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For Immediate Release:
June 01, 2012
Media Contact:
Kathleen Labrada
klabrad@miamidade.gov
305-418-7172

Miami-Dade Animal Services Hits the Road Again to Save More Lives

Pet Transport


Thanks to the support and direction of Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, the Miami-Dade Animal Services Department will be sending 30 lucky dogs on the trip of a lifetime this Sunday, June 3, 2012. The transfer program which benefits shelter dogs and cats is made possible through fundraising efforts coordinated by Pawsitive 4 Life, a local animal rescue organization. Sunday’s transport will be headed for Maryland and New Hampshire where receiving partners are eagerly awaiting their arrival.

“On any given day there are hundreds of deserving pets in the shelter waiting for a loving home. In addition to adoption and rescue, transfer programs are an important part of our life saving mission,” said Alex Muñoz, Director of Animal Services.

Interviews with the lucky pets that will be hitting the road will be available!

Each year, the shelter impounds between 30,000 and 36,000 pets.  The goal at Animal Services is to reunite lost pets with their families or find life-long homes for as many animals as possible.  For more information, visit Animal Services or call 3-1-1.

Who:
Miami-Dade Animal Services
What:
Miami-Dade County Animal Services’ Pet Transport Departs
When:
June 03, 2012, 9:00 a.m.- 0:00 p.m.
Where:
Miami-Dade Animal Services
7401 NW 74th Street
Miami, FL 33166