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October 28, 2009

The Truth About the Pet Rescue/Humane Society Adopt-a-Pet Merger

Nowhere does misinformation travel faster - or with such ferocity - as the critter-loving community, and this merger is no exception. Talk about "no good deed goes unpunished!''  

Someone, for reasons I can't begin to understand, started promulgating the notion that some of the Pet Rescue animals would be killed during the transaction. This is WRONG. I'm very close to Roye Levin, the founder of Adopt-a-Pet, who went onto the Humane Society board after merging his beloved organization with the larger one, and there is MINUS ZERO chance he would be involved with any group that euthanizes.

So here's the real deal:

The Non-Controversial Merger Between Pet Rescue and the Humane Society of Greater Miami Adopt-A-Pet

 

It is unfortunate that in a difficult economy many people are losing their homes, their jobs and their businesses. It is just as unfortunate, if not more so, when a non-profit animal welfare organization faces an impending bankruptcy. But what is most unfortunate is when one not-for-profit organization saves another not-for-profit organization from bankruptcy only to face slanderous and untrue accusations.

 

The Humane Society of Greater Miami Adopt-A-Pet, a limited admit, adoption guarantee organization, merged with Pet Rescue, Inc. effective November 1, 2009, and has faced more defamatory and malicious remarks than ever before.

 

Since 1936 the Humane Society of Greater Miami has been helping the homeless and abandoned animals of Miami-Dade County. For most of those years it held an open admit policy which means that every animal admitted into its care, regardless of health, behavior or adoptability often faced euthanasia if space was needed.

 

But for the past seven years, since 2002, our philosophy changed to a limited admit, adoption guarantee philosophy which states that every animal is safe from the threat of euthanasia for as long as it takes to find them a loving home. Our shelter is state-of-the-art and our policies, procedures, programs and services reinforce, every day, the extent that we go for all animals in our care. Not one of the 250 animals that are in our shelter on any given day are under any threat of euthanasia, whether sick, disabled or hurt. The ONLY time euthanasia is performed is when an animal is suffering so much that it is the only humane solution.

 

This mantra is the heart of the Humane Society of Greater Miami and resonates with every animal it cares for currently and any animal coming under its care in the future, including every Pet Rescue animal. Any person making accusations that we will not uphold our philosophy for the Pet Rescue animals is guilty of slander and should be ashamed of spreading such lies.

 

Why would anyone say things that aren’t true or not believe the words of a highly regarded organization such as ours? We don’t know. Our reputation precedes us. In 2004 when Adopt-A-Pet merged with the Humane Society of Greater Miami, not one animal was euthanized. There were animals then, just as there are animals at Pet Rescue that do belong in a sanctuary environment. We committed back then and we commit today to finding the right sanctuary for any animal that is deemed unadoptable.

 

The Humane Society of Greater Miami is dedicated to placing every dog and cat in our care into a loving home, and to promoting responsible pet ownership and spay/neuter programs. We welcome anyone to come and tour our shelter, ask us questions and see for themselves the type of organization we run and the care we provide our animals. Listen and ask before you speak!


Signed: Rob Hudson, chairman of the Board of Directors, Humane Society of Greater Miami, and Emily Marquez, Executive Director.

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As a committed volunteer for Pet Rescue, perhaps the rumors have ocurred because of lack of information. Many of us have spent years giving time, supplies and money to the shelter. If we had received an e-mail, a newsletter, an informed phone call even, then perhaps we would not have had to rely on rumors for information. Our concern is only for the welfare of the animals and the most dedicated goup of employees and volunteers that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.

Having had the privelege of volunteering hundreds and hundreds of hours at Pet Rescue over the past four years, including finding forever homes for 75 dogs, including dozens of older, senior and hard to place ones, and being responsible for obtaining the funding and permission to transform the 25 year old neighborhood dump into the canine exercise path and wildlife habitat that it is today, I must take issue with the assignment of the words the "real deal" to the editorial scribed by Mr. Hudson and Ms. Marquez and offer the following as the "real deal".

Dear Friends,
Everyone has worked so hard to help me the past two months to find homes for so many dogs and cats. I have been fielding so many questions from all my rescue friends, I thought I would try and clear up some questions with an update and to let you know what I know about the Pet Rescue/HS merger. As everyone knows, Pet Rescue wasn't just a shelter, but a sanctuary where all dogs and cats were welcome to stay for as long as they needed love and care. When economics made it impossible to continue the Pet Rescue dream, the decision was made by the Board of Pet Rescue to merge with the Humane Society of Miami-Dade County. We knew that the Humane Society itself is very full of animals needing and deserving adoption and since it is not a senior, special need or hospice center, but an adoption center for those animals that are healthy and adoptable, it would not be able to provide care at their local facility for all of our seniors and special needs residents. Our special babies who considered Pet Rescue their home, some for over 10 years, would have to be transported to unfamiliar and distant sanctuaries outside of our local area. In an attempt to keep our special dogs and cats close to our hearts and to find the most suitable new home for them with the least trauma and disruption, we set out to try and place them ourselves, as who knows them and what they need better than those of us who have taken care of them and treasured them for all of these years. So, we cranked up the engines and set out to accomplish the impossible. With the help of all of our past and current volunteers and supporters, we were able to find very special homes and intimate sanctuaries for almost all of our animals; places that have been hand picked by those of us that know these special creatures the best. Our efforts, motives and love for our animals are nothing less than selfless. We don't have salaries, promotions or praise dependant on our actions and efforts. It is a shame that these tireless efforts have been confused as affronts to those who have misinterpreted them. This was not about humans or organizations comprised of humans. It is only about the animals. So, thank you to those of you that have helped us in our efforts and didn't allow cynicism and doubt to muddy our path.

I know that there is one outstanding issue swirling around Pet Rescue's merger with the Humane Society. The question is what will be done with the four acres of land which is zoned for animals that was deeded by Gardinar Malloy 27 years ago for the purpose of rescuing and caring for abused, homeless and injured animals. Well,... no one knows for sure. I know that so many, hundreds in fact, of my friends and volunteers have had the opportunity to be a part of the transformation of the acre plus field, at the back of the Pet Rescue property, into a wildlife habitat and canine exercise and training park. You are aware that over the past year and a half , the dogs have used this field to learn to walk on a leash, to receive essential exercise and to create bonds with their human handlers, all of which led to increased adoptions and an improved quality of life. Those of you that were the initial volunteers remember that this acre of land had been used for the past 25 years as a neighborhood trash dump and it took us many months just to clear it of debris, including furniture, televisions, tires and tons of plain garbage. Countless numbers of you, including Eagle Scout groups, high school and college students, families and individuals, donated in excess of $12,000 and thousands of hours of time to create the habitat that now exists. We are all wondering what will become it and the three other acres of adjoining property that is zoned and intended to be a refuge and sanctuary for the animals.

For more than 25 years the shelter director has not only accepted thousands of animals in need into the sanctuary to receive shelter, food and vet care, but also dispensed information and education, about humane animal treatment and animal care, to needy pet owners who had nowhere else to turn. Hundreds of animals a year have been found tied to the gate and tossed over the fence of Pet Rescue. Every one of these animals received a second chance. What will happen to these animals now? What will be the plight of these future Pet Rescue animals? We live in an extensive county with an overabundance of homeless animals and a paucity of appropriately zoned land to rescue them with. It will be a tragedy if this land is used for anything else but a refuge for homeless animals. We are hoping that the new Humane Society/Pet Rescue Miami organization will not abandon this haven for animals or change its use, but continue to use this 4 acres of land to rescue and house homeless animals regardless of their age or special needs, as Pet Rescue has done for 27 years.

Kathy
Dear Friends,
Everyone has worked so hard to help me the past two months to find homes for so many dogs and cats. I have been fielding so many questions from all my rescue friends, I thought I would try and clear up some questions with an update and to let you know what I know about the Pet Rescue/HS merger. As everyone knows, Pet Rescue wasn't just a shelter, but a sanctuary where all dogs and cats were welcome to stay for as long as they needed love and care. When economics made it impossible to continue the Pet Rescue dream, the decision was made by the Board of Pet Rescue to merge with the Humane Society of Miami-Dade County. We knew that the Humane Society itself is very full of animals needing and deserving adoption and since it is not a senior, special need or hospice center, but an adoption center for those animals that are healthy and adoptable, it would not be able to provide care at their local facility for all of our seniors and special needs residents. Our special babies who considered Pet Rescue their home, some for over 10 years, would have to be transported to unfamiliar and distant sanctuaries outside of our local area. In an attempt to keep our special dogs and cats close to our hearts and to find the most suitable new home for them with the least trauma and disruption, we set out to try and place them ourselves, as who knows them and what they need better than those of us who have taken care of them and treasured them for all of these years. So, we cranked up the engines and set out to accomplish the impossible. With the help of all of our past and current volunteers and supporters, we were able to find very special homes and intimate sanctuaries for almost all of our animals; places that have been hand picked by those of us that know these special creatures the best. Our efforts, motives and love for our animals are nothing less than selfless. We don't have salaries, promotions or praise dependant on our actions and efforts. It is a shame that these tireless efforts have been confused as affronts to those who have misinterpreted them. This was not about humans or organizations comprised of humans. It is only about the animals. So, thank you to those of you that have helped us in our efforts and didn't allow cynicism and doubt to muddy our path.

I know that there is one outstanding issue swirling around Pet Rescue's merger with the Humane Society. The question is what will be done with the four acres of land which is zoned for animals that was deeded by Gardinar Malloy 27 years ago for the purpose of rescuing and caring for abused, homeless and injured animals. Well,... no one knows for sure. I know that so many, hundreds in fact, of my friends and volunteers have had the opportunity to be a part of the transformation of the acre plus field, at the back of the Pet Rescue property, into a wildlife habitat and canine exercise and training park. You are aware that over the past year and a half , the dogs have used this field to learn to walk on a leash, to receive essential exercise and to create bonds with their human handlers, all of which led to increased adoptions and an improved quality of life. Those of you that were the initial volunteers remember that this acre of land had been used for the past 25 years as a neighborhood trash dump and it took us many months just to clear it of debris, including furniture, televisions, tires and tons of plain garbage. Countless numbers of you, including Eagle Scout groups, high school and college students, families and individuals, donated in excess of $12,000 and thousands of hours of time to create the habitat that now exists. We are all wondering what will become it and the three other acres of adjoining property that is zoned and intended to be a refuge and sanctuary for the animals.

For more than 25 years the shelter director has not only accepted thousands of animals in need into the sanctuary to receive shelter, food and vet care, but also dispensed information and education, about humane animal treatment and animal care, to needy pet owners who had nowhere else to turn. Hundreds of animals a year have been found tied to the gate and tossed over the fence of Pet Rescue. Every one of these animals received a second chance. What will happen to these animals now? What will be the plight of these future Pet Rescue animals? We live in an extensive county with an overabundance of homeless animals and a paucity of appropriately zoned land to rescue them with. It will be a tragedy if this land is used for anything else but a refuge for homeless animals. We are hoping that the new Humane Society/Pet Rescue Miami organization will not abandon this haven for animals or change its use, but continue to use this 4 acres of land to rescue and house homeless animals regardless of their age or special needs, as Pet Rescue has done for 27 years.

Kathy


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"No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little." Edmund Burke


Dear Friends,
Everyone has worked so hard to help me the past two months to find homes for so many dogs and cats. I have been fielding so many questions from all my rescue friends, I thought I would try and clear up some questions with an update and to let you know what I know about the Pet Rescue/HS merger. As everyone knows, Pet Rescue wasn't just a shelter, but a sanctuary where all dogs and cats were welcome to stay for as long as they needed love and care. When economics made it impossible to continue the Pet Rescue dream, the decision was made by the Board of Pet Rescue to merge with the Humane Society of Miami-Dade County. We knew that the Humane Society itself is very full of animals needing and deserving adoption and since it is not a senior, special need or hospice center, but an adoption center for those animals that are healthy and adoptable, it would not be able to provide care at their local facility for all of our seniors and special needs residents. Our special babies who considered Pet Rescue their home, some for over 10 years, would have to be transported to unfamiliar and distant sanctuaries outside of our local area. In an attempt to keep our special dogs and cats close to our hearts and to find the most suitable new home for them with the least trauma and disruption, we set out to try and place them ourselves, as who knows them and what they need better than those of us who have taken care of them and treasured them for all of these years. So, we cranked up the engines and set out to accomplish the impossible. With the help of all of our past and current volunteers and supporters, we were able to find very special homes and intimate sanctuaries for almost all of our animals; places that have been hand picked by those of us that know these special creatures the best. Our efforts, motives and love for our animals are nothing less than selfless. We don't have salaries, promotions or praise dependant on our actions and efforts. It is a shame that these tireless efforts have been confused as affronts to those who have misinterpreted them. This was not about humans or organizations comprised of humans. It is only about the animals. So, thank you to those of you that have helped us in our efforts and didn't allow cynicism and doubt to muddy our path.

I know that there is one outstanding issue swirling around Pet Rescue's merger with the Humane Society. The question is what will be done with the four acres of land which is zoned for animals that was deeded by Gardinar Malloy 27 years ago for the purpose of rescuing and caring for abused, homeless and injured animals. Well,... no one knows for sure. I know that so many, hundreds in fact, of my friends and volunteers have had the opportunity to be a part of the transformation of the acre plus field, at the back of the Pet Rescue property, into a wildlife habitat and canine exercise and training park. You are aware that over the past year and a half , the dogs have used this field to learn to walk on a leash, to receive essential exercise and to create bonds with their human handlers, all of which led to increased adoptions and an improved quality of life. Those of you that were the initial volunteers remember that this acre of land had been used for the past 25 years as a neighborhood trash dump and it took us many months just to clear it of debris, including furniture, televisions, tires and tons of plain garbage. Countless numbers of you, including Eagle Scout groups, high school and college students, families and individuals, donated in excess of $12,000 and thousands of hours of time to create the habitat that now exists. We are all wondering what will become it and the three other acres of adjoining property that is zoned and intended to be a refuge and sanctuary for the animals.

For more than 25 years the shelter director has not only accepted thousands of animals in need into the sanctuary to receive shelter, food and vet care, but also dispensed information and education, about humane animal treatment and animal care, to needy pet owners who had nowhere else to turn. Hundreds of animals a year have been found tied to the gate and tossed over the fence of Pet Rescue. Every one of these animals received a second chance. What will happen to these animals now? What will be the plight of these future Pet Rescue animals? We live in an extensive county with an overabundance of homeless animals and a paucity of appropriately zoned land to rescue them with. It will be a tragedy if this land is used for anything else but a refuge for homeless animals. We are hoping that the new Humane Society/Pet Rescue Miami organization will not abandon this haven for animals or change its use, but continue to use this 4 acres of land to rescue and house homeless animals regardless of their age or special needs, as Pet Rescue has done for 27 years.










Answer this..............

WHY are you taking away a much needed SANCTUARY??? Keep it, manage it, oversee it...whatever but there is no need to relocate these animals to YOUR shelter when they are perfectly fine where they are at.

Shall I mention that Pet Rescue did not have to merge with the Humane Society, there was another OFFER that was given!!! I can get into it but will rather wait for the proper time and then I will indulge anyone who would like to know the "REAL DEAL"

There are 4 acres of land, and you are trying to justify removing them to your shelter when what is needed most in DADE COUNTY is a sanctuary. There is enough land here to build a clinic as well as a sanctuary/shelter and also dont forget Gardnar's Grove, a wildlife sanctuary and dog walking path.

Give me a break.

Mr. Rob Hudson,

For 27 years Pet Rescue has not only accepted thousands of animals in need into the sanctuary to receive shelter, food and vet care, Hundreds of animals a year have been found tied to the gate and tossed over the fence of Pet Rescue. Every one of these animals received a second chance. What will happen to these animals... now? What will be the hope of these future Pet Rescue animals? It will be a tragedy if this land is used for anything else but a refuge for homeless animals. Please, we hope that the new Humane Society/Pet Rescue Miami organization will not abandon this haven for animals or change its use, but continue to use this 4 acres of land to rescue and house homeless animals regardless of their age or special needs, as Pet Rescue has done for 27 years.

The Humane Society solely is for the care and well being of animals, why relocate them to your shelter when they already have 4 acres of land to live on? There are so many people in Miami, Dade County who are against this. There is no reason why they can't stay where they are at. I am sure the Humane Society can still reap profits from the land by building a clinic, but having a sanctuary is what is needed most.

Number of cats admitted to animal control shelters in the target area last year (if
known)
13,585
Number of dogs admitted to animal control shelters in the target area last year
(if known)
20,811
Number of cats euthanized in animal control shelters in the target area last year
(if known)
11,963
Number of dogs euthanized in animal control shelters in the target area last year
(if known)
9,901

This information above was from a funding request that the Humane Society put together, do you see how many cats/dogs were euthanized by being in animal control shelters? I am not putting fault in the Humane Society for these #s but it's not fair to euthanize an animal by lack of space. It's also not fair for these animals to live in a cage for majority of their life.

I really dont understand how anyone can rationalize removing and relocating these animals when some of them have been there for many years. Countless of volunteers have spent so much of their time and money to care for these animals, not even counting the beautiful wildlife sanctuary that was created as well as dog walking paths. This place is absolutely beautiful and it needs to stay that way.

People who aren't able to care for their animals or the animals who have been abused/neglected were always given the chance here at Pet Rescue.

I hope you take the time and read this and I hope you reach out to all of us who have been asking the same questions. WE, the citizens of Miami Dade County would like answers. There are even people who dont even live in the area who want answers.

I feel we deserve a response and furthermore I would really like it if the Humane Society could really think about what animals need most and hopefully we can come to an agreement that what they need most is a sanctuary, not another shelter where they are caged and "hoped" to find a home. Animals have a right to live, they should not have to die just because of the poor decisions people have made.

Let's finally do the right thing, let's continue the amazing job these people have done at Pet Rescue and instead of thinking about how to make money from these 4 acres of land, let's finally stop thinking about the all mighty dollar and help animals.

Although money definetly does become a issue, if the Humane Society continues the sanctuary and allows the animals to remain I will make it my priority to help raise funds to help with the costs and I am sure I am not alone in this venture.

I'd also like to welcome you to visit our Facebook page titled "PLEASE SAVE PET RESCUE SANCTUARY IN MIAMI GARDENS"
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=164169851916&v=wall&ref=ts

Also wanted to add, I found this amazing information in reference to the Humane Society of Connecticut. If the Humane Society of Miami could also do this to the Pet Rescue property as well as the Goulds property it would be amazing. This is what is needed. I hope you take this into consideration and really think about what is truly BEST for animals.

Welcome to the Connecticut Humane Society
Companion Animal Sanctuaries in Waterford and Westport.


In October of 2006, during our 125th anniversary year, we proudly unveiled the Connecticut Humane Society Companion Animal Sanctuary program.

The Connecticut Humane Society does not have time limits for adoption. Consequently, pets remain with us for as long as it takes to find their forever home. For many animals, an extensive amount of time spent in a kennel environment can increase the risks of developing depression and other health problems associated with stress. Studies show that living in a home-like setting can decrease these risks.

For pets that have been in our traditional shelter system for over 90 days, the sanctuary setting provides a comfortable home for them to reside within while awaiting adoption into the perfect family.

Since opening, the Sanctuary Program has been a welcome haven for many pets who experience a difficult time finding their new family. We look forward to continuing opportunities to expand our ability to help the animals of Connecticut

Thank you,
Mindy Moffatt

It will be a tragedy if this land is used for anything else but a refuge for homeless animals. Please, we hope that the new Humane Society/Pet Rescue Miami organization will not abandon this haven for animals or change its use, but continue to use this 4 acres of land to rescue and house homeless animals regardless of their age or special needs, as Pet Rescue has done for 27 years.

The Humane Society solely is for the care and well being of animals, why relocate them to your shelter when they already have 4 acres of land to live on? There are so many people in Miami, Dade County who are against this. There is no reason why they can't stay where they are at. I am sure the Humane Society can still reap profits from the land by building a clinic, but having a sanctuary is what is needed most.

Number of cats admitted to animal control shelters in the target area last year (if
known)
13,585
Number of dogs admitted to animal control shelters in the target area last year
(if known)
20,811
Number of cats euthanized in animal control shelters in the target area last year
(if known)
11,963
Number of dogs euthanized in animal control shelters in the target area last year
(if known)
9,901

This information above was from a funding request that the Humane Society put together, do you see how many cats/dogs were euthanized by being in animal control shelters? I am not putting fault in the Humane Society for these #s but it's not fair to euthanize an animal by lack of space. It's also not fair for these animals to live in a cage for majority of their life.

I really dont understand how anyone can rationalize removing and relocating these animals when some of them have been there for many years. Countless of volunteers have spent so much of their time and money to care for these animals, not even counting the beautiful wildlife sanctuary that was created as well as dog walking paths. This place is absolutely beautiful and it needs to stay that way.

People who aren't able to care for their animals or the animals who have been abused/neglected were always given the chance here at Pet Rescue.

I hope you take the time and read this and I hope you reach out to all of us who have been asking the same questions. WE, the citizens of Miami Dade County would like answers. There are even people who dont even live in the area who want answers.

I feel we deserve a response and furthermore I would really like it if the Humane Society could really think about what animals need most and hopefully we can come to an agreement that what they need most is a sanctuary, not another shelter where they are caged and "hoped" to find a home. Animals have a right to live, they should not have to die just because of the poor decisions people have made.

Let's finally do the right thing, let's continue the amazing job these people have done at Pet Rescue and instead of thinking about how to make money from these 4 acres of land, let's finally stop thinking about the all mighty dollar and help animals.

Although money definetly does become a issue, if the Humane Society continues the sanctuary and allows the animals to remain I will make it my priority to raise funds to help with the costs and I am sure I am not alone in this venture.

I'd also like to welcome you to visit our Facebook page titled "PLEASE SAVE PET RESCUE SANCTUARY IN MIAMI GARDENS"
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=164169851916&v=wall&ref=ts

I also want to post what the Humane Society in Conneticut did and would only hope that the Humane Society of Miami would also do the same. After all, we are all here to do what is BEST for the animals.
Welcome to the Connecticut Humane Society
Companion Animal Sanctuaries in Waterford and Westport.


In October of 2006, during our 125th anniversary year, we proudly unveiled the Connecticut Humane Society Companion Animal Sanctuary program.

The Connecticut Humane Society does not have time limits for adoption. Consequently, pets remain with us for as long as it takes to find their forever home. For many animals, an extensive amount of time spent in a kennel environment can increase the risks of developing depression and other health problems associated with stress. Studies show that living in a home-like setting can decrease these risks.

For pets that have been in our traditional shelter system for over 90 days, the sanctuary setting provides a comfortable home for them to reside within while awaiting adoption into the perfect family.

Since opening, the Sanctuary Program has been a welcome haven for many pets who experience a difficult time finding their new family. We look forward to continuing opportunities to expand our ability to help the animals of Connecticut

The Real Deal - many people know what the Real Deal is and the Humane Society should be ashamed of themselves. This merger was happening for a long time and no long term plan was created or instituted. They were going to merge - well not really merge because that means both sides get something. The animals at Pet Rescue got shipped out of state just like the Adopt-A-Pet animals do. And it is a lie that they do not euthanize. I know for a fact that if animals get ringworm, upper respiratory that they euthanize them especially black cats. what is their mission? to host parties like pawpurrazzi or to try and adopt the animals in their care. yes we must fundraise but what about the older dogs the ones that have been there a while? they languish in their stupid glass containers never interacting with humans. this whole situation stunk from the start. i urge people to put their money where there mouth is and only support animal organizations that they feel good about.

also - the real deal - as i check my mail and read the humane society's annual holiday fund appeal for help it would be nice if they used actual animals in the shelter in their plea for dollars... the ones in their letter are fakes... only give to charities that stamp on their envelopes real shelter animals used in stories.. then again development upstairs has no idea who even is in their shelter. give to a worthwhile charity. ask the executive director and development director some of the animal names downstairs and see if they know who sits in their shelter. isn't that what they are there for or to throw parties for the gables elite?

I agree Ruth, I plan on making it my mission to show how CRUEL these people really are. The way you treated these animals when you took over YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF!

That is something I will bring to the Governor of Florida and the Senate....it's about time these people get what they deserve!!

Humane Society of Miami, I would recommend doing things humanely unlike what you have shown in the past week!!!

Mr. Rob Hudson,

I have donated to the Humane Society not only my time as a volunteer but also financially but I am not even given the respect to receive a response to my email as well as my post here?

Are you also disregarding the animals of Pet Rescue as easily as you do the citizen of this city.

Of course it is much easier for you & Emily to just send a 'real deal' letter to the Miami Herald and they even published it here online.

If only the people who have lived here their whole life and have given much of their time to rescuing animals were given the same chance but unfortunately they have not.

Who do I need to contact? Maybe I will take the other person who posted before me advice and write a letter to the Governor. Something just doesn't smell right with these board members of the Humane Society of Miami.

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