Hundreds of shelter animals in Miami-Dade now have new homes thanks to a grant that waived adoption fees for the past several weeks.
A total of 452 dogs and cats were adopted from Miami-Dade County Animal Services during the "R.O.A.R. (Reach Out. Act. Respond.) To Their Rescue" promotion that started September 2nd. The promotion waived adoption fees, made possible by a grant from Animal Planet in collaboration with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
“We are very grateful to Animal Planet and the ASPCA for making it easier for Miami-Dade County pet lovers to save lives and adopt a loving companion cat or dog,” said Alex Muñoz, Director of Animal Services. “We look forward to a continuing partnership with our fellow animal loving organizations.”
The "R.O.A.R. To Their Rescue" program provided grants to several animal welfare organizations including Miami-Dade County Animal Services as well as organizations in Cleveland, Ohio, and Austin, Texas. The cost of adoption fees was covered until each market reached the $25,000 cap in fees waived. Miami-Dade Animal Services reached the cap Sunday, September 21st. All 3 communities reached the cap and found homes for a total of 1,100 animals in less than 20 days.