MDAS must put into practice the things they have committed to doing, things as simple as double checking that there’s no hold on an animal before killing it.

On July 6, Miami-Dade County announced the "adoption of landmark legislation, designating the Miami-Dade Animal Services Shelter as a 'no-kill' facility.

"I don't see how these actions are getting them any closer to a 'no kill. or 'catch, neuter/spay and release' shelter," Nicole said, referring to MDAS's 'no-kill' designation.

Rescue groups continue their battle to save the thousands of animals that pass through the doors of Miami-Dade Animal Services each year. But they can't do it alone.

What can you do to help?

For starters, MDAS is correct in their message that educating people about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets is the best way to cut down on the number of unwanted animals in our community. I urge you to spread that message as often as you can.

Shelters and clinics throughout our community offer low-cost and free spay/neuter services. Take advantage of them and encourage all the pet owners in your life to do the same.

Secondly, encourage everyone you know to adopt from the shelter.  There’s no need to go to a breeder when hundreds of dogs – from mutt to purebred – are available at the shelter right now.

Finally, if you live in Miami-Dade County, vote in support of the Pets’ Trust in November election.  It's an initiative that could help funnel much needed monies to MDAS and help them reach their goal of becoming a 'no-kill' facility. To find out more, visitPets Trust Miami's website.

"Something needs to change," Cecilia says.

Indeed it does, Cecilia.  Indeed it does.

To contact and help any of the organizations that contributed to this article, click on the links below:

A&B All Cats4ever Rescue


Coastal Boxer Rescue




Animals killed at Miami-Dade Animal Services

Published On: Aug 31 2012 10:32:45 AM EDT
Computer mishaps, human error blamed for their deaths.

In the past 6 weeks alone, I have received information about five cases of animals with rescue holds on them being killed at Miami-Dade Animal Services.

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