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: Storms Causing Flight Delays At South Florida Airports
The measure directs the mayor to provide a financing plan that gives a permanent home to stray and unwanted animals.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: 5,520 New Cases, 9 Deaths Reported On Sunday
“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: Former President Trump Targets McConnell, Pence During Speech To GOP Donors
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.