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For Immediate Release:
September 09, 2013
Media Contact:
Luis Salgado

Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department Now Offers Appointments For Spay and Neuter Surgery

(MIAMI, September 11, 2013) –To better serve the public,  Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department (ASD) is now offering spay and neuter services to the public by appointment. Walk-ins will only be accomodated on Sundays on a first-come, first-serve basis. Appointments may be scheduled online at this web link: or by calling 3-1-1. ASD offers spay and neuter services for Miami-Dade County residents at a reduced price Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays for dogs and Thursdays and Fridays for cats (excluding County holidays) 

The reduced fees for pet sterilization are made possible thanks to donations made to the Animal Services Trust Fund. 



All pets over 4 months of age must be vaccinated against rabies and licensed prior to surgery

No food or water after 10:00pm the night before surgery for dogs or cats

All pets must be a minimum of three (3) months of age and over 3 lbs.  

About Miami-Dade County Animal Services:

Miami-Dade Animal Services Department is an open admission public shelter.  Over 27,000 pets are abandoned each year at the shelter where staff and volunteers work diligently to reunite, re-home or find a Rescue Partner for the animals.  The Department is also responsible for enforcing Chapter 5 of the Miami-Dade County Code and Florida State Statutes pertaining to animal cruelty and neglect.  For more information, please call 311 or visit our website at