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Miami-Dade County Animal Services and Miami-Dade County Public Library System collaborate on blanket donation drive for shelter dogs

MIAMI (December 14, 2015)

Miami-Dade County Animal Services (Animal Services) in collaboration with the Miami-Dade County Public Library System (MDPLS), are holding their annual blanket drive for Animal Services shelter dogs from now until January 30. New or gently used clean blankets are needed to keep shelter dogs comfortable and warm in preparation for dropping temperatures and the upcoming winter season.

“Dogs are—by nature—den animals and they love to burrow. The blankets collected offer our shelter pets the opportunity to burrow and feel comfortable and secure,” said Miami-Dade Animal Services Chief Veterinarian, Dr. Maria Serrano. “The blankets also help us keep the pets warm during cold spells.”

Donation bins will be available at the Animal Services shelter which is located at 7401 NW 74th Street, Medley, 33166 and at the Stephen P. Clark Center 111 NW 1st Street Miami, FL 33128.

Donation bins will also be available at the following library locations:

- COCONUT GROVE BRANCH ● 2875 MCFARLANE RD. ●305-442-8695
- CORAL REEF BRANCH ● 9211 CORAL REEF DR. ● 305-233-8324
DORAL BRANCH ●10785 NW 58 ST. ● 305-716-9598
GOLDEN GLADES BRANCH ● 100 NE 166 ST. ●305-787-1544
HOMESTEAD BRANCH ● 700 N. HOMESTEAD BLVD. ●305-246-0168
KENDALL BRANCH ● 9101 SW 97 AVE. ● 305-279-0520
KEY BISCAYNE BRANCH ● 299 CRANDON BLVD. ● 305-361-6134
LITTLE RIVER BRANCH ● 160 NE 79 ST. ● 305-751-8689
- MAIN LIBRARY ● 101 W FLAGLER ST., MIAMI, FL 33130 ● 305-375-2665
MIAMI BEACH REGIONAL ● 227 22 ST. ● 305-535-4219
MIAMI LAKES BRANCH ● 6699 WINDMILL GATE RD. ● 305-822-6520
- MIAMI SPRINGS BRANCH ● 401 WESTWARD DRIVE ●  305-805-3811
NARANJA BRANCH ● 14850 SW 280 ST ● 305-242-2291
NORTH DADE ● 2455 NW 183 ST. ● 305-625-6424
NORTHEAST DADE-AVENTURA  ●  2930 Aventura Blvd
PINECREST BRANCH ● 5835 SW 111 ST. ●305-668-4571
SOUTH DADE REGIONAL ● 10750 SW 211 ST. ● 305-233-8140
WEST DADE REGIONAL ● 9445 CORAL WAY●  305-553-1134
WEST END REGIONAL ● 10201 HAMMOCKS BLVD. ● 305-385-7135


To find a branch library near you, visit the Miami-Dade Public Library System website and click ‘Find a Branch.’

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 adoption at events and locations throughout the community, and working collaboratively with over 100 rescue organizations who share in our goal of a No Kill Miami-Dade County.

About the Miami-Dade Public Library System
The Miami Dade Public Library System (MDPLS), a recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, serves as a community center and learning place where the Miami Dade community meets to exchange ideas, learn, share, and create. The Library strives to ensure that all residents, regardless of socioeconomics, will be enriched through access to materials, technology, art and culture and programs so that they may develop the skills they need to create and produce innovations for the 21st century. Through its 48 locations, bookmobiles, special services, website and MDPLS iLibrary app, the library proudly serves more than 7 million annual visitors. In the more than 40 years of serving the community, the MDPLS continues to experience tremendous change and growth, evolving with the technological needs and requirements of its diverse community.