Our response to COVID-19
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 31
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:
- Adoptions: 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.
- Vaccine Clinic: The vaccine clinic is open for walk ins Monday – Friday from 9am – 2pm. We will be accepting credit cards only, no cash please.
- Admissions: Our Admissions Department will be open from 8am – noon to provide essential services only. These services include emergency owner surrenders and owner-requested euthanasia.
- Surrenders: 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.
- Events: All events in April have been canceled.
Resources for you and your pet:
Pet food distribution: We believe we’re all in this together so we want to make sure pets across our community are still able to have basic necessities like meals, despite the challenging circumstances. We’re offering a free pet food distribution this week.
Wednesday, April 1st and Friday, April 3rd
9:00AM to 11:00 AM
Humane Society of Broward County
2070 Griffin Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
How to help:
The Humane Society of Broward County depends on service fees, donations, fundraisers, and adoptions to keep our lights on and doors open to serve our community. You can donate below:
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.
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.