Useful Links

Emergency Services 

Pet Emergency Center  – In case of an after hours emergency, please call 954-722-0420. Click the link for driving directions and more information.

Wildlife Rescue: South Florida Wildlife Center If you have found injured or orphaned wildlife in South Florida, call 954-524-4302 or 866-SOS-WILD.

Animal Poison Control Center The ASPCA offers a 24/7/365 poison control service for pet owners. There is a $65 consultation fee. Call 888-426-4435. 

Exotic, Bird & Small Animal Veterinary Care 

Deer Run Animal Hospital specializes in dog and cat care. We recommend these local veterinary practices for your bird or exotic pet:

Backos Bird Clinic Certified Avian Specialist caring for your exotic bird.

Broward Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital Specializing in birds, reptiles, rabbits, ferret and other special species. Pre-ownership consultations available.

Pet Care

Cornell University Feline Health Center – Information about cat health and care. 

American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation – Resources for dog health and care. – A large discussion board with extensive information, support and advice for the owners of handicapped pets, from the owners of handicapped pets and veterinarians. – Pet wheelchairs, splints, seat belts, and other medical and safety equipment.


Florida Animal Regulations: County & State

Broward County Animal Regulations

Palm Beach County Animal Regulations – See Chapter 4: Animals

State of Florida Animal Regulations

Rescue Groups

Golden Rescue South Florida – Golden Retreiver-focused organization with both adoption and fostering opportunities available.  

Feline Friends – Cat adoptions in Deerfield Beach.

Dezzie's Second Chance – Dog and cat rescue organization in Delray Beach that rescues animals scheduled for euthanasia and finds new homes for them.

Alley Cat Allies – Resources for Trap/Neuter/Release, feral cat colonies, and promoting No-Kill solutiions to population control.


Broward County Animal Care – Broward County's offical shelter offers lost and found, low-cost spay/neuter services, adoptions, tags and shots, and great volunteer opportunities.

Florida Humane Society – Serving Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach and northern Broward County, the FHS is a no-kill facility offering adoptions, low cost spay/neuter, community education, and opportunities for fostering and volunteering.  

Human Society of Broward County – Pet adoptions, low cost spay/neuter and vaccination clinics, a full range of dog training classes, community educational programs, volunteer opportunities, and much more. 

Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control – Palm Beach County's official shelters offer lost and found, low cost apay/neuter services, adoptions, tags and shots, and many volunteer opportunities. 

Hurricane Preparedness and Shelter Pre-registration

When you prepare for hurricane season, don't forget to prepare for your pet's safety and health. If you are in an evacuation zone you must pre-register with a hurricane shelter that allows pets in order to bring pets with you – most shelters do not allow pets! Our blog entry from June 2013 on Hurricane and Disaster Safety has more about this important issue. 

Hurricane Preparedness for Your Pets – The Humane Society of Broward County offers this excellent guideline to hurricane preparedness for your pets. 

Broward County Hurricane Pet Shelster Pre-registrationBroward County residents can pre-register for the pet friendly hurricane shelter at the Humane Society of Broward County. There is only one shelter in Broward County with limited capacity. Do not wait until a storm is approaching, register today! 

Palm Beach County Hurricane Pet Shelter Pre-registration – You must pre-register your pet to use the pet friendly hurricane shelters in Palm Beach County. Do not wait until a storm is approaching, register today! 


Phone: 954-421-2244   Serving Deerfield Beach, Coconut Creek, and Boca Raton from our offices at Hillsboro Blvd and  Powerline Road in the Dunkin' Donuts plaza.    © Deer Run Animal Hospital 2019