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Miami-Dade Commissioner Wants Shelter Animals Sent to Loving Homes via UPS

| by Denise A Justin

Miami-Dade Commissioner Javier Souto told his colleagues at a budget hearing Wednesday on animal shelters, “I guarantee you there are places in America that want to adopt a dog or a cat from here.”

Souto urged that the county start a cross-country adoption service that could ship pets directly to people’s doors, the Miami Herald reports.

County Animal Services Chief Alex Muñoz quickly responded that the shelter already lists its adoptable animals online. He did not sound eager to start shipping them to willing homes. “You’re talking about a major fulfillment service,” he said.

Souto then took his pet project a step further and suggested recruiting Miami Palmetto High graduate and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to help work out the details of his plan, stating, “I’m willing to call.”

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Source: Miami Herald