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For Immediate Release:
May 18, 2017
Media Contact:
Marie Holborow
Marieh@miamidade.gov
786-828-8012

Commissioner Martinez to host an Adopt-A-Pet & Vaccination clinic event


MIAMI – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe A. Martinez is hosting an Adopt-A-Pet event this Saturday, May 20, 2017. The Commissioner is joining Miami-Dade County Animal Services to offer adoptions of dogs and cats with adoption fees waived. Adopter will only have to pay a $27 license fee for adult dogs. Adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, microchip, deworming and age appropriate vaccines.

Low cost vaccine services (Rabies and DHPP if applicable) will be available for dogs and cats.

No appointment is necessary. All pets receiving a vaccine must be a minimum of eight weeks old and have on a leash and collar or be in a carrier. Pet owners must present valid identification that reflects a Miami-Dade County address. Rabies vaccines do not include purchase of required license tag.

“I invite the community to come out and adopt a pet and take advantage of the resources and services offered by all of the participating organizations and businesses,” said Commissioner Martinez.

In addition to the pet adoptions there will be food through Food Truck Invasion. Food trucks will be Bahama Bucks, Vibe 305 and Cuban Guys. There will games such as soccer mini nets and Jenga provided by Miami Football Club along with giveaways and spinner giveaways will be given by I9 Sports. Dante’s Bounce House and face painting will be available.

Other participants include: Miami-Dade Library Department, Miami-Dade Police Department, Autistic Children’s Summer Camp, Pet Wants Miami, The Pet Hotel. Animalance of South Florida, Pet Poop Pickup, and 9 Round Fitness.

Every year, Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department (Animal Services) provides refuge for approximately 30,000 unwanted dogs and cats. Animal Services provides care and shelter for lost pets until they are claimed by their owners and provides ''Lost and Found'' assistance.

Who:
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe A. Martinez
What:
Adopt-A-Pet and Vaccination Clinic
When:
May 20, 2017, 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Where:
Hammocks Community Park, 9885 Hammocks Blvd., Miami, FL 33196