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Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department hosts drive-through Pet Food Bank to help pet owners provide for their pets

MIAMI ( April 16, 2020 )

To help provide relief for Miami-Dade County’s pet owners during the COVID-19 crisis, Miami-Dade Animal Services is hosting a drive-through Pet Food Bank on Friday, April 17 2020, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or while supplies last), at the Pet Adoption and Protection Center at 3599 NW 79th Ave., Doral, FL 33122. The pet food distribution event is made possible in part with support and pet food donations from Friends of Miami Animal Foundation Inc. and Pet Projects for Pets Inc. Both dog and cat food will be available. 

“We understand the financial and emotion stress our families are dealing with during these difficult times, so we want to assist our community pet owners by providing food for their furry family members,” said Animal Services Director Alex Muñoz.

To help ensure adherence to social distancing rules and for the safety and protection of event participants and staff, the pet food distribution event is drive-through ONLY and exclusively for Miami-Dade County pet owners. Walk-ups will not be accepted at the event. We ask residents to please wear masks or face coverings at all times during this event.  

For more information about of Miami-Dade County Animal Service Department’s programs serving Miami-Dade County’s pets and pet owners, call 311 or visit

About Miami-Dade County Animal Services

Every year Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department provides care and refuge for 28,000 to 30,000 lost and abandoned dogs and cats. Every day, Animal Services staff works diligently to find life-long homes for these abandoned animals by facilitating on-site adoptions, hosting off-site adoptions at events and locations throughout the community, and working collaboratively with rescue organizations, volunteers and adoption partners.