Miami-Dade offers neutering and spaying for dogs to combat stray overpopulation (includes video story)

The overpopulation of stray pets in Miami-Dade County has prompted authorities to offer free neutering and spaying to its residents in order to address the problem.  

Flora Beal, from the County’s Animal Services, encourages pet owners to have their animals microchipped so they can be returned to their owners if lost. 

Regarding neutering and spaying, Beal explained that “it extends their life for about three years, so what wouldn’t you do to have an extra three years with your best friend.”   

Dade County’s Animal Services offers spaying, neutering, and chipping services at a cost of $40. For some low-income families who qualify, the services are free.

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