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Young boxer surrendered to Miami Dade shelter after owner died now 'red listed'

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Bruno is a beautiful fawn-colored pure bred boxer who has been marked as "urgent" at the extremely overcrowded Miami-Dade Animal Services.

Although Bruno's dilemma is not unique, his story and his life however are important; please read on:

"My friend Joey and I were dumped at the shelter; it's not our fault. Humans let us down. We used to be part of a family, and our owner got sick; he promised he would return for us and boarded us at a nearby facility. Our owner died! No one cared enough to bring us to their home, and we are now in danger of being euthanized because there are too many dogs here, and it's really crowded."

Bruno (A1616075) whose real name is Bebe is listed as a two-year-old boxer mix. His companion, another boxer, named Joey (A1616073) whose real name is Papi is listed as a six-year-old dog.

A Facebook thread for Bruno can be read by clicking here.

For more information please contact:

Phone: (305) 884-1101

In order to encourage adoptions, the Miami-Dade Animal Services continues to offer adopt a pet for half the price. Large dogs over 35 lbs. have waived adoption fees until August 31. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, first set of vaccines, microchip, deworming, FIV & FeLV testing for cats.

Please share Joey and Bruno's story with your friends, family and coworkers. They have no one else. Remember sharing saves lives.

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