The Meow Mobile is Coming to Your South Florida Neighborhood this September

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The Miami Meow Mobile low cost spay and neuter van is coming to YOUR SOUTH FLORIDA NEIGHBORHOOD this September.

The Miami Meow Mobile provides low cost spay & neuter surgeries, vaccinations, and basic wellness care to cats and kittens in Miami-Dade county. It is a fully equipped surgery center on wheels, ready to provide the safest possible sterilization procedures for our feline friends.

The clinic is owned and operated by The Cat Network, Inc., a 501(c)3 Florida not-for-profit corporation dedicated to humanely reducing cat overpopulation by educating the public about the need to sterilize their pets and strays; providing access to low-cost spay & neuter services for cats; helping members in their efforts to place adoptable cats in loving homes; and advocating non-lethal population control and humane public policy.
For answers to Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to cat spay & neuter, appointments, trapping, and much more, visit our FAQ’s section.

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

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$15 Spay/Neuter Surgeries for Targeted Areas Available Starting August 5th! 

Made Possible by a Grant from the ASPCAThanks to grant money allocated by the ASPCA, we are happy to announce that starting August 5, 2013, $15 spay/neuter surgeries (CASH ONLY) will be available on the Miami Meow Mobile. The grant we received is for targeted areas, therefore, in order to use the $15 certificates the cats must be from these areas: Hialeah, Homestead, Little Havana. All cats will receive a mandatory stomach tattoo (a small green line to show the cat has been sterilized), a rabies vaccine (if old enough), and all cats receive a mandatory ear tip. No exceptions. The only acceptable form of payment is CASH. Please bring exact change.

Click here for complete schedule: http://thecatnetwork.org/help-a-cat/spayneuter/meow-mobile/schedule/

$15 Spay/Neuter Surgeries for Targeted Areas Available!

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Thanks to grant money allocated by the ASPCA, we are happy to announce that starting August 5, 2013, $15 spay/neuter surgeries will be available at the following vet clinics:

  • Made Possible by a Grant from the ASPCAMiami Meow Mobile
  • A.S.I.S. Animal Clinic
  • Bravo Animal Health Center
  • Gomara Animal Hospital
  • Old Cutler Animal Clinic
  • Red Bird Animal Hospital
  • Redland Animal Hospital
  • Tropical Park Animal Hospital

The grant we received is for targeted areas, therefore, in order to use the $15 certificates the cats must be from these areas: Hialeah, Homestead, or Little Havana.

All cats will receive a mandatory stomach tattoo (a small green line to show the cat has been sterilized), a rabies vaccine (if old enough), and all cats receive a mandatory ear tip. No exceptions.

The only acceptable form of payment is CASH. Please bring exact change and pay at the vet clinic. Please observe the existing vet requirements posted here. For example, if surgeries are only done on Fridays, please do not ask for a special appointment on Saturday.

You do not have to be a member of Cat Network to enjoy this service, it is open to the public.

We have 1,400 surgeries to be done in a short time frame so get out there and start trapping!

Offer expires March 31, 2014

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The Meow Mobile is Coming to Your South Florida Neighborhood this August

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.

$15 Spay/Neuter Surgeries for Targeted Areas Available Starting August 5th! 

Made Possible by a Grant from the ASPCAThanks to grant money allocated by the ASPCA, we are happy to announce that starting August 5, 2013, $15 spay/neuter surgeries (CASH ONLY) will be available on the Miami Meow Mobile. The grant we received is for targeted areas, therefore, in order to use the $15 certificates the cats must be from these areas: Hialeah, Homestead, Little Havana. All cats will receive a mandatory stomach tattoo (a small green line to show the cat has been sterilized), a rabies vaccine (if old enough), and all cats receive a mandatory ear tip. No exceptions. The only acceptable form of payment is CASH. Please bring exact change. Click here for more information

Meow Mobile Schedule – August 2013

  • August 3 (Saturday): LITTLE HAVANA, St. Lazarus Church — 1778 NW 3rd Street, Miami
  • August 4 (Sunday): HOMESTEAD — Armstrong Ford — 30725 South Federal Hwy., Homestead
  • August 11 (Sunday): HIALEAH — Milander Recreation Center, 4700 Palm Ave., Hialeah (PENDING)
  • August 14 (Wednesday): MIAMI SPRINGS — Miami Springs Golf Course, 650 Curtiss Pkwy.,(We will be parked at the North end of the parking lot that lies in the median of Curtiss Pkwy.)
  • *August 17 (Saturday): MIAMI BEACH — North Shore O.S. Park, 7900 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
  • August 18 (Sunday): HAMMOCKS — Black Creek Center, 10790 SW 157 Ave., Kendall
  • August 21 (Wednesday): KENDALL — Sunset Feed, 7650 SW 117 Ave., Miami
  • August 24 (Saturday): TBD
  • August 25 (Sunday): KENDALL — Melting Pot, 11550 SW 72 St., Miami(Shopping center parking lot, by Melting Pot and Original Pancake House)
  • *August 31 (Saturday): MIAMI BEACH — North Shore O.S. Park, 7900 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

FOOT NOTES

*Miami Beach events are FREE for free-roaming cats of Miami Beach. These events are targeted for cats from Miami Beach only. An eartip will be mandatory to receive free surgery.

IMPORTANT!

Once you have made your appointment you need to fill out and print the “Cat Intake Form” below. This is a fillable form which means you can fill it out on your computer and then print it. If you are unable to manage this, you may print it and then fill it out— being very careful to print NEATLY.

Please fill out one form per cat.

This form must be filled out COMPLETELY, with NO FIELDS LEFT BLANK BEFORE YOU SHOW UP FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT.

Those who have complied with instructions by showing up for their appointments with this form properly and completely filled out will be given priority and served first.

We appreciate your cooperation!

Other Low Cost Spay/Neuter Options

There are several other low-cost options for getting your cat spayed or neutered. See below for other great spay/neuter options in Miami-Dade:

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

The Cat Network Featured in the Simple Dog Fundraiser from Aug 1 to Aug 15, 2013

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Did you know? 11,000 loving, adoptable pets are put to death every day in America just because they don’t have a home. We share the same belief as Simple Dog Project fundraisers that every dog and cat deserves a safe and loving FUR-ever home. When you adopt a cat or dog from your local pet rescue organization or shelter, you save a life and make a friend for life.

To reduce the killing of homeless pets, the Simple Dog Project is having a summer bumper sticker fundraiser featuring a fun and colorful, made in USA bumper sticker and magnet bones. For EVERY limited edition bumper sticker and magnet sold now through August 15th, The Cat Network,Inc will receive a complete $5 cash donation. But remember, you must select “Cat Network” at checkout. http://www.simpledog.org/

Thank you!

 

The Meow Mobile is Coming to Your South Florida Neighborhood this April

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.

April 2013

  • Apr 3 (Wed): 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. —
  • *Apr 6 (Sat): MIAMI BEACH – – North Shore O.S. Park, 7900 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
  • Apr 7 (Sun): NORTH CORAL GABLES – – Office Max, 1906 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables
  • **Apr 10 (Wed): LITTLE HAVANA – – St. Lazaro Church, 1778 NW 3rd St., Miami
  • ***Apr 13 (Sat): SURFSIDE – – Surfside Town Hall, 9293 Harding Ave., Surfside
  • ****Apr 14 (Sun): CUTLER BAY – – South Clinic of The Humane Society of Greater Miami, 10700 SW 211 St., Miami
  • Apr 17 (Wed): SOUTH MIAMI – – PETCO, 6200 S. Dixie Hwy., Miami
  • *Apr 20 (Sat): MIAMI BEACH – – South Pointe Park, 1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
  • Apr 21 (Sun): KENDALL – – 11550 SW 72nd St., Miami- – Shopping center parking lot, by Melting Pot and Original Pancake House – –
  • Apr 24 (Wed): HOMESTEAD – – PETCO, plaza at SW 157th Ave. & SW 312 St., Homestead
  • Apr 27 (Sat): HIALEAH – – 1840 W 49th St., Miami- – Office building across from Westland Mall – –
  • Apr 28 (Sun): WEST MIAMI – – Interamerican Bank, 1000 SW 57th Ave., West Miami

 

*Miami Beach events are FREE for free-roaming cats of Miami Beach. These events are targeted for cats from Miami Beach only. An eartip will be mandatory to receive free surgery.

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

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

****Miami- South Clinic of HSGM. This is a large-scale spay/neuter event and is a joint effort sponsored by The Cat Network, The Humane Society of Greater Miami, and Miami-Dade Animal Services. Surgeries are free to the public

*****Community Hot Spot. This is a day that the Meow Mobile goes into an area of great need to do targeted t-n-r.

IMPORTANT!

Once you have made your appointment you need to fill out and print the “Cat Intake Form” below. This is a fillable form which means you can fill it out on your computer and then print it. If you are unable to manage this, you may print it and then fill it out— being very careful to print NEATLY.

Please fill out one form per cat.

This form must be filled out COMPLETELY, with NO FIELDS LEFT BLANK BEFORE YOU SHOW UP FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT.

Those who have complied with instructions by showing up for their appointments with this form properly and completely filled out will be given priority and served first.

We appreciate your cooperation!

Other Low Cost Spay/Neuter Options

There are several other low-cost options for getting your cat spayed or neutered. See below for other great spay/neuter options in Miami-Dade:

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

The Meow Mobile is Coming to Your South Florida Neighborhood this March

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.

March 2013

  • *Mar 2 (Sat): MIAMI BEACH – – North Shore O.S. Park, 7900 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
  • Mar 3 (Sun): NORTH CORAL GABLES – – Office Max, 1906 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables
  • Mar 7 (Thu): 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.–
  • Mar 9 (Sat): WEST MIAMI – – Interamerican Bank, 1000 SW 57 Ave., West Miami
  • Mar 10 (Sun): HOMESTEAD – – PETCO, plaza at SW 157th Ave. & SW 312 St., Homestead
  • Mar 13 (Wed): SOUTH MIAMI – – PETCO, 6200 S. Dixie Hwy., Miami
  • *Mar 16 (Sat): MIAMI BEACH – – South Pointe Park, 1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
  • Mar 17 (Sun): DORAL – – Americas Generators, 8511 NW 61st St., Miami
  • **Mar 20 (Wed): LITTLE HAVANA – – St. Lazaro Church, 1779 NW 3rd St., Miami
  • Mar 23 (Sat): MIDTOWN/WYNWOOD/DESIGN DISTRICT — Antique Wholesalers, 2605 North Miami Ave., Miami
  • Mar 24 (Sun): HIALEAH – – 1840 W 49th St., Miami – – Office building across from Westland Mall —
  • *****Mar 27 (Wed): COMMUNITY HOT SPOT
  • Mar 30 (Sat): KENDALL – – 11550 SW 72nd St., Miami – – Shopping center parking lot, by Melting Pot and Original Pancake House – –

*Miami Beach events are FREE for free-roaming cats of Miami Beach. These events are targeted for cats from Miami Beach only. An eartip will be mandatory to receive free surgery.

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

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

****Miami- South Clinic of HSGM. This is a large-scale spay/neuter event and is a joint effort sponsored by The Cat Network, The Humane Society of Greater Miami, and Miami-Dade Animal Services. Surgeries are free to the public

*****Community Hot Spot. This is a day that the Meow Mobile goes into an area of great need to do targeted t-n-r.

IMPORTANT!

Once you have made your appointment you need to fill out and print the “Cat Intake Form” below. This is a fillable form which means you can fill it out on your computer and then print it. If you are unable to manage this, you may print it and then fill it out— being very careful to print NEATLY.

Please fill out one form per cat.

This form must be filled out COMPLETELY, with NO FIELDS LEFT BLANK BEFORE YOU SHOW UP FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT.

Those who have complied with instructions by showing up for their appointments with this form properly and completely filled out will be given priority and served first.

We appreciate your cooperation!

Other Low Cost Spay/Neuter Options

There are several other low-cost options for getting your cat spayed or neutered. See below for other great spay/neuter options in Miami-Dade:

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

A Holiday Message From The Cat Network

A Holiday Message From The Cat Network

As we come to the end of another stellar year, we need to really take note of our volunteers’ accomplishments.

The Miami Beach project is one such example. Where else in the country do you get such dedicated volunteers? In approximately seven months, over 800 kitties will find themselves sterilized. This is the kind of gift that will continue giving for many years. Not only that, Miami Beach will have less complaints of nuisance cats and tourism will not suffer. It’s a win-win situation. Mary Thingelstad and her merry group of trappers have been phenomenal. We are on target to sterilize 1,000 kitties by early next year. Once we hit that milestone, PetSmart Charities should be able to release the funding for the next year so another 1,000 kitties can be sterilized on Miami Beach.

Just next door, the Town of Surfside has also qualified for a PetSmart Charities grant. Suely Carmelo has headed up this project. As a force of nature, Suely has actively been trapping there for many years as funds allow. This grant will allow 250 cats to be sterilized in a one year period.

Sunny Isles is also moving toward a TNR program as well. Wouldn’t it be great if we had all the municipalities along the beaches embrace TNR? Of course, Miami-DadeCounty voters spoke and the Pets’ Trust passed at an almost 2:1 margin. CN members actively took to the polls to educate the public. From some of the feedback we received, voters were very concerned about whether or not CN would be involved with the implementation of the spay/neuter aspect of the program.

The ASPCA partnership is also entering its third year. Along with Miami-Dade County Animal Services and the Humane Society of Greater Miami, we are trending toward a 60.1% live release rate for the animals of Miami-Dade. The final numbers aren’t in yet, but our live release rate may have increased by 8%. Given the number of animals in our community and their prolific lifestyle, a 1-2% increase is noteworthy, an 8% increase is outstanding.

CN is also extremely grateful to our fabulous donors, who gifted us with a cargo van.  Even though we aren’t doing as many transports, the vehicle is being used for the large scale trapping projects we seem to be participating in with increased frequency.

CN Foster Parents adopted almost 900 cats and kittens to the public this year.  We are always looking for off site locations to showcase our adoptables and welcome your suggestions for new venues.

Finally, as we move toward increasing our spay/neuter events, the Meow Mobile will be getting out in the community more often. This year, we facilitated over 7950 surgeries through our participating veterinarians and the Meow Mobile- over 3000 on the Meow Mobile alone. As part of our commitment to the ASPCA and the community, we need to do an additional 1400 surgeries.

As always, The Cat Network, Inc. is dependent on our volunteers. We are extremely grateful for their donations of time, resources or money. In 2013, we can always use more volunteers at the adoption centers, trappers who are willing to travel out into the community to help with special projects or a financial contribution.

Please help us with an end of year holiday donation: www.causes.com/thecatnetwork. Thank you and best wishes for a festive holiday season and a bright new year,

The CN Board

December 2012

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Give Miami Day 12/12/12 is Here!

Help Us Help Homeless Cats

Help Us Help Homeless Cats

Today (12.12.12) is #GiveMiamiDay. Join us for a unique 24-online giving day sponsored by The Miami Foundation. From midnight December 12 to midnight December 13, we’re asking for your support to donate to The Cat Network.

By investing in The Cat Network on Give Miami Day, you will become a part of the solution for the feline overpopulation problem in South Florida. We will be able to continue offering low cost Spay/Neuter Certificates and events to help you help the community cats. This year we have been able to help the public sterilize over 7900 cats and kittens and have adopted over 800 felines to loving homes.

Please donate now at http://j.mp/givemiami12. Donations through midnight tonight and will be percentage matched by the Knight Foundation.
Thank you!

Give Miami Day is Coming!

The Miami Foundation, with support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will launch Give Miami Day, a unique, online giving event that enables individuals to support the important work nonprofits do in the community. For 24 hours on December 12, 2012, the public can donate on GiveMiamiDay.org Every donation between $25 and $10,000 received through GiveMiamiDay.org on that day will have a percentage of it matched by The Miami Foundation.

Please help us help homeless cats and donate to The Cat Network on Give Miami Day 12/12/12.

http://miamifoundation.org/page.aspx?pid=520&orgId=4720f902-d173-4fe3-9f04-0eddd71312b2

Marlins Adoption Event a Success!

Many thanks to everyone who helped make Saturday’s adoption event a huge success; the Marlins Ayudan group, Miami-Dade Animal Services, the Humane Society of Greater Miami and of course our Cat Network volunteers; Jill Steinberg, Nancy Mayes, Paul Johnson and Christine Michaels.

Over 70 dogs found new homes for the holidays and approximately 6 ASD kitties also found new homes.

Everyone who showed their CN foster kitties got an adoption.

Twenty-six animals were also sterilized and low cost vaccines and Microchipping were also offered.

Thanks for another successful joint-adoption event!