Miami-Dade Animal Services Reaches 90% Save Rate

Miami-Dade County Animal Services has reached their goal, achieving a 90 percent save rate for cats and dogs in 2015.

NBC 6's Clear the Shelters program is being credited for assisting Animal Services reach this goal and helping save the lives of shelter pets.

In 2012, Animal Services adopted a no kill policy and sheltered 28,000 to 30,000 unwanted cats and dogs.

Animal Service's save rate increased from 51 percent in 2011 to 90 percent in 2015.

The 2015 Clear the Shelters event resulted in 161 adoptions in just one day. On the same day a year earlier, 48 total pets were adopted.

"The awareness created by Clear the Shelters promotion has been invaluable to the increase of adoptions," Animal Services spokeswoman Lilian Bohorquez said.

For more information on how to adopt or get involved, visit or call 3-1-1.

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