Miami Veterinary Foundation and Miami Dade Animal Services have partnered to create greater access to spay/ neuter services for the low income community, community cats and MDAS approved rescue partners. 

Qualified low income pet owners are provided spay and neuter services for their pets with a minimal co-payment for the services. Proof of low income status must be provided to the participating veterinarian.

Low income owners are catigorized as those who can prove they receive benefits from one of the following:

- Food Stamps, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

- Temporary Assistance for Needed Families (TANF)

- Jackson Memorial Hospital Clinic Care

In each case, the eligible owner must provide a copy of the letter stating that they are entitled to the above benefits, and show that the dates still apply and are current. No “smart cards” (plastic credit-card-style) will be accepted as valid proof. Samples of the various acceptable letters are available.

Under the Community Cat program, community cats are spayed or neutered at no cost to the community member who brings the cats in for the services. Cats have their ear notched, spay or neutered surgery, receives a rabies vaccine all at no charge. This program has no income qualification. Anyone wishing to help with community cats may utilize this service at no charge.

Participating veterinarians are reimbursed costs associated with these services via participation in this partnership. For veterinarians to enroll to participate in this program, please go to the veterinarian resources page and download the necessary forms.