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Miami-Dade Animal Services teams up with City of Homestead to open new spay/neuter clinic

MIAMI (February 17, 2016)

Miami-Dade County Animal Services (Animal Services) and the City of Homestead have teamed up to increase the availability of low-cost spay/neuter services for cats and dogs in the community. A grand opening celebration, for the brand new facility known as the Miami-Dade County Animal Services and City of Homestead Community Spay/Neuter Clinic, will take place on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 10 a.m. to noon. 

The clinic—the first county/municipality collaboration of its kind—will offer low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for companion animals of Miami-Dade County residents. Appointments are required and can be scheduled online at animals.miamidade.gov or by calling 3-1-1. 

Spay and neuter surgeries at the new Miami-Dade County Animal Services and City of Homestead Community Spay/Neuter Clinic, are available as follows:

  • Dogs – Thursday, Friday and Saturday  Cost $30
  • Cats – Thursday, Friday and Saturday Cost $15
  • Walk-in service is available on a limited first come, first served basis on Thursday, Friday and Saturday

 The clinic will also offer free Trap, Neuter, Return services (TNR) for community cats. 

“Affordable access to spay/neuter services in Miami-Dade County is a vital component in our efforts to reduce the number of unwanted and abandoned cats and dogs in our community and to reduce shelter intake,” said Alex Muñoz Director of Animal Services.

The Miami-Dade County Animal Services and City of Homestead Community Spay/Neuter clinic is the second in a series of affordable County funded spay/neuter clinics in the South Dade area. In 2015, the County provided funding for the Miami-Dade Community Spay/Neuter Clinic located at 10700 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay 33189. Plans for a spay/neuter clinic in Liberty City are currently in the works.

This Spring, Animal Services will move to a new building—at 3599 NW 79 Ave, Doral, and FL 33122— with an expanded clinic space that will help increase the number of spay/neuter services. 

About Miami-Dade County Animal Services

Every year Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department (Animal Services) provides care and refuge for 28,000 to 30,000 unwanted dogs and cats. Every day, Animal Services staff and volunteers work diligently to find life-long homes for these abandoned animals by facilitating onsite adoptions, hosting off-site adoptions at events and locations throughout the community, and working collaboratively with over 100 rescue organizations and partners that have helped us meet our goal of a 90 percent save rate.

Who:
Miami-Dade County Animal Services
What:
Grand opening celebration of the Miami-Dade County Animal Services and City of Homestead Community Spay/Neuter Clinic
When:
March 01, 2016 — 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where:
1034 NE 8 St Homestead, FL 33030