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For Immediate Release:
November 26, 2013
Media Contact:
Luis Salgado

Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department is looking for the owner of a partially paralyzed dog

(MIAMI, November 26, 2013) – Miami-Dade County is desperately looking for the owners of a Male Schnauzer mix, gray, seven-year-old dog, that was found by a Good Samaritan in the Northwest area of Miami- Dade. This is a special needs dog which is paralyzed in the hind legs and is assisted by the use of a wheel chair like apparatus.  The dog which has been named “Huggies” has been examined by our veterinary staff and is deemed to be in fair condition; however, Huggies does need special care and lots of love.  Please contact us at 3-1-1 should you have any information in regards to Huggies’ owners.      

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