Our response to COVID-19

Changes to our hours:

We are committed to the health and safety of our staff and guests. Please note the shelter will be closed on Monday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 2 as we take precautionary measures.

While the shelter will be closed, the vaccine clinic will remain open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for any animals requiring vaccines.

Resources for you:

Thanks to Purina and caring individuals in our community, we have a supply of dog food to give to those in need. 

If you are experiencing a financial hardship and are in need of assistance, please contact our Animal Admissions department at animaladmissions@hsbroward.com or 954-266-6874 and they will try and assist you. 

Updates to our services:

Last Updated: Friday, May 29

The Humane Society of Broward County, like businesses everywhere, is vigilant and closely monitoring all health advisories regarding the coronavirus COVID-19.

While some companies may have employees work remotely, the shelter remains open to take care of the homeless pets and is open for select services. Please read this page for important changes to our services:

All adoptions will be by appointment only. If you are interested in adopting, we ask that you fill out an adoption application first so that we can set up an appointment for you. Adoptions are on a first come, first serve basis. Thank you for your understanding in these difficult times.
Vaccine Clinic
The vaccine clinic is open for walk ins Monday – Friday from 9 am – 2 pm. We will be accepting credit cards only, no cash please.

For the health and safety of our guests, we are limited contact between the public and our staff. Please be prepared to wait outside.
We also request that all cats be in a carrier.

All guests coming to the vaccine clinic MUST be wearing a mask per the latest CDC guidelines.

Our Admissions Department will be open from 8 am – 3 pm to provide essential services only. These services include emergency owner surrenders and owner-requested euthanasia.
The Humane Society of Broward County is committed to providing for our animal residents throughout the coming days but at this time, it is imperative that we manage the number of homeless animals in our care. Out of an abundance of caution, we would like to ask the public to please hold off on surrendering their pets. We will continue animal intake for owned pets for emergency situations only. For more information on surrendering a pet, call 954.266.6873 or click here.
Because of the outpouring of compassionate people in our community, we have placed all foster animals in homes that were in need. We will resume our monthly foster orientations when permitted, so please check back. We welcome you to join us then. We are always in need of caring families for our foster program.
All events have been canceled until further notice.
Pet Loss and Grieving
We understand how difficult it is to lose a furry friend. We want to offer help if you need a listening ear. Zoom meetings take place the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Please email Caroline at ccrane@hsbroward.com for the Zoom meeting information. As an alternative, we can also set up a counselor phone call.
Animal Assisted Therapy
We’re announcing Zoomies! A new way to connect with our therapy dogs online. Check out the details below: Now you can schedule “Zoomies” with one of our furry friends to add a four-legged pal to your next video call. These expert video chatters are ready to provide laughter, smiles, tricks and stress relief. Just tell us about your online event, and we’ll schedule an animal to attend. Request yours now:

What you can expect from us:

We are taking several steps during this time to keep you and the animals in our care safe.

  • Keeping it clean: Extra cleaning protocols for high-touch areas have been implemented.
  • Staying sanitized: Hand sanitizers have been placed through out the building. Any visitors to our facility are encouraged to wash their hands or sanitize between touching animals to prevent the spread of any illness.
  • Updating protocols: In order to keep you safe, our vaccine and spay/neuter operations have implemented new procedures to limit the number of people in close proximity at any given moment. Our staff is also using protective gear to limit potential spread of unknown germs.
  • Minimizing larger gatherings: We will be taking extra precautions by putting a hold on large groups for the time being. At this time, all events for April have been canceled.
  • Changes to volunteer activities: At this time, we are suspending all volunteer shifts effective immediately. If you are a shelter volunteer, we will keep you updated to any changes on the current status of volunteers via email.

Keeping your pets safe:

Pets are family, and as communities respond to the respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus (COVID-19), it is important to have plans for your pets as well as yourself. To keep families together, we encourage you to include your pets in the plans you make in response to this emerging situation.

Just for Kids:

With all of us spending some extra time at home, here are some fun ideas to help you keep little ones and furry friends busy.

Teach fido new tricks:

This is a perfect time to teach your four-legged family members some new tricks. Check back often as we add more training lessons.

Daily Dose of Cuteness:

While we all cope with the uncertainty of these coming days, we wanted to spread a little joy to help relieve some stress. Check out our social channels over the next several days for a daily dose of cuteness.

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