AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF BROWARD COUNTY AFTER HURRICANE IRMA
To Our Broward County Community:
Although Hurricane Irma’s path shifted away from South Florida, there
are still many people and pets who have been affected by the storm.
We wanted to assure you all that the Humane Society of Broward County will be there for every pet and pet owner in his or her time of
Over the past week, the HSBC has taken any and all measures we could
to prepare our shelter and staff to assist in any means possible.
Since Friday, September 8, 2017, the HSBC has:
- Transported 164 of our adoptable animals from Fort Lauderdale to California. This was so we could clear space in our kennels for the animals we anticipated to be displaced by the storm.
- Given temporary refuge to 55 cats and 5 dogs from the Upper Keys Humane Society in Key Largo. This shelter was in a mandatory evacuation zone, and for their safety, we are giving temporary shelter to these 60 animals until they are able to be transported back.
- Sheltered and cared for 300 animals over the course of 3 days at our “Pet Friendly Shelter” at Millenium 6-12 Collegiate Academy.
- Maintained a skeleton crew of staff members who took in stray animals and cared for the pets still at our shelter throughout the duration of the storm.
- Kept the public informed as to the openings/closures of other pet-friendly shelters across Broward County through our various social media channels and website.
ALL OF THESE PROGRAMS HAVE HELPED HUNDREDS OF PETS IN NEED. NOW WE ARE ASKING YOU FOR HELP IN OUR HOUR OF NEED.
During the storm, we drew upon our personal resources to make all of these operations happen. Unfortunately, there are still many pets to care for, and we are still without power and running low on supplies.
If you, your family, or your friends are able to make a donation to help us care for the animals until we can resume normal operations, that help would be very much appreciated.
Even $20 goes a long way towards paying for the food and supplies of the shelter animals.
SHELTER HOURS AND OPERATIONS OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS
The Humane Society of Broward County’s Animal Admissions Department is currently open. If you have found a stray animal, or if you find yourself in a position where you can no longer care for your pet, you can surrender that animal here. Please call ahead first to make sure we are open: 954-266-6873
Our Adoptions Department will remain closed until further notice. We will send a follow-up email once we have resumed normal operations.
IN NEED OF SUPPORT
Again, we are asking for everyone who sees this and is being directly
affected by Irma to please make a $20 donation. There are too many dogs and cats who are in dire need and we need to start saving them
You can make a donation using the form (liked below) or via check by
mailing it to the Humane Society of Broward County at 2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312.