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For Immediate Release:
November 29, 2012
Media Contact:
Xiomara Mordcovich

Miami-Dade Animal Services Pet Receiving Closed Friday November 30th and Saturday December 1st, 2012

In preparation for the Marlins Holiday Adopt-o-Mania, Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department will be temporarily closing pet receiving on Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st, 2012.  The department regrets any inconvenience this may cause and apologizes for the brief suspension of services.  Regular services will resume Sunday, December 2nd.

The department thanks you for your understanding and invites everyone to attend the Marlins Holiday Adopt-o-Mania on Saturday, December 1st, from 10 am to 2 pm, at Marlins Park, located at 501 Marlins Way (NW 16th Avenue), Miami, Florida 33125, where Animal Services will be providing free spay/neuter for dogs, by appointment only by calling 311; free booster vaccinations; and pet adoptions at reduced fees.

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 or call 3-1-1.