Members of Marlins Ayudan, the team’s front office community service program, spent the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 17, socializing with, and helping to care for, the furry Marlins fans at the Miami-Dade County Animal Services shelter in Medley.
The 12 volunteers from Marlins Ayudan could be seen throughout the shelter and the shelter grounds walking, playing with and helping to care for the pets with lots of tender loving care.
“The time the Marlins Ayudan volunteers and all volunteers spend with our homeless pets makes a great difference in the health and well-being of these wonderful animals,” said Alex Muñoz,” director of Animal Services. “We are very grateful to the Marlins Ayudan organization for their time and the attention they offer to help us save the lives of shelter pets.”
Marlins Ayudan (Spanish for “help”) is the signature outreach initiative of the Miami Marlins. The purpose of Marlins Ayudan is to provide a sustainable corps of volunteers willing and ready to effectuate positive change in the South Florida community. Since its inception in 2010, Marlins Ayudan has contributed over 24,000 hours of service and established partnerships and traditions of giving that inspire employees to pursue their passions and contribute their time and talents year-round.