Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return for Community Cats

The free Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR) Program is an effective and humane way to stabilize the cat population with free spay or neuter surgeries for free roaming cats commonly referred to as community cats.

Miami-Dade County residents can use their own trap to capture a cat and then take it to the Pet Adoption and Protection Center. 

Cats that are brought in will be sterilized, vaccinated for rabies and given a booster FRCPC (Feline Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia and Chlamydophila) vaccination, then marked with an ear tip to show he or she has been sterilized.

You can choose to have the cat returned to you or to the area where you picked it up. Any cats not picked up from the Pet Adoption and Protection Center after several days will be released back to the community from which they came. Injured or diseased cats are not released back into the community.

Residents can also bring community cats to local participating veterinarians for free as part of Animal Services' partnerships with the Miami Veterinary Foundation. Residents must schedule appointments directly with the veterinary provider of their choice.

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Animal Services

Annette Jose, Director

Pet Adoption and Protection Center
3599 NW 79 Avenue, Doral, FL 33122

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