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
Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs, Parkland and the rest of South Florida.