Over 150 pet ‘recruits’ available for adoption

Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department, in collaboration with the Miami Marlins Ayudan Team The Voice, will be celebrating the third pet adoption event, Marlins Adopt-O-Mania, on Sunday, June 2, at Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way (NW 16th Avenue), from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., along with the Humane Society of Greater Miami and The Cat Network.

“We are extending an invitation to the community to celebrate a day of family fun, sports, festivities, pet adoptions, sterilization and vaccinations” said Alex Muñoz, director of Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department.

As an added feature, Animal Services will provide spay/neuter surgeries for dogs under 50 pounds at no cost to the residents of surrounding communities and The Cat Network will offer free sterilization for cats. Dog and cat booster vaccines will be offered free of charge. Rabies vaccinations and microchips will be provided for $10 each (low cost rabies applicable for qualifying pet owners). Licenses will be available to purchase onsite.

Vaccinations are essential in protecting the health of pets and microchips provide permanent lifetime identification, which is invaluable should a pet become lost. In order to spay/neuter your dog at the event, an appointment must be scheduled by calling 3-1-1. For cat spay/neuter appointments, contact The Cat Network at 305-233-9958 or by email at meowmobile@thecatnetwork.org.

Each year, Miami Dade County Animal Services Department receives over 30,000 pets. The goal of this event, as with any event in which the department participates, is to increase pet adoptions, sterilizations, vaccinations and community awareness and involvement with the shelter.

For more information, visit online at www.miamidade.gov/animals or call 3-1-1.

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