Sara Pizano

Tyler Weinman (Source: CBS4)

Tyler Weinman Suing Miami-Dade, SPCA

A south Miami-Dade man once charged with mutilating and killing nearly two dozen cats in Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay has filed a lawsuit against the county.


(Source: CBS4) Cowboy, a golden retriever mistakenly euthanized by Miami Dade Animal Services, subject of a negligence lawsuit.

Jury Says County, Owner Share Blame For Dog’s Shelter Death

A controversial death at the Miami-Dade Animal Services shelter and the claim that the shelter was negligent has been settled by a Miami-Dade jury, which cleared the shelter of negligence charges but split the blame for the dog’s death between the shelter and the owner.



Dade’s Animal Services Offers Low Cost Vaccinations

Miami-Dade Animal Services workers spent days scrubbing down their shelter in Medley after a distemper outbreak forced them to stop accepting dogs and puppies. Now they’re hoping ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’.


Dr. Sara Pizano

Director Asks County For New Animal Shelter

Miami Dade County Animal Shelter officials hope a new site in Doral will help save the lives of thousands of animals each year.



Dade Animal Services Re-Opens Rabies Clinic

After days of scrubbing and disinfecting following a canine distemper outbreak, Miami-Dade’s Animal Services re-opened their rabies and microchip clinic on Sunday.


(Source: The tag on cages is evidence that the Miami-Dade Animal Services shelter is finding homes for animals, something needed before they can sterilize the area to eliminate a distemper outbreak

Emergency Adoptions Winding Down At Dade Shelter

Most of the hundreds of dogs who risked euthanasia at the Miami-Dade Animal Shelter have been adopted, as the shelter continued to offer no-cost adoptions Sunday to move the dogs from a building infected with canine Distemper.


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Scramble At The Shelter As Distemper Threatens Dogs

There was a mad scramble Saturday to rescue dozens of dogs from sickness or euthanasia after a virus outbreak at Miami-Dade Animal Services in Medley put the entire dog population at risk.


Dr. Sara Pizano

Protesters Want Head Of Animal Services Director

Animal welfare advocates chanted and waived signs Tuesday that demanded the firing of Miami-Dade Animal Services Director Sara Pizano.