Residents in Miami-Dade County now have an additional resource that offers affordable spay/neuter services for their companion animals. On Tuesday March 1, at 10 a.m. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, City of Homestead Mayor Jeff Porter and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, District 8 will host a dedication ceremony for the grand opening of the Miami-Dade County Animal Services and City of Homestead Community Spay/Neuter Clinic (Homestead Community Spay/Neuter Clinic) located at 1034 NE 8th St Homestead, FL 33030.
The new Homestead Community Spay/Neuter clinic is a collaborative effort between Miami-Dade County Animal Services (Animal Services) and the City of Homestead—the first county/municipality collaboration of its kind in South Florida. By implementing life-saving programs and services, Animal Services reached a 90 percent save rate in 2015. As the second offsite spay-neuter clinic funded by Miami-Dade County, the new facility marks yet another milestone in the County’s efforts to save the lives of shelter pets.
“Reducing the number of unwanted and abandoned pets in our community is a major component in reducing shelter intake,” said Alex Muñoz Director of Animal Services. “Spaying or neutering helps ensure that every pet is wanted and that every pet has a forever home, and it gives the ones that are already here a greater chance at getting a home.”
Spay and neuter surgeries at the new Homestead Community Spay/Neuter Clinic, are available as follows:
- Dogs – Thursday, Friday and Saturday Cost $30
- Cats – Thursday, Friday and Saturday Cost $15
Appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling 3-1-1. Walk-in service is sometimes available, but on a limited first come, first served basis.
The clinic will also offer free Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) for community cats. The TNR program is an effective and humane method used to stabilize community cat populations. No appointment is necessary for TNR.