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May 20, 2011

News and Suggestions from Broward Animal Care

DO YOU HAVE YOUR HURRICANE PET KIT READY? A good hurricane plan includes providing for your pet's needs in case of a storm. All pet owners should now begin putting together a Pet Survival Kit that will be ready for use if a hurricane should hit our area. The kit must be made of waterproof plastic material and include the following essentials:

  • Copies of your pet's medical records, including veterinary clinic phone number
  • Rabies certificate and County license information
  • Tattoo or microchip numbers
  • Photo of you and your pet (to help prove the pet is yours)
  • Pet crate or carrier
  • Extra collar and leash
  • Food and water bowls
  • Food and water (enough to last for a week - don't forget a can opener!)
  • Cleaning supplies (newspaper, disinfectant, plastic bags, paper towels)
  • Cat litter

ADOPTION EVENT! Saturday, May 21, Pet Supermarket, 10291 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will feature some of our lovable homeless doggies for adoption. Our cats located at that Pet Supermarket store will also be available to go home with you.

THE NEXT RABIES CLINIC will be held on Friday, June 10, at our Fort Lauderdale Adoption Center, 1870 S.W. 39th St., noon to 5 p.m. Cost for a one-year rabies vaccination and Broward County pet license is $15 (cash only). You must be a Broward County resident to attend. Please bring a valid Florida drivers license or current utility bill for identification. All dogs must be on leashes and all cats in carriers. For a complete list of other Rabies Clinic locations and dates, please visit our website at www.broward.org/animal.

OUR 2-FOR-1 cat adoption program has begun. From now through September 30, feline fanciers are able to adopt two cats at the single adoption fee of $74.95. The adoption fee for both cats includes a health exam, vaccinations, feline leukemia/AIDS test and spaying or neutering. In addition, each cat will also receive a Broward County pet license. The special rate also applies to our adoptable cats located at all Pet Supermarket stores in Broward County and the Mississippi "flood cats" that we have rescued (see story below).

MISSISSIPPI FLOOD CATS NEED A HOME! Your help is needed in providing a new, loving home for Jack and Gigi, and eight other cats that have been displaced because of recent flooding along the Mississippi River. In partnership with the ASPCA, Broward County Animal Care has helped to rescue the homeless felines. Cat lovers who are interested can visit our Fort Lauderdale Adoption Center, 1870 S.W. 39 th St. We are open for adoptions this Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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