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Learn more about the Adoption Ambassador program
The Humane Society of Broward County Adoption Ambassador program helps more shelter pets find forever homes, but its success depends on the active involvement of pet lovers in the community.
The Adoption Ambassador program is made possible by support from the Mary N. Porter Designated Fund, David W. Leonard Fund, Francis and Bessie McDwyer Fund, and Helen Victoria Foote Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward.
The majority of animals at our shelter have been surrendered by families who can no longer care for them. Since they know what it’s like to live in a nurturing home, some dogs and cats find it hard to adapt to animal shelter life and often become depressed. In some cases, pets that have been surrendered to us also need extra help from caring volunteers to make them more adoptable.
With the introduction of the Adoption Ambassador Program, the HSBC can now offer these wonderful animals this much better alternative. Sometimes all it takes is removing them from the shelter and placing them in a home environment – similar to what they are accustomed to – in order to ease the transition. Adoption Ambassadors also provide much needed support for homeless pets that need training, medical care, or socialization before finding their forever homes.