Abandoned by her family, Nala urgently needs to find a home


Poor Nala. She was adopted from Miami Dade Animal Services several years ago but her owners abandoned her there again. The shelter is overcrowded, but her owners didn’t care that no assurances were given about her fate. When the new shelter opened, Nala was left at the old shelter while other dogs were moved to the new shelter.

Volunteers emailed to ask why this sweet dog, who knows basic commands and gives kisses, was not taken to the new shelter where she could be seen and have a chance to get adopted or rescued. (Dogs who are still at the old shelter, and there are still dogs there, cannot be seen by the public or by rescues.) At one point, for reasons no one knows, her listing was taken off PetHarbor. Volunteers were frantic that the disappearance of her page meant that she had been killed. Her profile  recently reappeared on PetHarbor.

Nala has been at the shelter for over two months. Last month, almost 100 animals were killed over a three-day period. Because the 4th of July weekend is the busiest weekend for shelters across the country, volunteers are extremely concerned that Nala will not make it through the weekend alive.


Nala is ID ‪#‎A1325682‬. She is six years old, and she is already spayed and ready to go home with someone.  She has been described as a quiet girl with beautiful expressive eyes and a wonderfully soft coat. Please share Nala’s story! It’s imperative that her story get networked through social media — that’s how lives get saved. Nala has many years of love and loyalty to give to a family, but she needs to be seen first.

Nala’s current status will be available on her PetHarbor site.  There may be more information on her Urgent Dogs of Miami Facebook thread. She also has a thread with pictures and video on this Facebook page. Nala is ID‪#‎A1325682. She is at the Miami Dade Animal Services, 3599 NW 79 Avenue, Doral, Florida 33166. The phone number is (305) 884-1101. The shelter is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Email: pets@miamidade.gov for more information.

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