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Have Heart and Spay/Neuter Your Kitty Cat

kitten-red-backgroundThe Miami Meow Mobile low cost spay and neuter van is coming to YOUR SOUTH FLORIDA NEIGHBORHOOD this February

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

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).

The Meow Mobile is Coming to Your South Florida Neighborhood this JanuaryThe Meow Mobile está llegando a su vecindario del Sur de la Florida este mes de Enero

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

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).

The #MeowMobile is Coming to Your South Florida Neighborhood this January. #SpayNeuter #cats

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

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).

The #MeowMobile is Coming to Your South Florida Neighborhood this January. #SpayNeuter #cats

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

Holiday Safety Tips for Pet Parents

hd-wallpapers-christmas-kitten-widescreen-wallpaper-1024x768-wallpaperHolly, Jolly and Oh-So-Safe! Of course you want to include your furry companions in the festivities, pet parents, but as you celebrate this holiday season, try to keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. And be sure to steer them clear of the following unhealthy treats, toxic plants and dangerous decorations:

O Christmas Tree
Securely anchor your Christmas tree so it doesn’t tip and fall, causing possible injury to your pet. This will also prevent the tree water—which may contain fertilizers that can cause stomach upset—from spilling. Stagnant tree water is a breeding ground for bacteria and your pet could end up with nausea or diarrhea should he imbibe.

Tinsel-less Town
Kitties love this sparkly, light-catching “toy” that’s easy to bat around and carry in their mouths. But a nibble can lead to a swallow, which can lead to an obstructed digestive tract, severe vomiting, dehydration and possible surgery. It’s best to brighten your boughs with something other than tinsel.

No Feasting for the Furries
By now you know not to feed your pets chocolate and anything sweetened with xylitol, but do you know the lengths to which an enterprising fur kid will go to chomp on something yummy? Make sure to keep your pets away from the table and unattended plates of food, and be sure to secure the lids on garbage cans.

Toy Joy
Looking to stuff your pet’s stockings? Choose gifts that are safe.

  • Dogs have been known to tear their toys apart and swallowing the pieces, which can then become lodged in the esophagus, stomach or intestines. Stick with chew toys that are basically indestructible, Kongs that can be stuffed with healthy foods or chew treats that are designed to be safely digestible.
  • Long, stringy things are a feline’s dream, but the most risky toys for cats involve ribbon, yarn and loose little parts that can get stuck in the intestines, often necessitating surgery. Surprise kitty with a new ball that’s too big to swallow, a stuffed catnip toy or the interactive cat dancer—and tons of play sessions together.

Forget the Mistletoe & Holly
Holly, when ingested, can cause pets to suffer nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Mistletoe can cause gastrointestinal upset and cardiovascular problems. And many varieties of lilies, can cause kidney failure in cats if ingested. Opt for just-as-jolly artificial plants made from silk or plastic, or choose a pet-safe bouquet.

Leave the Leftovers 
Fatty, spicy and no-no human foods, as well as bones, should not be fed to your furry friends. Pets can join the festivities in other fun ways that won’t lead to costly medical bills.

That Holiday Glow
Don’t leave lighted candles unattended. Pets may burn themselves or cause a fire if they knock candles over. Be sure to use appropriate candle holders, placed on a stable surface. And if you leave the room, put the candle out!

Wired Up 
Keep wires, batteries and glass or plastic ornaments out of paws’ reach. A wire can deliver a potentially lethal electrical shock and a punctured battery can cause burns to the mouth and esophagus, while shards of breakable ornaments can damage your pet’s mouth.

House Rules
If your animal-loving guests would like to give your pets a little extra attention and exercise while you’re busy tending to the party, ask them to feel free to start a nice play or petting session.

Put the Meds Away 
Make sure all of your medications are locked behind secure doors, and be sure to tell your guests to keep their meds zipped up and packed away, too.

Careful with Cocktails
If your celebration includes adult holiday beverages, be sure to place your unattended alcoholic drinks where pets cannot get to them. If ingested, your pet could become weak, ill and may even go into a coma, possibly resulting in death from respiratory failure.

A Room of Their Own 
Give your pet his own quiet space to retreat to—complete with fresh water and a place to snuggle. Shy pups and cats might want to hide out under a piece of furniture, in their carrying case or in a separate room away from the hubbub.

New Year’s Noise
As you count down to the new year, please keep in mind that strings of thrown confetti can get lodged in a cat’s intestines, if ingested, perhaps necessitating surgery. Noisy poppers can terrify pets and cause possible damage to sensitive ears.

Tips courtesy of the ASPCA as published at http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/holiday-safety-tips.

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

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

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).

The #MeowMobile is Coming to Your South Florida Neighborhood this December. #SpayNeuter #cats

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

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

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

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).

The #MeowMobile is Coming to Your South Florida Neighborhood this November. #SpayNeuter #cats

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

Slice The Price of Pizza and Help Homeless Cats in South Florida

Domino' s PizzaThe Cat Network is participating in the Domino’s Slice the Price of Pizza fundraising program.

For each $10.00 donation for this promotion (plus $1 shipping), you will receive a card that you can slice the price of pizza with. Buy one large, get one free. You can use it unlimited times until June 30, 2014 and can be used only in the South Florida Tri County area and some counties in Georgia and Alabama (see full list).

You can make the donation for these purchases online on our web site (below) and they will be sent in the mail to you, It may take up to 10 days to receive your card. The Cat Network will receive $5.00 for each purchase of these cards which will be used to support our mission of helping homeless cats.

Update: This promotion has ended, thank you for your participation!

 

MEGA Match-A Thon Pet Adoptathon

Mega Match-A-Thon

12 HOURS OF NONSTOP PET ADOPTIONS!

Sponsored by ASPCA

9 A.M. TO 9 P.M.
Saturday, October 19, 2013

TROPICAL PARK • 7900 SW 40 ST. MIAMI, FL 33155

Reduced adoption fees on hundreds of lovable dogs and cats!

• Live Entertainment
• Food Trucks
• Vendors
• Fun Kid’s Arena

For more information call 3-1-1 or 305 – 749 – 1825

Participating Organizations:

• The Cat Network,Inc
• Miami-Dade Animal Services
• Humane Society of Greater Miami

#MegaMatch

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

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

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).

The #MeowMobile is Coming to Your South Florida Neighborhood this October. #SpayNeuter #cats

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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

#15spayneuter

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.