Weekly Pet Flyer
Bring on the babies! It is officially “kitten season.” Kitten season refers to the time of year when many litters of kittens are born. We typically experience “kitten season” between April and September. During this time of year, shelters throughout the country are flooded with cats and kittens (and sometimes puppies and small pets – like now).
So what causes kitten season?
A female cat can become pregnant at 5 months of age and can have several litters in one year. Each litter can have on average 4 to 6 kittens, and that amounts to 12 to 18 kittens annually. That’s a lot of babies in one year! Unfortunately, all of this breeding is one of the main factors contributing to the overpopulation problem.
So what can you do?
First of all, the best way to help with kitten season is to ensure that your cats are spayed or neutered. This is true even for indoor-only cats.
But, you can also help us find homes for all of the homeless pets we currently have in our shelter. That doesn’t necessarily mean you have to adopt them all (no one can take in this much fluff), but you can play a huge role by printing and sharing our weekly pet flyer. This flyer helps so much in matchmaking!
Additional Adoption Information
The adoption fee for dogs is $100 and $30 for cats. All animals go home spayed or neutered, microchipped, receive preliminary vaccinations, dogs receive a heartworm test, and cats are feline leukemia tested. They also receive a flea/tick preventative, a 10-day limited health care plan from VCA Animal Hospitals, 30 days of Trupanion Pet Insurance and a bag of Purina ONE pet food. To learn more about the HSBC’s adoption processes, please click here.
The HSBC opens daily at 10:30 and is located at 2070 Griffin Road, a block west of I-95. For more details call 954-989-3977 ext. 6. To see who else is looking for a home visit www.humanebroward.com
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Meet the Pet Flyer Pets
Prince (ID 593205)
Description: 10 months old, male
If you’re looking for a playful puppy, Prince is your boy! This mastiff mix is a social butterfly who loves dogs, children, and even gets along well with cats. Although he still has an accident every now and then, he is crate trained, almost fully potty-trained and knows a few basic commands (in English and German, no less).
Plus, Prince is extremely affectionate, loves belly rubs and aspires to be a lap-dog. (We don’t have the heart to tell him that he’s getting a little too big for that!)
Lorenzo (ID 591803)
Description: 5 months old, male
Meet Lorenzo from Puerto Rico! He was transferred to us from an animal rescue organization on the island, but his foster family had a lot that they wanted to share with us.
According to them, he is a wonderful companion, but he is a bit of a “scardey cat.” He is easily frightened by loud noises and a lot of activity, so we suggest that he go to a home with no small children or other active pets.
Lorenzo absolutely LOVES the company of other felines, and his favorite activities are snuggling and getting chin scratches. So, if you’re a feline afficionado with a quiet home, Lorenzo would be the purrr-fect fit!
Petey (ID 592576)
Description: 8 weeksold, male
Look at this little cutie! Petey is a lab mix, so don’t let his small stature fool you. He is going to grow up to be a rather big boy!
Sandy (ID 511675)
Description: 3 years old, female
Sandy came from a very loving home, but unfortunately her owner became very ill and could no longer care for her. This beautiful girl is extremely friendly and absolutely loves attention.
Sandy is also still quite the kitten at heart – she loves to play, especially with string toys. And, she gets along with everyone and everything – adults, children, other cats, and even dogs.
Hamster Litter (ID 593372/3/4/5/6/7/8/9)
Description: babies, both male and female
We don’t often get hamsters, but when we do – we get LOTS of them! This past week, we received two litters of baby hamsters who all need loving homes. They are in all shapes, colors, and sizes, so please stop on by and meet these pocket-sized cuties.
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