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Humane Society Of Broward County

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Foster & promote care of animals

Programs: Kennel/adoption services- provides food & shelter to animals received as well as a facility to provide responsible adoption services

clinic services- provides aid & veterinarian services to animals

education & cruelty prevention services- educates the community about care, respect & kindness to animals & also investigates cruelty

crematory & mauseleum services- provides pet euthenasia & crematory services in response to owners requests provides pet supplies

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so proud to be part of this organization, in so many ways, for so many reasons. Adoptions -YES, they are one of the best at what they do and to educate the community on the care of their new fur baby, no matter what the breed is. They even have a foster care program greater than others to care for the little ones and special need ones till they are ready to go up for adoption with no time limit. How awesome is that!!
For the clinic and outpatient services, I have seen this first hand on the good they do for the dogs, cats and community. Low cost vaccinations, spays and neuters, not to mention special care for those who cant afford it at a Vet's office, most of the time HSBC can help or find help. They have some great Dr's who are doing great things.
The Education department is so creative in teaching and assisting our little humans, adult humans and the seniors on caring for pets at home and spreading the word across our communities. Something as fun as a birthday party even has a little lesson in pet care and the kids love it! The Day camps, Summer Camps, and the many Clubs they offer are all so amazing, spaces fill up so fast cause every kid wants to come and join in. Even the new Parents of babies and Toddlers have a class to join. Another special section of the Education dept. is the Animal Assisted Therapy Group (AAT). This group of staff and volunteers with their pets are more than amazing to go out into the community and help those and be with them in time of need. Many Senior homes, hospitals, first responders and of course the Parkland tragedy all have had the benefits of animal assisted therapy time. They were out there in the parkland area for months, helping them get through the terrible tragedy they had to endure and still till this day work closely with schools in Broward county who has the need for animal therapy, education and puppy love. Who doesn't like puppy love!!
As for their fundraisers to keep the shelter going, it takes a village, a community of donors, and some terrific events to keep this spectacular shelter working smooth. They could not do it with out the generosity of our loving community. From the littlest of events at an festival in a park, a baseball game, holiday events and a few Auxiliaries to the amazing WALK for the ANIMALS. This will be the 29th year for the Walk and it gets better every year. I've seen the same sponsors stick around for a long time, what more can I say about the Walk. Seeing is believing.
I will ALWAYS have a special place in my heart for the Humane Society of Broward County.

Brittany Mazzurco M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted both of my sweet, wonderful dogs from this shelter. The staff is well-informed and compassionate. I love how they have so many services on-site (like vaccines, obedience training, and pet supplies for sale), so if I ever need anything - I know where to go! Plus, if they don't offer a service, they're always willing to offer advice.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Dawn, but more importantly; my best friend in the whole-wide world is named Sherlock. She, yes I know she has an unusual name for a female, is a 4 year old Poodle- Bichon Frise mix. A Bichonoodle, if you will. I adopted Sherlock from the Humane Society of Broward County in June of 2017 after tragically loosing my Service Dog whom I also adopted from HSBC years previously. She was being used as a backyard puppy mill breeder dog before someone brought her to the shelter. Sherlock helped mend my shattered heart. I never found all of the pieces to my broken heart; some went with my last buddy to the Rainbow Bridge, but I did find the ability to love and share love again from Sherlock. My family has adopted a total of four dogs from the shelter so far. All of them beautiful and with endless love to give. In the future, all of our fur babies will come from the Humane Society of Broward County.
I am also a 21 year veteran volunteer for the Humane Society of Broward County. I will start by saying that one doesn't devote that much time and effort into an organization that doesn't deserve it. I wouldn't donate my time to them if I didn't believe wholeheartedly in what they do.Everything, and I mean everything, the shelter does is for the animals in their care. My role as a volunteer is in education and community outreach. Sherlock volunteers with me as an Education dog. We go to schools to teach the children about pet care, pet safety and careers in the animal care field. We also participate in community special events. I speak with many people that have adopted from our facility. I always hear that the best companion animals in their lives have come from HSBC. Not once have I ever heard a word of regret regarding adopting from this shelter. The compliments always expand to the quality of staff, the cleanliness of the kennels and the delight that there are programs for children, adults and dogs to participate in such as summer camps, a Senior's club and obedience classes. This shelter has provided me with a second family in my volunteer work, and has added tremendously to my personal life from the animals that I have adopted from them. In many ways, the Humane Society of Broward County is much more than just an animal shelter. It is a place that nurtures a more humane community.

Jen R.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I never thought I’d ever get another dog... and boom Ace came into our lives. Not only did the Hunane Society help us afterwards, they were the nicest and most understanding staff. It was also the cleanest facility I’ve ever seen.

Rick F.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Always friendly and efficient getting our pup his yearly shots. Nice , caring folks. Nice to visit a place that truly cares about the animals!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Awesome experience they helped me find the sweetest kitten ive ever seen. Very friendly environment and the adoption process went quite smooth. Plus they gave me a lot of tips and information for taking care of my first pet. Im sure I will be back to rescue another pet soon.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with the Humane Society of Broward County (“HSBC”) since 2009. I have always loved volunteering at the HSBC and the HSBC’s management is very warm and encouraging to, and supportive of, its volunteers. There has not been one day on which I was assigned to volunteer that I have not wanted to be volunteer.

The HSBC does many amazing things for the community, including educational seminars with dogs at hospitals and schools, taking in rescues from other shelters, providing a behavioral hotline for pet owners, providing low cost spay, neuter and vaccines, giving children the chance to interact with dogs and cats at an early age and to learn the proper care of animals, and providing pet therapy animals in time of a community’s need (like Parkland). I have had the pleasure of informing visitors to the HSBC of the HSBC’s goals and accomplishments, whenever a visitor has questions or needs a brochure. The HSBC also has a Pet Boutique where quality supplies can be purchased at a reasonable cost for one’s dog, cat, rabbit, hamster, gerbil or ferret.

More importantly, the HSBC was the source of one of my beloved dogs who I adopted when he was 8 years old and who died at age 15.

Carey Beyle M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a great organization to volunteer for when you know that they do so much for the community.

Arlene W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer and I also adopted my dog from the Humane Society in January 2017. He is an adorable Yorkie, very cuddly and calm, perfect for seniors like my husband and I. I feel more secure knowing that he has a microchip and they gave him a dental before he came home with me.♥️♥️♥️

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Humane Society of Broward County is where I met the most lovable dog of my life! Queenie has made my life complete. She is the best companion that I could have ever asked for.

As far as the shelter, what an amazing place. I see how well the animals are cared for. This may have not been the path they've chosen, but boy are they lucky to have ended up here. They go above and beyond to make sure these lovable pets find the right home.

Debbie B.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My 1st adopted dog came from the Humane Society of Broward County. He was a senior gentleman whose skin was stretched over a skeleton & missing a few teeth. The Humane Society took him in & gave me the opportunity to bring him into our home. His great personality soon emerged, he picked up a couple of 'girlfriends' in our neighborhood & his life began (again). Hitting the sidewalk, going to the park, checking to see if his girlfriends were home were simple pleasures that he looked forward to every day of his life with us. We are beyond grateful for the all of the experiences we shared with him.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Caring staff, beautiful new facility that is clean and welcoming, great care given to the animals. They have a ton of great service they offer in the community, too. I have adopted two dogs and two cats here over the years, highly recommend!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at the Humane Society of Broward County for over 18 years and witness first hand the excellent work done by this organization. We bring in animals from other shelters and adopt out thousands of animals every year. In addition to adoptions, there are many programs offered by the shelter such as humane education for children, pet therapy, camps for children, low cost spay and neuter, and others too numerous to list.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We absolutely love the Humane Society of Broward County. We have been lucky enough to have adopted several amazing dogs, cats and rabbits over the years from them. Our most recent adoptions is Mike our Yorkie and Snookie our Chihuhua who are both seniors. We are thankful that the Humane Society of Broward County gave these senior dogs an opportunity to have a forever home in their later years. We are so glad that they are part of our family now. Keep up the amazing work!

1 Kaly F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I lost my dog,my baby Chino,who was a pit bull mix and he was my world a few months ago and literally felt like my heart had been ripped in half.In honor of him I did a birthday fundraiser for the Humane Society of Broward.I went to the Humane Society shortly after he passed and it was just too soon for me to adopt,but it broke my heart to see all the babies who needed a good loving home. This week I decided that it was the right time to adopt,and I met Blue,a gorgeous,sweet,loving pit bull who had been surrendered by his owners and been at the shelter since June. They told me that he had been destructive at home and that is why they surrended him. I knew he was meant to be mine,just had to get my roommate to meet him. I put him on a hold,and we went back the next day and adopted him!! Blue is already part of our family. He is such a great boy. Super smart,loving and so grateful to be in his furever home!! I can not say enough about how wonderful everyone who works there is,and also to Dolly's Dreams,an organization that works with several Humane Societies in Florida sponsoring pit bulls. The adoption fee was waived,and they gave us food,a harness as well as $100 to spend in the boutique there on toys,treats,anything you could possibly need.I could not be happier! My heart is filled with joy again. Definitely adopt,don't shop for your next pet. The Humane Society has the perfect dog,cat,bunny,hamster or ferret you could possibly want. They are the place to go if you are looking to add a fur baby to your family. Thank you again Broward Humane Society for giving me the greatest gift I could ever ask for!!♥️♥️♥️