Humane Society of Broward County looking to find permanent home for furry friends

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – The Humane Society of Broward County joined Local 10 News Saturday in continuing its search to find loving, permanent homes for pets.

Cherie Wachter, of the Humane Society of Broward County, brought out a 13-week-old, 21-pound puppy named “Riley.”

Wachter believes Riley could weigh up to 80 pounds when fully grown.

She says Riley is energetic, a little spastic and believes that if you have a family that does a lot of activities, then he is the dog for you.

Wachter says Riley will need lots of chew toys and believes that he should take a doggy obedience class.

Wachter also spoke about the great cats that are with the humane society.

She said that a cat named Romeo (pictured at the top of the page) is looking for a home after he was placed in a foster home when his original owner recently passed away.

6-year-old "Reese" the cat is looking for a forever home. (WPLG)

The Humane Society of Broward County says several puppies are available to be adopted and everyone is encouraged to visit the Humane Society website listed at the bottom of the page.

The Humane Society of Broward County also announced Saturday that they are hosting the VCA Walk for the Animals event in Fort Lauderdale.

The event will take place on Mar 4. from 8 a.m. to noon at the Las Olas Intracoastal Promenade Park at 80 Las Olas Circle.

Wachter says you don’t have to have a pet to participate in the walk--just love animals.

She added that there a lot of dogs that are being overlooked but she encourages everyone to visit the website.

VCA Walk for the Animals event. (WPLG)

Walk for the Animals is the organization’s largest fundraiser. Event organizers are hoping to raise $400,000 at the event.

The walk is 1.25 miles long along A1A and will feature booths, live entertainment, prizes and much more.

Local 10 News anchor and animal advocate Jacey Birch is also participating in the event and started a fundraising page which you can view here: VCA Walk for the Animals.

According to Birch, “By donating to the Walk, you are helping thousands of animals that come through their doors each year. Every dollar supports them as they provide veterinary care, food, shelter and much, much more to every animal they see.”

For more information on how to register for the Walk for the Animals event or how to adopt any animal, click here.

About the Author:

Ryan Mackey is our newest digital journalist at WPLG. He is New York born and South Florida raised.