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The Meow Mobile is Coming to Your South Florida Neighborhood This October!

 

**Oct 3 (Wed.): LITTLE HAVANA — St. Lazaro Church, 1778 NW 3rd St., Miami
Oct 8 (Mon.): SOUTH MIAMI — PETCO, 6200 S. Dixie Hwy., Miami
*Oct 13 (Sat.): MIAMI BEACH — North Shore Open Space Park, 7900 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Oct 15 (Mon.): KENDALL — Sunset Feed & Supply, 7650 SW 117th Ave, Miami
Oct 17 (Wed.): HOMESTEAD — PETCO, plaza at SW 157th Ave. & SW 312 St., Homestead
*Oct 20 (Sat.): MIAMI BEACH — North Shore Open Space Park, 7900 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

*Miami Beach events are FREE for free-roaming cats of Miami Beach. These events are targeted for cats from Miami Beach only.

**Little Havana events are FREE for free-roaming cats of Little Havana. These events are targeted for cats from Little Havana only, and an ear-tip will be mandatory to receive free surgery.

Option 1: Purchase a Spay/Neuter Certificate from The Cat Network. This certificate is accepted at participating veterinarians in South Florida. The cost is $25 for Cat Network members.

Option 2:
Humane Society of Greater Miami (Cutler Bay): Call (305) 252-3389
Humane Society of Greater Miami (North Miami Beach): Call (305) 696-0800
Miami-Dade Animal Services: Every Thursday and Friday at the shelter located at 7401 NW 74 St.

#WordlessWednesday: Max

This is “Max.” He was rescued from Miami-Dade Animal Services by Cat Network members having lost his leg due to an injury. We are only able to help kittens like Max through your generous donations. Please help us continue our mission of helping cats in need by making a donation through our online cause by clicking here.

Thank you in advance!
The Cat Network

24hr Mega Pet Adoption Event 10/26 to 10/27

It’s really big; it’s humongous; it’s colossal; it’s immense. And it’s every animal lover’s fantasy come true. Miami’s Mega Pet Adoption Event, sponsored by PetSmart Charities, will be held from Friday night, October 26, at 11:59, until Saturday night, October 27 at 11:59pm—without stopping— and will have more than 800 homeless animals eager to find a forever home. The marathon adoption of puppies and kitties will kick-off the festivities at midnight and then continue with the older animals for the rest of the 24 hour-long event. (Who will you take home?)

The Humane Society of Greater Miami, Miami-Dade Animal Services, and The Cat Network, together with rescue groups from all over South Florida, will host the event at the covered Equestrian Center in Tropical Park, 7900 Bird Road in Miami. This is a family affair with an entire Kid’s Festival, presented by the ASPCA, complete with rides, and fun games for children of all ages.

There will be entertainment and refreshments by a variety of vendors and performers including Ballet Dance Exchange, Belly Motions, Inc., Blood Centers of Florida, Canine Counselors, Carioca Capoeira Miami, D.J. Uneeq, Doggie Bag Café Chefs, Dogzy Collars, Alex Murga & Ezpinaz, Game Time, Glamour by J’s, Gourmet Truck Expo, Grove Naturals, Hurricane Jumpers, Ice Cream Time, Live! Modern School of Music, Maria Verdeja School of Arts, Mary Lundberg Art, Natalia Dance Show-Cabaret, PetSmart, Yomo Essentials, and more. Admission to the park is free and complimentary parking is available in the park.

“Our goal this year is to find homes for at least 600 deserving cats and dogs,” says Donna Tallon, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Greater Miami. “With the communities’ help, I am confident that we can do it!”

View the poster here.

For more information call David at 305-749-1818, or email david@humanesocietymiami.org.

Featured Feline: Betty Boop

This weeks Featured Feline is Betty Boop. Pretty Betty is looking for her forever home and hopes for that special someone to come by for a visit. There is nothing than an old fashion face to face get together. If you would like more information about Betty Boop, please visit http://cats.thecatnetwork.org/bios/betty_boop_np.html.

10,000 Facebook Fans and Growing!

We are so excited to announce that today we hit 10,000 likes on Facebook!  We want to send 10,000 thank yous to all our followers and supporters that have joined us in our mission of helping homeless cats. Together, we can make a difference for the cats in need. Together, we are their voice.

Don’t follow us on Facebook yet? Come join the discussion at http://facebook.com/thecatnetwork

Thank you!

Tell Loews: Stop Hurting Cats

Right now, cats are suffering.

The Loews Royal Pacific, Loews Portofino, and Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resorts in Orlando, Florida—self-proclaimed “animal-friendly” hotels—made the cruel decision to start trapping and removing the cats who’ve called their property home for years.

These cats are being left unattended inside traps, in 89-degree heat, and their caregivers have been forbidden from feeding them. Loews has resisted our calls to stop the trapping—only a massive public outcry can stop this inhumane treatment.

Add your name to stand with Alley Cat Allies and demand that Loews stop this cruelty toward cats today.

http://www.alleycat.org/SaveLoewsCats

Featured Feline: Pitstop

This weeks Featured Feline is Pitstop. Pitstop is looking for his forever home and hopes you will stop by for a visit with him.  If you would like more information about Pitstop, please contact his foster parent Alan D. via email or through The Cat Network at 305-255-3482 and ask for Pitstop or visit http://cats.thecatnetwork.org/bios/pitstop_ad.html.

400 Cats Sterilized on the Meow Mobile in the Month of March

We are excited to announce that 400 cats were sterilized on board the Meow Mobile in the month of March. Way to go MMM!  Need to spay/neuter a cat? All surgeries are $15 for a limited time thanks to a generous grant from the ASPCA. Make your reservations now: http://thecatnetwork.org/help-a-cat/spayneuter/meow-mobile/

24 Hour Mega Match-A-Thon Pet Adoption Event

Are you ready to adopt a homeless cat or dog and give them a second chance? Are you ready to fall in love?

Come to the ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon – a 24 hour, round-the-clock, adoption event! The Cat Network, Inc., Humane Society of Greater Miami and Miami-Dade Animal Services, along with many other local rescue groups, are joining forces to SAVE lives!

Miami is one of the 55 communities nationwide selected to participate in the first event of this kind. Hundreds of deserving dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be looking for forever homes. The event will start at midnight with a puppy and kittens marathon – you don’t want to miss it!

Friday, March 30th 11:59pm to Saturday, March 31st 11:59 pm

The 24 hour, non-stop adoption event is taking place at Tropical Park, 7900 Bird Road in Miami. There will be:

– Food and refreshments
– Children’s activities
– Fun entertainment program
– Adoption fees as low as $30 with tag.
– Various specials throughout!

Our mission is to save more lives and we need your help. For more information call 305-749-1825.

Featured Feline: Johnny Walker

This weeks Featured Feline is Johnny Walker. Little Johnny loves people and gets along well with other cats and respects dogs that are well behaved.

This is no scaredy black cat. No siree. This special guy loves people and will welcome your house guests and greet them like an English butler with his polite manners and jolly belly. He gets along well with other cats and respects dogs that are well behaved.

Johnny is one and a half years old and enjoys the outdoors. Hence he loves to run out onto the balcony, climb the furniture and run around, soak in the fresh air and relax on the lounge chair. All he’s missing is a glass of whiskey!

Johnny is a handsome, all black cat. If you ever had a black cat, you will know they are special. Black cats tend to be more social with people in general and not “scaredy” cats like most myths. He does well in public and sits on shopping cart at PetSmart, laying quietly atop his white cat throne (with collar and leash attached). Oh yes, he’s quite the model and poses well for photos.

For more information, please visit http://cats.thecatnetwork.org/bios/johnny_walker_chmi.html.