Miami-Dade County took a great stride for animals when a resolution was passed to find a financially sound plan to make the Animal Services shelter a no-kill facility. In the mean time, there are plenty of dogs and cats waiting for residents to take them home to become a part of a forever family.
At shelters across the county, dogs and cats of all ages, breeds and sizes are available for adoption. Blake is a furry Shih-Tzu mix who loves hamming it up for the camera. Baby Jingo is one of many kittens looking for homes, perfect for those who want to raise a cat from the beginning.
Since it's South Florida, there are a variety of animals that can become a part of your family. Sam and Frodo are two, bright and happy birds, and Meko the leopard tortoise is a unique pet.
On Saturday, the county is hosting a pet adoption event at Westwind Lakes Action Sports Park, with half-off adoption prices, free entertainment and a skateboard rodeo. A perfect place to meet your new furbaby!
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Miami-Dade's animal shelter was already a kill-free facility. The plan to implement the no-kill policy will be presented before the Miami-Dade Commission in early 2013.
Here are just a few adoptable animals in the community:
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