By: Chris Brunner

Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, The Humane Society of Broward County had to cancel several fundraising events, as well as take a reduction to fee-for-service income.

To date, the shelter has seen a loss of revenue of more than $500,000, and they need the public’s help to continue life-saving work and avoid a disruption in services for the families and pets who rely on them.

Thanks to the generosity of Donald Sussman and Michelle Howland, all donations will make two times the impact for the animals.

Now through April 30, all donations will be matched up to $250,000.

Humane society“It is clear that we in Broward County are at an epicenter of the Corona crisis,” said Donald Sussman. “Not only are our friends and neighbors at severe risk but so are our animals.”

The shelter’s operations and finances have been severely impacted and diminished, but the needs of our animal community remain constant.

“We hope our matching gift will encourage others to come forth at this extreme time of need and support the center.”

These funds will play a vital role as the shelter continues to serve as a service provider for Broward County.  

The adoptions department is open, with adoptions by appointment only, and the low-cost vaccine clinic is open to the public from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The admissions department is also open to provide essential services including emergency owner surrenders and end of life services. 

To make a donation, please visit

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