On the long-time-coming front, Miami-Dade County Commissioners have officially adopted a resolution that directs the mayor to study the No Kill shelter model.
It’s about TIME.
With 22,000 pets dying every year at MDAS, this resolution is a desperate necessity, and the first step for Miami to follow in the footsteps of No Kill cities like Reno, Nevada; Austin, Texas and Ithaca, New York.
The resolution passed a county committee in mid-June, and was taken up for a final vote by commissioners today.
“Pet owners and animal lovers throughout Miami-Dade have been waiting for a no-kill policy to be implemented at our Animal Services Department,” Commissioner José Diaz told CBS Miami.
Next up: kill the pit bull ban. With that antiquated legislation still in place, it’s gonna be a hell of a lot harder to get to a 90% save rate.