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For Immediate Release:
March 19, 2015
Media Contact:
Lilian Bohorquez

Fourty-two chihuahuas removed from a residential property by Miami-Dade Animal Services are in urgent need of loving homes

(MIAMI, March 19, 2015) – Miami-Dade County Animal Services removed 42 Chihuahuas yesterday, March 18, 2015, from a residential property located in North West Miami-Dade County. The dogs were brought into Animal Services and after evaluation by the shelter veterinarians, were found to be in good condition and ready for adoption. The 42 Chihuahuas are in urgent need of loving homes and can be adopted by visiting the shelter located at 7401 NW 74th Street, Miami FL 33166. Adoption hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“Uncontrolled breeding is a large contributor to the number of homeless pets in our community”, said Alex Muñoz, Director of Miami-Dade County Animal Services. “We can’t stress enough the importance of spaying or neutering pets, which not only helps reduce the number of unwanted pets, but also helps them live longer and healthier lives.”
Animal Services offers a number of low-cost or free spay/neuter services, low-cost comprehensive pet care vaccine packages that include spay/neuter services and a Trap-Neuter-Return program that provides free spay/neuter surgeries for healthy community cats humanely trapped and brought into the shelter by residents.
For more information call 3-1-1 or visit
About Miami-Dade County Animal Services
Every year Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department (Animal Services) provides care and refuge for over 27,000 abandoned 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.

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.