Local News

Broward County Animal Care waives adoption fees this month

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – The annual “Clear the Shelter” campaign by Broward County Animal Care is underway and will continue until Thursday, Aug. 31.

Throughout this period, all adoption fees are being waived by Animal Care. Presently, the shelter houses 700 cats and dogs awaiting adoption, as stated by the institution.

Attiyya Atkins, a representative from the Fort Lauderdale-based shelter, remarked, “Our facility offers dogs suitable for various lifestyles, whether you’re into hiking or casual walks. Recognizing the profound bond between pets and their owners, we assure a fitting companion for every individual. Currently, our roster includes both cats and dogs, all available for free adoption.”

Every dog and cat ready for adoption has undergone spaying/neutering, received necessary vaccinations, and been microchipped. An official Broward County license tag accompanies each adoption.

To mark the conclusion of the month-long campaign, Animal Care is organizing a series of events. Starting on Friday, Aug. 25, there will be giveaways courtesy of local businesses. The subsequent day, Saturday, Aug. 26, is dedicated to a Family Fun day. On Sunday, Aug. 27, attendees can observe how dogs socialize in playgroups. The shelter will also open its free-roaming cat rooms and the “Tails and Tales” library for visitors.

Emily Wood, Animal Care Director, lauded the initiative, saying, “’Clear the Shelters’ is an exemplary event. Our involvement brings immense joy, and we eagerly anticipate community participation to help these animals find their forever homes. Each one deserves a loving family.”

Broward County Animal Care’s facility is situated at 2400 SW 42nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, and operates daily between 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Potential adopters can preview all available pets at Broward.org/Animal.

It’s noteworthy that this nationwide initiative has successfully placed over 850,000 pets in homes over the last nine years.

Alfred Duncan

Alfred Duncan is a senior editor at The South Florida Daily, where he oversees our coverage of politics, misinformation, health and economics. Alfred is a former reporter and editor for BuzzFeed News, National Geographic and USA Today.

Related Articles

Back to top button