How do I get rid of cats in my neighborhood?

The most effective way to control the population of un-owned neighborhood cats is through our free Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return or TNVR program. TNVR stops mating behaviors and ensures no new kittens are born. 

Through the TNVR program, community cats are humanely trapped and brought to Animal Services to be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, ear-tipped (the universal sign that a cat is part of a TNR program), and then returned to their outdoor homes. 

  1. You can pick up a humane animal trap at Animal Services Pet Adoption Center for free.
  2. Cat traps can be collected and must be returned within ten (10) days. Extensions may be granted on a case by case basis.  Send an email to to request an extension..
  3. You will need to provide a valid driver's license and sign one release form per cat.
  4. Cats may be presented for at the Animal Services Pets Thrive in 305 Community Cat Center at 10700 SW 211th Street, Cutler Bay, 33189 on Tuesday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. or at Animal Services Pet Adoption and Protection Center at 3599 NW 79th Avenue, Doral, FL 33122 on Monday - Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on Saturdays - Sundays 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. No appointment is required.
  5. Cats must be at least 2 months and weight 1.5 pounds.
  6. Cats need to be brought in in a separate carrier.
  7. You will be provided a time to pick the cat up after surgery. If you cannot pick-up the cat or cats, they will be delivered back to the community they came from.
  8. There is no limit to the number of community cats per person.
  9. You can also take the cats for TNVR to our partnering veterinary offices.  

Poisoning, drowning, relocating or abandoning an animal is cruelty and a misdemeanor of the first degree. Anyone convicted of animal cruelty is subject to fines of up to $5,000 and up to 5 years in prison.

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Animal Services
Bronwyn Stanford, Director

Pet Adoption and Protection Center
3599 NW 79 Avenue, Doral, FL 33122

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