Donations Sought In Wake Of Miami Distemper Outbreak

MCABSL are taking donations due to the Miami distemper outbreak.

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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 or

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
  (954) 857-2850
  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.


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