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Miami-Dade Animal Services' HOPE Express is headed to The Betsy on South Beach

MIAMI (January 21, 2016)

Miami-Dade County Animal Services (Animal Services) and the Betsy Hotel South Beach are partnering to offer pet adoptions on Ocean Drive. Animal Services’ HOPE Express mobile pet adoption trailer and its chic furry passengers will be stationed outside the Betsy Hotel South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., beginning Saturday, January 30, 2016 and every last Saturday of the month thereafter in 2016. 

Beach loving pet fans can stop by the HOPE Express to connect, adopt and fall in love with an adorable cat, kitten, dog or puppy in need of a forever home. All pets are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, licensed and microchipped. Adoption fees are $75 for puppies, $65 for dogs over 4 months old. The cat and kitten adoption fee is $35 with a two for one special for the same price.

About Miami-Dade County Animal Services

Every year Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department (Animal Services) provides care and refuge for 28,000 to 30,000 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 100 rescue organizations and partners that have helped us meet our goal of a 90 percent save rate.

About the Betsy

The Betsy-South Beach is a luxury, boutique hotel that is the only Forbes’ 4 Star, 4 Diamond, AAA-rated Boutique Hotel in Florida, and is consistently rated one of the top literary hotels in the world by top media including CNN, USA TODAY and the Wall Street Journal.

On a mission to redefine hospitality, the heartbeat of the hotel is its PACE programming, which weaves philanthropy, arts, culture and education through every aspect of the hotel experience. Programs include the Betsy’s Writers Room, curated live music, art exhibitions, poetry readings, book signings, guest room libraries, charitable partnerships and an artist in residence program that has been lauded by both media and creatives around the world.  

Located on world-renowned Ocean Drive, The Betsy has become a cherished South Beach gem for its unparalleled guest experiences as well as its commitment to transform public spaces into gathering places for travelers to engage about things that matter. A line from poet Hyam Plutzik serves as The Betsy’s tag line:  Expect no more. This is happiness.

The Betsy South Beach is a located at 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida. 305-531-6100. www.thebetsyhotel.com


Who:
Miami-Dade County Animal Services and the Betsy Hotel South Beach
What:
Miami-Dade County Animal Services' HOPE Express at the Betsy Hotel South Beach
When:
January 30, 2016 — 01:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
Where:
1400 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Editor's Note:
Pet adoptions will be held every last Saturday of the month thereafter in 2016