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MDAS Offers Free Spay/Neuter Surgeries For Low-Income Residents

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NORTH MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade Animal Services continues to work to make the County a no-kill county for animals.

That's why it is offering free spay and neuter surgeries for low-income residents and community cats at the South Clinic location.

In partnership with the Humane Society of Greater Miami, Miami-Dade Animal Services has started a free spay and neuter clinic at their location at 10700 SW 211 Street in Cutler Bay.

Anyone who shows proof of low income can have their dogs or cats spay/neutered at no cost and receive a rabies vaccine. In addition, cats will receive free a FVRCP vaccine and dogs will receive a free DHPP vaccine. There is also animal transportation assistance available for those in need. Surgeries and vaccines will be available at low cost for the general public as well. Drop-off and pick-up hours for surgery are 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

"This is a very significant step towards accomplishing our mission of reducing the number of reproducing pets," said Laurie Hoffman, Executive Director at the Humane Society of Greater Miami. "This past year, at our South Clinic alone, we performed more than 7,300 spay/neuter surgeries and with this free surgeries project we look forward to achieving even greater numbers to help our community's no kill efforts."

"Increasing the availability of affordable spay/neuter surgeries in our community is a critical goal for Animal Services," said Alex Muñoz, Director of Miami-Dade County Animal Services.  "We are very happy to have the Humane Society on board as a partner in this effort to reduce the number of homeless animals.

The service provided for the community's cats is also very important. 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.

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