How does the Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR) work?

Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return involves humanely trapping community cats from their street colony, transporting them to an Animal Services clinic or participating veterinarian for sterilization, vaccination and ear tip marking after which the cats are returned to the area they were picked up. 

1. Visit the Animal Services Pet Adoption Center to borrow humane animal traps, or you may use your own.  Service is for Miami Dade County residents only.
2. Request that cats be trapped by Animal Services then returned by submitting an online service request at: www.miamidade.gov/311direct/ - select Animals, then Trap, Neuter Stray Cats
3. Cats trapped by residents may be brought to Animal Services for TNVR at the

  • Pet Adoption and Protection Center in Doral
    3599 NW 79th Avenue
    Doral, Florida 33122
    Monday - Friday between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. or on Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Pets Thrive in 305 Community Cat Center in Cutler Bay
    10700 SW 211th Street
    Cutler Bay, FL 33189
    Tuesday - Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

No appointment is required at either location. Services are provided on a walk-in basis only.

4. Cats must be to be brought in a separate carrier or trap and should be covered with a sheet or towel to help keep them calm
5. 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
6. There is no limit to the number of community cats per person to bring for the service.
7. You can also take the cats for TNVR to our partnering veterinary offices

 

311 Only Information