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For Immediate Release:
November 15, 2011
Media Contact:
Kathleen Labrada

305-418-7172

Commissioner Sally Heyman sponsors FREE spay/neuter surgeries for cats and dogs


In an effort to continue their commitment to control the overpopulation of animals Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman, the Village of Biscayne Park, under the direction of Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Miami-Dade Animal Services Department, The Cat Network and the Humane Society of Greater Miami have joined forces to offer FREE spay/neuter surgeries for dogs (up to 40 pounds) and cats on Sunday, December 4, 2011, at the Ed Burke Park Recreation Center located at 11400 N.E. 9th Court, Biscayne Park, FL 33161. Please call (305) 468-5900 to make an appointment.

“Our local shelters are filled with abandoned and stray animals that, unfortunately, cannot all be placed in a loving home. The best course animal lovers can take is to have their pet sterilized to prevent future generations of animals from possibly ending up at a shelter,” said Commissioner Heyman.

“Spaying and neutering, and responsible pet ownership are essential in the effort to reduce populations of dogs and cats. Working together we can help the population of unwanted pets and find homeless pets a good, loving home,” said Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Requirements (NO EXCEPTIONS): Service for Miami-Dade residents ONLY. Maximum of four (4) appointments per residential address. Proof of current rabies vaccination must be provided for all dogs and cats presented. Dogs and cats without a current rabies vaccination will be vaccinated at a cost of $10.00 per pet. Dogs must have a current rabies tag; tags will be available at a cost of $27. All pets will be sterilized and dewormed. Dogs up to 40 pounds eligible. Cats will have their ears tipped. Veterinarian may decline surgery of any pet due to health reasons. Payments may be paid by credit card, cash or check (made payable to Board of County Commissioners). Please call (305) 468-5900 to schedule an appointment.

For more information about low cost donor subsidized sterilization services, please contact http://www.miamidade.gov/animals or call 3-1-1.

Who:
Commissioner Sally A. Heyman Miami-Dade County Animal Services
What:
FREE spay/neuter for cats and dogs for Miami-Dade residents
Appointments Call (305) 468-5900, starting November 18th, required
When:
December 04, 2011
Where:
Ed Burke Park Recreation Center
11400 N.E. 9th Court
Biscayne Park, FL 33161