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For Immediate Release:
April 23, 2014
Media Contact:
Lilian Bohorquez

Mega Pet Adoption event a mega success! 216 dogs and cats found forever loving homes


(Miami, FL) - On Saturday, April 19, 2014, a total of 216 dogs and cats found loving forever homes during the 2014 Mega Pet Adoption event in Tropical Park. The pet adoption event is a collaborative effort of Miami-Dade County Animal Services, The Humane Society of Greater Miami, and The Cat Network.

Pet adopters were able to choose from hundreds of adorable pets as they enjoyed a fun and festive atmosphere that included live performances and even an Easter egg hunt.

''The success of events like this one highlights the value of bringing pet adoptions into the community and the impact it has on saving the lives of shelter pets. Each person who took a pet home should be considered a hero,'' said Alex Munoz, Director of Miami-Dade County Animal Services.

Potential adopters that couldn't make it to the Mega Pet Adoption event are encouraged to visit the shelter at 7401 NW 74 Street Miami, FL 33166, to make a connection with, adopt, and fall in love with a shelter pet.

About Miami-Dade County Animal Services
Every year Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department (ASD) provides care and refuge for over 27,000 unwanted dogs and cats. Every day, ASD staff and volunteers work diligently to find life-long homes for these abandoned animals by facilitating onsite adoptions, hosting off-site adoption at events and locations throughout the community, and working collaboratively with over 70 rescue organizations who share in our goal of a No Kill Miami-Dade County.

It is the policy of Miami Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is accessible. For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices or materials in accessible format, please call 305-418-7188 at least five days in advance.