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For Immediate Release:
July 19, 2013
Media Contact:
Alessa Torres


Commissioner Bovo Jr. continues "Working for you" at Animal Services Department

On Monday, July 15th, 2013, Commissioner Esteban Bovo, Jr. continued his “Working for You” campaign with a visit to the Miami-Dade Animal Shelter. Commissioner Bovo joined the Animal Services Department staff on a tour of the facilities to better understand the needs of our pets.


Animal Services Chief of Operations & Enforcement, Kathleen Labrada, led Commissioner Bovo Jr. on a tour of the facility to show him the kennels where animals waiting to be adopted spend their time. Bovo also toured the front counter to see the process of adoptions first hand, the clinic where animals are brought back to health and the drop off location where unwanted animals are received. 


“I chose to visit this department to gain a real perspective of the day-to-day struggles of our animals and staff at the shelter,” said Commissioner Bovo. “Visiting the euthanasia room, where I saw a dog and a cat euthanized, was a heartbreaking experience. There are no words to describe it. I will continue to work closely with our Animal Services Department to create and implement new ideas where we can reduce and eventually eliminate needless euthanizing.”

For more information please contact Commissioner Esteban Bovo Jr. at (305) 820-8424.