December 3 – View animal-themed art installations along the Miami River to celebrate Art Basel. Enjoy an artsy afternoon with food and drink, adoptable pets, a costume contest for pets and lots of art to benefit Pets 4 You Rescue. The fun-filled event will be held at Finnegan’s River from 1 to 5 p.m. and costs $50.
December 11 – Join Louis Aguirre from Deco Drive at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel for the 15th Annual Brunch for the Animals hosted by the Humane Society of Greater Miami. Guests and their dogs will enjoy a scrumptious holiday brunch, silent auction and boutique for early holiday shopping. Begins at 11 a.m., and tickets are $150 for adults and $35 for kids 3-10. 305-749-1815
Weekends in December – Watch ZooMiami animals enjoy their holiday gifts Saturdays and Sundays throughout December, including Christmas Day. You’ll see pygmy hippos slurping up red and green popsicles, elephants eating giant candy canes, meerkats digging through a gift box of bugs and lots more! ZooMiami is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (last tickets sold at 4) and costs $15.95 for adults and $11.95 for children 3-12. 786-619-3418
About Paws 4 You Rescue
Paws 4 You Rescue is a Miami-based non-profit 501(c)3, all volunteer, donor-subsidized animal rescue organization. Its top priority is to save animals from euthanasia at Miami-Dade Animal Services.
Rescued animals vary from being sick, injured, homeless and surrendered to simply lost. All animals are sterilized, vaccinated and ID micro-chipped to prevent future loss. Some require major surgery from a specialist to repair broken limbs while others may need additional rehabilitation time and specific medical care - ranging from respiratory illnesses and skin infections to cherry eyes and heartworm treatments.
Paws 4 You offers programs for adoption, fostering and senior citizens. Paws 4 You supports its mission by hosting numerous fundraising events throughout the year and through community donations.
Please visit www.paws4you.org
for current information and additional details.