My, how it has grown since the Humane Society was founded by Charles W. Pusey 74 years ago and run out of his home garage. His goal was to shelter and protect lost and abandoned animals in the county and its aim has remained the same through the past 74 years. In 1970, the Humane Society of Greater Miami ceased all government funding and began operating as a private, non-profit organization.
“In 2004 the Humane Society of Greater Miami merged with Adopt-A-Pet to create a stronger organization with a common mission,” says Executive Director Emily Marquez-Dulin. “Generous donations from the Fine and Soffer families of Miami- Dade led to the purchase of a new building in North Miami Beach to house the new Humane Society of Greater Miami Adopt- A-Pet Soffer and Fine Adoption Center.”
This state-of-the-art facility houses more than 300 homeless pets and provides the public with low cost spay/neuter and preventive health care services, high-quality adoptions, low-cost pet grooming and on-site humane education.
Early in 2008, this Humane Society entered into a ground-breaking and innovative partnership with Miami-Dade Animal Services. This unprecedented partnership entails leasing at low cost the south clinic of Animal Services to the Humane Society of Greater Miami. This way the Humane Society of Greater Miami is able to provide low cost and free spay/neuter services to the public from the Animal Services facility at 10700 S.W. 211 Street, Miami. Just last year, the Humane Society of Greater Miami announced that Pet Rescue Inc. is now also part of the organization, thus a stronger leader in animal welfare.
Most recently the Humane Society of Greater Miami, in conjunction with Miami-Dade Animal Services and Cat Network, had the ultimate honor of being selected to partner with the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). This partnership aims to increase adoptions and decrease euthanasia, the exact mission of the Humane Society of Greater Miami. It’s a partnership made in pet heaven.
For further information on the Humane Society of Greater Miami, contact 305-696- 0800 or visit humanesocietymiami.org