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
The Mega Match-a-Thon 24-hour pet adoption event returns to Tropical Park starting at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 19 and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, October 20.
An eighth rabid animal has been confirmed in Miami-Dade County. Ensure your indoor and outdoor companion animals are up-to-date on their rabies vaccines.
Each week we feature a cat and a dog as our Pets of the Week. This week's pets are looking for new homes with loving families.
Those who show proof of low income can have their cat or dog spayed or neutered at no cost and receive the rabies vaccine.
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.