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Animal Reset Proposal
Animal Reset Proposal to Board of County Commissioners
May 11, 2021.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE-Schedule Appointments and Access Services 

Our services are only a click away! To schedule an appointment at our Adoption Center, or to access our online services, please see below: 

  • ADOPTIONS:  View our adoptable pets online​. If you see a pet you would like to adopt, please complete a Dog or Cat Adoption Application and submit it online to ACADAdoptions@broward.org. Once your application is accepted, our Customer Service staff will contact you to make an appointment to view the dog or cat and finalize the adoption if you decide to make the pet part of your home.
  • PET LICENSE TAG: The pet license tag can be purchased online​. Residents who have already purchased the tag online are asked to wait for the tag to be mailed to your home (there is currently a 13-week wait time to receive your tag).​ Residents can also obtain the tag from local veterinary offices that sell the County tag.
  • PET SURRENDERS: Pet surrenders are by appointment only. Please call and make an appointment at 954-357-9758, or via e-mail at admissions@broward.org.​​​​​​​
  • ​LOST/STRAY PETS: If you have found a lost pet, we prefer that you make an appointment to bring the pet in by calling 954-357-9758 or e-mailing us at admissions@broward.org​​. If you cannot wait for an appointment, please come to our shelter for service, or call our Field Services team for stray pet pick-up at 954-359-1313, Option 2.​​
  • ​RETURN OF LOST PET: Please call us for an appointment to be reunited with your dog or cat by calling 954-357-9758 or e-mailing us at admissions@broward.org.  
  • FOSTERING: Residents wishing to foster a pet, should complete a Foster Application​ online and e-mail it to foster@broward.org.  Foster pet checkups are by appointment only and can be scheduled online​ or by calling 954-359-1315. ​
  • VOLUNTEERING: For information about Volunteer opportunities, please e-mail us at  animalcarevolunteer@broward.org​​
  • RETURN TO FIELD (RTF): The program has been suspended indefinitely. 
  • TRAP-NEUTER-RELEASE (TNR): Please check our website​ for updated information regarding voucher availability.​

P​LEASE NOTE: In accordance with CDC guidelines, all visitors with an appointment to our Adoption Center will be required to wear a face mask and practice social distancing. 

Animal Reset Proposal Presented to Commissioners

On Tuesday, May 11, Animal Care Director Emily Wood presented a Reset Proposal​ to the Broward County Board of County Commisioners. ​​The plan included the progress that has been completed since January, as well as future plans for the shelter and its programs.  

Found Kittens?  Here is What you Should Do!

It's the start of Kitten Season and a shelter is no place for baby kittens!  If you find baby kittens PLEASE LEAVE THEM IN PLACE to see if their Mother is in the area--she is the best caregiver for her babies.  If Mom is not around, then please help by fostering the kittens until they are old enough to be adopted. Animal Care will supply food and medical care for the family.  Read all about Caring for Found Kittens here.

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