Animal services

County Department of Animal Services Urgently Needs Pet Foster Parents

The Miami-Dade County Department of Animal Services (Animal Services) has an urgent need for pet foster parents. Animal Services experiences an influx of animals to the shelter during the summer months, including orphaned kittens.

To help with the goal of saving animal lives, Animal Services is looking for volunteers who can care for orphaned newborn dogs and kittens (0-2 months) by serving as foster homes and kitten cuddlers . The department will provide the training and supplies needed to care for shelter pets and newborn kittens to help them survive and thrive without their mothers’ care.

Due to the high risk of infectious diseases, the shelter environment is not suitable for these vulnerable newborn kittens. Once the kittens can eat on their own, they can be placed on the adoption floor at the Animal Services Adoption and Pet Care Center in Doral or made available at other off-site adoption locations. site to find their forever home.

Animal Services will provide all veterinary care for these kittens, as well as neutering prior to adoption. It is the department’s hope to find homes for our orphaned Miami-Dade County kittens.

Success in saving these vulnerable lives depends on foster parents. Participants and their families can also earn volunteer hours. Students can receive community service hours.

There are a series of orientations offered throughout the county where you can attend and get more information and training.

The remaining dates are: May 4, 6:30 p.m. at the South Miami Library, 6000 Sunset Dr., and May 10, 6:30 p.m. at the Westchester Regional Library, 9445 Coral Way.

To attend one of the Foster Family Fair orientation events in person or via Zoom Meetings, RSVP to pet-foster-orientation.eventbrite.com. Space is limited.


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