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Humane Society of Greater Miami Named Best Charity of 2012

Tips from the Humane Society of Greater Miami on How to Keep Your 
Pets Calm on July 4thIn the Best Of Miami 2012 issue of Miami New Times, the Humane Society of Greater Miami was named Best Charity of 2012. The organization that started in 1936 cares for more than 300 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens at their shelters.
“We are very honored to receive this award.” Says Donna Tallon, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Greater Miami. “Our staff and volunteers have worked hard to achieve this award, and I thank them all for helping to make this happen. Our goal is to end our community’s pet overpopulation problem by educating people about the importance of spay and neutering. We have performed more than 13,000 surgeries last year.”
The Humane Society runs two veterinary clinics—one in North Miami Beach and another in Cutler Bay. Every animal cared for at these shelters is free from the threat of euthanasia until an adopted family is found. More than 2,500 animals each year find forever homes in the community. Before a pet is approved for adoption the organization makes sure it is healthy, vaccinated and spayed or neutered. In addition, counseling and guidance are provided to make sure the right pet is adopted into the right home. The Humane Society of Greater Miami is a not-for-profit charitable animal welfare organization supported solely by donations, private grants and fundraising events. It is not government funded and relies on the local community for financial support.
The Humane Society offers a variety of services for your pets, the community at large, as well as an interesting boutique that sells one-of-a-kind items. For example, staff and volunteers of the Humane Society of Greater Miami travel to schools, libraries, organizations and clubs to teach the community about responsible pet ownership and to promote the human/animal bond. Every year, through its educational program, more than 6,000 children and adults are encouraged to be kind to animals and taught the seriousness of pet overpopulation.
There is a boutique at the Soffer and Fine Adoption Center in North Miami Beach that offers an array of unique gifts and supplies for pets. Shoppers should check out the Gimme Shelter sterling and brushed silver jewelry line made expressly by Initially Speaking for the Humane Society of Greater Miami. Appropriate for all ages, it consists of unique pieces including key rings, necklaces, bracelets, pendants, rope necklaces, and more. All have a design of a dog’s paw, and can be engraved, if desired. Prices range from $50 to $100 and 100% of the monies go to the Humane Society of Greater Miami. You can also purchase t-shirts, baseball hat and clothing for your pets at the boutique. Most important– every purchase helps support the cats and dogs at the shelter on a daily basis.
Expert grooming services are provided by Veronica Murphy, who has been grooming pets for years and guarantees that your pet will receive the best professional care. Each and every pet is treated as if they were Veronica’s—she is so loving and competent. The grooming services are available at the North Miami Beach location.