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Animal Shelter has critical overload – needs volunteer help now


Shelter dogs (and cats) need your help!

Shelter dogs (and cats) need your help!



As much as I’d rather just post about art and all the good things that are happening, our furry friends are in crisis. Just received the following message and there are more animals in the shelter today than ever.


* Our average intake is 2500-3500 but for the month of May, 4000 animals were admitted 

* The greatest number of animals at any given time in the shelter was 467, but today we housing 565 animals 

* We ran out of cages and are now putting together hurricane crates 

* Please help us (even an hour or two will help) spot clean in B, C and adoptions and assist adopters-we are drowning, short staffed and really need help asap-this is  a crisis! 


If you are not a volunteer and would like to become one, please attend
our next orientation. No need to RSVP. Orientations are held at:
Miami-Dade Animal Services 7401 NW 74 St, Miami, FL 33166. If you are
already a volunteer, no need to email me your schedule, just show up.

JUNE 2009
Thursday, June 4, 5 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 6, 10 – 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 11, 5 – 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 18, 5 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 20, 10 – 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 25, 5 – 7 p.m.


Help us spread the word about 4 things: 1- Adopting a shelter pet, 2-
Educating owners about putting identification on their pet (microchip,
rabies tag, id tag) 3- Volunteering, 4- Making a donation (disinfectable
toys, financial donation online or at shelter)

Aileen Sanchez
Volunteer & Mobile Adoption Liaison
Miami Dade Animal Services
www.miamidade.gov/animals <http://www.miamidade.gov/animals> 
Direct: 305-805-1778
Cell:     305-877-5458
Fax:     305-805-1619
7401 NW 74 St, Miami, FL 33166

Meet Meg & Peg – two adorable black lab puppies now waiting for you at Miami-Dade Animal Shelter

Meg and Peg, two black lab puppies are waiting for you now at Miami-Dade Animal Shelter


Meg and Peg, two black lab puppies are waiting for you now at Miami-Dade Animal Shelter


two more pictures of Meg and Peg pic1  pic2
(info provided to Shelter volunteers from Miami-Dade Animal Services)

Breed: Labrador Retriever

Possible weight as adults: 40-50 lbs
Sex:    Female
Age:    2 months
Find MEG & PEG in H – 14!
Id# 1110079 & 1110080
Microchipped / Spayed / Fully vaccinated

Meg and Peg are lively, energetic, and engaging dogs who love to play
with toys and run around together. M & P love people and are friendly
with everyone they meet! Long walks and runs or fetching sessions will
keep them happy and fit. If you are an active person looking for a
sports buddy or two to keep up with you, take Meg & Peg out for a spin,
they may be your perfect companions!

If you want to learn more about Meg & Peg or others, visit Miami-Dade
Animal Services!   

2009 CALENDAR Adopt A Shelter Dog

2009 CALENDAR "Adopt A Shelter Dog"

Get your ADOPT A SHELTER DOG 2009 CALENDAR today!  proceeds benefit the shelter dogs (cats, birds and other lost or abandoned pets) at Miami-Dade Animal Shelter.

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