Miami-Dade Animal Services is offering to pay residents who bring in outdoor cats for free vaccinations and neutering.
“When a cat comes in to be vaccinated and sterilized, we ear-tip him or her," Miami-Dade Animal Services Director Alex Munoz says. "Now for the first time, we’re ‘tipping’ our trappers for their help.”
'Trappers' will be paid $15 per cat, but they first have to comply with a few rules rules:
- Animals Services asks that cats be treated humanely, with dignity and respect.
- Newborn kittens will not be taken.
- Cats must way at least three pounds.
- Trappers must be Miami-Dade County residents.
Once treated, trappers have to return cats where they were originally captured.
For information on the Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return program, visit Miami-Dade County's Animal Service website.