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Miami Dade Animal Services, any experiences?

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:59 pm
by nygemma
I live up in Broward County, because I own a pitbull. I can't believe how many pitbulls are listed as available on Miami Dade Animal Services website. If the ban there restricts them, how are so many available? Are they being adopted out only if you prove you don't live in Dade? Does anyone have any experience adopting from there? Any info is appreciated. It's shocking, do the Broward groups go down and get the pitbulls outta there? Is the "death row" rate huge in Dade for pitbulls?
I feel if I go there to look I'm gonna come home with 5 dogs....

Re: Miami Dade Animal Services, any experiences?

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:22 am
by Amy Hendrickson
There are so many available because in spite of bans, people still behave stupidly and get a pit bull and sometimes some wander in from other areas I am sure. But they wont' adopt them to someone living in the banned area.

Re: Miami Dade Animal Services, any experiences?

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:12 am
by Melody
nygemma wrote:I live up in Broward County, because I own a pitbull. I can't believe how many pitbulls are listed as available on Miami Dade Animal Services website. If the ban there restricts them, how are so many available? Are they being adopted out only if you prove you don't live in Dade? Does anyone have any experience adopting from there? Any info is appreciated. It's shocking, do the Broward groups go down and get the pitbulls outta there? Is the "death row" rate huge in Dade for pitbulls?
I feel if I go there to look I'm gonna come home with 5 dogs....


I'm up in Palm Beach and we get dogs from there QUITE often! We just pulled an emaciated white girl from there last week. As far as I know, they are listed on there so rescues have a chance to see what dogs are available. Pit bull friendly rescues tried VERY hard to get their pictures listed, as they weren't before. Yes, they are extremely high kill. If you want to help, please let me know...I'm in desperate need of foster homes so I can get more dogs out of there!

Re: Miami Dade Animal Services, any experiences?

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:14 am
by Melody
Pictures of our newest MDAS rescue, Whisper

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I'm waiting to hear back on the blood work done on her yesterday.

Re: Miami Dade Animal Services, any experiences?

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:22 am
by ilovetyson
OMG that Poor Dog! Bless you for taking her in! Awww

Re: Miami Dade Animal Services, any experiences?

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:28 am
by Melody
ilovetyson wrote:OMG that Poor Dog! Bless you for taking her in! Awww


Our VP has her and is taking care of her. I could NOT believe my eyes when I saw how skinny she was!!

Re: Miami Dade Animal Services, any experiences?

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:01 pm
by TrainTrax
That really is disturbing to see. I don't know how someone could let a dog get into that kind of shape.

Re: Miami Dade Animal Services, any experiences?

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:23 pm
by nygemma
I'm so glad I posted here. First of all, there is an amazing white male with a giant black eye patch in miami dade now, he looks so gorgeous.
Second of all, maybe I could help by fostering. I have never done that before, but I want to save these pitbulls, but have been scared to add a third dog to my house. I will PM you...