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For Immediate Release:
March 24, 2015
Media Contact:
Lilian Bohorquez

Animal Planet, the ASPCA and Miami-Dade County Animal Services team up to score free pet adoptions on Road to Puppy Bowl


(MIAMI, MARCH 24, 2015) – On Saturday March 28, Animal Planet and the ASPCA will cover all adoption fees—including the cost for license tags—at Miami-Dade Animal Services as part of the second annual Road to Puppy Bowl. Those hoping to add a playful pup or a furry feline can look forward to a fun-filled event with photo ops, giveaways and adorable animals looking for loving homes.

Fees have been waived thanks to grant funding from Animal Planet administered by the ASPCA. Waived adoption fees are on a first-come, first-served basis while funds remain. Free giveaways while supplies last. Potential adopters can visit to pre-register and be automatically entered to win a Puppy Bowl prize pack. (Pre-registration for the Saturday March 28 event is not necessary to take advantage of waived adoption fees.) The event is presented with special support from AT&T U-verse®, which carries Animal Planet Channel on Channel 252 in SD/1252 in HD.

WHO: Animal Planet, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and Miami-Dade County Animal Services

WHAT: Second Annual Road to Puppy Bowl fun-filled, free pet adoption event

WHEN: Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: Miami-Dade County Animal Services - 7401 NW 74th Street, Miami, Florida 33166

Miami-Dade County Animal Services was selected by Animal Planet and the ASPCA® to be one of 17 shelters across the country participating in the Road to The Puppy Bowl
The Puppy Bowl’s adoption mission is directly linked to Miami-Dade Animal Services mission to save the lives of shelter pets by finding forever homes for the animals in the shelter. The Puppy Bowl only comes once a year, but pet adoption is a 365-day-a-year cause.

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

About Miami-Dade County Animal Services
Every year Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department 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.

About Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl
Each February, the most anticipated sporting event featuring the cutest – and adoptable – players arrives on Animal Planet. Puppy Bowl has led to hundreds of adoptions over the past 11 years and is a key leader in Animal Planet’s ongoing mission to highlight the importance of animal adoption and responsible pet ownership.

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 305-884-1101at least five days in advance.