How do I get a cat trap?
Residents can request a trap from Animal Services through the Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR) program. Cat traps are FREE with a $50.00 refundable deposit required and can be picked up at ASD's Pet Center in Doral. Cat traps must be returned within ten (10) days. Extensions will be granted on a case-by-case basis, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org to request. Cat traps are available on a first come-first served basis. Appointments are not necessary for pick up of traps.
Trapped cats will be sterilized, will receive a rabies vaccine and the feline booster shot FRCPC and get an ear tip to show that he or she has been sterilized. Once the cats are taken to ASD, you can then choose to have the cat returned to the area where it was picked up or you can pick it up. Cats not picked up from the Pet Adoption and Protection Center after several days will be released back to the community from which they came. Injured or diseased cats are not released back into the community.
Community cats can also be taken to local participating veterinarians for free as part of Animal Services' partnerships with the Miami Veterinary Foundation. Residents must schedule appointments directly with the veterinary provider of their choice.
Note: It is illegal to remove animals and "relocate" them without the property owner's permission and a period of confinement for the animals to become adjusted. Relocating or abandoning an animal in a public place is a misdemeanor of the first degree punishable by a fine of up to $5000, imprisonment, or both.