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Miami-Dade County Animal Services and the Miami-Dade County Public Library System collaborate on the first annual Presents for Pets donation drive

When shopping for your gifts, consider picking up an item for the County’s homeless pets and help keep them warm, playful and entertained this holiday season

MIAMI ( January 20, 2021 )

Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department (Animal Services) in collaboration with the Miami-Dade County Public Library System (MDPLS) is launching the first annual Presents for Pets donation drive for our community’s shelter pets starting December 20, 2021 through January 31, 2022. Our County’s pets need blankets, pet beds, treats and toys to help keep them warm, comfy, playful and entertained while they wait for their fur-ever families this holiday season. Animal Services and the Library are asking families to pick up a gift to show their support for our furry friends.

Additionally, these gifts help provide needed supplies to pet parents taking care of shelter animals through our Foster Program.

“The gifts collected will provide our shelter pets with entertainment and enrichment as well as a sense of security as they wait to be adopted by their fur-ever families,” said Bronwyn Stanford, Animal Services Director.

Donation bins will be available at the Animal Services Pet Adoption and Protection Center at 3599 NW 79 Avenue, Doral, FL 33122 and at the Stephen P. Clark Center at 111 NW 1st Street Miami, FL 33128.

Donation bins will also be available at the following library locations:

  • COCONUT GROVE BRANCH ● 2875 MCFARLANE RD. ● 305-442-8695
  • DORAL BRANCH ● 8551 NW 53 ST. ● 305-716-9598
  • GOLDEN GLADES BRANCH ● 100 NE 166 ST. ● 305-787-1544
  • LITTLE RIVER BRANCH ● 160 NE 79 ST. ● 305-751-8689
  • MIAMI BEACH REGIONAL ● 227 22 ST. ● 305-535-4219
  • MIAMI LAKES BRANCH ● 6699 WINDMILL GATE RD. ● 305-822-6520
  • NARANJA BRANCH ● 14850 SW 280 ST ● 305-242-2290
  • NORTH DADE REGIONAL ● 2455 NW 183 ST. ● 305-625-6424
  • SOUTH DADE REGIONAL ● 10750 SW 211 ST. ● 305-233-8140
  • WEST KENDALL REGIONAL ● 10201 HAMMOCKS BLVD. ● 305-385-7135
  • WESTCHESTER REGIONAL ● 9445 CORAL WAY ● 305-553-1134

To find a branch library near you, visit the Miami-Dade Public Library System website.



About Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department

Every year Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department (Animal Services) 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 onsite adoptions, hosting offsite adoptions at events and locations throughout the community, and working collaboratively with rescue organizations, volunteers, and adoption partners. For more information call 311 or visit


About Miami-Dade Public Library System

The mission of the Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS) is to provide extraordinary services, spaces and experiences that promote literacy and learning, personal growth and limitless opportunities. MDPLS is recognized as an Autism Friendly Partner by the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. MDPLS has been honored with an Urban Libraries Council 2020 Innovation Award as Top Innovator in the Civic and Community Engagement category and awarded 59 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards over the past five years. MDPLS has also received the Florida Library Association (FLA) Award for Exemplary Instructional Programs or Services for its Climate of Art Program in 2021 and Homework Help and Tutoring Program in 2020, FLA Library Innovation Award for its Technobus in 2019 and the FLA Award for Excellence in Marketing and Public Relations in 2018. Learn more at