New Area in Florida Where Dogs are Abandoned

Some people out for a pleasant ride on their dirt bikes came across a grisly scene recently. They saw an area littered with dead boars and some injured dogs who appeared to be in terrible shape.

Dog waiting for rescue
Dog waiting for rescue

They reported this to the Redland Rock Pit Abandoned Dog Project, and the volunteer group went to investigate. In Florida, outside of Miami, there are several areas where dogs are abandoned to die. People drive to rural areas south of Miami and dump unwanted dogs on the side of the road. This was recounted in “Part I: Volunteers feed and save abandoned, scared dogs — big and small — in Redland, Florida” and “Part II: The Solution.”

The group posted on their Facebook page: “Now it appears that there is a new dumping ground. (It) is right next to the rockpit…so (it) is now our new feeding area.” It’s in the area called Hialeah Gardens.

The second abandoned dog
The second abandoned dog

For the two dogs who were found there (see video), there is rescue interest. They were lucky to be caught and are at the Aussie Animal Clinic being vetted. They are both heartworm positive, so their medical needs are going to be expensive. So far, before any heartworm treatment, their bill is $600. The group is asking that people help by calling the vet and donating for Peter Pan and Wendy. 305-235-7339. There is rescue interest, but fosters are desperately needed!

The Redland Rock Pit group can only take the dogs when a rescue is willing to bring it into their organization. The Redland Rock Pit group does not have foster homes — their purpose is to feed the dogs to keep them alive until a rescue can be found for them. The volunteers just don’t have room in their homes for more dogs. The dogs are being fed, and the group is reaching out to rescues to take them.

Donations of food and supplies can be made at the Redland Rock Pit Abandoned Dog Project on their Amazon wish list. The address for donations is: Felix Varela Senior High, Veterinary Science Department,
Att: Yleana Escobar, 15255 SW 96 Street, Miami, Fl. 33196.
Please share the message that unwanted dogs should be taken to the local shelter. That is much kinder than just leaving them on the streets or in a rural area where they will die of starvation or thirst.


Pamela Kramer

​Animal lover and rescuer. Lives with 4 cats, 4 dogs, 1 bird, 2 frogs and usually one foster animal (and very understanding husband). Reviews books (especially about animals) and educates children about compassion toward animals. Former household animals include rabbits, rats, and other assorted creatures. Also writes at


  1. Mongoose218 says:

    Janet: Yes, MDAS euthanizes a LOT of dogs…and even more cats. BUT, they do allow dogs to taken by rescue groups to other areas of the country where there is a better chance of their being adopted. AND being in MDAS is still better than starving to death or being shot or poisoned out in the places where these dogs are “dumped”….please read up on how bad the problem is in Redlands, the usual “dumping” ground.

    To Pamela Kramer: often MDAS tells people who call that they are full and WILL NOT and CANNOT take in any more surrendered pets, this is on top of them refusing to live up to their obligations and pick up stray dogs and cats! It is ALL DONE to manipulate the NUMBERS so that they can try to say they are a “no kill” shelter……..first of all, they are by no means a no kill shelters; secondly, the constant attempt to manipulate the “numbers” so that the administration of MDAS looks better on paper, is heartless and leads to situations like the Redlands and others…….people DUMP unwanted pets because they know that often MDAS won’t RECEIVE surrendered pets. AND certainly won’t go get strays!!!

  2. Bonnie Dugan says:

    Why are people so unkind. No food or water & just throw away their pets! We all know that a dog cannot fend for himself. Usually, he has a loving family that cares for him for life! I have 2 dogs that I love…Why would I part with them?

  3. Janet says:

    Very sad indeed. What irresponsible cruel beings humans have become. All it takes is spay/neuter and IF YOU DON’T WANT A DOG DONT’ GET ONE! Dammit this type of crap infuriates me.

  4. Liz Pinkerton says:

    People that do this just need to go on & die. I have no sympathy for such humans.

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  6. Yvonne Johnson says:

    I remember when I first came upon 100 plus , I am sorry, its late I haven’t much juice left on my Tablet but it was around Miami -Dade ..dumping grounds. .I am on Houston, Texas, but I COURTESY REPOST ALL OVER. I THANK YAL FOR RESCUIN, , SHARING



  7. JERRY EDELMAN says:

    I am wondering if MDAS is behind this new dumping grounds? Is this a way for them to reduce their intake numbers? And is this another way to manipulate their phony “No Kill” numbers as well? Just wondering?????

    1. Benjamin Tuckerman says:

      Another group of dumped animals that MDAS ‘won’t be able to find’. And now, more years with the fools at the helm.

    2. Janet says:

      MDAS is a death trap.

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