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The four best reasons to spay and neuter your pets: Miami puppies in peril

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On Monday morning, a couple surrendered four adorable Labrador retriever mixed breed puppies approximately five-months of age to the Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department. Perhaps it was the heartless manner of handling the puppies by the back of their heads, or perhaps it was the thought that the mother dog still remained with the owners only to be bred again and birth another litter of unwanted puppies, that have angered humane advocates so deeply.

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The four puppies have already been photographed, and their listings are now available for the public to see. Meanwhile rescue groups are asking volunteers to step up and foster the puppies until adopters can be found; puppies too often get extremely ill in shelters.

Please click here and meet:

Autumn - A1633580

Amber - A1633582

Avalon - A1633583

Apache - A1633584

Sadly, it was reported by a volunteer that the puppies were petrified as they were callously dropped off as if their young lives were of no consequence.

The Miami-Dade County Animal Services takes in over 27,000 stray, abandoned and homeless pets each year. Interested in helping reduce the population of pets who are innocent victims of irresponsible owners? These beautiful and healthy pets too often are handed a death sentence because of overcrowding.

Animal Services offers spay and neuter surgeries for Miami-Dade County residents at a reduced price thanks to donations to the Animal Services Trust Fund. A surgical appointment can be scheduled online.

For dogs:

$30 cost for the spay & neuter services.
Surgeries for dogs are offered every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (excluding County holidays).
To qualify for the surgery, dogs must be at least 3 months old and weigh between 3 and 50 pounds.

For cats:

$15 cost for the spay & neuter services.
Surgeries for cats are offered every Thursday and Friday (excluding County holidays).
To qualify for the surgery, cats must be at least 3 months old and weigh at least 3 pounds.
Feral cats will be accepted and will be ear tipped.

Although volunteers will now do everything possible to find safe homes for Autumn, Amber, Avalon, and Apache, the previous owners of these puppies who tried to sell them for profit and then dumped them off at the shelter need to become responsible owners and learn from their mistakes.

All of the dogs on this page are located at Miami-Dade Animal Services, a high kill shelter in Miami, Florida.

Miami-Dade Animal Services
7401 NW 74 Street
Miami, FL 33166
Please call: 305-884-1101

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