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Humane Society of Greater Miami's Efforts to Reduce Pet Overpopulation

Humane Society of Greater Miami Offering Free Spay/Neuter Surgeries for Community Cats

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014  |  Updated 3:03 PM EDT
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Humane Society of Greater Miami's Efforts to Reduce Pet Overpopulation

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A startling fact from the Humane Society of Greater Miami: In seven years two cats can create 400,000 offspring! The only way to prevent unwanted births is to spay or neuter. During the months of June and July the Humane Society will provide free spay/neuter surgeries, rabies vaccine and ear tip (mandatory) for all community cats.

“Community cats” are defined as un-owned cats whose “home” is within the community rather than in an individual household; in Miami-Dade County there are more than 300,000 homeless cats.

“In order to help Miami in its effort to become a “No Kill Community” and to decrease the number of animals entering the shelter system, we have to decrease the amount of puppies and kittens being born. We won’t be able to adopt our way out of the serious pet overpopulation problem we have; we must spay or neuter,” said Laurie Hoffman, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Greater Miami.

That is why the Humane Society of Greater Miami is offering these services for free. It is also offering extremely low-cost services to owned cats and dogs – only $15 for a cat surgery and $30 for a dog surgery.  Appointments are not necessary for community cats, however, an appointment must be made for an owned pet by calling 305-749-1827 for the clinic at 16101 W. Dixie Highway in North Miami Beach and 305-749-1854 for the clinic at 10700 SW 211 Street in Cutler Bay. Appointments can also be scheduled online at humanesocietymiami.org.

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