I am so happy I could scream! Well, I did scream and yes, it is true!
The Broward County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed our No Kill Resolution today. We are thankful to all of the county's commissioners, the no kill resolution sponsor; Commissioner Chip LaMarca, Cynthia Chambers of Broward County and to Susan Pierce and Armando Linares of Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Center. They all have been willing partners in reform of the TWO county open admission shelters.
Broward County is home to 1.9 million people and their companions.
RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, PERTAINING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PROGRAM FOR BROWARD COUNTY WITH THE GOAL TO BECOME A NO KILL COMMUNITY; PROVIDING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A FINANCIALLY FEASIBLE STRATEGIC PLAN TO IMPLEMENT LIFESAVING PROGRAMS AND SERVICES AT BROWARD COUNTY ANIMAL CARE AND ADOPTION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
WHEREAS, saving the lives of animals, identifying and eliminating animal neglect and abuse, and protecting public safety in Broward County are compatible interests; and
WHEREAS, animals should be given a chance at life through proactive adoption efforts and/or transfer to a pet placement partner or cooperating rescue group to take custody and care of the animals; and
WHEREAS, access to affordable and convenient animal behavior training and medical care is important to reducing the number of animals that are released into the community to fend for themselves; and
WHEREAS, public and private partnerships are essential to increasing the save rate of healthy, adoptable animals entering the County's Animal Care and Adoption Center; and
WHEREAS, Broward County desires to become a No Kill Community by fully developing and embracing proven lifesaving initiatives consistent with the No Kill Equation; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Broward County will develop and implement a financially feasible No Kill Strategic Plan with goals and measurable objectives to include the following programs and services utilized in successful No Kill Communities across the nation, with the goal to become a No Kill Community:
• Comprehensive On-site and Off-site Adoption Programs
• Community Cat Trap/Neuter/Return Program
• High-Volume, Affordable Spay/Neuter Services
• Large-Scale Volunteer Foster Care Programs
• Medical and Behavioral Programs
• Pet Retention Services
• Pet Redemption Programs
• Public Relations/Community Involvement Programs
• Rescue Group Transfer Programs
• Volunteer Programs
VOTING FOR BROWARD ANIMAL CARE AND ADOPTION CENTER ~ We need funds to help us become no kill. We are so lucky to be participating in the ASPCA $100K Challenge and we need your vote to compete. Click the link below to vote for us today and everyday until April 16th!
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Thank you ~ The Animals ♥