Meet Herbie. He is an adorable two-year-old Border Terrier mix. Herbie loves to stay active and loves to explore, but do you know what he would love most of all? He would love to find a permanent and loving home!
Herbie is among the more than 300 homeless dogs and cats cared for each day by the Humane Society of Greater Miami. Established in 1936, the organization is a “limited-admit, adoption-guarantee facility,” which means animals are safe from the threat of euthanasia due to time, space or treatable medical issues.
In addition, the organization runs two veterinary clinics that perform more than 13,000 sterilization surgeries and give 50,000 vaccinations annually. They also educate the community on the importance of responsible pet ownership. Each year, staff members speak to more than 6,000 children and adults regarding pet care and the causes and effects of pet overpopulation.
VOLUNTEER: There are many roles such as office work, dog walking and socialization, foster care and assistance at off-site adoption sites and special events.
ADOPTION: Dogs and cats of all sizes and breeds are available at the Soffer and Fine Adoption Center, 16101 W. Dixie Hwy. in North Miami Beach.
DONATE: The organization needs financial donations, as well as supplies and auction items.
SUPPORT: Pawpurrazzi, a signature annual fundraising gala is set for Friday, Jan. 22, at Jungle Island. The evening will feature food, music, a silent auction and a unique runway show featuring owned and shelter dogs. Tickets are $550; $750; $1,000 per person. Dogs are welcome. Call Laurie Hoffman at 305.749.1815 for tickets.
16101 W Dixie Hwy., North Miami Beach, 305.696.0800, humanesocietymiami.org