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Miami-Dade Co. Adopts No-Kill Animal Shelter Program

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Miami-Dade Animal shelter gets massive scrub down in the wake of a massive distemper  outbreak. (CBS4)

Miami-Dade Animal shelter gets massive scrub down in the wake of a massive distemper outbreak. (CBS4)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Stray and unwanted animals living in Miami-Dade’s animal shelters are officially on-track to be protected from euthanasia.

A resolution, which passed a county committee vote in mid-June and designates county animal shelters as no-kill, was adopted by Miami-Dade commissioners Tuesday.

The measure directs the mayor to provide a financing plan that gives a permanent home to stray and unwanted animals.

“Pet owners and animal lovers throughout Miami-Dade have been waiting for a no-kill policy to be implemented at our Animal Services Department,” said Commissioner José “Pepe” Diaz.

To qualify as no-kill, an animal shelter must have a 90 percent or better rate of animals saved, according to Miami-Dade county rules.

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