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For Immediate Release:
September 10, 2012
Media Contact:
Luis Mendoza
mendozl@miamidade.gov
305-418-7149

Miami-Dade Animal Services to Participate in Skateboard Rodeo Adoption Event

Find a New Best Friend for Life on Saturday, September 15th at Westwind Lakes Action Sports Park


The 3rd Annual Skateboard Rodeo, South Florida’s premier skateboarding event, will return to the Westwind Lakes Action Sports Park, 6805 SW 152 Avenue, on Saturday, September 15, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., for a day of sport exhibition and family fun. Hosted by Chris Casey of Fuel TV’s “Captain and Casey Show,” the event will feature a skate contest, a Punk Rock Flea Market hosted by 305 Green, live music, open skating, and pet adoptions.  Each year, the event aspires to raise funds and educate the community by partnering with a new and unique local non-profit organization within the County area.  This year, Skateboard Rodeo will team up with Miami-Dade Animal Services to find forever homes for adoptable pets of all sizes, ages and breeds.  All adoption fees will be half off.

More than 100 skaters are expected to participate in what is expected to be the biggest Skateboard Rodeo thus far, along with several hundred spectators and families throughout the day.  Competitors from all over Florida will battle it out during six different skating style contests for $3,000 in cash, prizes, and sponsorships.  Whether skater or spectator, Miami-Dade Animal Services will be onsite exposing the public to educational material that addresses the needs of our community and emphasizes the significance of animal licensing, microchip implantation, vaccination, spay/neuter, and volunteerism.

“With so many deserving pets that come into the shelter daily, please make adoption your only option.  There are plenty of great pets here waiting for their chance to be adopted into a loving home.  Please consider this when thinking about extending your family with a pet, they will surely bring lots of happiness and love to any family,” said Alex Muñoz, Director of Miami-Dade County’s Animal Services Department.

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.