Sunday, August 24, 2014

Miami Dade FL: Deferred Pets

From: Katie Walter <katie.walter@att.net>
Date: Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 9:35 AM
Subject: Miami Dade, FL - Deferred Pets

From: "Garcia, Yuleydi (ASD)" YGARCIA@miamidade.gov     (at    miamidade.gov)
Date: August 23, 2014 at 4:25:10 PM EDT
Cc: "Vera, Joel (ASD)" JOEVERA@miamidade.gov     (at    miamidade.gov)
Subject: Deferred Pets
Below is a list of deferred pets.

The deferred pet program is a new program where we try to prevent owners from surrendering their pets.  We ask them to hold on to their pets for a few weeks (usually it will be 1-2 weeks, longer if they can hold them longer). 

The pets get a DHPP and Bordetella vaccine at no cost in case we/they are unable to place the pets in rescue or a home and they have to come back and be surrendered to MDAS; this way they will now have at least one set of vaccines to hopefully prevent them from coming down with illnesses. We take photos of their pets and ask them for information as to the pet's behavior and habits at home.  We then send out their information to rescues in hopes that they can take the pets in.  We also ask them to try and find homes for the pets on their own by asking friends and family, posting ads online, putting up flyers at vet offices around their neighborhood.  A lot of the time people are quick to surrender their pets without giving it a second thought.  Sometimes the few weeks of holding them will make them reconsider giving their pets up and everyone lives happily ever after.  This helps with our intake so that we can have more space for the pets people find roaming the streets (strays). 

When a rescue is interested in a pet we will contact the owner and ask them to bring the pet in the following day if possible.  Once the owner brings the pet in the interested rescue partner will be sent an email with a date and time for pick up.   All rescue holds will be placed in the order in which the hold request emails came in.  Please be advised that an adopter hold may override a rescue hold if the rescue does not pick up the pet on the date of its arrival. 




 Pepper - A1638097.  An 8 month old female German Shepherd mix.  Her weight is about 35-40lbs.  She is very sweet and gets along with other dogs and kids. 



 Tyson - A1638308 - A 1 year old male American Bulldog.  His weight is about 70lbs.  He is an awesome big boy who loves kids and other dogs.  He is also house broken as well.



 Bella - A1638418.  A 3 year old female Corgi/Cocker Spaniel mix.  Her weight is about 20 lbs.  This little girl is extremely nervous around new people.  It takes her a little time to let you pet her.




 Sandy - A1560357.  A 2 year old spayed female American Bulldog mix.  Her weight is about 60lbs.  This sweet girl is all wiggles and tail wags.  She is great with everyone she meets and loves other dogs.  She has some skin issues that will need to be looked at by a vet for treatment.

 Nomy - A1638376.  A 5 month old female German Shepherd mix.  Her weight is about 30lbs.  This cutie pie is an absolute sweet heart!  She is great with kids and other animals and LOVES to play.



 Chacal - A0935748.  A 7 year old neutered male Lab mix.  His weight is about 85lbs.  He is a big boy who is very sweet and does well with older kids.  He is house broken and good with other dogs.


 Cici - A1638343.  A 2 year old female Cocker Spaniel.  Her weight is about 20 lbs.  She is very sweet and gets along with other dogs.  She is also house broken, and knows basic commands such as sit, lay down, come.