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Animal Services

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.

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Reports for animal concerns can be submitted online.

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Getting rid of rabies in Miami-Dade

Starting in June, a wildlife vaccination effort against rabies begins. County workers will be distributing edible vaccines around waterways and dumpsters in both rural and inhabited areas.

Pets of the week

Each week we feature two pets at the shelter. This week's pets are looking for new homes with loving families.

Who doesn't like big mutts?

Come and get a big mutt and enjoy waived adoption fees now through September 30.

Redlands free spay/neuter-a-thon

Have your pet spayed or neutered for free the first Friday of every month.

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Regulations

Animal Cruelty Law

Animal cruelty is defined as depriving an animal of food, water, shelter or veterinary care.

Dog License

License tags are required for all dogs. Tags must be renewed one year from the last date of purchase. It's the law. Click title to read the regulation.

Leash Law

When a dog goes off private property, it must be leashed at all times. Dogs are not permitted to roam free off private property.

Loud Pets

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.

Pets in Parked Cars

Leaving a pet in a car is considered animal cruelty.

Pit Bull Law

Pit Bulls are banned in Miami-Dade County.

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About Us

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.

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