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For Immediate Release:
August 20, 2013
Media Contact:
Luis Salgado

Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department Invites you to Celebrate Puparazzi

Adoption event to showcases volunteer photographers’ work

Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department celebrates Puparazzi with a weekend-long adoption extravaganza, including, ½ off adoption fees for all dogs four months and older, waiving adoption fees for dogs over 35 pounds and all cats. This exciting event will be held at Miami-Dade County Animal Services, located at 7401 NW 74th Street, Miami, FL  33166, on Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This is an adoption event will feature Animal Services’ talented volunteer photographers and the wonderful work they have done at the shelter. All adopters will get a FREE 4x6 inch portrait print with their adopted pet to take home

About the Photographers

John Bouma is a South Florida based pet photographer who donates a portion of all pet portraits to local rescue groups. He can be found taking pictures of adoptable animals at a shelter or at a working with clients and their favorite four legged friends at the local dog park. 

Peter Urbanski emigrated with his family from Poland to at the age 20 and moved with his wife to Florida 3 years ago. Having more time he began studying his passion of photography, has taken beginner and intermediate courses in photography. Has a great love for dogs but unable to own one at this time, knowing pet photography was challenging, he signed up to help photograph dogs at the shelter. 

Walter A. Chacón volunteered his time and talents three days a week, four hours at a time, a year ago. He presented the idea of taking professional portraits of strays, abandoned and abused animals as a way of giving these "orphans" a better chance of being adopted into a new family. Walter has taken over 3,000 professional portraits of dogs and cats with many documented success stories. He is now the Volunteer Coordinator at the shelter.

About Miami-Dade County Animal Services

Each year, the shelter impounds approximately 31,000 pets. The goal of the Animal Services Department is to reunite lost pets with their families or find life-long homes for as many animals as possible. For more information please call 311or visit us at

Miami-Dade County Animal Services and Macy’s South Beach
Puparazzi Adoption Event
August 24, 2013, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department
7401 NW 74th Street
Miami, FL 33166
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