“The Walk for the Animals is a feel-good event that brings everyone together to help raise money to help care for the more than 400 homeless cats and dogs every day at our Soffer and Fine Adoption Center, Audrey Love Intake and Quarantine Pavilion and in our foster care program,” says Laurie Hoffman, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Greater Miami. “It is great to see so many different groups of people come out with their pets and show their support!”
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In Miami, the county-run animal shelter takes in more than 15,000 dogs and 13,000 cats each year. In 2012, the county adopted a resolution that its shelter, the largest in Florida, would become a no-kill facility.
Animal Services - Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County's animal shelter takes in more than 28,000 dogs and cats each year. In 2012, the county adopted a resolution that the shelter would become a no-kill facility. But even no-kill shelters can euthanize up to 10 percent of their animals.
Pet Adoption and Protection Center - Miami-Dade County
The Humane Society of Greater Miami has been helping homeless animals in Miami-Dade County since 1936. Nearly 200 homeless dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are cared for at our adoption center every day. We are able to give these animals a second chance by providing tender loving care for as long as it takes to find them homes with kind, responsible and committed caregivers.Miami-Dade Animal Services’ Pet Adoption and Protection Center has set the new standard for animal rescue and care by focusing on providing a comfortable, relaxed environment for homeless pets and enhancing the customer experience. With a total property area at approximately 4.79 acres, the new facility is the first rescue and protection center of its scale to open in Miami-Dade County, and surpasses the standard requirements of any shelter in the USA.On Monday, June 13, 2016, at 11 a.m., Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Chairman Jean Monestime, District 12 Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz and members of the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department along with the Miami-Dade County Internal Services Department; will host the grand opening of the Animal Services Pet Adoption and Protection Center located at 3599 NW 79 Avenue, Doral, Florida.The two biggest sources of adoptable pets are Miami-Dade Animal Services, which operates a shelter in Doral, and the Humane Society of Greater Miami, which operates an adoption center in North Miami Beach.