The Cat Network, Miami-Dade Animal Services, and the Humane Society of Greater Miami, are holding the first community-wide joint adoption event, “Nothing Like a Pet”, on Saturday April 30th, and Sunday May 1st, from 11 am to 4 pm at a location near you.

Adoptions will take place at Miami Dade Animal Services at 7401 NW 74th Street in Miami, the Humane Society of Greater Miami at 16101 West Dixie Highway in North Miami Beach; and The Cat Network and Humane Society at 10700 SW 211 Street in Cutler Bay. Refreshments will be served, and there will be a chance to win some fun door prizes.  The Humane Society of Greater Miami will offer reduced fees for adoption on those two days.

WHAT: THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A PET MEGA ADOPT-A-THON

WHO & WHERE:

Miami-Dade Animal Services Department
7401 NW 74th Street, Miami, FL 33166

Humane Society of Greater Miami
16101 West Dixie Highway in North Miami Beach

The Cat Network and Humane Society
10700 SW 211 Street in Cutler Bay

WHEN: Sunday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The goal of the ASPCA partnership is to increase the live release rate of cats and dogs.  Events like “Nothing Like a Pet” will help the partners save more lives by finding permanent homes for the shelter pets.  There is nothing more gratifying than adopting a precious homeless dog or cat who is looking for a new loving home. It’s a “feel good” feeling that is hard to describe and never forgotten.

Since 2007, the ASPCA has been lending its support financially and through training and other human resources to communities around the country with the goal of helping them save more animals.  Miami-Dade County is proud to be an ASPCA partner community.

For further information on the Mega Adopt-a-thon visit www.nothinglikeapet.org

The Cat Network, Inc. is dedicated to humanely reducing cat over population by educating the public about the need to sterilize their pets and strays; providing access to low-cost spay/neuter services for stray, homeless and abandoned cats; helping members in their efforts to place adoptable cats in loving homes; and advocating non-lethal population control and humane public policy.  For More information www.thecatnetwork.org

Miami Dade Animal Services is responsible for enforcing Chapter V, as well as Florida Statute 828, which deals primarily with animal cruelty issues.  Each year, the shelter impounds more than 36,000 pets.  The goal at Animal Services is to reunite lost pets with their families or find life-long homes for as many animals as possible. Related links: www.miamidade.gov/animals or call Miami-Dade’s Answer Center at 3-1-1.

The Humane Society of Greater Miami-Adopt-A-Pet is an adoption guarantee organization dedicated to placing every dog and cat in its care into a loving home, and to promoting responsible pet ownership and spay/neuter programs. Adoption guarantee means that every animal under its care is safe from the threat of euthanasia for as long as it takes to find them a forever and loving family.  More than 300 homeless dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are cared for every day in its shelter. For further information visit online at www.humanesocietymiami.org