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Animal Services

Animal services provides services to the public such as: animal traps, humane euthanasia, lost & found, microchips, vaccinations, spay & neuter, pet surrender and transfer of ownership.

Animal Traps

Learn more about dog and cat traps.

Euthanasia & Disposal

Owners electing to have their pets humanely euthanized due to a medical condition must check in at the Receiving office.

Lost & Found

Animal Services provides Lost and Found services to the public. If Lost and Found personnel are unavailable when you visit the shelter, the Front Desk personnel will be happy to assist you. You may call 3-1-1 to report your lost dog. In the unfortunate event that you do not find your dog before its rabies vaccination and / or County tag renewal, please close your pet's account.

Microchips

Not everyone speaks "woof" and "meow". Give your pet the voice they don't have, microchip and license your pet today!

Pet Surrender

Animal Services accepts all dogs and cats at no charge. No pet will be turned away. Owners who surrender their pets will give up all rights to the pet. Proof of ownership is required to surrender your pet.

Rabies Vaccination

Miami-Dade County Health Department and Animal Services officials are urging the public to help protect themselves and to prevent the spread of rabies by taking the following steps.

Spay-Neuter Surgery

Animal Services offers donor-subsidized spay/neuter services for dogs and cats at a low cost. Surgeries are performed by appointment.

Transfer of Dog Ownership

All transfers of ownership should be accompanied by a notarized letter from the former owner, this letter must demonstrate complete delegation to the new owner and authorization to transfer the current license tag (if any) and microchip number if applicable. Dog ID will remain the same.

Trap-Neuter-Return Program

TNR or trap-neuter-return is an effective and humane method used to stabilize community cat populations.

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