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For Immediate Release:
March 23, 2015
Media Contact:
Lilian Bohorquez
Bohorquez@miamidade.gov
305-418-7181

Generous contribution from the Gail S. Posner Trust will help support Miami-Dade County Animal Services' life-saving programs


(MIAMI, March 26, 2015) – The Miami-Dade County Animal Services Trust Fund received a generous contribution in the amount of $150,000 from the Gail S. Posner Trust. The funds will be used to support the life-saving pet transport and mobile spay/neuter clinic programs of Miami-Dade County Animal Services (Animal Services).

As a trustee of the Posner Trust, Sanford J. Schlesinger designated the gift to Animal Services in accordance with the wishes of the late Ms. Posner, an animal lover and resident of Miami. “Gail Posner loved animals of all kinds and would have been delighted by this gift in support of her hometown’s care for animals.”

“We are very grateful to the Posner Trust for this generous gift which will help us continue to save the lives of animals,” said Alex Muñoz, Director of Animal Services. “With this contribution, we can make spay/neuter surgeries easily accessible and more affordable to pet owners in our community. It will also offer us more opportunities to extend pet adoptions beyond regional boundaries and find forever homes for the pets in our shelter.”

Animal Services’ objective is to continue its great success on the path to creating a no kill community through the implementation of life-saving programs and services that include: comprehensive adoption programs, mobile pet adoption events, foster, transport and volunteer programs, rescue partnerships, pet retention programs, grant programs, educational programs, free and low-cost sterilization and vaccination services, and a trap, neuter and return program for community cats.

In 2014, Animal Services achieved a combined save rate for cats and dogs of 81.5 percent—up from 50 percent three years ago—and is committed to continuing its efforts to bring the shelter and the Miami-Dade County community closer than ever to realizing the 90 percent save rate that has become the benchmark of no kill success.

 About Miami-Dade County Animal Services
Every year 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 adoptions 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. For more information, visit animals.miamidade.gov or call 3-1-1.

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