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.
MESSAGE FROM ANIMAL SERVICES June 2, 2009
* Our average intake is 2500-3500 but for the month of May, 4000Â animals were admittedÂ
* The greatest number of animals at any given time in the shelterÂ was 467, but today we housing 565 animalsÂ
* We ran out of cages and are now putting together hurricaneÂ cratesÂ
* Please help us (even an hour or two will help) spot clean in B,Â C and adoptions and assist adopters-we are drowning, short staffed andÂ really need help asap-this isÂ a crisis!Â
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
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.
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)
Volunteer & Mobile Adoption Liaison
Miami Dade Animal Services
Cell:Â Â Â 305-877-5458
Fax:Â Â Â 305-805-1619
7401 NW 74 St, Miami, FL 33166
click image to see all 12 months
There are literally thousands of animals lost or abandoned in Miami-Dade every year. Many of them are injured and need critical medical care. All of them need caring, loving families. Animal Services, the dozens of animal rescue organizations, veterinarians and individuals all over South Florida (and the world) are working to educate people and help as many of our furry, feathered, scaled friends (little angels in my opinion) as possible. This all takes time, money and mountains of compassion, patience and education.
At some point (actually around the 9th stray cat in this decade, and several abandoned dogs) I realized I could not rescue, doctor, feed and save every animal alone. What I can do, is help to create products like this calendar which will raise money for care and education programs for the animals. Many of the photos were taken by Miami-Dade Animal Services personnel and volunteers, many are of pets and rescued animals I had the pleasure to photograph.
When you purchase any of the ‘Art For The Animals’ products, 50% of the profits are donated to helping animals (and the other 50% helps the artist pay her bills and keep creating new works to help even more animals!)
See all Art For The Animals products hereÂ andÂ
Order your large format, 17 inch wide
2009 ‘Adopt A Shelter Dog’ Wall Calendar HERE
- Barney, another Miami-Dade Animal Services adoptee!
Love your pets – the rewards are priceless!
PS: Â 2009 CAT CALENDAR coming soon… AND of course, an all new, 2009 Nature’s Energy Calendar.
‘ART FOR THE ANIMALS’Â Â (founded in 2005) is dedicated to increasing awarenessÂ of the treatment of animals through artistic expression and education.Â Click this linkÂ ‘ART FOR THE ANIMALS’Â to see the Children’s Art from 2005 Summer School workshops throughout Miami-Dade County Public Schools
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