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Broward County Animal Care hosts “Clear the Shelters” event with family fun day • Tamarac Talk

Indy ID # A2201791 and Annie ID # A2116018 are two dogs from Tamarac who need forever homes.

By Sharon Aron Baron

Broward County Animal Care participates in the annual national Clear the Shelters campaign to help the shelter’s more than 200 dogs and cats find forever families.

To celebrate the campaign, the Animal Care Division will host a weekend-long launch event on Friday, August 5, complete with giveaways from Funky Buddha Brewery.

They will also be hosting a family fun day on Saturday August 6 and playgroups on Sunday August 7, giving potential adopters a chance to see the dogs interact with each other. Each adopter will receive free pet supplies.

“Clear the Shelters is an incredible event, and we are thrilled to be a part of it,” said Emily Wood, Animal Care Manager. “We really appreciate the support from the community to help find homes for dogs and cats. They deserve a happy family.

Free-roaming chat rooms and the Tails and Tales Library, a place where cat lovers and readers can cuddle up and visit adoptable cats, will also be open. The program was introduced earlier this year as part of a partnership between Animal Care and the Broward County Library.

Broward County Animal Care is located at 2400 SW 42nd Street in Fort Lauderdale. Adopters can visit to preview all available animals. Each adoptable dog and cat is sterilized, vaccinated and microchipped. A Broward County license tag is also included.

The refuge’s opening hours are Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The establishment is closed on Mondays.

Clear the Shelters is sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition and NBCUniversal Local. The campaign has helped over 700,000 pets find homes over the past eight years.

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Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron is editor of Talk Media and Tamarac Talk, Coral Springs Talk and Parkland Talk. Tamarac Talk was established in 2011 to provide news to Tamarac residents and is the #1 news source for residents.