DATE: December 19, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Mendheim, Public Education Coordinator
Broward County Animal Care and Adoption
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - In an effort to help reduce the cat overpopulation problem in Southeast Florida, six animal shelters that are part of the Southeast Florida Spay/Neuter Coalition, including Broward County Animal Care and Adoption, will host their third annual “Beat the Heat Spay/Neuter Week.” The event takes place January 6-10 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 1,400 cats during this five-day period.
The reduced 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 counties 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: 305-749-1827 or 305-749-1854
• Miami-Dade Animal Services: 311
• Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control: 561-233-7729
• Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League: 561-686-3663
Broward County Animal Care and Adoption is dedicated to providing shelter for lost and surrendered animals as well as the successful adoption of pets. The agency also coordinates the licensing of dogs and cats and provides rabies vaccinations in order to encourage a healthier pet population. For more information visit, Broward.org/Animal, "follow us" on Twitter.com/BrowardPetPals or "like us" on Facebook.com/Broward.pets.