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For Immediate Release:
July 29, 2013
Media Contact:
Luis Salgado

Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department Adoption Event Saves Record Number of Shelter Pets

In an effort to alleviate overcrowded conditions at the shelter, Miami-Dade County Animal Services held a fee waived adoption event from Friday July 26th through Sunday July 28th.Close to half of the pets in the shelter found new homes thanks to the outpouring of  community support. Typically, Friday through Sunday shelter adoptions result in ninety pets being selected for adoption or rescue. Over the weekend a total of 342 shelter pets found forever homes through adoption and rescue.

“The support demonstrated by our community has been overwhelming resulting in a record breaking number of lives being saved. This is an accomplishment that our shelter and entire community should be proud of “, said Ms. Kathleen R. Labrada Shelter Operations and Enforcement, Chief.

About Miami-Dade County Animal Services

Miami-Dade Animal Services is an open admission public shelter.  Over 27,000 pets are abandoned each year at the shelter where staff and volunteers work diligently to reunite, re-home or find a Rescue Partner for the animals.  The Department is also responsible for enforcing Chapter 5 of the Miami-Dade County Code and Florida State Statutes pertaining to animal cruelty and neglect.  For more information, please call 311 or visit our website at