Adorable, precious, curious, playful…those are just a few words to describe 9 week old Cheddar (ID 643526). This little guy weighs a mere 2.1 pounds and is looking for a family who will shower him with love and attention. He is just one of many cute kitties waiting to be adopted this week at the Humane Society of Broward County. If you’re looking for your next family member, the shelter opens daily at 11 AM, but be sure to complete a pre-adoption application at www.humanebroward.com under the adopt tab. When you adopt the pets are spayed/neutered, receive preliminary vaccinations, a microchip, cats are feline leukemia tested, dogs 7 months and older receive a heartworm test, a bag of Purina ONE pet food and 14 days of limited health care from VCA Animal Hospitals. The shelter is located at 2070 Griffin Road, a block west of I95. Have a question? Call 954-989-3977 ext. 6 and if you can’t adopt, please share.
► Wanna see more furry faces? Click here. For more details -- and to make a donation -- visit HumaneBroward.com or call 954-989-3977 ext. 6. The Humane Society of Broward County is located at 2070 Griffin Rd., Fort Lauderdale, just west of I-95.
Sleepovers Are Now Available!
Thinking about adding a furry friend to your family, but not quite sure if you are ready? Have another dog at home and want to see if they would enjoy the companionship of a playmate? The Humane Society of Broward County is offering doggie and kitty sleepovers for select pets; sorry, puppies and kittens are not available.
According to Cherie Wachter at the adoption center, “sleepovers give potential adopters the opportunity to see how the pet they selected will blend in with their family. It also gives the pets a break from being in the shelter. We started doing sleepovers on a limited basis when the pandemic started last March and have had great success with it. More than two dozen pets were adopted as a result, including Marvel – a fabulously fun American bulldog mix who is deaf. His new family adores him.”
Pets typically available for sleepovers are those that have been passed by for no apparent reason. Once in a home environment they relax and just want to be part of the family. In order to take home one of the select sleepover pets, a $50 deposit is required and the dog must leave with a collar and leash. Sleepovers can last for a maximum of two weeks, at which time you will either need to bring the pet back or finalize the adoption and pay any remaining fee.
If you have thought about adopting, or think a sleepover might be right for you, stop by the Humane Society of Broward County located at 2070 Griffin Road. The center opens daily at 11 AM. To see who needs a home visit www.humanebroward.com or call 954-989-3977 ext. 6.
Adoption Ambassador: If you can provide a temporary home for a large-breed dog, become an Adoption Ambassador for the Humane Society of Broward County. Ambassadors help market the pet through your network of friends and associates, while giving the pet a vacation from the shelter environment. Sometimes a different setting is all that is needed to help our furry friends find their forever home.
Spay/Neuter Services: Those surgeries for the public’s pets have been suspended at this time.
Vaccine Clinic: Is open Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 4:30 PM credit cards only, no cash. This is a walk-in service and you may experience a wait of up to an hour. All cats must be in carriers and dogs on a leash at all times. If you have a retractable leash, please keep it short.
Animal Admissions: Opens at 8 AM daily and closes at 6:30 Monday – Saturday and 5:30 on Sunday.
Foster Care: If you can provide a foster home for a cat or large-breed dog, please visit the HSBC website and complete a foster application. It can be found by clicking the COVID-19 banner.
The Humane Society of Broward County is always in need of new or gently used towels and washcloths. (They don’t need any blankets or pillows.) Donations can be dropped off any day outside of the admission’s door located at the far west side of the building.
Or you can check out the Humane Society’s Amazon.com Wish List and have something sent directly to the shelter!