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For Immediate Release:
October 19, 2012
Media Contact:
Xiomara Mordcovich
xmordco@miamidade.gov
305-418-7155

Midnight to Midnight Mega Pet Adoption Event at Tropical Park

A Non-Stop 24 Hours of Pet Adoptions and Family Fun


Miami’s Mega Pet Adoption Event, presented by PetSmart Charities, will be held from Friday night, October 26, at 11:59pm, until Saturday night, October 27 at 11:59pm and will have more than 800 homeless animals eager to find a forever home. The marathon adoption of puppies and kitties will kick-off the festivities at midnight and then continue non-stop with hundreds of wonderful pets and discounted adoption fees.  Who will go home with you?

Miami-Dade Animal Services, Humane Society of Greater Miami, and The Cat Network, together with rescue groups from all over South Florida, have once again united forces following the amazing success of this past spring’s Mega Match-a-thon event that found homes for 288 animals. More than 4,000 people attended the spring event and on Saturday, October 27th, we expect an ever better attendance.

“Our goal is to match families with their new BFF (Best Furry Friend),” said Alex Muñoz, Director of Miami-Dade Animal Services.  “With hundreds of loving pets for adoption, everyone should find the perfect dog or cat, or both.”

Miami-Dade Animal Services
Each year, Animal Services receives over 30,000 pets. The goal of this event, as with any event in which the Department participates, is to increase pet adoptions and community awareness and involvement with the shelter.  For more information call 3-1-1.

Humane Society of Greater Miami
The Humane Society of Greater Miami Adopt-A-Pet is a limited admit, adoption guarantee facility dedicated to placing every dog and cat in our care into a loving home, and to promoting responsible pet ownership and spay/neuter programs. Adoption guarantee simply means that every animal under our care is safe from the threat of euthanasia for as long as it takes to find them a forever family. We are not government funded and rely on our community for financial support.

The Cat Network
The Cat Network, Inc. (CN) is a Florida 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation dedicated to humanely reducing cat overpopulation by educating the public about the need to sterilize their pets and strays; providing access to low-cost spay/neuter services for stray, homeless and abandoned cats; helping members in their efforts to place adoptable cats in loving homes; and advocating non-lethal population control and humane public policy.  The Cat Network was established in June 1995, and its members have since helped sterilize over 70,000 free roaming, community cats using low-cost spay neuter certificates, and placing over 8,000 cats in loving homes.

Who:
Miami-Dade Animal Services, Humane Society of Greater Miami and The Cat Network, in partnership with the ASPCA
What:
Midnight to Midnight Mega Pet Adoption Event and Family Fun
When:
October 27, 2012, 12:00 a.m.- 12:00 a.m.
Where:
Tropical Park
Covered Equestrian Center
7900 Bird Road Miami
Miami, FL