Confirmed victory

Following a landslide vote for the recall of Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez and County Commissioner Natasha Seijas, Miami Voice, Miami Coalition Against Breed Specific Legislation and No Kill Nation are calling for the resignation of Miami-Dade Animal Services Director Dr. Sara Pizano.

Under Pizano's leadership, which was supported by Alvarez and County Manager George Burgess, who will be resigning in the wake of the recall, Miami-Dade Animal Services killed over 20,000 homeless pets last year -- over 60 percent of the animals who came in their door.

In addition, the shelter has faced controversy over heartstick euthanasia, their high euthanasia rate, and keeping the public and local rescue organizations in the dark about what really happens in the shelter.

It's time for Miami-Dade to stop wasting taxpayer dollars on inhumane policies and to start saving lives. The new leadership in the county must include new leadership at the animal shelter, too. Join the call for Sara Pizano's resignation. 

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Letter to
Animal Services Director Dr. Sara Pizano
District 5 Commissioner Bruno Barreiro
District 10 Commissioner Javier Souto
and 11 others
District 4 Commissioner Sally Heyman
District 3 Commissioner Audrey Edmonson
District 1 Commissioner Barbara Jordan
District 9 Commissioner Dennis Moss
District 7 Commissioner Carlos Gimenez
District 11 Commissioner Joe Martinez
District 8 Commissioner Lynda Bell
District 6 Commissioner Rebeca Sosa
District 2 Commissioner Jean Monestime
District 12 Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz
Interim County Manager Alina Hudak
In the March 15th recall, Miami-Dade voters made it clear that it's time for a change in the county's leadership. That change must include Animal Services, where more than 60% of the animals who enter the shelter are killed every year.

I am joining Miami Voice, Miami Coalition Against Breed Specific Legislation and No Kill Nation in calling on Dr. Sara Pizano to resign from her position as Animal Services Director.

Miami-Dade Animal Services needs a director who is committed to the no kill vision, not someone who continues to waste taxpayer dollars on failed policies that cost animals their lives.

Thank you.