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.READ MORE: Miami-Dade PD Responding To Police-Involved Shooting
The measure directs the mayor to provide a financing plan that gives a permanent home to stray and unwanted animals.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 2 Hospitalized After Truck Slams Into Spectators At Stonewall Pride Parade In Wilton Manors
“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.MORE NEWS: LGBTQ Celebrated In Wynwood As Part Of Pride Month
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.