DATE: May 2, 2013
CONTACT: Lisa Mendheim, Public Education Coordinator
Broward County Animal Care and Adoption
If you are looking to add a furry friend to your life, then now is the perfect time to take advantage of lower adoption fees at Broward County Animal Care and Adoption.
Beginning Wednesday, May 1, the standard adoption fees for cats and dogs will be lowered to $50. Approved by the Board of County Commissioners, the reduced adoption fee will continue to include a health exam, all necessary vaccinations, required Broward County pet registration tags and a microchip.
Additionally, now through September 30, residents can take advantage of special pricing and adopt two cats at the single adoption fee of $50. Adoptable cats and kittens are available at both Animal Care and Adoption Centers in Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach, as well as the numerous participating Pet Supermarket stores throughout Broward County.
“The reduced fees are to encourage the community to adopt, rather than shop. The two cats for one price comes at the peak of kitten season when our shelters are filled to capacity with cats and kittens received as strays. We hope more people discover the benefits of adopting shelter pets and realize they can save money as they save lives,” said Lisa Mendheim, public education coordinator. “Broward County Animal Care and Adoption receives approximately 20,000 dogs and cats each year, most of which start out as abandoned or homeless strays in need of a second chance. Our goal is to make it as economical as possible to place as many pets as we can into good, loving and permanent homes.”
To take advantage of the reduced adoption fees and help save more lives, residents should visit either of the Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Centers in Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach. The Fort Lauderdale Adoption Center, located at 1870 S.W. 39 St., is open Tuesday through Friday, from 1 to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Pompano Beach Adoption Center, 3100 N.W. 19 Terrace, is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. Also, Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Broward County Animal Care and Adoption is dedicated to providing shelter for lost and homeless animals. Each year, the agency provides access to thousands of shelter pets hoping for a new home. Support your local animal shelter by volunteering your time or by making a financial donation. Please prevent unwanted animals and have your pet spayed or neutered. For more information about the agency, visit broward.org/animal, follow on twitter.com/BrowardPetPals or "like us" on Facebook.