PETS THAT NEED HOMES
Humane Society of Broward County needs support amid increased demand for pets during pandemic
DANIA BEACH, Fla. – The coronavirus pandemic has decreased the supply of dogs and cats, and this is hurting the Humane Society of Broward County. Angela Caballero said she is spending more time at home now, so she has more time for a pet. The shelter has had to reach out to other shelters in rural areas, but even that hasn’t been enough. There are 80 spots for dogs at the Humane Society’s shelter at 2070 Griffin Rd., in Dania Beach, but only 17 were occupied on Friday afternoon. AdThe Humane Society of Broward, a private, non-profit organization that was founded in 1944, has an annual budget of about $7 million.
Former research scientist takes the helm as director of Broward’s animal shelter
Wood worked for nearly 12 years at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which conducts scientific research on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy. Five days into her new job on Friday, Wood was adapting to her duties as the new director of the Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Center in Fort Lauderdale. She has also worked at the Contra Costa County Animal Services and at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. AdEmily Wood walks inside the Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Pet Adoption Service building on Thursday in Fort Lauderdale. Wood is passionate about her new mission in Broward County and she said she has already clicked on the reset button.