In an effort to alleviate overcrowded conditions at the Miami-Dade County Animal Services shelter, the department this weekend waived adoption fees for dogs and cats.
The result was a record-number of adoptions: Close to half of the pets in the shelter found a new home, the agency said.
Between Friday and Sunday, a total of 342 shelter pets went to new homes. On a typical weekend, 90 pets are adopted.
“The support demonstrated by our community has been overwhelming, resulting in a record breaking number of lives being saved,” said Kathleen R. Labrada, chief of shelter operations and enforcement. “This is an accomplishment that our shelter and entire community should be proud of.”