Miami Beach Community Cat Program
The City of Miami Beach partners with SoBe Cats Spay & Neuter, Inc. and Saving Sage Animal Rescue (volunteer-run nonprofits) to humanely manage our city’s community cat population via a three-pronged approach:
- Trap Neuter Vaccinate Return (TNVR): We help facilitate TNVR events with area volunteer trappers for community cats that cannot be adopted. The Kitty Campus, Saving Sage Animal Rescue, Sobe Cats, Operation Paw and Miami-Dade Animal Services Mobile clinic are all partners that assist the city in these efforts.
- Adoption: We spay/neuter and place friendly, adoptable kittens into our pawesome adoption program at the Kitty Campus so that we can find them a loving home and get them off the streets. Adoptable kitties have gone through a brief quarantine process where they are dewormed, vaccinated, given flea medication etc.
- Registered Feeder Program: We help our community cats live humanely outside via our Registered Feeder Program. Our feeders are an integral part of the TNVR program as they not only feed and provide fresh water to the cats, but they also help monitor cat colonies. Feeders follow best practices to educate on TNVR options and techniques so we can ensure the cat gets fixed and is vaccinated.
Help us control the cat population in your neighborhood by following these rules:
- Register to become a feeder or trapper. We help train and educate volunteers on best practices for working with community cats.
- No trespassing onto private property when feeding cats.
- Keep feeding areas clean and out of sight by leaving food for no more than one hour.
- Report new cats for Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR). Cats that have been spayed/neutered can be identified by a "snip" in the cat's left ear.
- To deter cats from coming onto your property, natural deterrents include fresh orange and lemon peels, citrus scented fragrances, coffee grounds, vinegar, pipe tobacco as well as lavender, lemongrass, citronella and eucalyptus oils.
Registered Volunteers are always needed!
- You can volunteer at the Kitty Campus, as a registered feeder and/or trapper.
- Registered feeders are the key to our success as cats congregate around feeding locations, making it easier to trap, treat and monitor their populations.
- Feeders are the first to identify cats that need to be fixed and to locate new litters of kittens while they are still young enough to be adoptable.
To become a registered volunteer feeder/trapper, please email info@SoBeCats.org.
To donate, please visit www.sobecatsspayandneuter.org.
Click here to visit Miami-Dade County’s Animal Services.