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For Immediate Release:
April 20, 2012
Media Contact:
Kathy Labrada
KLABRAD@miamidade.gov
305-418-7172

Miami-Dade County Animal Services Needs Your Help in Solving Animal Cruelty Case


Earlier today, the Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department received an anonymous tip that a dog had been severely beaten with a baseball bat.  Upon arrival in the vicinity of SW 155th  Terrace and SW 111th  Avenue, a small black and tan dog was found with severe head trauma. Unfortunately, due to the extent of his injuries the dog could not be saved. The department is actively investigating this alleged crime and is requesting assistance in identifying the person responsible.   If you have any information regarding this case, please contact  3-1-1 to file a report. 

“All pets are very important to us, whether they are a stray, abandoned or lost. They all have a right to be treated with love and kindness.  Acts such as this cannot be tolerated,” said Alex Muñoz, Director, Animal Services Department.  Muñoz added, “If what was reported to us regarding this case is true, we need to find the responsible party in order to prevent them from committing future acts of animal cruelty.”

Each year, the shelter impounds approximately 30,000 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.