By: Sharon Aron Baron
In an effort to help reduce the cat overpopulation problem, 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, residents of Coral Springs, Parkland and anywhere else in Broward, Miami-Dade or Palm Beach counties may 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