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Local Shelter Holds Farewell Party For Dogs

MIAMI (CBSMiami) - Several dogs were bid farewell Saturday morning as the owner-less pooches left the Magic City for New York in hopes of eventually finding a forever home.

The "Bon Voyage" party, held at Miami-Dade Animal Services, celebrated the completion in The Carrol Petrie Foundation Dog Rescue Project. The project is part of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, ASPCA, initiative where they help transport animals from overcrowded shelters to shelthers that have room in other parts of the country.

The Miami to New York trip, which more than 30 dogs were a part of, was the final transport as part of the million dollar project.

Members of the ASPCA Animal Relocation Team, along with Miami-Dade Animal Services members, celebrated Saturday as the dogs left town for a chance of being adopted out of a rescue shelter called Long Island's Precious Pups Rescue.

The Carrol Petrie Foundation Dog Rescue Project, which began in July 2012, has funded treatments and services for over 16,000 dogs and puppies at county and municipal animal sheltering organizations.

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