Veterinary facilities and community members across the U.S. are caring for animals in need after a March distemper outbreak forced evacuation of Miami Dade Animal Services (MDAS).
Almost 500 animals have been rescued by veterinarians, the community, No Kill Nation (NKN), the Miami Coalition Against Breed Specific Legislation (MCABSL) and other local animal welfare groups, which have now initiated a supply and funding drive to support the affected pets.
MCABSL is collecting and distributing funds for veterinary care of the rescued dogs online. NKN is collecting necessities for dog care such as food, bedding, blankets, leashes, collars, flea and tick applications and any other pet-related supplies. Donations for cats and kittens are also needed.
Funds and the supplies will be distributed to qualifying rescues and parties at a soon-to-be announced date and location. For more information on the distribution effort and how to qualify, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those who would like to donate supplies may drop off at the following times and locations:
• Broward County drop-off:
837 Southeast 8th Avenue, Suite 201
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Drop-off times: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5p.m.
• Miami Dade County drop-off :
Briarwood Animal Hospital
10427 South Dixie Highway
Miami, FL 33156
Drop-off times: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.