OMG you people commenting on the Everglades dogs have NO CLUE about rescue in Miami Dade county NOR the horrendous situation with our high kill alleged animal 'shelter.' The shelter takes in 120+ pets DAILY and an EQUAL AMOUNT ARE KILLED DAILY TO MAKE ROOM for the incoming. YES the Everglades dogs are a 501c3 non-profit and YES the majority of dogs are in boarding kennels or/vets offices at discounted rates BECAUSE OUR LOUSY CITIZENSHIP DOESN'T STEP UP TO THE PLATE TO FOSTER OR ADOPT. This occurs in the southern end of the county moreso than elsewhere (altho it occurs countywide) because of lower income and IMMIGRANTS who do not have the same value system as Americans regarding pets. Commissioners and county gov't, have TURNED THEIR BACKS on the south end of the county for decades. Animal Control doesn't even operate in Homestead instead they have an 'agreement' with Homestead police. When Miami Dade Police ran the public shelter under the leadership of former Mayor Alvarez THEY RAN THE SHELTER INTO THE GROUND, STOLE OVER A MILLION DOLLARL TRUST FUND FOR THEMSELVES, DROVE OFF ALL VOLUNTEERS AND RESCUE GROUPS, AND KILLED EVEN MORE PETS THAN WE DO TODAY. Get educated and quit complaining/gripiing and DO something to HELP. Foster, adopt, donate - something. Campaign for a dedicated tax to go towards animal welfare - more residents have pets than children today. Sending these dogs to MDAS is a certain DEATH SENTENCE. What this group is doing is trying to save lives.What have ANY of you done to help besides spout off your uneducated opinions? GET INVOLVED. LOBBY COMMISSIONERS FOR A FREE DEDICATED SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC IN HOMESTEAD. Go down and help catch/trap/vet/foster/adopt these animals. We killed nearly 30,000 animals in our 'shelter' last year. Some 'shelter.' I don't blame the shelter staff I BLAME OUR RESIDENTS AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT ESPECIALLY COMMISSIONERS WHO DOLE OUT THOUSANDS TO SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS TO SECURE THEIR VOTE AND LET ANIMALS DIE.
Lee Ann.... God bless you and the truth! I have met with comissioners.. Spoke to hsus .. am speaking with alex Munoz.. Reached out to all media.. Begging for help for the countless animals still out there, and continuing to be dumped like trash every single day.. Miami is a disgrace.. The animal control in homestead rolled his eyes at me and our volunteers when we stopped to ask him questions.. Offered solutions he rolled his eyes and said they do not care about the animals.. Nothing so far has been offered.. What was offered has Not been done.. We are begging for a spay and neuter mobile in the area.. We asked for signs to be put up letting anyone dumping an animal they will be fined and possible jail time.. Cameras to catch them in the act... Remember this is Miami..Third world country..We have done everything we possibly can to bring as much awareness ...We have saved over 100 lives.. Still saving. I got 3 calls yesterday 1 about a 9 yr old senior we saved, placed in foster with a lovely woman yvonne. Lily needed her leg amputated a few months ago.. 1,050.00 the after care.. she now went back into aussie for more tests.. Lily now has cancer.. 377.00 later.. Of course we will give her every chance at life we possibly can. Lily is happy in no pain.. We will let her live out the rest of what days she does have left with love and knowing she will never be dumped, left to starve again.. So ask us where the money is going.. This is one dog.. We have and always been here for the animals.. These haters, should be ashamed of themselves.. They are only hurting these abandoned animals. We have always been an open book on all our vets info and contact.. We have posted letters from our vets on the 100+ page, hand written by the vet himself.. I am done wasting anymore energy on these sad individuals that call themselves animal rescues... Advocates.... My focus will stay on the animals.. We have over 20 dogs and 1 cat who need my energy.. I spend 5 days a week showing them they are loved and we will not abandon them ...Feeding and leaving them is not an option.. After finding several hit by cars hours before we got to them.. That is when we decided no way no how will we leave any animal out there that crosses our path. It kills me and breaks my heart to see any animal in a cage.. I am reminded every single day by all of our wonderful supporters over 10,000 of them on our facebook page 100+ It is temporary and these dogs are so much better off being safe, warm, fed.. walked , loved while we work on finding them their forever loving homes. We post videos daily of their progress. Video and pictures of them going to their forever loving home... once adopted. All you Haters who have so much time on your hands.. We sure could use some dog walkers.. Why not come down spend time with these animals, show them love.. open your homes to take one in.. If you care so much about the animals.. Try becoming a part of the solution.. All this negative energy is a waste.. Our doors are open to anyone who would like to join our efforts and make a difference in even 1 little life. Amy Restucci