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Stray dogs and cats find loving homes at WK event

Stray dogs and cats find loving homes at WK event

Stray dogs and cats find loving homes at WK event

Retriever pup makes friends with Jorge Lastra and Claudia Gonzalez.

For more than four hours on Sunday, Mar. 23, dozens of West Kendall residents got acquainted with a few of Miami-Dade County Animal Services’ homeless dogs and cats at The Crossings Shopping Center. By the time the event was over many were taken into new homes as family pets.

Volunteers joined employees to offer 50 percent off normal fees to encourage adoptions of the homeless pets, each of whom was spayed or neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped as part of the adoption fee.

Miami-Dade County Commission vice chair Lynda Bell hosted the event to save local residents a special trip to the county’s Animal Services shelter at 7401 NW 74 St. “We wanted to give every one of these adorable pets a permanent, loving home,” she added, noting 27,000 pets are abandoned in the county each year.

ADOPT A FRIEND, APR. 5-6

Miami-Dade Commissioner Juan C. Zapata will host Kendall’s second adoption event in as many weeks at the West Kendall District Dog Park as part of the facility’s dedication program, Apr. 5-6. Adoptions will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days.

At 10 a.m. Saturday, the Dog Park, built and opened two years ago at 11255 SW 157 Ave., will be dedicated officially. A dog spay/neutering mobile truck will begin services at 7:30 a.m. with appointments by advance reservations (call 3-1- 1). Pet Supermarket will operate its prize wheel during the day.

On Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., a cat mobile spay/neuter truck will be on premises. Appointments must be pre-scheduled by email to mcowmobile@thecatnetwork. org.

For information, call 305-375-5511.

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