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November 2017
Pet Press 

Come Celebrate!

It’s time to celebrate! To mark the one-year anniversary our new Adoption Center, the community is invited to join us for a special adoption celebration on Saturday, November 18, from 10AM to 5PM, at the Animal Care Adoption Center, 2400 SW 42nd Street, Fort Lauderdale. The event is made possible as part of a grant received by the Petco Foundation to support lifesaving programs for pets in need throughout the County.

This is a community-focused event and will also feature animals that have been rescued by our partners. Animal Care Rescue Partners will have booths and animals available for adoption. Friends of Animal Care is helping rescues through sponsorships of adoption fees.

Bryan Carstensen (aka Miss Bryan), radio personality with the HITS 97.3 Radio, will also join the fun by broadcasting live from 11AM to 3PM, urging listeners to come out and adopt.

Adoption fees on all pets will be waived and a special anniversary gift will be given to all adopters. Coloring books and crayons will be available for children.

Pet adoptions include spaying/neutering, a physical exam, all necessary vaccinations, a Broward County Rabies Registration tag and a microchip.

Holiday Closings

Our Adoption Center will be closed on the following official County Holidays:

  • Friday, November 10, in honor of Veterans Day
  • Thursday, November 23, for Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, November 24, for the day after Thanksgiving

Is Your Pet Protected?

With the holiday season quickly approaching, now is the time to ensure your pet is protected with a Broward County Rabies Registration tag. The tag identifies your pet in case he becomes lost from home.

In addition, boarding kennels and airlines require that your pet be vaccinated and registered if you plan to travel during Thanksgiving through New Year’s. Be sure you are clear regarding the rules and requirements for any pet boarding facilities, as well as the airline you may be utilizing.

Purchase of the tag requires that your pet have a current rabies vaccination. Both the shot and tag are available at our Rabies Clinic events. You can also take your pet to a veterinary clinic and then purchase the tag online or from a tag supplier.

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Rabies Clinic November 4

The next Rabies Clinic will be held Saturday, November 4, from 9AM to 2PM, at the West Park City Hall, 1965 South State Road 7, West Park, 33023. Please note that the event will take place outside the City Hall building. Cost for a one-year rabies vaccination and Broward County Rabies Registration tag is $25 for dogs and cats that are spayed/neutered; and $35 for pets that are not spayed/neutered. Microchips will also be available for $15. You must be a Broward County resident to attend. All dogs must be on leashes and all cats in carriers. ONLY CREDIT/DEBIT CARD PAYMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED!

Dog Smarts 101 Class November 14

The next Dog Smarts 101 Class will take place Tuesday, November 14, from 6-7PM, at the West Regional Library, 8601 W. Broward Blvd, Plantation, 33324. The pet education class will teach dog owners (or anyone thinking about getting a pet) important information about dog behavior and why dogs do the things they do. This is the perfect class for anyone experiencing behavioral problems with their dog, such as barking, chewing and housebreaking issues. The class is FREE to all residents. Since this is not a dog training session, no pets will be permitted to the program.