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Animal Services to celebrate Valentine's Day with annual "Open Your Heart and Your Home" pet adoption week

Special kick-off event sponsored by Commissioner Esteban Bovo, Jr. to take place on Feb. 7, at Amelia Earhart Park

– Miami-Dade County Animal Services will once again hold its weeklong celebration of Valentine’s Day by offering 50 percent off pet adoption fees during the annual Open Your Heart and Your Home Pet Adoption Week, from Saturday, February 7 through Sunday, February 15, 2015. Adopters can take home a furry valentine that is spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and ready to go to a forever home.

The weeklong promotion kicks-off with a pet adoption and fundraiser event on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Amelia Earhart Park, Bill Graham Farm Village, 401 E 65th St, Hialeah, FL. The event, sponsored by Commissioner Esteban Bovo, Jr., Dist. 13, will also feature 50 percent off pet adoption fees and free spay or neuter surgeries. Event-goers can also enjoy music, food, pony rides, a farm animal petting zoo and activities for the whole family.

“Miami-Dade Animal Services has plenty of loving pets that are in need of a happy home, ” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “I encourage local animal lovers to open their hearts and bring one of these wonderful companions home during the upcoming pet adoption week.”

“I invite everyone in our community to this fun-filled pet adoption and fundraiser event at Amelia Earhart Park this Saturday, ” said Commissioner Bovo. “Off-site pet adoption and pet sterilization events are a great way to have our community share in Miami-Dade Animal Services’ very important efforts to achieve its no-kill goal.”

Free spay/Neuter surgeries are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment please call 3-1-1.

Requirements (No Exceptions): Service is for Miami-Dade County residents only. A maximum of four (4) appointments per residential address is allowed. Proof of current rabies vaccination must be provided for all dogs and cats. Dogs and cats without a current rabies vaccine will be vaccinated at the time of surgery. Only dogs under 40 pounds are eligible for mobile spay/neuter surgery. Cats should be brought in a pet carrier to ensure their safety. Veterinarians may decline surgery of any pet due to health reasons.

WHO: Miami-Dade County Animal Services and The Cat Network, in collaboration with Commissioner Esteban Bovo, Jr.

WHAT: Pet Adoption and Fundraiser Event

WHERE: Amelia Earhart Park
Bill Graham Farm Village
401 E 65th St, Hialeah, FL 33013

WHAT: Open Your Heart and Your Home Pet Adoption Week

WHEN: Saturday February 7, through Sunday, February 15, 2015

WHERE: Miami-Dade County Animal Services Shelter
7401 NW 74 Street, Miami, FL 33166

For more information, visit or call 3-1-1.

About Miami-Dade County Animal Services
Every year Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department (Animal Services) provides care and refuge for over 27, 000 unwanted dogs and cats. Every day, Animal Services staff and volunteers work diligently to find life-long homes for these abandoned animals by facilitating onsite adoptions, hosting off-site adoptions at events and locations throughout the community, and working collaboratively with over 70 rescue organizations who share in our goal of a No Kill Miami-Dade County. For more information, visit or call 3-1-1.

It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is accessible. For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices or materials in accessible format, please call at least five days in advance.

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