Animal Services to participate in Skateboard Rodeo adoption event

The third annual Skateboard Rodeo, South Florida’s premier skateboarding event, will return to the Westwind Lakes Action Sports Park, 6805 SW 152 Ave., on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for a day of sport exhibition and family fun.

Hosted by Chris Casey of Fuel TV’s Captain and Casey Show, the event will feature a skate contest, a Punk Rock Flea Market hosted by 305 Green, live music, open skating, and pet adoptions.

Each year, the event aspires to raise funds and educate the community by partnering with a new and unique local non- profit organization within the county area. This year, Skateboard Rodeo will team up with Miami-Dade Animal Services to find forever homes for adoptable pets of all sizes, ages and breeds.

More than 100 skaters are expected to participate in what is expected to be the biggest Skateboard Rodeo to date, along with several hundred spectators and families throughout the day. Competitors from all over Florida will battle it out during six different skating style contests for $3,000 in cash, prizes, and sponsorships.

Whether skater or spectator, Miami- Dade Animal Services will be onsite exposing the public to educational mate- rial that addresses the needs of our community and emphasizes the significance of animal licensing, microchip implantation, vaccination, spay/neuter, and volunteerism.

“Daily there are hundreds of deserving pets in the shelter waiting for their chance to be adopted into a loving home,” said Alex Muñoz, director of Miami-Dade County’s Animal Services Department. “It is very important to keep this in mind when considering extending your family with a pet. There is always one here who can bring lots of happiness and love to any family.”

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