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Miami-Dade Animal Services is calling on the community to give priceless shelter pets homes for every holiday

MIAMI (December 16, 2015)

Every pet deserves a loving forever home, especially a home for every holiday. Miami-Dade County Animal Services (Animal Services) is calling on our community to adopt, not shop for a family pet.

To make it easier to choose adoption first, Animal Services is waiving adoption fees on all cats and dogs over 4 months old* as part of a “Pets are Priceless” promotion from now until December 31, 2015. Use the savings to get your pet a fluffy new bed, get started on a pet health insurance plan or buy a pet-friendly sofa blanket.

Waived fee adoptions are available at the shelter located at 7401 NW 74th Street, Miami, FL 33166, at select PetSmart locations, the new Petco Adoption Center in Partnership with Miami-Dade Animal Services, 6200 S Dixie Hwy, South Miami, FL 33143, and at all adoption events in the community including the following signature events:

Pet Adoptions at El Dorado Furniture Store
Saturday, Dec. 19 and Sunday, Dec. 20, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
El Dorado Furniture, 13755 North Kendall Dr, Miami FL 33128

Pet Adoptions during Miami HEAT vs. Portland Trail Blazers game
Sunday, Dec. 20, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
American Airlines Arena (in front of gate 3 on N.E. 8th Street)
601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132

A Home for Every Holiday Celebration at Petco
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Petco Adoption Center in Partnership with Miami-Dade Animal Services
6200 S Dixie Hwy, South Miami, FL

Pet adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, deworming, age appropriate vaccinations, microchip and FIV & FeLV testing for cats.  Adopters will only be responsible for the $27 license fee for dogs. *Please note, discount does not apply to puppies 4 months and younger.

For more information, visit the Animal Services website or call 3-1-1.