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For Immediate Release:
August 29, 2012
Media Contact:
Kathleen Labrada
klabrad@miamidade.gov
305-418-7172

Commissioner Sally Heyman Sponsors Free Spay/Neuter Surgeries for Dogs

(40 lbs and under)


In an effort to continue their commitment to control the overpopulation of animals, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman has partnered with the Town of Surfside along with Miami-Dade County Animal Services for FREE spay/neuter surgeries for DOGS up to 40 pounds, on Sunday, September 9, 2012, at the Town of Surfside City Hall located at 9293 Harding Avenue, in Surfside, FL 33154.  Please call 3-1-1 to schedule an appointment.

“Our local shelter is filled with many abandoned and stray animals that unfortunately cannot all be placed in a loving home. The best thing animal owners can do is have their pet sterilized to prevent them from ending up at a shelter,” said Commissioner Heyman.

“Responsible pet ownership is essential in the effort to reduce overpopulation of dogs.  There are so many abandoned pets daily that end up at the shelter waiting for a loving home, spaying or neutering your pet can help the population of unwanted pets,” said Mayor Gimenez. 

Requirements (NO EXCEPTIONS):  Service for Miami-Dade County residents ONLY.  Maximum of two appointments per residential address.  Proof of current rabies vaccination must be provided for all dogs.  Dogs weighing up to 40 pounds will be sterilized and vaccinated against rabies if needed.  Dogs weighing in excess of 40 pounds are not eligible for surgery.  Veterinarians may decline surgery of any pet due to health reasons.  

For more information about low cost donor subsidized sterilization services, please visit Animal Services or call 3-1-1.

Who:
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman
Miami-Dade Animal Services Department
Town of Surfside
What:
FREE spay/neuter for dogs for Miami-Dade residents. For appointments, call 3-1-1.
When:
September 09, 2012, 7:30 a.m.- 0:00 p.m.
Where:
Town of Surfside City Hall
9293 Harding Avenue
Surfside, FL 33154