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For Immediate Release:
February 05, 2014
Media Contact:
Alessa Torres
alessa@miamidade.gov
305-820-8424

Mega pet adoption event and fundraiser this Saturday at Amelia Earhart Park


(MIAMI-DADE, FL) – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Esteban Bovo Jr., the County Animal Services Department, and the County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department invite the public to the “Open Your Heart and Your Home” mega pet adoption event and fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 8th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Bill Graham Farm Village at Amelia Earhart Park, located at 401 East 65th Street, Hialeah, FL 33013.

More than 100 pets will be up for adoption from Animal Services, the Humane Society and the Cat Network. In addition to free and reduced-fee pet adoptions, the event will feature low-cost vaccines, microchips and tags. Free spaying and neutering also will be performed with an appointment by calling 3-1-1 for dogs and 305-233-9958 for cats before the event.

Other activities will include pony rides, a petting zoo, music, food trucks and vendors. Sunpass transponders, provided by the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority, will be given away to attendees on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

Vendors participating in the event will be donating 10% of their proceeds to the County’s Animal Services Trust Fund to improve animal services in Miami-Dade County. The trust fund will be accepting donations from the public as well via donation boxes that will be provided throughout the event. Blue Bell Ice Cream, which will be serving free ice cream at the event, also will be collecting voluntary donations on behalf of the Animal Services Trust Fund. In addition, the public is encouraged to bring pet-related supplies for donation to Catholic Hospice’s “Pet Peace of Mind” drive.

“I’m thrilled to be part of this spectacular event that will help so many amazing animals find loving homes,” Commissioner Bovo said. “We encourage everyone who loves animals to come out, adopt a pet, have a good time, and help us raise funds to improve animal welfare in Miami-Dade County. As Mohandas Gandhi once said, ‘The measure of a society can be how well its people treat its animals.’”

Admission to the park will be free, and free parking will be available at the east entrance to the park on East Seventh Avenue.

Who:
Commissioner Esteban Bovo Jr
What:
“Open Your Heart and Your Home” mega pet adoption event and fundraiser
When:
February 08, 2014, 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Where:
Amelia Earhart Park Bill Graham Farm Village, 401 East 65th Street, Hialeah, Miami, FL 33013