DATE: February 4, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Mendheim, Public Education Coordinator
Broward County Animal Care and Adoption
In an effort to help reduce the cat overpopulation problem in Southeast Florida, five animal shelters that are part of the Southeast Florida Spay/Neuter Coalition, including Broward County Animal Care, will be hosting their second annual “Beat the Heat Spay/Neuter Week.” The event takes place February 18 - 22 and is for felines eight weeks of age or older who are free-roaming, feral or lucky enough to have a home. The goal of the group is to collectively sterilize 1,000 cats during this five-day period.
The cost will be just $15 per cat and includes spay/neuter, rabies and Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (FVRCP) vaccinations. Owned cats, as well as community/feral cats, are included in this offer. Appointments are necessary, and you must be a resident of Broward, Miami-Dade or Palm Beach county to participate.
Appointments should be made by calling the shelter nearest you. All appointments are on a first come, first served basis, and space is limited.
• Broward County Animal Care and Adoption: 954-359-1313 ext. 9630
• Humane Society of Broward County: 954-895-3605
• Humane Society of Greater Miami: 305-696-0800
• Miami-Dade Animal Services: 311 in Miami-Dade County
• Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League: 561-686-3663
“While kittens are cute, there are simply too many unwanted cats and not enough homes,” said Lisa Mendheim, public education coordinator, Broward County Animal Care. “Only with your help can we reduce the number of unwanted cats entering South Florida shelters. This promotion is timed to spay/neuter as many cats as possible before the start of kitten season, which begins in the spring.”
Broward County’s Animal Care and Adoption is dedicated to providing shelter for lost and surrendered animals as well as the successful adoption of homeless pets. The agency also coordinates the registration of dogs and cats and provides rabies vaccinations to encourage a healthier pet population.
For more information, visit broward.org/Animal or "like us" on Facebook.com/BrowardPets.