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Miami-Dade Animal Services joins efforts to help rescue pets in hurricane affected North Carolina

MIAMI (October 14, 2016)

Two veteran employees from Miami-Dade Animal Services will be joining rescue workers from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Field Investigations and Response Team in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The two employees left today to Fayetteville and will be there for one week to assist the local shelters and rescue organization in their effort to help pets impacted by the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew. 

Both Animal Services employees being deployed to Fayetteville have training and previous experience in animal rescue and disaster response efforts that play a crucial role in in saving the lives of animals in distress.

“We are very fortunate to be able to offer the expertise needed to help people and pets in this time of need and contribute to the much greater effort coordinated by the ASPCA and local area groups, said Alex Muñoz Director of Miami-Dade Animal Services. “I am also extremely proud of our employees for answering this call and volunteering for this challenging task,” he added.

For more information please call 311 or visit the Animal Services website.

 

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.