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For Immediate Release:
December 13, 2012
Media Contact:
Xiomara Mordcovich
xmordco@miamidade.gov
305-418-7155

Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department Will Transport Homeless Cats to Maryland to be Adopted into New Homes


In a continued effort to save more lives and as part of the ASPCA partnership, Miamian felines will travel north for a chance at a good, permanent home in Maryland. These kitties are not afraid of the snow or the long journey. They are very excited to see Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department secure a nice future for them.

“Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department is proud to be part of this life saving effort, made possible thanks to the dedication of staff and volunteers caring and preparing these kittens for this special road trip and driving them to their final destination”, said Alex Muñoz, Director of Miami-Dade Animal Services Department. “This is not the first trip of its kind.  We have saved thousands of cats by transferring them to Last Chance Animal Rescue in Maryland and will continue to do so thanks to the incredible support of the participating organizations, their staff and volunteers” added Mr. Muñoz. 

A total of 66 cats will leave Miami-Dade Animal Services on Thursday, December 13th and begin their voyage to a forever home.

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 www.miamidade.gov/animals or call 3-1-1.