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For Immediate Release:
October 16, 2012
Media Contact:
Kathleen Labrada
klabrad@miamidade.gov
305-418-7172

Miami-Dade Animal Services Promotes Awareness of National Feral Cat Day


Thanks to the support and commitment of the ASPCA® and in partnership with the Humane Society of Greater Miami and the Cat Network, Miami-Dade Animal Services is observing National Feral Cat Day.

“The estimated number of cats in Miami-Dade County currently exceeds 400,000. The key to managing this population is to spay and neuter all owned, feral and community cats,” said Alex Muñoz, Director, Miami-Dade Animal Services Department. “Feral and community cats are very much a part of our south Florida landscape. The shelter is committed to promoting solutions which are humane and mutually beneficial for cats and the community.”

The Cat Network offers assistance with trapping feral cats for the purpose of neuter and return to the community, or TNR. For additional information, contact the Cat Network or call 305-233-9958 for an appointment. The Animal Services Department offers residents of Miami-Dade County sterilization surgery for cats every Thursday and Friday for the low fee of $15.00. For additional information and drop off times, please call 3-1-1. The Humane Society of Greater Miami offers sterilization services for cats as well, for additional information call 305-696-0800.

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