June is National Pet Adoption Month

Published On: Jun 12 2012 02:32:53 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 07 2012 12:31:01 PM EDT
MIAMI -

June is National Pet Adoption Month and as a way to commemorate and encourage adoption of shelter pets, Miami-Dade Animal Services is offering a discount on pet adoptions at the shelter. 

Each year, the shelter receives approximately 30,000 pets.  The goal at Animal Services is to reunite lost pets with their families or find life-long homes for as many abandoned dogs and cats as possible. 

"Daily there are hundreds of deserving pets in the shelter waiting for their chance to be adopted to a loving home. It is very important to keep this in mind when considering extending your family with a pet, there is always one here who can bring lots of happiness and love to any family," said Miami-Dade Animal Services Dir. Alex Muñoz.

There will be an exhibit at the Stephen P. Clark Building beginning, Tuesday, June 12, 2012, through Friday, June 22, 2012, highlighting the shelter's pets. 

The exhibit will demonstrate before and after pictures of pets that have been adopted at the shelter. 

In addition, with the support of Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Miami-Dade Animal Services will be offering 25 percent off adoption fees through June 30th.  

Please visit the shelter and pick out a great companion that will promise to give you love and happiness.

Visit Local 10's Adopt-a-Pet section for photos of dogs and cats that need a loving home in South Florida.