Donate a dog sweater to keep shelter dogs warm this winter

By Kathy Labrada….
The Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department (ASD) in coordination with the Miami-Dade County Public Library System (MDPLS) will be hosting a sweater drive for shelter dogs beginning Nov. 15 and continuing through Dec. 15.

In preparation for dropping temperatures and the upcoming winter season, ASD is seeking donations of sweaters to keep shelter dogs warm and comfortable. Drop off new and gently used dog sweaters at any MDPLS branch library. Sweatshirts also may be donated and are needed in children’s small to adult extra-large sizes.

“Keeping our pets safe and healthy at the shelter is a top priority,” said Alex Muñoz, Miami-Dade Animal Services Department director. “These contributions will assist us in ensuring that our shelter pets are kept warm during the winter months.”

You may drop off your donations at any of the following area libraries:

Coconut Grove Branch, 2875 Mcfarlane Rd., 305-442-8695;

Coral Reef Branch, 9211 Coral Reef Dr., 305-233-8324;

Homestead Branch, 700 N. Homestead Blvd., 305-246-0168;

Kendall Branch, 9101 SW 97 Ave., 305-279-0520;

Key Biscayne Branch, 299 Crandon Blvd., 305-361-6134;

Pinecrest Branch, 5835 SW 111 St., 305-668-4571;

South Dade Regional, 10750 SW 211 St., 305-233-8140;

West Dade Regional, 9445 Coral Way, 305-553-1134, and

West Kendall Regional, 10201 Hammocks Blvd., 305-385-7135.

For more information, visit or call 311. To find a branch library near you, visit and click “Find a Library.”

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