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For Immediate Release:
October 03, 2013
Media Contact:
Luis Salgado

Miami-Dade County Animal Services is celebrating National Adopt-A-Shelter Dog the entire month of October

(MIAMI, October 3, 2013) - October has been designated by the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) as National Adopt-A -Shelter  Dog  Month. During this month Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department (ASD) hopes to raise awareness about shelter pets and promote involment within the community, by speading the word for adoption and bring a Fur-ever  pet into your home. The observation of Adopt-A Shelter Dog Month brings attention to the problem of homeless pets in every community. Visit ASD and save a life, adopt a shelter pet today!

 “So many dogs and cats are abandoned at our shelter on a daily basis, it is so rewarding to be able to save a life and give one of our shelter pets a loving home,”  said Animal Services Director Alex Muñoz.  “Please help us in our mission of saving lives and adopt a shelter pet today.”  

The price of adoption for dogs at $65.00 ($75.00 for 4 months and under) is a true bargain and includes the following: sterilization, microchipping, age appropriate vaccines and heartworm testing, deworming and flea/tick prevention.

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