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For Immediate Release:
July 29, 2014
Media Contact:
Lilian Bohorquez

Miami-Dade County Animal Services HOPE Express mobile pet adoption trailer summer tour August Schedule

''Summer Savings to Save Lives'' pet adoption special now includes cool savings for cool cats

Hope Express

(MIAMI, July 29, 2014) – Miami-Dade County Animal Services’ (Animal Services) HOPE Express pet adoption unit – made possible in part by a grant from the ASPCA® – continues its summer tour through August. The mobile pet adoption unit offers residents the opportunity to connect with, adopt and fall in love with a shelter pet.

Animal Services’  “Summer Savings to Save Lives” special now includes cool savings for cool cats.  Adoption fees are waived for dogs over 35 lbs. or more than five years old as well as for all cats and kittens through August 31, 2014. The pet adoption waived fee promotions apply to all community adoption events as well as at the shelter’s location, 7401 NW 74th Street, Medley FL.

All pets adopted are spayed/neutered, dewormed, are given age appropriate vaccinations, and microchip.

HOPE Express Summer Tour August schedule is as follows:

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
            AD Barnes Park 3401 SW 72 Avenue, Miami, FL

Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Crandon Park 6747 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, FL

Sunday, August 10, 2014, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Tropical Park 7900 SW 40 Street, Miami, FL

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tamiami Park 11201 SW 24 Street, Miami, FL

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Bayfront Park 301 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL

Sunday, August 17, 2014, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Oak Grove Park 690 NE 159 Street, Miami, FL

Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Amelia Earhart Park 401 E 65 Street, Hialeah, Miami, FL

Thursday, August 21, 2014, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Partners for Youth Park 5536 NW 21 Avenue, Miami, FL

Sunday, August 24, 2014, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Ives Estates Park 20901 NE 16 Avenue, Miami, FL,

Sunday, August 30, 2014, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Haulover Park 10800 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL

For more information, visit or call 3-1-1.

About the HOPE Express
The 28 feet by 8 feet, air-conditioned HOPE Express features 24 animal compartments with removable dividers that comfortably expand to 56 compartments.  Awnings on both sides allow easy viewing of pets through a plexiglass wall. The colorful trailer, made possible, in part, by a grant from the ASPCA®, will travel throughout Miami-Dade County to hold pet adoption events. Additionally, it will serve to transport pets to out-of-state partner organizations. Community pet adoptions events and pet relocation and transport programs are an integral part of Animal Services’ efforts make Miami-Dade County a No Kill community.

About Miami-Dade County Animal Services
Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department (Animal Services) provides care and refuge for over 27,000 unwanted dogs and cats. Every day, Animal Services 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.