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Animal Services to celebrate Valentine's Day with annual "Open Your Heart and Your Home" Pet Adoption Week

Special kick-off event sponsored by Commissioner Esteban Bovo, Jr. to take place on February 6 at Amelia Earhart Park

MIAMI (January 29, 2016)

Miami-Dade County Animal Services will once again hold its weeklong celebration of Valentine’s Day by offering 50 percent off pet adoption fees during the annual Open Your Heart and Your Home Pet Adoption Week, from Saturday, February 6 through Sunday, February 14, 2016. Adopters can take home a furry valentine that is spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and ready to go to a forever home. 

The weeklong promotion kicks-off with a pet adoption and fundraiser event on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Amelia Earhart Park, Bill Graham Farm Village, 401 E 65th St, Hialeah, FL. The event, sponsored by Commissioner Esteban Bovo, Jr., Dist. 13, will also feature reduced pet adoption fees and free spay or neuter surgeries.  Event-goers can also enjoy music, food trucks, pony rides, a farm animal petting zoo and activities for the whole family.

Free spay/neuter surgeries are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment please call 3-1-1. 

Requirements (No Exceptions): Service is for Miami-Dade County residents only. A maximum of four (4) appointments per residential address is allowed. Proof of current rabies vaccination must be provided for all dogs and cats. Dogs and cats without a current rabies vaccine will be vaccinated at the time of surgery. Only dogs under 50 pounds are eligible for mobile spay/neuter surgery. Cats should be brought in a pet carrier to ensure their safety.  Veterinarians may decline surgery of any pet due to health reasons.


WHO: Miami-Dade County Animal Services and Commissioner Esteban Bovo, Jr.

WHAT: Pet Adoption and Fundraiser Event

WHEN: Saturday, February 6, 2016, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Amelia Earhart Park Bill Graham Farm Village 401 E 65th St, Hialeah, FL 33013


WHAT: Open Your Heart and Your Home Pet Adoption Week 

WHEN: Saturday February 6, through Sunday, February 14, 2016

WHERE: Miami-Dade County Animal Services Shelter 7401 NW 74 Street, Miami, FL  33166


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


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.