The Humane Society
From Humble Beginnings to Greater Miami
By Elizabeth Rodriguez
Since 1936, the Humane Society of Greater Miami has dedicated its efforts to helping animals without homes in Miami-Dade County. Nearly 80 years after a humble beginning in a garage-based animal shelter, it continues to operate with the same love and compassion for the abandoned and homeless animals of Miami.
After many years of growth, the Humane Society of Greater Miami now operates two veterinary clinics, one in North Miami Beach and the other in Cutler Bay, where last year alone veteranerians performed more than 10,000 spay and neuter surgeries. Through the Soffer and Fine Adoption Center in North Miami Beach and the Foster Care Program, the society is able to provide proper care, including food, shelter and veterinary care, to an average of 400 dogs and cats each day, until they find safe homes with loving families.
Chaired by Pat and Milton Wallace and Bunny Bastian, the Humane Society of Greater Miami focuses its time, energy and resources toward educating people everywhere about the importance of spay and neuter programs in bringing an end to the community’s pet overpopulation. Since giving up is not an option, all cats and dogs are free from the threat of being euthanized due to time, space or treatable medical issues.
As a charitable animal welfare organization, the society relies heavily on its programs and services, as well as donations, private grants and fundraising events to fulfill the most important mission of finding a home for every animal in its care.
To learn more about the Humane Society of Greater Miami and how you can contribute to its mission, visit HumaneSocietyMiami.org.
Join the Humane Society of Greater Miami for its Safari-themed 2015 Pawpurrazzi event. The celebration will include a delicious sit-down dinner, music, a silent auction and several other fun activities for all guests. Funds raised at the event will go toward the support of more than 400 homeless and abandoned animals being cared for by the Humane Society.
When: Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Where: Jungle Island
Ticket Prices are $550, $750, $1000 and $2,000 per person. Dogs are special guests!
For more information on this year’s Pawpurrazzi event, contact Laurie Hoffman at 305.749.1815 or Laurie@HumaneSocietyMiami.org.