Miami-Dade County News - July 28, 2021

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July 29, 2021

Miami-Dade County to celebrate the completion of the first phases of River Parc in Little Havana

River Parc represents the continued repositioning of public housing in Greater Miami and takes a significant step toward alleviating the need for affordable and workforce housing in our community

MIAMI ( July 28, 2021 ) — Miami-Dade County will celebrate the completion of the first phases of the multi-income, multi-age River Parc housing redevelopment. 

River Parc represents the ongoing reinvigoration of Little Havana and the complete repositioning and reimagining of public housing in Greater Miami.

River Parc contains over 1,150 residential units, comprised of new and rehabbed affordable housing, workforce housing, and replacement public housing RAD units, that have been produced or are in the active process of being redeveloped.

Ultimately, through Related Urban Development Group’s partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Housing and Urban Development (PHCD), another 1,250 units will be added so that River Parc will contain approximately 2,400 mixed-income units – a significant step to help alleviate the demand for affordable and workforce housing in Little Havana.

Event attendees will enjoy a trolley and walking tour of the recently completed projects and a glimpse of the ongoing rehabilitation of the historic Robert King High Towers and upcoming phases.

Who:Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava

District 5 Commissioner Eileen Higgins

PHCD Director, Michael Liu

Related Urban Development President Albert Milo

Assistant Regional Administrator for HUD Region IV, Michael Browder

What:Celebration of First Phases at River Parc - Trolley and Walking Tour

When:July 29, 2021 — 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Where:1355 NW 7th St, Miami, FL 33125

Animal Services and FoMA announce the FREE WOW Mobile veterinary clinic will extend its stay in the City of Miami Gardens thru August 31, 2021

The WOW (Wellness on Wheels) Mobile veterinary clinic, which aims to alleviate critical animal health issues affecting underserved pets and their owners in Miami-Dade County, will stay at the North Dade Regional Library thru the summer months.  

MIAMI ( July 28, 2021 ) — Due to the extraordinary community response, Miami-Dade County Animal Services (Animal Services) and Friends of Miami Animals Foundation Inc. (FoMA), announce the free WOW (Wellness on Wheels) Mobile veterinary clinic will extend its stay at the North Dade Regional Library, located at 2455 Northwest 183rd Street in the City of Miami Gardens, until August 31, 2021.  The WOW Mobile is a fully equipped mobile veterinary clinic that aims to serve the needs of low-income pets and pet owners throughout Miami-Dade County. 

The WOW Mobile provides routine medical care to owned dogs and cats such as physical exams, wellness vaccines and boosters, heartworm and fecal parasite screening, deworming, heartworm and flea/tick prevention, ear cleaning, nail trimming, and other basic procedures as well as referrals to low or no-cost options for spay/neuter surgeries and other treatments that the pets may need not offered by the WOW Mobile.  The WOW Mobile will travel to underserved neighborhoods in our community that have been identified as “veterinary deserts” and provide free basic medical services to owned dogs and cats.  Future locations will be announced in August.

WOW Mobile services are made possible thru a substantial gift and grant funding from FoMA.  In addition to purchasing and donating the mobile veterinary vehicle, FoMA has generously provided Animal Services with a grant of $500,000 to operate the vehicle throughout its first year with the County funding years two and three of the three-year pilot program. 

For more information about programs serving Miami-Dade County’s pets and pet owners at Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department visit www.miamidade.gov/animals,  call 311, or follow Animal Services on social media @adoptmiamipets.

About Miami-Dade County Animal Services 

Every year Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department (Animal Services) provides care and refuge for 28,000 to 30,000 lost and abandoned dogs and cats. Every day, Animal Services staff works diligently to find life-long homes for these abandoned animals by facilitating onsite adoptions, hosting offsite adoptions at events and locations throughout the community, and working collaboratively with rescue organizations, volunteers and adoption partners. For more information visit, www.miamidade.gov/animals  and/or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @adoptmiamipets. 

About Friends of Miami Animals 

Friends of Miami Animals Foundation’s mission is to save and improve the lives of homeless pets in Miami Dade County through education, advocacy, financial support and increased awareness. FoMA was founded in 2016 from a desire to help reduce pet overpopulation and alleviate the underlying causes of pet homelessness, such as unwanted puppies and kittens, pet abandonment, and other issues that bring pets into shelters and force pet owners to surrender their pets due to temporary hardships. From funding free or low cost medical services to pets living in low income households, to helping Miami-Dade County Animal Services with enrichment for shelter pets by funding enhanced play yards to allow large dogs to get out in play groups and creating their Annual Volunteer Fair, our focus is to assist more homeless pets by working closely with Miami-Dade County Animal Services and helping to bring the shelter into the community and the community into the shelter.