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For Immediate Release:
September 11, 2013
Media Contact:
Luis Salgado

Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department waives adoption fees for all shelter pets in September in an effort to find them homes

(MIAMI, September 11, 2013) – September is traditionally the month with the lowest adoption rate of the year as summer intake of abandoned pets peaks. Over the past week more than 450 stray and surrendered pets have entered the shelter. In an effort to unite these shelter pets with loving families, Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department (ASD) is waiving adoption fees for all pets. This offer will be valid the entire month of September.

ASD has been able to rescue almost 80% of dogs this year and has increased the cat save rate exponentially.  While the save rate is at an all-time high, it is essential to continue to find new and loving homes for all pets.  “This Fee Waived Initiative is another method for raising awareness and reaching out to the community”, said Alex Muñoz, Director, Animal Services Department Director.

WHAT:         Waiving all adoption fees for all pets

WHERE:       Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department , 7401 NW 74th Street, Miami, FL 33166

 WHEN:         September 11, 2013 through September 30, 2013

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