Miami-Dade County takes a leap toward a pet-friendly future! Join hands with animal welfare heroes for a game-changing initiative for homeless pets
Miami-Dade County, known for its sun-kissed beaches and vibrant culture, is also home to countless furry friends in need. But worry not because the superheroes of animal welfare are here to save the day! Slomba Shelter Solutions, Miami-Dade County Animal Services, FoMA, and Wings of Rescue have banded together for a remarkable project named "Fix Your Pet, Fix Your Community". Their mission? To tackle the homeless pet crisis and ensure that Miami's dogs and cats live happier, healthier lives.
Paws up for "Fix Your Pet, Fix Your Community"
Are you ready for a heartwarming story of compassion, care, and community spirit? Well, grab your pet, get comfy, and let us take you on a journey through Miami-Dade County's most heartwarming initiative of the year.
"Fix Your Pet, Fix Your Community" is all about creating a safer, healthier, and happier environment for Miami's homeless pets. This project is set to provide free spay and neuter services to over 1,300 dogs and cats during November and December of 2023. These loving procedures not only help control the pet population but also make our furry friends healthier and less prone to behavioral issues.
This incredible initiative will be offered at multiple locations throughout Miami-Dade County, making it accessible for pet parents. Not only will your pets receive free sterilization, but they'll also get complimentary vaccinations and microchipping. It's a win-win situation!
But here's the kicker: December is all about "Operation Pit Stop." Focused on spaying and neutering bully-breed dogs weighing 35 lbs. and more, this program is a vital step in reducing pet overpopulation, especially among this at-risk group. This initiative, introduced by FoMA, Animal Services, and Wings of Rescue in July 2022, has already sterilized over 500 dogs.
The need for this program is clear. Unspayed female bully breed dogs can have litters of 10 or more puppies, contributing to pet overpopulation. These dogs often face longer shelter stays and housing limitations, making them less likely to find loving homes.
As Yolanda Berkowitz, Founder & President of FoMA, explained that most of the strays brought to the county animal shelter are pit bulls or other aggressive breeds. Because of the increased risk to this demographic, Operation Pit Stop is promoting dog sterilization among owners of bully breeds.
Join the movement to fix the homeless pets crisis
Now that you've heard the inspiring story of "Fix Your Pet, Fix Your Community," it's time for you to be a part of this heartwarming change. Share this article with your friends and family and make sure every pet parent knows about this fantastic initiative.
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Let's make Miami-Dade County a better place for our four-legged companions, one paw print at a time!