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February 11, 2011

Adoption Event Sunday

Open your Heart and Your Home

(MIAMI, February 11, 2011) – Animal Services invites you to celebrate its Valentine’s Pet Adoption Event, Open Your Heart and Your Home, on Sunday, February 13th, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.   This cheerful adoption celebration of pets, life, loyalty and love will be held at the Animal Services Shelter located at 7401 NW 74 Street, Miami, FL 33166.

This pet adoption celebration will give residents the opportunity to adopt dogs and cats who are in need of a loving home and find true unconditional love.  Anyone who adopts a pet at the event will receive a complimentary picture with their new family member. 

 WHAT:      Open Your Heart and Your Home

 WHO:        Miami-Dade Animal Services Department

 WHEN:      Sunday, February 13th, 2011 – 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.

 Adoption Gift Certificates are also available.  If you are thinking about giving a pet to someone as a present, you may purchase an Adoption Gift Certificate so they choose the pet best for their lifestyle.  

 Donation Gift Certificates are ideal presents for any occasion.  It’s the perfect gift for everyone and a gift that will help the shelter animals.

  Animal Services is responsible for enforcing Chapter 5 of the Miami-Dade County Code, as well as Florida Statute 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 36,000 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.



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