The Humane Society of Greater Miami (HSGM) is dedicated to placing animals in loving homes with compassionate and committed caregivers – an initiative that Aventura Mall has supported for more than 20 years.
HSGM Executive Director Laurie Hoffman, who has served the organization for 14 years, touched on the emotional nature of her position. Hoffman’s “typical” workday involves overcoming unique challenges with the organization’s dedication to animal welfare at the forefront.
“When we get to the point when there is a before and after picture, or adoption story from a really sad beginning, it just makes it all great,” said Hoffman. “There are so many things you have to deal with that you never anticipate, but I am so proud that we handle, fix and treat everything we are faced with.”
Following hectic weeks, pets can provide an uplifting sense of comfort and relief to their owners. Hoffman attributes this to the special connection that humans share with animals.
“The bond between animals and humans is unconditional and almost indescribable,” said Hoffman. “Not only do we get to meet potential owners and spread awareness of who we are and what we do, but the delight we get to see on children’s faces adds to just really an amazing day.”
“The smallest thing that anybody can do with the largest effect for us is to be an ambassador for us and our mission,” said Hoffman. “Because Aventura Mall has such a large audience, it’s an amazing outlet to help us spread the word of what we do.”
Aventura Mall is honored to be part of the HSGM’s history of meaningful work and serve as a platform for the organization’s broad impact.
You can join the HSGM in providing much-needed care for homeless animals and promoting responsible pet ownership and spay/neuter programs through the abundant opportunities to support the organization.