From Barbara.

In memory of Tolloose, from Your Mom. In memory of Rusty Nail Scotch Adams. We miss you every day, little guy, and Rob Roy misses his playmate. From Ronna & Chuck Adams.

In memory of Sasha & Baxter, from Joseph Edelstein. In memory of Brady. Always in our hearts. From Risa Prant. In memory of Buster…remembering special times, always and forever. XO from Bruno & Ernie.

In loving memory of your companion and friend, Georgie. From Liz Garvin & Phyllis Keeth.

In memory of Sophie, adopted from HSBC. She is missed all the time. From Jolie Reed.

In memory of our sweet tabby, Gator, back with his brothers Panther & Einstein. You brought so much joy. From Stefanie, Len, & Justin Cohen.

In memory of Brandi. Doggy girl I waited for all my life. Til we hug again. Love for all eternity. From Mommy dog Meg.

In loving memory of our boys Bam Bam & Cuddles. From Daisy & Robert Terrance.

In memory of Walter “Wally” Thomas. From Janet Shanley.

In loving memory of Lilly Rash – Meg & Max, you gave her such a wonderful life. All dogs should be so lucky. Thank you for opening your hearts and home. From Cherie Wachter. In memory of Bailey, from the Dubner Family. In memory of Messi, from Tzeyu Ng.

Farewell to Angie, the sweetest Boxer that ever lived. You will be dearly missed. Now you can roam free over the Rainbow Bridge. From Bruce & Eileen Derby.

In memory of Spikie. Always in our hearts. We love you forever. From Mom & Dad.


In memory of Hercules, Dixie, & Lady. From John & Greg.

In memory of Thor & Roxy. Merry Christmas! We miss you and love you!! From Michelle.

In memory of Pinky. A “Give from the Heart” donation from Susan Smith.

In memory of Chelsea Masterson. From Margo & Will.

In memory of Whinny & Mora. We miss you every day, little ladies. From Matt.

In memory of our baby bear, Burt. You are missed so very much. We love you and hope you are having a great time with Munchkin & Sady. From the Cohen Family.

In memory of Cali, a sweet girl who brought so much love to her family. From Wendy Kanner.

In memory of Chelsea, from Karen Zito.

In memory of Onix Kalis, from Toby Stuart.

In loving memory of Maddie Gershman. You left paw prints on your Mom & Dad’s Heart. From Frank & Carla Spina.

In memory of Blue Mazza. Thank you for the best times ever. We love you! From John & Mom.

In loving memory of Blade Gronwall. The coolest dog ever. From Sarah Resnick.

In memory of Tiggy Gillett, a most special German Shepherd with the most special parents, Katherine & Rudy, who loved you beyond measure. RIP Beautiful Tiggy. From Eileen, Starlight, Sunset, & Cupcake.

In memory of Sadie. Ray and I share in your grief. From Jack & Ray.

In fond memory of Casey, Nicky, & Jesse. From Steven Habib.

In loving memory of our special friend, Buckeye, a sweet and gentle Golden boy. From Betsy & Tebow Norrell.

In memory of Sophie Marie DeMars. Sophie was the best dog we ever had. So loving and well behaved. We were so lucky to find her and miss her even though it has been 7 years since she died. From Ron & Peggy DeMars.

In memory of Pepperoni & Chalkie & Norton. From Charlene Griffin.

In memory of Kia Ramos, from the Siskind Family. In memory of Cricket. Thanks for helping me and the other students at Dania Elementary be better readers. From Liam Reiser. In memory of Brinkley, a sweet soul who was loved by all who knew him. He is missed! From Naomi & Sam Montague, Grandma, and of course, Hunter. In memory of Lucy, the “office manager” where we work. She protected the office and was always there to make us smile. See you at the Rainbow Bridge! From Nick & Elisa. In memory of Jake Nanner Chappe. Forever in our hearts, little Nanner. We love you and miss you. From Claudia Chappe. In memory of Lola. Our favorite beagle. From Clark & Lee.

In memory of Crystal, from Lyks.

In memory of Diane Marie Collins. May her memory be a blessing. From the Kruger Family.

In memory of Bella. May the memories of Bella be a blessing. From Vickie Bumar.

In memory of Lori Opper. From Florence, Susan, Zach, Howard, Lisa, & Mike.

In memory of Ariel Levy. May her memory be for a blessing always. We love you forever. From Mommy & Daddy.

In memory of Fred Griffin, a humanitarian and lover of birds and cats. From Elizabeth Bryan.

Memorials In memory of Marsha Rosenfeld, from Lois & Mark Nonkin. In memory of our parents Morris & Helen Ritz. From Joel Ritz & Marcia Ritz. In memory of Jeanette Brinsko – it’s an honor to donate to a cause that she loved. From Yoli Brennan.

In memory of Rita Cohen. Rest in peace, Aunt Rita. From Joey Porcelli.

In memory of Doris Woods, from David & Patricia Olsen.

In memory of Jane Zager. Her love of animals was very special. From Pat Parham & Family.

In memory of Sheldon Schwartz, my Papa, who was smart, wise, & a real leader. I will always remember my Papa and the good he did in the world… I am glad I knew him during my 12 years of life. Heaven is lucky to have you now. I love you and send you a hug. From Ryan Magadov.

In memory of Kim Bria. We are so sorry for your loss. From Joe & Debra Baron.

In memory of Patricia Ellis Hague. Wishing you strength and peace during this hard time. Keeping the Ellis family in our hearts and our thoughts. From Bert, Darren, & your entire WPLG family.

In memory of Marlene Kay Leavitt. With deepest sympathy to Aunt Marlene’s daughters, Dana Leavitt & Dawn Stitt. Your Mom was a wonderful, loving and beautiful lady who was so full of personality. She was definitely one of a kind. Our hearts go out to y’all. Love from Mary Beth, Jon, & Rachel Leavitt.

In loving memory of Anthony G. Wilk. During our 43 years as neighbors, Anthony has given a wonderful life to the dogs that he got over the years. He always pampered them to the max. His dogs were great and so was he. From Jay Cope.

In memory of Sheryl Hartley. From Ann Lee Schwardron, Cookie Field, Sharon Moskowitz, & Bonnie Smith. Our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved father, Morley Weinberg. May his memory always be treasured and give you comfort. From Karen & Steve Margol. In memory of our beloved Aunt Charlene Meadows Buckland. Her love for Pit Bulls prompted this donation for care/re-homing of Pit Bulls under HSBC’s care. From Diane & Freddy Lambert. In memory of Glady Steinberg. The wonderful memories will live on and will never be forgotten. From Jacquie & Bobby Brauser. In memory of Patricia Ellis Hague. Ellis Family: Yvonne and I are so sorry for your loss. I hope this donation in Patty’s name brings you some small comfort. From Yvonne & Darren Alline. In memory of Anthony G. Wilk. So sorry for your loss. From Diane & Bruce Hill and David & Shannon Davenport. In honor and loving memory of James E. Hippelheuser – a great husband, father, and friend. From Friends and Family.

In memory of Teri Jablow, a woman of valor who loved animals. She, in return, has been loved by many friends and fur babies alike! May her memory be a blessing. From Elaine Goldman & Kim Wildenberg. In memory of Doris Woods, from Loretta Stoltz.

In loving memory of Dave Koda for his strength, smile and love of all creatures. In our hearts forever. From the Sullivan Family.

In memory of Ron McQuire from the following friends and family: Drazia & Harvey Simon; Nelly Nickerson; Les Weil; & Marcy Kelly.

In memory of Anita Slapin, from Wilhelmia Koedam.

In memory of Ron McQuire from the following friends and family: John Amodeo; Ellen Schinder; Pamela Caravello; & Sharon Schwartz.

In loving memory for two of my friends, Sandra J. Franz and Caryl C. Sorensen. They both worked to make the HSBC a success and loved all animals unconditionally, including their own beloved pets. From Bette Lestrange. In memory of David Koda. I’m so sorry for your loss, Elena. Dave will be missed by many and never forgotten! From Beth Leshner. In honor and memory of Lori Deibel, a beautiful lady. With sincere condolences from Dorothy Merlin. In memory of Lori Deibel. From Wendy Davis & Family. In memory of Sophia Hurtado…now an angel shining her light on her Mom, Dad, Sebastian and “Nico” & “Kitty” to comfort them. Rest in peace…From Eileen Osti & Sean Atinsky. In loving memory of Douglas E. Cambria. From Carolyn Whelpley.

In memory of Elaine Buonocore. From the Buonocore Family. In loving memory of Irene Bess. From Sheila & Harvey, & Jazmine. In memory of Amanda Ginsburg, from Bert Smugar. In memory of Zaya McCurry. From Marsha Bloom. In memory of Steven Brown. From Judy Abramson & Gavin McCarthy. In memory of Norman Hugh Randolph Cole. Until we meet again, please give my much-missed Houdini, TK, & Huxley hugs and kisses for me. I miss all of you terribly. I Love You Randy. From Kendrick Michael Cole Caron. In memory of Donald Michael Haggerty with deepest sympathy. From Tom & Mary Jones.

In memory of Patricia Hague. May you rest in peace, Patty. From Tony & Wendy Doherty.

In memory of our friend and colleague, Kathy Conti. From Sandra Heppenhiemer.

In loving memory of Don Ehrlich…you brought so much happiness and joy to my life and I miss you so much. Love, Cherie.

In memory of Arthur Bucci. Dear Nicole, Steve, Zach, Brittany, & Blake: Our most sincere sympathy on the loss of your father (and grandfather). With love and friendship from Lisa & Henry Rose & Family.

In memory of Josie Seifert, a special lady who loved animals. From the Pagliaras & Conners.

In loving memory of Spencer Popwell, a wonderful and caring friend. From Leah Heckert.

In memory of David Quackenbush, from Kathy & Bob.

In loving memory of James Gaunt, a very special friend. From Leah Heckert.

In memory and honor of Anthony G. Wilk. Tony was such an amazing person who will be greatly missed. We wanted to honor him by donating to a place very special to him. With warm thoughts and prayers, Todd & Sandy Ehlers. In memory of Anthony Wilk, from Debbie Kalitan. In memory of our dear friend Patricia (Patty) Ellis Hague who loved all animals, especially her English Bulldogs. We will always remember her kindness and compassion. From Ed’s Book Club. In loving memory of Shirley Cohen. From the Staff of the PJG ECC. In memory of Anthony G. Wilk, from Shane & Michelle Sweet. In memory of Patricia Ellis Hague. From Mark & Sue Thomas.

In memory of Caryl Sorenson. From Blaire Lapides. In memory of Barbara Smith. From Cindy Welling. In memory of Jackie Ullmer, from DePere, Wi, & the Picard family. In memory and honor of my grandparents, Claude & Doris Tapp, who bestowed their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren a love of all animals, especially rescues. We adopted from HSBC almost 20 years ago and our sweet pup, Mallory, was a light in our life. Please keep up the great work! From Taryn Ratner. In memory of Jeffrey Paris, from Florence. In memory of Danielle “Dani” Spargo who loved animals so much, especially her cat Marmalade. May her spirit soar with the angels. From Adele & David Pick. In memory of Doris Woods, from Gail Wiser.

Estate Gifts Estate gifts gratefully received in September, October and November 2020: Margaret Albrecht Joseph Andruela Theresa Davis Rebecca Horton Linda Luhring Lorraine Maresca


Honors & Celebrations In honor of BaKevincall, from Bill Green. In honor of Taco Dog. Thank you, God, for blessing my life with Taco Dog. And thank you, Taco, for your companionship and limitless love that you share with absolutely everyone – especially me. And thank you for teaching me how to love. I miss you! With love, always, from Frank. In honor of Snowball. Erika & Arnold - We are so sorry for your loss. Sending sincere hugs to you both! From the Blankenbicker Family. In honor of Parker. Parker was a lucky old soul!!! RIP sweet boy! From Kim, Tom, & Lovey. In honor of Boomer Hoffsteter. From Barb & Barry Dubner. In honor of my beloved Shih Tzu, Louie. He passed in September at the age of 19. He was a rescue and the happiest dog I ever knew. From Paula Armstrong. In honor of Harry Moroff and the beautiful life you shared with your special mom, Debra. From Eileen, Starlight, Sunset, & Cupcake. In honor of Sofie, from Kathy & Thom Bambenek. In honor of Major & Champ Biden. From David. In honor of all the animals at HSBC. Love & Kisses from the pets at a Petzbe. In honor of Topaz who we adopted 15 years ago from HSBC! She’s a love. Best decision we ever made. From Mary & John Tomchay. In honor of Tigger, Brandy, & James – cats we have adopted from HSBC that have become part of our family, and have passed on. From the Friedlander Family. In honor of Loki – Welcome to the family. From Lorraine Mosteiro. In honor of Emmie. For my little girl…may you be with us for many years to come! From Lucy & Ray. In honor of Macy. A “Give from the Heart” donation from Sheryl Maher. In honor of my grand-dogs Peso (Pinto) & Maisie (Peoples). My amazing daughter, Lisa Mendoza, nursed Maisie back to health, and keeps our threelegged little Peso happy and healthy! From Diane Grella. In honor of Cindy Meldeau. A “Give from the Heart” donation from Margaret Meldeau. In honor of Zoe Feinberg, our special puppy, now 4 years old and an awesome part of our family. Every day with you is great…we look forward to having many good times together laughing and loving you. Stay healthy and safe forever. We Love You. From Mommy & Daddy. In honor of Snuffles. How you found your way to Broward from Boca to be rescued we will never know. Miss you! From Janet H. In honor of Max Witt. We will greatly miss our loving and most gentle canine soul, Max. From Robert & Alan. In honor of Layla, Kitty, & Chanel. To all the beautiful little doggy/kitty souls who feel alone and scared on Christmas. I want to help you feel loved because there is no truer heart than that of a pet’s. XOXO from Julia Maganini-Saiz. In honor of our sweet, loving Lucy! From Paul & Jan Rutter. In honor of Libby, from David & Nanette McCranie. In honor of Tasha 2004-2017. I adopted this precious baby from HSBC and she made my life perfect! I thank you for taking care of her until I adopted her, and for taking such good care of the animals in your charge. You are truly saints! From Sheila L. Cullen Payne. In honor of Stosh. A “Give from the Heart” donation from Buzz Czubay. 18

In honor of Andrew Westwood & Charmaine Lobo and their new Hollywood home! From Lilli Schipper. In honor of Kimberly, from Mom & Dad. In honor of Shai Edwards. Thank you for always taking such good care of the boys! From Mike & Vickie Carcaise. In honor of Bob Benson. From Roger Peabody. In honor of Ellen Schorr – Happy Birthday Day. From Maryalice & Don. In honor of Jeannie Dempsey. Thank you for what you do for me. I am more than grateful. With love from Joan. In honor of the Broadnax Family and their new home! From Lilli Schipper. In honor of Frank Bianco. From Bea Arnau. In loving honor and memory of Father, Husband, and Veteran, Major Richard Schmidt. From your family on Garfield - Mary Akin & Veronica Stanfield. In honor of Eric Coleman, our leader whose passion is to find a home for every pet. From MSS. In honor of Hillary Richard – Congratulations!! From Juliana, Chad, & Izzy Schafer. In honor of Jane H. Zager, from Delores Sticht. In honor of Katherine Arenal. From the Hallmark Corporate Foundation’s Volunteer Involvement Pays program. In honor of Jeffrey Stevens & Noemi Freeman and their new home. From Lilli Schipper. In honor of Jeanette Usmiani Brinsko, from Donna Valentine. In honor of Linda Blakney. From Bob & Mary Cebrat. In honor of Robert Hancock – HAPPY BIRTHDAY though belated. From Chef Ray. In honor of Andrea & Greg Flynn. From Christian & Sandra Gain. In honor of Chrystal Brendel – Hope your Holidays are Happy & Healthy. Love, Pat Janis. In honor of Elizabeth Engelgau – Happy Birthday! Love, Gamma Jan. In honor of Gretel Meuser, from Elizabeth Meuser. In honor of Joline Steinfeld – Happy Special Birthday!!! From Rick & Beth Zepel. In honor and loving memory of David Joseph Franklin. Merry Christmas, Son. We love & miss you every day. Love & Santa Hugs, Mom & Dad. In honor of Joan Tinsky. We honor you Joanie, the woman who loves all animals, especially dogs & cats. From Cheryl & Ted Herwig. In honor of Jan Joyce. Thanks for ALL you Do!! XOXO from Tricia Saad. In honor of Terri Feibish Gilleece & Family. From the Shamir Family. In honor of Adam Goldman, from David Meindl. In honor of Connie Hiaasen. Merry Christmas, Connie! Because you love your animals. Love you, Donna. In honor of Phil Lancey. From Brian, Heather, Graceanne, & Ashton Smith. In honor of Lynn Tieken – Happy Birthday. From Linda & Kenneth Blank. In honor of Scott Schlossman and his deep affection for animals and the fantastic care the HSBC gave Rocky for his heartworms. From Anne Berlin. In honor of Michael & Adeana Ruback. Thank you for helping me so much. From Linda Fontana.

In honor of Mauricio Fetecua. From Aicomp Group. In honor of Jennifer & Brett Cramer. Holiday Cheer for the puppies! From Angie Niehoff. In honor of Lucy Aloya, from Kenn. In honor of Mike Munter & Family. Life is better with a dog. Work is better with a GREAT boss. Thank you for being our top dog! From Marty Hildebrant & Wooster Zaleski. In honor of June True & Carmel True. From Ruth & Octavio. In honor of Charlotte Fee. Special honor to failed fosters Roo, Domino, & Fawn. From Audrey Ramsey. In honor of Marshall McDonald & Cailey Wright. Merry Christmas! From the Davis McDonald Cousins n’ Clans. In honor of Connie Stafford and her beloved dog, Eiffel. From David Ouimet. In honor of Mrs. Doris Olsen. From Paul & Geri Rock. In honor of Beth & Steve Konash. For your love of animals and your request for Christmas to donate to charities on your behalf. Merry Christmas and love to all the needy animals in our community. From Tom, Sara, Madison, & Ashby. In honor of Michelle & Marty Matak. Love, Mom Matak. In honor of Mary Kibby, from David & Dalia Kibby. In honor of Taylor Carlock. I love her. From Jeanine Coris. In honor of Pam & Ryan Sevcki, from Mom & Dad. In honor of Samantha & Bryce Sliz – Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. From Paul, Hilary, Savannah, & Forest. In honor of Henry Lemkau. Knowing this cause is special to you, we donate in your honor. Merry Christmas! Love, Alice & Sheryl. In honor of Cliff Rostin. From Karen & Mike Burnside and the Oak Knoll Estates dog walkers. In honor of Joanne Kauffmann. Merry Christmas, Joanne. Helping Pets in Need. From Donna Wilborn. In honor of Stephanie Maddocks – Congrats on your new home! From Lilli Schipper. In honor of Noelle Straub, from Ralf Straub. In honor of the Kanner 5 family, lovers of all creatures great and small: in the true spirit of the holidays, we have donated to the HSBC in your name. Merry Christmas! Love, Patrick & Laura. In honor of Susan Newton, COO BHN Hospital. From her “Ops” Team! In honor of Heather, Jake, & Jordan. From Kimberly Kayser. In honor of Grandma & Grandpa. Happy Hannukah. Love, Abe. In honor of Joey Ehrlich and his Bar Mitzvah. From Karen & Avi Zuri. In honor of Bob & Rob. Happy Holidays!!! From Chef Ray. In honor of students in the Big Brothers Big Sisters School to Work Program. From JM Family Enterprises. In honor of Lance & Caryn Ellman – Happy Anniversary! From Leon & Elaine. In honor of Donna Wilborn. Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year! From Joanne Kauffman. In honor of Jan Penovich – Merry Christmas, Jan! From Donna & Snickers Pape. In honor of Rhonda Socol. From Claudia Perez. In honor of the hard work and efforts of the Pet Supermarket Human Resources and Payroll team. From Lynn Cohen.

Featuring warm and fuzzy shelter stories

Microchip Reunites Family


ix years ago in San Antonio, Texas, a beloved Chihuahua mix named King went missing from his back yard. Since there was no sign that he could have left on his own, he was likely stolen. The Vasquez family did everything they could think of to find their dog; they made posters, offered a reward, and put messages out on social media. They never found their boy. Then one Sunday in late October 2020, a woman surrendered her dog to the HSBC because she was ill and could no longer care for him. She said she’d only had the dog for six months. When our clinic staff examined the little 10-pound boy they scanned for a microchip, and sure enough, found that he had one. After calling the chip company and learning that King had been reported missing all those

Local news media covered the happy reunion. The story has since aired worldwide.

years ago, the rightful owner was contacted. They were in shock to learn that King was more than 1,300 miles from home. And it turns out that King is 15 years old! The Vasquezes left Texas the very next day, driving the nearly 20 hours to be reunited with King as soon as possible. There were many tears and hugs when they finally saw their long-lost dog, and the family was obviously thrilled and thankful to have King back where he belongs. They never gave up hope. Microchipping your pet is an essential way to reunite families and to prove ownership. It is also important to keep your contact information updated if you move. We offer microchipping for owned pets Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; no appointment is necessary, and the cost is $25.

If only 15-year-old King could talk and tell his family the story of his last six years!

The family even brought their dog on the road trip, to meet long-lost King for the first time.

Doodle’s Journey


home in Washington County, Florida, located between Pensacola and Tallahassee, was the site of a horrific animal hoarding discovery in 2019. Animal Control officers arriving on the property found 32 adult dogs and puppies in various stages of neglect. Several were in critical condition. The dogs were taken to Alaqua Animal Refuge for medical treatment and care. Sadly, not all survived. The HSBC took in nine of the dogs for rehab and adoption in Fort Lauderdale, and one little girl in that transport was a dog who’d been dubbed Wanda. She was, understandably, traumatized and extremely fearful. Happily, she soon found love and her forever home with new parents Brad and Megan in Davie. A recent note from them tells us, “We met Wanda in June of 2019. We wanted to add another dog to our family. When she was brought to us in the meeting room she ran into the corner and was shaking uncontrollably. We petted her and tried to calm her down but she was terrified and, in the process, she pooped all over us. We asked to put a hold on her because she broke our hearts…We came back the next day and she was still shaking in fear but she was a bit more receptive. She once again pooped all over us. We knew she needed a loving home so we had to get her, and with the accidents she had on us we decided to name her Doodle! It took a lot of time and patience with her when we got her home. She wanted to just hide and be alone. As the months passed, she became more and more open and curious. As of today, 1 and 1/2 years since we got her, she is the most loving dog. She loves to cuddle, whether with us or with the other pets, and she is obsessed with getting belly rubs. Doodle with her dad, Brad, enjoying some relaxing cuddle time.

To say this incredible dog completely changed after being adopted is a true statement. She’s full of love and has an amazing personality. Our home wouldn’t be the same without Doodle and we are so grateful she let us adopt her.”




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Humane Society of Broward County: Located immediately west of I-95 on the south side of Griffin Road. Tel: 954.989.3977 Visit us on the web at humanebroward.com.

The Walk has gone virtual and needs you now more than ever! See pages 12 & 13 inside.

The shelter is open 7 days a week. Animal Admissions hours are 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday, and 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday. Adoptions are currently opening at 11 a.m. daily. Vaccines are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.



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March 6:

VCA Walk for the Animals

April 8:

Big Dog Men’s Invitational Golf Tournament Fort Lauderdale Country Club For sponsorship or details call 954.266.6816

We have had many cancellations and re-scheduled events and classes, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit the HSBC website at humanebroward.com for updates on when events and various sessions will be taking place.

ADOPTION AMBASSADOR PROGRAM. . . . . 954.266.6814 ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6877 ANIMAL ADMISSIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6873 BEHAVIOR HELPLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6851 BEHAVIOR & TRAINING PROGRAMS . . . . . . 954.266.6819 DONATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954.266.6816 EDUCATION DEPT. SCHEDULING. . . . . . . . . 954.266.6815 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

Puppy Pre-School is offered in four-week group sessions on Sat. mornings; $100 for puppies adopted from the HSBC and $120 for all others. Dog Obedience classes are in six-week group sessions held Sat. or Sun. mornings; $150 for dogs adopted from the shelter and $180 for all others. To register visit humanebroward.com, or for info call Stephanie Rodgers at 954.266.6819. Pet Loss and Grieving Support Sessions are now being help via Zoom. The sessions are free of charge and are offered on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. To register call 954.266.6815. Bunny Basics sessions are free of charge. You’ll learn about housing, nutrition, bunny introductions and more. For scheduling information call 954.266.6815. Volunteer Orientation sessions are held on a regular basis. Email Volunteer Services at volunteer@hsbroward.com for more information.

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 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 browardpet.com or call 954.476.0743 for more information.

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