Making Miami-Dade a No Kill Community!
  • Petitioned Mayor Carlos Gimenez

This petition was delivered to:

Mayor Carlos Gimenez
Commissioner Xavier L. Suarez, District 7
Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2
Commissioner Lynda Bell, District 8
Commissioner Audrey Edmonson, Vice Chair, District 3
Commissioner Dennis C. Moss, District 9
Commissioner Sally A. Heyman, District 4
Commissioner Javier D. Souto, District 10
Commissioner Bruno A. Barreiro, District 5
Commissioner Joe A. Martinez – Chairman, District 11
Commissioner Esteban Bovo, Jr., District 13
Commissioner José “Pepe” Díaz, District 12
Commissioner Rebeca Sosa, District 6
Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, District 1
Alex Munoz, Director of Miami Dade Animal Services

Making Miami-Dade a No Kill Community!

    1. No Kill Nation
    2. Petition by

      No Kill Nation

      Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Last year, Miami-Dade County killed roughly 22,000 dogs and cats in its shelter —  six out of every ten, a result shamefully touted as progress. We believe that staggering level of killing is inconsistent and out-of-touch with our community's values. It is especially unacceptable when compared with the municipal shelters in cities like Reno, NV, Charlottesville, VA, Ithaca, NY, and Austin, TX, which save over 90% of all animals in their open-admission shelters. 

No longer will we accept this misappropriation of our tax dollars to needlessly kill companion animals when proven, and more cost-effective, lifesaving alternatives can and will work. With the appointment of a compassionate new director at MDAS, the opportunity for change is ripe, and No Kill Miami is calling on the community to support this new lifesaving mission.

A collaboration of animal welfare advocates, no kill front-runners, and compassionate taxpaying citizens, No Kill Miami is working towards one common goal: to ensure that Miami-Dade Animal Services (MDAS) aggressively and comprehensively implements the programs and services of the best performing open-admission shelters in the country — otherwise known as the No Kill Equation (NKE).

To signal this committment to the community, the Miami-Dade Board of Commissioners should: 

(1) Join Manatee County, FL in adopting a Miami-Dade County No Kill Resolution: http://www.bradenton.com/2011/10/11/3562503/manatee-approves-one-of-the-first.html, and

(2) Follow the lead of Manatee County, and successful No Kill communities like Austin, TX, in adopting a No Kill Implementation/Action Plan that reflects the needs of Miami-Dade.

Manatee County's No Kill Action Plan: http://media.bradenton.com/smedia/2011/09/16/13/53/o0K79.So.69.pdf

No Kill Miami's Position Paper on "Building a No Kill Miami-Dade": http://www.nokillmiami.org/Home_files/Miami-Dade.pdf

With your help, and the help of other concerned citizens just like you, we can end the killing today. Be a part of the solution! Join our army of compassion as we work to implement all-new lifesaving programs and services at Miami-Dade Animal Services!

To get informed, please read our Position Paper on "Building a No Kill Miami-Dade: http://www.nokillmiami.org/Home_files/Miami-Dade.pdf

Visit www.nokillmiami.org to learn more, and/or to volunteer with one of our exciting projects!

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    1. As a result of your signatures, the Mayor has responded in support!

      No Kill Nation
      Petition Organizer

      A quote from Mayor Gimenez's response:

      "Prior to the receipt of your e-mail, No Kill Nation(NKN) had already reached out to Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz, who serves as the Chairman of the Public Safety and Health Care Committee (PSHC). PSHC is the committee of jurisdiction over the Animal Services Department (ASD). Commissioner Diaz is working with NKN to review and consider policies and legislation that would assist ASD in increasing the save rate at the shelter. This includes the creation of new programs and the expansion of existing efforts similar to those listed in your letter. I have instructed ASD Director Alex Muñoz to look at programs that would save more animals and to look at other citieswhere similar efforts have been undertaken."

    2. Reached 2,000 signatures

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    • Petra Loske COLOGNE, GERMANY
      • almost 3 years ago

      It's ALL WRONG TO KILL INNOCENT ANIMALS, it's certainly NOT the animals' fault to end up dumped in killing shelters! EVERY SINGLE LIFE IS PRECIOUS AND SHOULD BE SAVED!

      EVERY SINGLE PET DESERVES A LOVING AND CARING HOME AND A SECOND CHANCE!.

      STOP THESE DISGUSTING, CRUEL KILLING SHELTERS NOW!!!!!!!

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    • Ilona Walid ALEXANDIA, EGYPT
      • almost 3 years ago

      I PRAY FOR A NO KILL NATION!!!!!!

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    • Eva Boyle BUNKER HILL, IL
      • almost 3 years ago

      Let's become a No Kill Nation NOW. Lets become Humans with souls again & stop these heartless killings!

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    • Joanne Garis PALMYRA, PA
      • almost 3 years ago

      There are better solutions than mass destruction of adoptable animals in this country. The public needs education on spaying and neutering and possible increase in dog license fees could fund low cost or no cost programs for low income pet owners which would ultimately reduce the vast amounts of unwanted pets abandoned on the streets or dropped off at kill shelters.

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    • Lee Lee Applin KEY LARGO, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      I believe in a ""no kill nation"

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