Issue

Broward should be a safe, stable place for both humans and animals to live in harmony. Unfortunately, more than 30,000 domesticated animals become homeless and 12,000 native wild animals need care annually. Unwanted cats and dogs are often surrendered to public shelters or become strays. Without a safe permanent home, more shelters,adoption programs, or medical care, these roaming animals become a nuisance and ultimately become impounded and euthanized in some cases.

Our Goal

To ensure Broward’s animals, both wild and domesticated, are treated with respect and live safely without threat, abuse or neglect.

Why It Matters

We believe that the character of our community is reflected in the way we treat our animals. We want to create an environment where our domesticated and wild animals can live free from harm, abuse, and neglect. Sick, injured and homeless animals deserve proper treatment, protection, and care. According to Broward County Animal Control, more than 1,300 stray cats and dogs are admitted monthly with only half being adopted. This matters because without intervention, the growing release of animals into the streets – mainly by owners who don’t want them or can no longer care for them – leaves the animals in a state of deprivation and facing death.

Saving Scarlett
August 31, 2018

The Humane Society Surrender Prevention Program, supported by the generous animal-loving Fundholders at the Community Foundation of Broward, saved Scarlett's heartbroken family that couldn't afford the lifesaving surgery she needed to survive.

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