SAY IT FOR SILVIO! Tell Miami-Dade Animal Services to Improve Quality of Care!
  • Petitioned Sara Pizano

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Director of Animal Services
Sara Pizano

SAY IT FOR SILVIO! Tell Miami-Dade Animal Services to Improve Quality of Care!

    1. Dana Kasian
    2. Petition by

      Dana Kasian

      Gainesville, FL

Miami-Dade is a highly populated area with a constant influx of animals into their Animal Services Department, but that is no excuse for the deplorable, unsanitary conditions in which many kittens, cats, puppies, and dogs live in while under the care of MDAS.

Tell Sara Pizano, Director of Animal Services, that Miami-Dade needs to improve the health and safety standards for the animals in their care and for the hopeful families who opt to adopt them.

After seeing a picture of Silvio online, in the shelter as of 1/19/11 and soon up for euthanization, we decided to adopt him. He was listed as a 5-week old stray with no medical record. Upon receiving him, we rushed him to a veterinary hospital in Boca Raton, only 40 minutes away. He stayed under emergency care with full consent to proceed with anything needed and he was even transferred to another facility for overnight care. We had received him filthy, infested with fleas and covered with flea dirt (flea feces and eggs), he had internal parasites, a respiratory infection, his behind was so covered in dried excrement that he was unable to relieve himself until after the vet was able to clean him, he had a badly swollen eye and both eyes were oozing. He had been gasping for air and was malnourished, with the vet's estimation of his age at only 3-4 weeks. He had been in the shelter form 1/19/11 until 1/28/11- nine days without someone cleaning him up, properly feeding him or even noticing that he was barely clinging to life. After nearly $2000 in vet bills and 3 agonizing days waiting for this precious little angel to pull through, his little body just couldn't make it. Silvio passed away on Sunday, January 30, 2011.

Our only comfort was that he was clean, comfortable, warm, and surrounded by a family who still loves him and will never forget him.

Don't let this happen again.

Tell Sara Pizano and Mami-Dade Animal Servceis to give animals the respect that they deserve and improve the living conditions and quality of care!


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    • Maria Minerley JERSEY CITY, NJ
      • over 3 years ago

      Please help them.

    • Joan Alexander HAINES CITY, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      This is inexcusable... The very people who are EMPLOYED byTAX PAYERS to provide care for the animals in their facility are the ones who contributed to his death. It's evident that they participated in animal cruelty by ignoring this baby's needs. This shelter desperately needs new direction from people who will be held accountable for their actions, and lack of compassion.

    • Anne Thomas MOUNT RAINIER, MD
      • over 3 years ago

      When you get in an animal who needs medical attention, please give him or her to a vet right away.

    • Danette Whipple LAKE LURE, NC
      • over 3 years ago

      It is time that people who are paid to care for these animals by the taxpayers be held accountable. If you are not capable of doing your job you should be replaced. This position is one that requires compassion, living creatures care should be given only to those who are prepared to take the challenge and live up to the public's expectations.I am paraphrasing here but the progress of a society can be seen by how it treats it animals.

    • Lisa Stowe CONCORD, NC
      • over 3 years ago

      Would you treat a human baby like this???? Hell no!!!!


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