The Animal Admissions Department at the Humane Society of Broward County knows that the decision to surrender a pet is often a very difficult one to make. Sometimes families feel they have no other choice but to give up their pet; they just don’t know what else to do. Within an eight month time-frame, we have received 3,334 phone calls from people inquiring about surrendering their pets. While we can’t offer assistance in every situation, since October 2015, we were able to help 457 families to keep their four-legged family members.
Most recently, the HSBC received a $36,000 grant to prevent pet surrender and keep animals in loving homes and out of shelters. This has been made possible by support from the following Community Foundation of Broward Funds: Rose Fridek Fund, Huizenga Family Unrestricted Fund, Helen Victoria Foote Fund and Community Impact Fund.
The main goal of the Animal Admissions Department is to provide counseling and resources for pet owners in need so that animal surrender is the last option.