Our mission is to save the lives of abandoned animals in our care, protect animals from cruelty, reunite lost pets with their owners, protect people and pets in our community from health related issues and ensure the public’s safety.
News & Events
Animal Services is calling out to the community to visit the shelter and choose from among hundreds of dogs, cats and kittens, all waiting to find a loving home.
March is the official beginning of kitten season. Find out what you should do if you find a litter of kittens.
Happy Tails are stories about the joys of pet adoption. When a pet finds a new home, we want to hear about it! Share your Happy Tail with us.
The digital license tag can help get your pet home faster and safer.
Animal cruelty is defined as depriving an animal of food, water, shelter or veterinary care.
License tags are required for all dogs. Dog license tags must be renewed annually by the anniversary of the dog’s most recent rabies vaccination.
When a dog goes off private property, it must be leashed at all times. Dogs are not permitted to roam free off private property.
Any animal which causes frequent, habitual or long continued noise which is plainly audible at a distance of 100 feet at any time of the day.
Leaving a pet in a car is considered animal cruelty.
Pit Bulls are banned in Miami-Dade County.
Aside from our life-saving mission, we also enforce Chapter 5 of the Miami-Dade County Code and Florida Statute 828 (which deals primarily with animal cruelty issues).
Our activities include licensing, enforcing rabies vaccination requirements, spay and neuter services, vaccination services for pets, protecting the public from stray and dangerous dogs, promoting animal adoption and public education, and investigating animal cruelty cases.
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