Cats and their caretakers — You can help!

Cats are in our community, both as pets and as strays. Unfortunately many start out as pets and end up strays when their owners move or decide they no longer want to care for them. These former pets contribute to vast reproduction and create an overpopulated cat community. This is where the City of Sunny Isles Beach’s volunteer spay/neuter program comes in.

This Community Cats Program has helped abate the cat overpopulation in our neighborhoods. The dedicated volunteers of the program work behind the scenes feeding, trapping, and transporting the cats to and from the veterinarians to be spayed or neutered. The cats also receive the rabies vaccine while they are at the veterinarian.

Many of these cats are acclimated to people, as they were either previously domestic pets that were released, or they have been taken care of by the program volunteers since birth. Many of these cats have been adopted and have made great pets. We are grateful for the work the volunteers do to keep the cat population under control.

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer or adopting a kitten or older cat should contact Helena Forbes, Code Compliance Division Manager at 305-792-1772 or Desiree Liguori, Administrative Coordinator at 305-792-1792.

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