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Miami-Dade County Animal Services transports homeless dogs to find forever homes in Pennsylvania

MIAMI (July 06, 2016)

In a continued effort to save the lives of homeless pets in the County, Miami-Dade County Animal Services (Animal Services) and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) transport team have collaborated to transport dogs to the Buck County Humane Society of Pennsylvania for a chance at a loving, forever home.

The dogs began their journey on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from the Miami-Dade Animal Services Pet Adoption and Protection Center located at 3599 NW 79 Avenue, Doral, FL. Animal Services transported the dogs and met with the ASPCA transport team at the mid-point, who completed the journey.

“These pet transports are just one example of the commitment and the effort Animal Services has made to save the lives of pets in our care,” said Lorna Mejia, Chief of Shelter Services at Miami-Dade Animal Services Department. “Thanks to the incredible support and participation of organizations such as the ASPCA and the Buck County Humane Society, we have been able to save the lives of thousands of cats and dogs,” added Ms. Mejia. 

About Miami-Dade County Animal Services
Every year 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.