The Florida Humane Society

This week PetravelR’s™ Adopt a Friend is spotlighting the Florida Humane Society in Pompano Beach, FL.

The Florida Humane Society is a 501c3 non-profit organization serving the needs of Broward and Palm Beach Counties and all of South Florida.  It is a no-kill shelter that serves as a primary adoption facility rescuing companion animals from animal control and owner surrenders.

FL HS dog bannerThe Florida Humane Society is dedicated to saving the lives of unwanted companion pets through adoption, as well as aggressively striving to reduce the pet population through spay and neuter programs, and an overall commitment to increase the awareness of the community of the ongoing issues of understanding the domestic and feral animal population.  They spay/neuter over 3,500 animals each year.  The Florida Humane Society takes in the unwanted companion animals and animals from death row. The society takes care of their medical needs, including spay/neuter, and find them good and loving homes – about 2,800 per year.

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If you live in South Florida and are thinking about adding a dog or cat to your family, check out the wonderful animals at the Florida Humane Society who are waiting for their forever homes. You can even view their available dogs and cats online, before visiting the main shelter at 3870 North Powerline Rd, Pompano Beach or one of their satellite cat adoption centers at the Coral Springs and Boca Raton PetSmart stores.

FL HS cat banner

The Florida Humane Society has many programs to enhance the animal’s lives including community education, spay/neuter programs, and a disaster preparedness team.  One of their wonderful programs is the Healing Hearts Pet Support Loss Group.  The group meets monthly and is moderated by a licensed mental health professional.  Meetings are designed for you to share your grief and gain helpful healing tools.

FL HS pet loss

The Florida Humane Society is a volunteer based organization.  By lending their time, energy and talents, these volunteers have made a difference by finding loving homes for cats and dogs that would otherwise be left to fend for themselves.  If you are at least 18 years old and love animals, there is probably a volunteer position for you at the Florida Humane Society.  If you want to work with dogs, you can volunteer as a kennel assistant or dog enrichment specialist, or you can become a dog adoption counselor, adoption assistant or handle post-adoption followup and support.  For you cat-lovers, the Society always needs feline enrichment specialists, groomers, cat cage cleaners and housekeepers, adoption counselors and assistants, drivers for vet appointments, and foster homes for cats.  General volunteers help out at the shelter with clerical/admin duties, reception and greeting, and the Pet Boutique.  You can also help with special events and fundraising, community outreach and humane education, public relations, and membership coordination.

FL HS volunteer

If you can’t volunteer, please consider making a donation to help the animals. The Florida Humane Society is not affiliated with any other humane organization and receives no funding from any local, state or federal agencies and is dependent entirely upon donations and the good will of the community.  It’s easy to make a one-time or monthly donation online. You can also make a memorial or tribute gift in honor of a special person or pet, or even buy a tribute brick on the shelter walkway!

Want to purchase something for the Florida Humane Society animals?  You can drop off your donations of Pedigree puppy canned food, kitty litter, or cat food at the shelter – and they can also use bleach, paper towels, and postage stamps.  Want to buy something for your own pet and help the shelter animals at the same time?  Then stop by the Humane Society Pet Boutique, where you’ll find a great selection of new and gently used pet accessories & clothing for sale.

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PetravelR™ urges you to support your local shelters and rescues by adopting, volunteering, and donating. And remember that spaying and neutering helps reduce overpopulation and makes your pets better family member!

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