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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You can’t put a price on love. Pets are priceless.
Animal Services will be collecting blankets at several locations including libraries Dec. 7 to Jan. 31.
Spaying or neutering your pet helps increase their chances of long, healthy lives. It also minimizes the number of homeless and unwanted pets.
Have your pet spayed or neutered for free the first Friday of every month.
Animal cruelty is defined as depriving an animal of food, water, shelter or veterinary care.
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.
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.