Four years ago, Miami-Dade Animal Services became a free-standing department. Until then, it had been a unit of other departments - first Public Works, then the police department. Whatever its shortcomings, it is vastly better now than it has ever been. Congrats.
(MIAMI, SEPTEMBER 16th, 2009) - Animal Services invites you to celebrate its Fourth Birthday Adoption Party on October 4th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The adoption celebration will be held at the Animal Services Shelter located at 7401 NW 74 Street, Miami, FL 33166.
This Anniversary Adoption Party will give residents the opportunity to adopt dogs and cats who are in need of a loving home. Anyone who adopts a pet at the event will receive a complimentary picture with their new family member.
WHAT: Birthday Party: Come Celebrate and give a shelter pet the gift of a lifetime!
WHO: Miami-Dade Animal Services
WHEN: Sunday, October 4th, 2009 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Miami-Dade Animal Services Shelter - 7401 NW 74 ST - Miami, FL 33166
Adoption Requirements: Interested adopters must be at least 18 years old. Adoption fees apply, including a $50 refundable deposit if pet is not yet spayed or neutered. Only Miami-Dade County residents may adopt pets under the spay/neuter agreement.
Attendance is free and open to the public. Donations of dog and/or cat toys are appreciated. It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is accessible. For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices or materials in accessible format, please call 305 884-1102, ext 255, at least five days in advance.
Miami-Dade Animal Services is responsible for enforcing Chapter V, as well as Florida Statutes 828, which deals primarily with animal cruelty issues. Unlike private shelters that have limitations on the number of pets they accept, Animal Services accepts all dogs and cats. Each year, the shelter impounds more than 34,000 pets. The goal at Animal Services is to reunite lost pets with their families or find life-long homes for as many animals as possible. Related links: www.miamidade.gov/animals or call 311.
(MIAMI, Sept. 25, 2009) - In an effort to help control the pet overpopulation problem, Miami-Dade Animal Services will offer owner-subsidized ($15 co-pay) spay/neuter services for cats, every Thursday, at the shelter located at 7401 NW 74th Street, Miami, FL 33166.
WHAT: Low cost spay and neuter for cats only. Limited space. First come first served.
COST: $15 Co-payment
WHEN: Check in at
7:30 a.m. on Thursdays, starting October 1st, 2009
Requirements: Proof of current rabies vaccination for cats over 4 months of age. Rabies vaccine can be obtained at Animal Services for $10 (or $3 for qualified low income). Up to 4 cats per household; 2 months and older. Cats must be in separate carriers. No food or water after 9:00 p.m. the night before. No appointment necessary. Veterinarian may decline surgery due to health reasons. Feral cats will be ear tipped.
"Pet overpopulation is something we can control, but we need the community to make a difference. Be part of the solution, spay or neuter your pet."