Marlins Players will help get pets ready for new homes during Miami Marlins Volunteer Day at Miami-Dade County Animal Services Shelter
(MIAMI, October 9, 2013) – Miami Marlins players will volunteer their time to help get shelter pets ready for new forever homes during Miami Marlins Volunteer Day at the Miami-Dade County Animal Services Shelter, Friday, October 11, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The players will take on such jobs as: meeting and greeting potential pet adopters and introducing them to some furry friends; preparing litter boxes; bathing and grooming pets; taking part in kennel cleaning and giving our pets lots of love. In addition, Miami-Dade County Animal Services will waive pet adoption fees for the day.
“This is a great example of how private organizations such as the Marlins demonstrate their passion in helping the community.” said Alex Muñoz, Director of Animal Services. “Volunteers are an essential part of the shelter and we welcome all those who wish to assist in the caring of our pets, it is such a gratifying feeling that you are doing such a great deed for our wonderful shelter pets that are in need of love,” added Muñoz.
Miami-Dade Animal Services Department is an open admission public shelter. Over 27,000 pets are abandoned each year at the shelter where staff and volunteers work diligently to reunite, re-home or find a Rescue Partner for the animals. The Department is also responsible for enforcing Chapter 5 of the Miami-Dade County Code and Florida State Statutes pertaining to animal cruelty and neglect. For more information, please call 311.