MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A total of 80 dogs, said to be living in filthy cages, were rescued early Tuesday morning by Miami-Dade County Animal Services.
An anonymous report of animal cruelty in southwest Miami-Dade led investigators with Animal Services to a total of 80 dogs living in filthy crates.READ MORE: Parkland Mom Remembers, Honors Memory Of Hero Son, Peter Wang, Who Sacrificed Self To Save Others
All the dogs were transported safely from the property and are currently receiving veterinary care.
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In the meantime, Animal Services is caring for the dogs and is reaching out to the community and rescue partners to find homes for the dogs.
“The Department is grateful to the individual that provided the tip leading to the rescue of these dogs. Had the conditions gone unreported, the dogs would have continued to suffer under horrible conditions,” said Alex Muñoz, Director, Miami-Dade Animal Services Department. “We will do everything we can to ensure that each and every one of these dogs is adopted into a loving home.”
Due to overcrowding, for the month of September, adoption fees have been waived for anyone interested in adopting a pet.MORE NEWS: Florida Fire Rescue Chief Fired For Not Forcing Firefighter Vaccinations
For more information about adopting a pet or about Miami-Dade County Animal Services, call 311 or visit www.miamidade.gov/animals.