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Miami-Dade County Animal Services rescues dog found tethered inside filthy vacant property

MIAMI (July 20, 2015)

Miami-Dade County Animal Services (Animal Services) responded to a complaint about a dog that was tethered inside a vacant property located at 1711 NW 68th Street, Miami FL on July 16, 2015. The thin female bull terrier mix was found tied to the inside of the front door of the vacant and filthy house without access to food or water. Animal Services removed the dog, now being called Gigi, from the vacant property and brought her to the shelter for evaluation and treatment by shelter veterinarians. Animal Services is currently investigating the case and following up with the property owner.

“We are giving Gigi the treatment and attention she deserves and reaching out to adopters, foster parents and rescue organizations to help us find Gigi a permanent loving home and family, said Alex Muñoz, Director, Animal Services Department.

Gigi’s shelter identification number is A1711895. Interested adopters can visit the Animal Services Shelter located at 7401 NW 74th Street, Medley FL 33166. Adoption hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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