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For Immediate Release:
April 20, 2012
Media Contact:
Kathy Labrada

Spay Neuter Miami Foundation Sponsors Free Spay/Neuter Surgeries for Dogs and Cats

Thanks to the support and initiative of the Spay Neuter Miami Foundation, free surgeries for dogs will be available every Saturday in May and free surgeries for cats will be available on Saturday, May 26 for residents of Miami-Dade County.  Surgeries will be performed at the Joseph Caleb Center located at 5400 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33142.

Under the direction of Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and with the support of Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson, the Miami-Dade Animal Services Department, in partnership with the Cat Network, will perform the free spay and neuter surgeries.  Through funding received from the ASPCA®, free rabies, canine distemper and feline upper respiratory vaccinations will be administered to all pets presented for surgery.  Pets will also receive flea and tick preventive and a complimentary microchip, collar and ID tag.  The estimated value of the services and products for each dog is over $400 and over $250 for each cat.  

Appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling 3-1-1.

Each year, the shelter impounds approximately 30,000 pets.  The goal at Animal Services is to reunite lost pets with their families or find life-long homes for as many animals as possible.  For more information, visit Animal Services or call 3-1-1.

The Spay Neuter Miami Foundation was created to address the source of the pet overpopulation problem and prevent unwanted animals from being born.  For more information, visit Spay Neuter Miami.