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For Immediate Release:
February 03, 2014
Media Contact:
Lilian Bohorquez
bohorquez@miamidade.gov
305-418-7155

Miami-Dade County Animal Services and Commissioner Esteban Bovo, Jr., celebrate furry valentine's during "Open Your Heart and Your Home" pet adoption week February 8-16, 2014

Kick-off event sponsored by Commissioner Bovo takes place on February 8, at Amelia Earhart Park


(Miami, February 3, 2014) – In an effort to reduce the pet overpopulation in Miami-Dade County, Commissioner Esteban Bovo, Jr., along with the Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department, The Humane Society of Greater Miami and The Cat Network, as part of the ASPCA Community Partnership will offer pet lovers reduced adoption fees during Open Your Heart and Your Home Pet Adoption Week, from Saturday, February 8 through Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the Animal Services shelter. Adopters can take home a furry valentine that is spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and ready to go to a forever home.

The weeklong promotion kicks-off with a pet adoption and fundraiser event on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Amelia Earhart Park, Bill Graham Farm Village, 401 E 65th St, Hialeah, FL. The event, sponsored by Commissioner Esteban Bovo, Jr., Dist. 13, will feature free and reduced pet adoption fees and free spay neuter surgeries, by appointment only.  Event goers can also enjoy music, food, pony rides, a farm animal petting zoo and more.

“Spaying or neutering of pets and adoption of shelter cats and dogs are crucial to the efforts being made to reduce the number of unwanted animals in the county and help Miami-Dade Animal Services achieve its no-kill goal,” said Commissioner Bovo.

Spay/Neuter is by appointment only. To schedule an appointment for dogs, please call 3-1-1. To schedule an appointment for cats, please call 305-233-9958, or email meowmobile@thecatnetwork.

Requirements; No Exceptions:  Service for Miami-Dade County residents only.  A maximum of four (4) appointments per residential address. Proof of current rabies vaccination must be provided for all dogs and cats.  Dogs and cats without a current rabies vaccine will be vaccinated at the time of surgery (only dogs up to 40 pounds are eligible.) Veterinarians may decline surgery of any pet due to health reasons.