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Board members and staff with MarrVelous Pet Rescues celebrate the new Doggy Play Yard in memory of Scarlet Miller Bertolami on May 1. Joe Bertolami, pictured, provided a generous donation in honor of his wife. CONTRIBUTED

MarrVelous Pet Rescues dedicated the Doggy Play Yard in memory of Scarlet Miller Bertolami, a beloved member of the Upper Keys whose passion for animals continues to inspire the community. The dedication ceremony on May 1 was attended by Bertolami’s family, friends, supporters of the rescue and the MarrVelous team.

Bertolami’s profound love for animals has left an indelible mark on the organization and the lives of countless animals she touched. Her legacy will endure through the Doggy Play Yard, where dogs will frolic and play in a space dedicated to her memory. MarrVelous extends its heartfelt gratitude to Joe Bertolami for his generous contribution and sponsorship of the yard in honor of Scarlet, ensuring her spirit lives on through every wagging tail and joyful bark.

“We were blessed to know such an amazing woman and her passion for animals,” said Joy Martin, president and founder at MarrVelous Pet Rescues. “Scarlet’s dedication to the well-being of animals continues to inspire us, and we are honored to commemorate her life with this special dedication.”

MarrVelous Pet Rescues, a nonprofit based in Key Largo dedicated to rescuing and rehoming animals in need, invites individuals who share Scarlet’s passion for animals to join in making a difference. Whether through volunteering at the office, participating in events, fostering animals in need, advocating for animal rights, sponsoring a pet or exploring other opportunities, there are countless ways to get involved and leave a lasting impact on the lives of animals in our care.

“We welcome all who have a passion for animals to come learn about us and see how you can help,” Martin said. “Whether you’re looking to volunteer, foster, advocate or sponsor, we can help you start the process and make a meaningful difference in the lives of animals for years to come.”

Call 305-453-1315 or visit to learn more about MarrVelous Pet Rescues.