DATE: April 22, 2013
"Snack Shack" collection boxes are located in numerous County facilities.
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Mendheim, Public Education Coordinator
Broward County Animal Care and Adoption
Broward County Animal Care and Adoption, which shelters, feeds and cares for more than 17,000 lost and surrendered animals each year, has launched a pet food donation drive now through May 15. Suggested items for donation include cat and dog food (canned or dry, pop-top cans preferred), kitten formula and cat litter.
Cheerfully decorated "Pet Snack Shack" collection boxes are located at Animal Care's adoption centers in Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach, Broward County library branches, courthouses, and other facilities, including the Governmental Center in Fort Lauderdale and Government Center West in Plantation.
"We care for thousands of dogs and cats," said Lisa Mendheim, public education coordinator for Broward County Animal Care and Adoption, "but spring is always busy for us as it marks the beginning of kitten season when we will realize a tremendous increase in the number of cats and kittens that will need our help.”
All "Pet Snack Shack" donations will go to feed and nurture the dogs and cats at the County's two Animal Care and Adoption shelters. Many are lost and anxiously awaiting a reunion with their owner. Others are hopefully awaiting adoption by a new forever-friend or family.
Residents can participate by dropping donations into collection boxes at the following locations, now through May 15.
• Animal Care and Adoption Center, 1870 S.E. 39 St., Fort Lauderdale
• Animal Care and Adoption Center, 3100 N.W. 19 Terrace, Pompano Beach
• Downtown Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
• Government Center West, 1 N. University Drive, Plantation
• Main Courthouse, 201 S.E. Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale
• North Regional County Courthouse, 1600 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach
• South Regional County Courthouse, 3550 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
• West Regional County Courthouse, 100 N. Pine Island Road, Plantation
• Midrise Building, 540 S.E. Third Ave., Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale
• Water and Wastewater Services, 2555 W. Copans Road, Pompano Beach
• Port Everglades, 1850 Eller Drive, Fort Lauderdale
• Aviation Department, 100 Aviation Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
• Child Care Licensing and Enforcement, 2995 N. Dixie Highway, Fort Lauderdale
• Broward County Main Library and all branch libraries
Numerous other opportunities exist to help Broward County's homeless animals. For more information on ways you can contribute with donations of money, supplies or volunteer time, visit broward.org/animal, or call 954-359-1313.
Broward County’s Animal Care and Adoption is dedicated to providing shelter for lost and surrendered animals as well as the successful adoption of homeless pets. The agency also coordinates the registration of dogs and cats and provides rabies vaccinations to encourage a healthier pet population. For more information, visit broward.org/animal, follow on twitter.com/BrowardPetPals or "like us" on facebook.com/BrowardPets.