Collection boxes for pet food set up across Broward County

Broward County Animal Care and Adoption is launching a pet food drive, through May 15, for cats and dogs in the county’s care.

Look for the colorful Pet Snack Shack collection boxes at Animal Care’s adoption centers in Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach, Broward County library branches, courthouses, the Governmental Center in Fort Lauderdale, Government Center West in Plantation, and other county buildings.

“We care for thousands of dogs and cats,” said Lisa Mendheim, public education coordinator for Broward County Animal Care and Adoption, “but spring is always busy for us as it marks the beginning of kitten season when we will realize a tremendous increase in the number of cats and kittens that will need our help.”

County shelters take in 17,000 animals each year that await return to owners or adoption.

Collection boxes for canned or bagged cat and dog food, kitten formula and litter are located at:

Animal Care and Adoption Center, 1870 SE 39th St., Fort Lauderdale

Animal Care and Adoption Center, 3100 NW 19 Terr., Pompano Beach

Downtown Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale

Government Center West, 1 N. University Dr., Plantation

Main Courthouse, 201 SE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale

North Regional County Courthouse, 1600 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach

South Regional County Courthouse, 3550 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood

West Regional County Courthouse, 100 N. Pine Island Rd., Plantation

Midrise Building, 540 SE Third Ave., Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale

Water and Wastewater Services, 2555 W. Copans Rd., Pompano Beach

Port Everglades, 1850 Eller Dr., Fort Lauderdale

Aviation Department, 100 Aviation Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Child Care Licensing and Enforcement, 2995 N. Dixie Hwy., Fort Lauderdale

Broward County Main Library and all branches

For more ways you can contribute with donations of money, supplies or volunteer time, visit, or call 954-359-1313.