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For Immediate Release:
May 05, 2014
Media Contact:
Lilian Bohorquez
Bohorquez@miamidade.gov
305-418-7155

To get into the spirit of Mother's Day, Miami-Dade County Animal Services will waive pet adoption fees on all pets over 4 months old from Tuesday, May 6, 2014, through Sunday, May 11, 2014

The six-day free pet adoption special offers the perfect opportunity to give mom some furry unconditional love


(Miami, May 5, 2014) – Miami-Dade County Animals Services is getting in the spirit of Mother’s Day, by waiving adoption fees for all pets over 4 months from Tuesday, May 6, 2014 through Sunday, May 11, 2014.

This six-day free pet adoption special offers the perfect opportunity to give moms an extra source of unconditional love. It’s also a great opportunity to get a sweet loving pet for someone who is looking to be a pet’s “mom.”  Going away to college in the fall?  Adopt a shelter pet for mom and dad to fill the inevitable empty nest void! There are many good reasons to adopt a shelter pet, but the most important reason of all is that is saves their lives. 

“A shelter pet can be a treasured gift for mom, or anyone. They offer so much love, loyalty and appreciation,” said Alex Muñoz, Director of Miami-Dade County animal Services. “We hope the community takes this opportunity to give someone, or even themselves, the wonderful gift of a shelter pet.”

Pet adoptions include free spaying/neutering, rabies vaccinations and microchipping and deworming. Cats will be tested for FIV and FeLV, and dogs over 6 months are also tested for heartworm.

Who: Miami-Dade County Animal Services

What: Free adoptions for pets over 4 months old in celebration of Mother’s Day

When: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 to Sunday May 11, 2014 

Where: Miami-Dade County Animal Services
7401 NW 74 Street, Miami, FL  33166
Adoption Hours
Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

For more information call 3-1-1

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.

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