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For Immediate Release:
June 12, 2012
Media Contact:
Luis Mendoza
mendozl@miamidade.gov
305-418-7149

Mami-Dade Animal Services Department Celebrates National Pet Adoption Month


June is National Pet Adoption Month and as a way to commemorate and encourage adoption of shelter pets, shelters nationwide are celebrating and promoting the urgent need for adoptions. Each year, the shelter receives 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 abandoned dogs and cats as possible.

“Daily there are hundreds of deserving pets in the shelter waiting for their chance to be adopted to a loving home. It is very important to keep this in mind when considering extending your family with a pet, there is always one here who can bring lots of happiness and love to any family,” said Alex Muñoz, Director of Animal Services.

There will be an exhibit at the Stephen P. Clark Building beginning, Tuesday, June 12, 2012, through Friday, June 22, 2012, highlighting our shelter pets. In addition, with the support of Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Miami-Dade Animal Services will be offering 25% off adoption fees through the end of the month, June 30, 2012. The exhibit will be demonstrating before and after pictures of pets that have been adopted at the shelter.  Photographs have been provided through the generosity of Mr. Walter Chacón, PawPrints Miami.

Please visit the shelter and pick out a great companion that will promise to give you love and happiness.

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, visit Miami-Dade Animals or call 3-1-1.