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TNR or trap-neuter-return is an effective and humane method used to stabilize community cat populations. Over time the stabilized population declines resulting in the humane reduction in free roaming cat populations. The TNR program is available free of charge to all Miami-Dade County residents. 

The TNR service includes:

  • Sterilization
  • Rabies vaccine
  • FRCPC (feline booster shot)
  • Delivery back to the community

All healthy community cats are eligible candidates for TNR. Cats that are injured or diseased are not released back into the community. A small portion, 1cm,  of the tip of the left ear is removed to provide visual confirmation that they have been sterilized and returned to their community.

Cat traps may be rented from Miami-Dade County Animal Services and must be picked up and set up by the resident. However, Animal Services does not pick up cats in traps. Residents must take the trapped cat to the shelter.

A $50.00 refundable deposit is required and must be paid by cash, credit card or check. The $50 refundable deposit will be held for 10 days. Customers who do not return the cat traps within 10 days forfeit the deposit.

TNR Hours

Cats may be presented for TNR at the Animal Services Department seven days a week, Monday - Sunday, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., no appointment is required. The TNR office is closed on all Miami-Dade County holidays.

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