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Miami-Dade County Animal Services seeks assistance in identifying person(s) responsible for shooting an owned German shepherd

MIAMI (June 26, 2015)

Miami-Dade County Animal Services (Animal Services) is requesting assistance in identifying the person(s) responsible for shooting a family owned German Shepherd. The pet, named Oso, was intentionally shot twice early Thursday morning on June 25, 2015 by 27 Avenue and Northwest 123 Street. Animal Services is currently using all of its veterinary resources to save Oso, the dog.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Enforcement Supervisor Sean Gallagher at (305) 418-7184.

“Animal Services takes issues of animal cruelty very seriously. We hope that someone will come forward with information that will help bring the individual(s) to justice” said Lorna Mejia, Chief of Shelter Services and Live Release Programs.

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.

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