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Pet Photos with Santa at Select PetSmart® Miami Location Will Help Save the Lives of Homeless Cats

Yes, Fido, There Is a Santa Claws® Photo Event Near You

Santa announced that he will visit all 1,269 PetSmart® stores this December including locations in South Florida, taking photos with pets both naughty and nice. For each photo purchased at select Miami locations, PetSmart will donate $5 to The Cat Network to save the lives of homeless pets in our community.

The photo package includes a 4″x6″ photo with a collectible holiday frame for $9.95 with a PetPerks® membership or $10.95 without. Santa Claws® Photo Events will take place the first three Saturdays and Sundays in December at the following Miami PetSmart stores:

  • Coral Gables: 3301 Southwest 22nd Street, Coral Gables, Florida 33145 (305) 448-4403
  • Palmetto Bay: 13621 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, Florida 33176 (305) 253-5943
  • Kendall Lakes: 14025 SW 88th St, Miami, Florida 33186 (305) 382-9911
  • Midtown: 3101 N Miami Ave, Suite 110, Miami, Florida 33127 (305) 573-8026

Times are as follows:

  • Dec. 1 and Dec. 2: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 8 and Dec. 9: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 15 and Dec. 16: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Call your local store to verify event times. This will be PetSmart’s 25th year hosting the annual Santa Claws® Photo Events. Last year the event raised $864,165 for more than 2,700 animal-welfare groups.

Santa Claws® Photo Event

What:

PetSmart is hosting three weekends of Santa Claws® photo events at all stores. This annual event gives Pet Parents the opportunity to commemorate the season by having a digital photo of their pet taken with Santa and placed in a collectible holiday frame for $9.95 with a PetPerks® card. PetSmart adoption partners play Santa, and $5 from every photo package will be donated to these participating partners to help save the lives of homeless pets.

When:

Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Who:

All pets and their Pet Parents

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

A reservation is required in advance to bring cats to the Meow Mobile. To make an appointment, please send us an e-mail or call (305) 233-9958 (E-mail for faster response time).

FREE Events (Targeted for free-roaming cats from specific areas) are denoted in *GREEN TEXT* below.

November 2012

  • *Nov 17 (Sat.): MIAMI BEACH – North Shore O.S. Park, 7900 Collins Ave., Miami Beach (EVENT FULL)
  • Nov 19 (Mon.): SOUTH MIAMI – PETCO, 6200 S. Dixie Hwy., Miami (EVENT FULL)
  • Nov 26 (Mon.): KENDALL – Sunset Feed & Supply, 7650 SW 117th Ave, Miami (EVENT FULL)
  • Nov 28 (Wed.): HOMESTEAD – PETCO, plaza at SW 157th Ave. & SW 312 St., Homestead

December 2012

  • *Dec 1 (Sat.): MIAMI BEACH – North Shore O.S. Park, 7900 Collins Ave., Miami Beach (EVENT FULL)
  • Dec 3 (Mon.): MIAMI SPRINGS – Miami Springs Golf Course, 650 Curtiss Pkwy., Miami ( We will be parked at the north end of the parking lot that lies in the median of Curtiss Pkwy)
  • **Dec 5 (Wed.): LITTLE HAVANA – St. Lazaro Church, 1778 NW 3rd St., Miami
  • ***Dec 8 (Sat.): SURFSIDE – Surfside Town Hall, 9293 Harding Ave., Surfside
  • Dec 10 (Mon.): SOUTH MIAMI – PETCO, 6200 S. Dixie Hwy., Miami
  • Dec 12 (Wed.): HOMESTEAD – PETCO, plaza at SW 157th Ave. & SW 312 St., Homestead
  • *Dec 15 (Sat.): MIAMI BEACH – North Shore O.S. Park, 7900 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
  • Dec 17 (Mon.): KENDALL – Sunset Feed & Supply, 7650 SW 117th Ave, Miami

*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.

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

For more information, please visit: www.meowmobile.com

Marlins Holiday Adopt-O-Mania

The Miami Marlins and Miami-Dade County Animal Services have teamed up to bring “Holiday Adopt-O-Mania” to the Community of Little Havana!

On Saturday, December 1st, the Miami Marlins Ayudan Team, Miami-Dade County Animal Services, along with the Humane Society of Greater Miami and The Cat Network will be on-site oering pet adoptions, vaccinations and spay/neuter for dogs under 50 lbs. Over 200 pets will be on-site and available for adoption!

Come out to Marlins Park for food, fun, festivities and more! Enjoy live entertainment, the first 100 guests who adopt a cat or dog will receive 2 free tickets to a 2013 Marlins game. Pet adoptions, microchipping and vaccinations from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Spay/Neuter services for dogs by appointment only by calling 311.

What: Miami Marlins Holiday Adopt-O-Mania event
Who: Miami Marlins Ayudan Team: The Voice and Miami-Dade Animal Services, Humane Society of Greater Miami and The Cat Network
When: Saturday, December 1st, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: West Plaza @ Marlins Park (on NW 16th Ave. between NW 4th & NW 6th Streets)
Why: Raising animal awareness in the local community by providing pet adoptions, free dog spay/neuter surgeries and dog & cat vaccinations

Free parking will be available in the Home Plate Garage. (Corner of NW 7th Street and NW 15th Avenue)

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.