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Miami-Dade Animal Services will be closed on Monday, July 4

MIAMI (June 30, 2016)

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, Miami-Dade Animal Services Pet Adoption and Protection Center will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016.

Cats being presented for Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) Services must be dropped off no later than noon on Saturday, July 2 in order to allow for proper recovery from sterilization.  The Pet Adoption and Protection Center will re-open on Tuesday, July 5th. 

Animal Services is reminding pet owners, to consider their pet’s safety as well as their own during this fun and festive holiday. Large gatherings, loud noises, and fireworks can be very frightening for pets and may cause them to run away. Be sure to keep a well-fitting collar with license tag and/or identification on your pet. A pet license, microchip or identification gives pets a better chance for a safe return home.

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.