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March 31, 2011

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Available

MIAMI, March 31, 2011)-- Animal Services is excited to announce additional donor-subsidized surgery days in April 2011 for Miami-Dade County residents. In an effort to help control the pet overpopulation problem, Miami-Dade Animal Services will offer donor-subsidized ($25 owner co-pay) spay/neuter services every Monday and Tuesday for dogs and ($15 owner co-pay) spay/neuter surgeries for cats every Thursday and Friday at the Animal Services shelter located at 7401 NW 74th Street, Miami, FL 33166.

“There are simply too many stray and abandoned dogs and cats and not enough homes to save every pet surrendered to Animal Services.  Spaying or neutering your pet helps reduce the number of unwanted litters and protects them from health issues that may develop later in life”, said Dr. Pizano, Animal Services Director.

 WHAT:     Spay & neuter surgery for dogs and cats, limited space, first come first served.

 COST:     $25 Co-payment for dogs and $15 co-pay for cats.

 WHO:        Miami-Dade Animal Services Department.

 WHEN:    April 2011

Monday and Tuesday, dog surgeries

                  Thursday and Friday, cat surgeries

Check in at 7:30 a.m., starting Monday, April 4th, 2011

 WHERE:  Miami-Dade Animal Services Shelter - 7401 NW 74 ST - Miami, FL 33166. 


Requirements: Proof of current rabies vaccination for dogs over 4 months of age.  Rabies vaccine can be obtained the day of surgery for $10 (or $3 if qualified low-income).  Microchipping available for $10.  Up to 4 pets per household; 3 months and older. No food or water after 12 midnight the night before.   No appointment necessary.  Veterinarian may decline surgery due to health reasons. 

  Pet overpopulation is something we can control, but we need the community to make a difference.  Be part of the solution, spay or neuter your pet.



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