Special "plinko game" promotion makes pet adoptions extra fun this St. Patrick's Day weekend

Change the luck of a shelter pet this St. Patrick’s Day weekend! The Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Center will be the place to be for fun and prizes and a chance to meet your special lucky charm. 

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 14, 15 and 16, residents who adopt a dog or cat are welcome to take a turn at the "plinko board" for a chance to win fun prizes — from pet treats to T-shirts. Land your token on the Lucky Shamrock and save some green with a 50 percent discount on all adoption fees. Adoption fees include spaying/neutering, vaccinations, Broward County rabies registration tag and microchip — a value of more than $200.

County Commission issued Proclamation at their March 11 Meeting 

The Broward County Commission on the Status of Women will celebrate National Women's History Month in March, by honoring seven Broward County women as "Unsung Sheroes" who exemplify the theme of this year's national observance, "Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment."

The honorees are featured this month in an exhibit in the lobby of the Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. The achievements and dedication of these role models honor the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination and tenacity of women who contribute to their respective Broward County communities. The honorees include:

Beach users and beach residents urged to be cautious

Be aware! Large marine reptiles are starting to visit to Broward County’s beaches nightly and as a precaution Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department wants to inform beach residents and users that the sea turtle nesting season began on March 1 and will continue through October 31.

Threatened and endangered sea turtle mothers come ashore at night to deposit their egg clutches and then they return to sea. Loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta), a threatened species, may lay four to five nests per turtle per season, with each nest containing an average of 110 eggs. In 2013, there were 2,459 loggerhead nests deposited on Broward's beaches.

The website for Broward County’s Accounting Division has been relaunched in “responsive design” and now automatically adjusts to different devices, including smaller mobile and tablet devices, without losing functionality.

Visitors to the site will be able to search payments provided they are a registered vendor with Broward County. Directions are provided to assist vendors on the best way to process invoices for payment. New vendors can register online from the site. The website also provides links to the key reports issued and received by the Broward County Accounting Division.