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For Immediate Release:
November 06, 2013
Media Contact:
Luis Salgado
salgado@miamidade.gov
305-418-7155

Miami-Dade County Animal Services will offer low-cost and free pet adoptions this weekend in honor of Veterans Day

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and Veterans Day, adoption fees, waived year-round for veterans, will be 50 percent off for the general public.


(MIAMI, November 6, 2013 ) – In honor of  our veterans, Miami-Dade County Animal Services (ASD) will offer 50 percent off on all pet adoption fees on Saturday, November 9, 2013 and Sunday, November 10, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Adoption fees are waived year-round for veterans (with proper identification) and their families. 

“It is my pleasure and privilege to support such an event that is a tribute to all veterans who fought bravely and honorably for our Country,” said Jose “Pepe” Diaz, County Commissioner and Chairman of the Miami-Dade County Military Affairs Board. “What better way than to find a loving friend for all the brave men and women across Miami-Dade County who have risked their lives to defend this country’s freedom than to come to the shelter and rescue a pet.”

(In observance of Veterans Day, November 11, 2013, we will be closed for business.)

Who:
Miami-Dade County Animal Services
What:
Veterans Day Weekend Adoption Event

November 9, 2013, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
When:
November 10, 2013, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Where:
7401 NW 74th Street Miami, Florida 33166
Editor's Note:
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.