DATE: June 6, 2013
CONTACT: Lisa Mendheim, Public Education Coordinator
Broward County Animal Care
In recognition of the Just One Day event, on Tuesday, June 11, Broward County’s Animal Care and Adoption will join other animal shelters across the country that have taken the pledge not to euthanize any non-suffering animals. Instead, Animal Care will focus on saving the lives of as many dogs and cats as possible, starting with a special pet adoption event at the downtown Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale.
Adoption events will also take place at both County Animal Care Adoption centers in Fort Lauderdale, 1870 SW 39 Street and in Pompano Beach, 3100 NW 19 Terrace. The adoption rates for dogs will be lowered to $25. Cat lovers are encouraged to adopt two cats/kittens for the incredible price of $12. The special fee also applies to the Animal Care cats that are available for adoption at participating Pet Supermarket stores located in Broward County. The adoption fee includes spaying/neutering, physical exam, all necessary vaccinations, registration tags and microchips.
“This is the second anniversary of the Just One Day event and it’s great to see more shelters participating” said Susan Pierce, acting director of Broward County Animal Care and Adoption. “June 11 puts the focus on the shelters, but the key is building strong community support and finding many more willing adopters. We need both to help us successfully find homes for the hundreds of dogs and cats we receive every month.”
The Just One Day concept, founded by No Kill Nation, a nationwide animal advocacy group, encourages shelters and communities to support homeless pets through comprehensive on- and off-site adoption programs, affordable spay/neuter programs, large scale foster care programs, medical and behavioral programs, pet retention and redemption services, rescue transfer programs and volunteer programs. On April 4, 2012, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners affirmed their goal to one day operate a no-kill animal shelter.
Broward County Animal Care and Adoption is dedicated to providing shelter for lost and homeless dogs and cats. The agency provides access to hundreds of shelter pets hoping for a new home. 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.