Our response to COVID-19
Last Updated: Monday, October 6
The Humane Society of Broward County, like businesses everywhere, is vigilant and closely monitoring all health advisories regarding the coronavirus COVID-19.
Updates to our services:
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:
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 large gatherings: We will be taking extra precautions by putting a hold on large groups for the time being. At this time, all events have been postponed or canceled.
- Changes to volunteer services: 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.
- No indication pets can contract or spread COVID-19
- It is possible for the virus to live on an animal or any other living thing
- It’s important to wash your hands after touching pets or other animals
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.